Grant to assist during election season

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo –

The Centennial State has a history of successful elections, and with Colorado’s high voter turnout, it’s no surprise law makers in Washington are looking to the state for guidance on federal elections.
“When we say that Colorado is the Nation’s gold standard, it is literally in the legislation being considered for every state across this country as it should be,” Jena Griswold, Secretary of State of Colorado said.

Gold standard laws written under a golden dome Capitol has made voting secure and simple.
“Access to mail ballots, early voting guaranteed, automatic voter registrations, same day voter registration, paper ballots,” Secretary Griswold said.


The Colorado Secretary of State’s office awarded over seven million in grants for election funding across the state. Mesa County received over $169,000 for new voter equipment and the counties clerk has one goal in mind.
“To make sure that the people that are eligible to vote are able to vote in a manner that is safe and efficient to make sure their vote counts,” Tina Peters, Mesa County Clerk and Recorder said.

Mesa County continues to grow, in the last two weeks the county saw an increase in 15 thousand voter registrations
“Where we were 90,000 before we are at 104,000 now and its continuing to climb, my job is to keep up with that growth, make sure things are running efficiently and smoothly so that everyone gets the service that they deserve. we work for them, we work for the mesa county citizens,” Peters said.

Anyone that would like to check their voter registration status, head to https://www.sos.state.co.us/voter/pages/pub/home.xhtml or the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s office is always willing to help.

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