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Jena Griswold

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Betsy Hart
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Steve Hurlbert
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State of Colorado
Department of State

1700 Broadway
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80290

Jena Griswold
Secretary of State

Chris Beall
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

Chris Beall
Deputy Secretary of State

Media contact
303-860-6903
Betsy Hart - betsy.hart@sos.state.co.us
Steve Hurlbert - steve.hurlbert@sos.state.co.us

Secretary of State Jena Griswold Named One of National Top 25 “Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers of 2021” by Government Technology Magazine

Denver, April 15, 2021 - Secretary of State Jena Griswold has been singled out by Government Technology Magazine as one of its Top 25 “Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers of 2021.”  Secretary Griswold was acknowledged for the role the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office played in ensuring the 2020 General Election was safe and secure, while proactively protecting voter confidence against challenges such as foreign disinformation.

“Colorado is the safest place to cast a ballot in today and I’m so pleased that Government Technology Magazine has recognized the hard work we’ve done to make sure our elections are secure,” said Secretary Griswold.  “I’m proud to share this prestigious accolade with the entire team at the Secretary of State’s Office, who all work tirelessly on behalf of Colorado voters.”

The magazine specifically focused on the office’s preparation leading up to the General Election, starting with convincing the Department of Homeland Security to alert statewide officials of attacks on county election infrastructure, which created better synergy between state and federal election security partners.  Government Technology also recognized the creation of Colorado’s Rapid Response Election Security Cyber Unit (RESCU), whose mission is to combat foreign disinformation on the electoral process.  The magazine additionally acknowledged Secretary Griswold’s embrace of technology while staying committed to Colorado’s tried-and-true election security measures such as voter-verified paper ballots, no voting machines connected to the internet, and post-election Risk Limiting Audits.

Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers annual awards program has recognized more than 500 people since its inception in 2002. Recipients are chosen based on their record of using technology to solve problems, improve citizen services and transform internal operations. This year’s Top 25 honorees are 21 individuals and four teams who are innovators, collaborators and transformers driven to improve state and local government through technology.  Secretary Griswold is the only Secretary of State recognized among a group of award winners that include state, county and city chief information officers, as well as cybersecurity experts, a civic tech group, and others who are all striving to improve services and quality of life across the country.

For a full list of this year’s winners, click here.