FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Anne Lee Foster: 757-870-5102 firstname.lastname@example.org
GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGNS CALL FOR INVESTIGATION INTO INCOMPLETE BLUE BOOKS
DENVER – It has come to our attention that numerous 2018 Colorado Voter Guides, also known as Blue Books, that have already sent to voters are incomplete or missing pages. Voters in different locations have reported receiving Blue Books that are missing key information about several ballot issues, including Amendment A: Prohibiting Slavery and Involuntary Servitude in All Circumstances, Amendment 73: Funding for Public Schools, Proposition 111: Limitations on Payday Loans, and Proposition 112: Increased Setback Requirement for Oil and Natural Gas Development. Reports indicate that some of the Blue Books appear to be missing entire sections, pages 27-42 and 67-81.
Additionally, there was an omission on the “Voter Cheat Sheet” of the “yes/no” checkboxes for Proposition 112. This error appears to affect all Blue Books.
It is deeply concerning that voters have received incomplete Blue Books, especially with the mailing of ballots just days away. It is unclear how an error like this could occur, and inquiries into the Secretary of State’s office reveal that it is uncertain how many voters will receive or have received incomplete Blue Books. To achieve fair elections, the state must ensure that voter guides are accurate and complete so that voters have all the information they need to make an educated decision on all ballot issues.
An inquiry has been placed with the Joint Legislative Committee about the missing pages and what actions will be taken to notify voters of this error. We call for a thorough investigation into why some households received incomplete Blue Books and for the state to launch a PSA campaign informing voters of the issue and to provide new voter guides to households as requested.
- Abolish Slavery Colorado
- American Federation of Teachers
- Colorado Education Association
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