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Jena Griswold

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Serena Woods
serena.woods@sos.state.co.us
303-860-6903

State of Colorado
Department of State

1700 Broadway
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80290

Jena Griswold
Secretary of State

Jenny Flanagan
Deputy Secretary of State

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News Release

State of Colorado
Department of State

1700 Broadway
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80290

Jena Griswold
Secretary of State

Jenny Flanagan
Deputy Secretary of State

Media contact
Serena Woods
serena.woods@sos.state.co.us
303-860-6903

Secretary of State Jena Griswold Applauds Expansion of Automatic Voter Registration

Denver, May 2, 2019 – Today, the Colorado Legislature passed SB19-235, expanding Automatic Voter Registration in Colorado. This legislation has been a priority for Secretary of State Jena Griswold.

"Expanding automatic voter registration will increase access to voter registration for eligible Coloradans and help us make our voter rolls more accurate. This is a major step forward in Colorado becoming a national leader on democracy," said Griswold.

SB19-235, sponsored by Senator Steve Fenberg, Senator Jessie Danielson, Representative Daneya Esgar, and Representative Kyle Mullica, streamlines automatic voter registration at Drivers’ License offices and expands the program to the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF).

Expanding Automatic Voter Registration will ensure Colorado can keep up with technological advances and expand access to the ballot. With this program, voter rolls will be more accurate and administrators will save money. The current system, and what this bill will put in place, is designed to only allow eligible voters to register.

"Government should meet people where they are. Expanding automatic voter registration will help meet Coloradans where they interact with government and make registering to vote in Colorado more accessible," continued Griswold.

The bill now awaits the Governor's signature.