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Colorado implements ballot tracking for November's election

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Posted at 10:18 AM, Sep 14, 2020

DENVER — For the first time, all Colorado voters will have the option of tracking the status of their mail ballots for the 2020 General Election.

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold made the announcement on Monday, and said voters can receive updates on the status of their ballots by notifications to their phone, email or text. This includes when the ballot packets go out, when it's received back, and when it's accepted for counting.

Griswold said this new program is one of the "many ways that Colorado continually innovates to ensure our elections are the best in the nation.”

Voters will use the BallotTrax ballot tracking and messaging system. Twelve Colorado counties already used this system for past elections.

The City and County of Denver has developed and will continue to operate a separate but similar system, Griswold said.

Starting Monday, voters in Colorado counties that just added ballot tracking will receive a notification that they have enrolled in the service if their registration record includes an email address. They can also sign up if they don't automatically enroll by clicking here.

Voters can opt out at any time.

For more information on voting in Colorado, click here.