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Colorado
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Jena Griswold

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Secretary of State
Jena Griswold

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Eliza Pickrell Routt Award

Voter registration award

Eliza Pickrell Routt, with her husband, John Routt, settled in Colorado on the brink of its statehood in 1875. John Routt would be elected the first Governor, making Eliza Pickrell Routt the first First Lady of Colorado. In this role, she dedicated herself to building a structured community with equal rights for women. She joined the Non-Partisan Suffrage Association of Colorado and served as president of the City League of Denver branch. In honor of her commitment to getting suffrage passed, Routt was the first woman registered to vote in Colorado.

In honor of Eliza Pickrell Routt’s dedication to voting equality, the Secretary of State’s office has created the Eliza Pickrell Routt Award. This award is given to high schools that have 85% of eligible seniors registered to vote.

To apply for the Eliza Pickrell Routt Award, fill out the award application (PDF) and mail, email, or fax it to:

Office of Colorado Secretary of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80290
Email: State.ElectionDivision@sos.state.co.us
Fax: 303-869-4861

Inspire Colorado Partnership

The Colorado Secretary of State’s office has partnered with Inspire Colorado to encourage peer to peer non-partisan voter registration, participation, and civic engagement. Inspire Colorado supports high schools in planning and conducting voter registration activities. A school interested in working with Inspire CO to achieve the registration award can apply online at http://www.inspire-usa.org/high_school_signup.

2019 Winners

Olathe High School

TBD

 

Past winners

Image of Eliza Pickrell Routt Award plaque

In honor of Eliza Pickrell Routt’s dedication to voting equality, the Secretary of State’s office has created the Eliza Pickrell Routt Award. This award is given to high schools that have 85% of eligible seniors registered to vote.