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HB16-1070: Signature Verification In Municipal Mail Ballot Election

Voting Rights
Bill Number: HB16-1070
Year: 2016
ACLU Position: Oppose
Sponsors: P. Neville / T. Neville


For a mail ballot election conducted after March 30, 2018, under
the Colorado Municipal Election Code of 1965, the bill:
• Requires election judges to compare a municipal elector’s
signature on a mail ballot return envelope self-affirmation
with one of the elector’s digitized signatures stored in the
statewide voter registration system, commonly referred to
• Grants municipal clerks access to SCORE for signature
verification purposes;
• Authorizes the use of signature verification devices to
perform these comparisons;
• Describes the procedures for clerks and election judges to
follow based on the outcomes of such comparisons; and
• Requires municipal clerks to provide training to election
judges who compare signatures.

Current Status:

Governor Signed (04/22/2016)

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