Secretary of State

Questions:

1. Do you support or oppose requiring a government issued ID in order to cast a vote?

2. Do you support or oppose mailing ballots to inactive voters?

3. Do you support or oppose citizens being able to propose laws through the current citizen initiative process?

4. Do you support or oppose churches and other qualified religious organizations continuing to receive tax-exempt status?

5. Do you support or oppose increasing the advertising budget for the Colorado lottery in an effort to increase lottery ticket sales?

Answer Key

S = Support
O = Oppose
U = Undecided
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Jena Griswold
Democrat
What would you like the voters to know about you?

I am running for Secretary of State because I believe there’s extremely important work to do. I plan to ensure that every citizen’s right to vote is protected, expand automatic voter registration, stop dark money in Colorado elections, and bolster our cyber security to ensure the integrity of our voting systems.

How does your experience prepare you for the duties of this office?

I’ve worked on Colorado elections on multiple election cycles. I understand how elections work. I’m also an attorney and small business owner myself–I have my own legal practice. One of the reasons I’m running is to ensure that small businesses and entrepreneurs have the tools that they need and that government bureaucracy doesn’t stand in the way of their success

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Wayne Williams
Republican
What would you like the voters to know about you?

As Secretary of State, Wayne Williams has made Colorado #1 in nation in voter registration & safety of elections, lowest business fees, and top 4 in voter turnout. CO added 100,000 businesses with Wayne as Secretary. Endorsed by Democrat, Republican, & unaffiliated clerks. Wayne & his wife Holly have 4 children.

How does your experience prepare you for the duties of this office?

Only one who has run elections & only Certified Elections/Registration Administrator. Hired by both Democrats & Republicans to run elections. El Paso County Clerk, 2011-15. Small business owner. Washington Post: Colorado “safest state to cast a vote.” Gazette: “Wayne Williams leads country’s fairest election system.”

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Comments
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ID is free in Colorado to those who need help. For same day registration, ID ensures the voter actually lives in Colorado.

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Voters only become inactive when Post Office says they don’t live there. No reason to mail to people who aren’t there.

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I support Coloradans’ right to petition government. I’ve overseen ballot access and protected the right to petition.

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Churches, just like other nonprofit organizations that help Coloradans, should be tax exempt.

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The Secretary of State does not regulate or run the Colorado lottery.

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Questions

1. Do you support or oppose requiring a government issued ID in order to cast a vote?

2. Do you support or oppose mailing ballots to inactive voters?

3. Do you support or oppose citizens being able to propose laws through the current citizen initiative process?

4. Do you support or oppose churches and other qualified religious organizations continuing to receive tax-exempt status?

5. Do you support or oppose increasing the advertising budget for the Colorado lottery in an effort to increase lottery ticket sales?