09 October 2008

Colorado to Review How It Purges Voters’ Names

IAN URBINA - October 9, 2008

WASHINGTON — Colorado election officials said Thursday that they would review the way the state removed voters from the rolls and in the meantime encouraged voters to check their registration information to ensure its accuracy.

The announcement came in response to an article in The New York Times describing how election officials in Colorado and eight other states were screening voter registration applications or removing people from the voter rolls in ways that seemed to violate federal law.

“Colorado voters can rest assured that our county clerks take every precaution in maintaining our state’s voter rolls,” said Mike Coffman, the secretary of state.

But Mr. Coffman said he was asking his attorney general to review his office’s procedure. Nearly 2,500 voters may be restored if the procedure violated the law, he said.


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