About Coloradans for Voting Integrity (CFVI)
For the past seven years, Coloradans for Voting Integrity (CFVI) has chronicled the trend away from public oversight of elections as well as other threats and vulnerabilities found in Colorado’s electoral infrastructure. We publish editorials and letters and maintain a website (www.cfvi.us) containing commentary and a running bibliography on election subjects from around the country with a spotlight on Colorado.
The group aspires to be one set of the public’s eyes and ears on election issues throughout Colorado. We attend hearings at the State Capitol as well as public hearings on proposed rule changes at the Secretary of State’s office. We serve as an information and education source on weak points in Colorado’s election processes, and we offer solutions to strengthen the integrity of our elections.
Many of the changes we have seen in election technology and process have been welcomed primarily because of the promise of lowered costs. However, we cannot assume that all such ideas remain less costly to the tax payer, even though they seem to save money at first blush. When new laws and practices lead to a lower standard of citizen oversight, or even slightly interfere with the quality of a free and fair election, Colorado legislators and citizens should not compromise our democracy to get a better price.
The citizens of Colorado have elected you—our state legislators—through this democratic process to represent them and to protect their access to continued democratic processes.