Colorado Senate OKs Mail-Ballot Voting, as GOP Maintains Fraud Concern
The Colorado Senate passed a bill Thursday that would provide a ballot by mail to every state voter, allow vote centers for those who choose not to use the mail ballot and — controversially — allow people to register and vote on Election Day.
The bill passed 20-15 with the full support of Democrats and no Republican votes. The bill passed the House on a party-line vote last month.
Before it can go to Gov. John Hickenlooper for a signature to become the new way elections are held in Colorado, the bill must return to the House for approval because of “technical” amendments added in the Senate.
While legislators in both parties liked the convenience of more by-mail voting, Election Day registration was the grist for the oratory mill.