II. Transparency and Disclosure Issues
Public oversight of government activities is fundamental to our democracy; its facilitation is built into job descriptions of government officials at all levels. Nowhere is public oversight more important than for those government officials involved in election-related policy making, regulation, or implementation.
When, if ever, should government officials be in the business of obstructing public participation and oversight concerning how elections are conducted and how election laws and rules are made?
This question recurred repeatedly during 2010. Our government’s actions did not improve election transparency or raise our confidence in election results. And, judging by testimonials of veteran election watchdogs and Colorado legislators alike, Colorado’s Open Records and Open Meetings laws deserve improvement.
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