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Colorado
Secretary of State
Jena Griswold

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Colorado Secretary of State logo - cube with a C in it

Colorado
Secretary of State
Jena Griswold

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Election Integrity and Security

Opinions Are Fun. Facts Are Better.

Disinformation is loud, mute the noise.

2020 was a noisy year for foreign disinformation. 2021 will be too. Don’t listen to it. The Secretary of State’s office is the trusted source for election information. Shhhh….you can hear facts protecting democracy.

The foreign threat to our elections is real.

It happened, Colorado. Foreign adversaries tried to interfere in our elections and undermine confidence in the results. We didn’t let them. It’s up to us to stay aware, so check here for future threat alerts.

All foreign threat alerts

Your vote matters, fight back with facts.

Together, we can counter future election threats. Here’s how.

What you can do

Keep it real. Think before you link and be aware of rumors foreign adversaries spread so you don’t spread disinformation.

Spread the facts.

Educate yourself. Explore research on social media and mis/disinformation:

What we’re doing

Organizing. Established a team to counter foreign disinformation.

Partnering. Built partnerships with groups across Colorado and the country to combat foreign influence in our elections. If you want to partner with us, please contact COElectionIntegrity@sos.state.co.us.

Shedding light. We are informing Coloradans what lies foreign enemies are spreading and how they are spreading them, so you can be on the lookout. (Share this website!)

Countering. We are rapidly responding to potential foreign disinformation on the electoral process so you know the facts. 

Local Officials Leading. Douglas County has you covered for trusted election information.

Note: These links are being provided for informational purposes. The Colorado Department of State bears no responsibility for the accuracy or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site with any questions regarding its content.

Trust but verify. The myths of voter fraud.

Elections can’t be stolen. We conduct audits and recounts to ensure results are accurate.

Fraud is extremely rare and easily identified. Colorado voting processes are designed to prevent fraud and ensure votes are accurately counted.

Fraud is prosecuted. Anyone attempting election fraud can be prosecuted.

  • Under Colorado Law, ineligible voting or registration is a felony punishable by a fine of up to $5,000.00, imprisonment in the county jail for up to 18 months, or both.
  • Under Federal Law, voters and election officials can be prosecuted for numerous offenses.

Complaint forms

File a complaint alleging a violation of Colorado Election Law (PDF).

File a complaint alleging a violation of Title III of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (PDF).

What’s next? Audit and certification of official results.

The steps (PDF) taken to make our 2020 general election results official:

  • November 16 - Counties were notified of the ballots selected to be audited and a random seed was established. Learn more about the Risk Limiting Audit (RLA) here. You can visit our audit center here.
  • November 24 - The county audit board signed, dated, and submited results of the RLA.
  • November 27 - Final canvass results were uploaded to the results website.
  • November 30 - The Secretary of State announced if any recounts needed to occur.
  • December 14 - The Secretary of State issued certificates of election to the presidential electors meeting.

The Opinionators

Colorado’s state symbols sure have a lot of opinions. But they also know where to go for facts on elections - GoVoteColorado.gov.