Secretary of State assures secure elections

ALAMOSA—Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams made a visit to the Alamosa County Clerk’s Office on Wednesday. With election time very close at hand, Williams wants Coloradans to know that they can cast their ballots securely. Williams has been to every county clerk’s office in the state and makes it a point to do so at least every two years. He is working to make sure that every office in every county has what they need from his office.

Recently, the Washington Post and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen named Colorado as the safest place to cast a vote. During his time in office, Secretary Williams has implemented measures for increased election security such as the Dominion Voting System, which allows for a more accurate audit of votes in every county while preserving voter anonymity. The system also helps to limit risk. Every county in the San Luis Valley as well as the rest of the state has passed these audits.

Williams also wants voters to know their votes will be counted and counted accurately. The Secretary of State’s Office also recently hosted a seminar for election security training for clerks known as EPIC (Election Preparedness for Infrastructure and Cyber security.) There, clerks received hands-on cyber security training. Secretary Nielsen also attended the event and spoke.

Other important updates that have been established at the Secretary of State’s Office include a free online training for those who wish to become a Notary Public as well as an improved and simplified filing system for small businesses. Williams observed that this is one of the most important aspects that his office oversees since approximately one million Coloradans make their living in the small business sector.

Williams continues to travel across Colorado to ensure that his office is accessible and that the upcoming election is fair and balanced.