Colorado Election Reform Commission Adopts Recommendations Supported by WTO Pro Bono Work

02.17.2009

DENVER:  The Colorado Election Reform Commission voted 8-3 to adopt a recommendation made by the Technology and Audit Subcommittee led by  Scott Doyle and Paul Hultin, a lawyer with Denver-based Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell.  The recommendation is to phase out the much criticized touch-screen electronic voting machines and to adopt a state-wide voting system using paper ballots and more reliable optical-scan technology. CERC also adopted a related recommendation that the state enact a risk-based election audit law. These recommendations will be forwarded to the Colorado General Assembly for legislative action this session.

These recommendations follow almost three years of pro bono work by a WTO legal team led by Paul Hultin that started with a trial victory in Conroy v. Dennis in 2006. That case and the resulting election reform efforts in Colorado have attracted attention from the press and the election reform community nationwide.

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