Election Protection: Problems Voting? Report It Here

UPDATED 5:50 PM MST: FairVote Colorado is reporting the five polling locations are down, including the Botanic Gardens and the Webb Building.

UPDATED 4:41 PM MST: Reports are coming in about long lines in places as far as Douglas County and Custer County.

UPDATED 3:41 PM MST: Reports coming in from CD-4 that Latino voters are receiving robo calls that they will be arrested if they turn out to vote and will be required to provide three forms of ID. More at Roll Call.UPDATED 3:00 PM MST: FALSE ALARM. Susan Rogers of the Election Commission has just contacted Colorado Confidential and asked for its help and the help of Colorado Pols to get out the word that they DO NOT need more election judges and that they offers to help do this are interfering with their efforts to have senior election officials run Denver’s election.

UPDATED 2:50PM MST: “CHAOS” is the headline from The Denver Post, which reports that provisional ballots have run out in some locations in Denver.

UPDATED 1:54PM MST: From ProgressNow Action

THE DENVER ELECTION COMMISSION IS IN TROUBLE!! PLEASE HELP!!!
They didn’t get enough election judges! Lines are long. And if someone leaves without voting their vote is lost! They need 100 people to help. Go to 303 W Colfax 1st floor ASAP but no later than 5PM, ask for Katheryn Archuletta (tell them you’re there to be an election judge), you’ll be trained and sent to a vote center.

You must be a registered voter AND a resident of Denver to be an election judge in Denver County.

UPDATED 1:02PM MST: According to correspondent Kerri Rebresh poll workers at the Denver Botanic Garden are blaming the Denver Election Commission mainframe for technical problems. The sole computer system containing voter registration data needed to confirm voter eligibility is locking up because all Denver County vote centers are attempting to access the same database system simultaneously.

Photos and field reports from the botanic garden are containing in the comments below.

UPDATED 11:49AM MST: The Colorado Democratic Party is filing injunction to extend voting hours in Denver County. More here.


UPDATE: Voting problems are being reported throughout the state. Read the comments for the latest on an electioneering complaint investigation against Colorado Springs HD-18 candidate Kyle Fisk. Breaking news will reported here. Observations and information on polling problems will be entered into comments.

Leave your tips and comments here on voting irregularities, experiences at the polls, and election protection activities you witnessed while casting your ballot.

If you aware of a possible problem at a vote center or precinct poll, contact one of the following immediately:

National hotlines
866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
Election Protection Coalition

888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682)
Spanish language Election Protection Coalition

888-SAV-VOTE (888-738-8683)
Watch the Vote

800-966-5946
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

877-734-8868
Service Employees International Union

Colorado-based organizations
303-839-4300 x100
FairVote Colorado

866-440-3367
Colorado Democratic Party Voter Protection

Internet resources
Can I Vote.org
Step-by-step guide to voting

Voter Story
Online “widget” for reporting election irregularities which are then passed on to a national hotline.

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