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Wayne W. Williams
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State of Colorado
Department of State

1700 Broadway
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80290

Wayne W. Williams
Secretary of State

Suzanne Staiert
Deputy Secretary of State

Media contact
(303) 860-6903
Lynn Bartels - lynn.bartels@sos.state.co.us
Julia Sunny - julia.sunny@sos.state.co.us

CD 5 hopeful Darryl Glenn first to make ballot under new petition procedures

DENVER, Feb. 27, 2018 -- Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today that Darryl Glenn, who is running for the Republican nomination in Congressional District 5, has successfully petitioned onto the primary ballot.

Glenn, an El Paso County commissioner, submitted his petitions to the Secretary of State's office on Feb. 12. Here is the signature breakdown after the petitions were reviewed to make sure the voter information was correct and that the signatures matched:

Required: 1,000

Turned in: 1,739

Rejected:  500

Accepted: 1,239

Colorado law now allows petitioners a chance to "cure" non-matching signatures and other technical problems. The new cure process gives candidates the ability to fix issues without having to go to court. Judges had much more leeway to accept signatures that the Secretary of State's office had to reject by law.

Glenn used that new law to fix deficient affidavits turned in by petition circulators. Those affidavits previously had to be reviewed and accepted by a court. The candidate also has been informed that some of his signatures that were rejected could be cured but he has declined that option because he has enough valid signatures to make the ballot. 

This is the first time that petition signatures have been checked to make sure they match voter signatures on file.

There are two ways to get on the ballot in Colorado: through the petition process, by collecting valid voter signatures from a certain amount of members of your own party; or going through the caucus system, which begins Tuesday. The primary is June 26.