Colorado taking bold steps to make sure there is no doubt about election results

Posted at 10:18 AM, Jul 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-23 19:48:16-04

DENVER -- Starting with county elections this fall, Colorado will be using a new algorithm to make a statistical check of whether Colorado’s election results are accurate.

On this weekend’s Politics Unplugged, Deputy Secretary of State Suzanne Staiert told Anne Trujillo the use of the algorithm does not mean there have been questions about accuracy in the past. 

“Colorado has a very safe and secure election model and election system and all of our voters vote on paper so there is a paper trail,” Staiert said. “None of our systems are hooked up to the internet so the chances of hacking or anyone penetrating the system are already very low.”

Staiert says the algorithm is just an additional check on the machines interpretation of paper ballot results to make sure the outcome of the election is accurate.

Politics Unplugged airs Sundays at 4:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Denver7.