If you’ve spent any time in or around Colorado politics over the last four decades or so, you’ve undoubtedly come across Donetta Davidson, the Executive Director for one of our clients, the Colorado County Clerks Association.
But the CCCA, and OnSight, are going to have to get used to seeing a little bit less of Donetta, as she has announced that she will be stepping away from her full-time job at the end of the 2015 legislative session.
When news of her departure broke, accolades poured in from across the political spectrum.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t single Donetta out here for a little admiration. Davidson is smart, friendly, sincere, tireless, and always looking out for the best interests of Colorado clerks and voters. Quite frankly, our politics and public policy could use more people like her.
And, if you know of anyone who might be interested in stepping into the big shoes she’s leaving behind with the Clerks Association, let them know that they have until April 30 to submit their resume. Details can be found online here.
Sure, Colorado tops other states when it comes to natural beauty, craft beer, hiking and biking trails, and oh so much more, but now, our voters are outpacing most other states too. In last year’s midterm elections, Colorado had the 3rd highest voter turnout. Our county clerks and elections staffers deserve major kudos for helping facilitate such a feat of democracy.
Colorado had the third-highest voter turnout in the nation in November’s midterm election, according to a report released this week. Voter turnout in the state reached 54.5 percent of the eligible voting-age population, trailing only Maine, with 58.5 percent turnout, and Wisconsin, with 56.9 percent turnout. The report was released Wednesday by the group Nonprofit Vote. Tiffany Parker, La Plata County clerk and recorder, said voting reforms passed in 2013 along with tightly fought races helped drive voters to cast ballots last year. The state Legislature authorized mail voting statewide and same-day registration. Voters were able to correct outdated or incorrect information on their voting profiles right up to Election Day.
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It’s never too early to plan for election day — ballots will be here before we know it! Mail ballots will be sent to all eligible voters, and you can choose how to return your ballot: by dropping it off at a ballot box or by returning it in the mail. Either way, ballots must be received by your County Clerk no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day (November 4th) to be counted.
MyColoradoVote.com is now updated with a complete listing of all ballot drops locations in Colorado with a nifty interactive map that lets you search by county, as well as quickly find out which locations have 24-hour ballot drops and which will let you register (which you can do up to and including Election Day). The site is a project from the bipartisan Colorado County Clerks Association to serve as your resource for non-partisan and reliable voting information.
Find 24 hour ballot drop locations.
The site also includes:
- Important Voting Dates and Deadlines
- Frequently Asked Questions on voting, elections, ID and residency requirements in Colorado.
- Tips on Marking Your Ballot to make sure your vote is counted
For more Colorado election info and to find the polling place closest to you, check out MyColoradoVote.com.