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Election officials on high alert as mail-in ballots are sent out to Colorado voters

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., (KRDO) -- Election officials are on high alert this week as mail-in ballots are being sent out to Colorado voters.

The FBI and Homeland Security claim Colorado is one of the top states for threats to election workers. Some election officials say they aren't overly concerned, but they do have safety measures in place for voters and poll workers.

Teller County Clerk and Recorder, Krystal Brown says the safety of voters and employees at the polls comes first.

"We will not tolerate any of our voters being threatened or our poll workers," said Brown.

The FBI says county clerks across the Centennial State are aware of an increase in the number of threats made towards election workers. Matt Crane, the Colorado County Clerk Association leader says they are working to combat this.

"We've seen a lot of counties work to improve the physical security around their facilities in order to protect those facilities, and more importantly the people working in them. It is a big concern," Crane said.

El Paso County Clerk and Recorder, Chuck Broerman told KRDO News Radio they've taken extra measures to ensure poll worker safety.

"It used to be you could walk into our lobby freely, but because of the threats we've had to our office, we've had to have put a camera and electronic lock on the door. It is unfortunate we found ourselves in that but we do what we can to keep our election judges safe," said Broerman.

The Colorado County Clerk's Association encourages voters to contact their clerks if they have questions or concerns about election integrity.

"Go take a tour and learn how the processing and systems work. We want you to come learn the truth from the experts," added Crane.

Registered voters should receive their mail-in ballots by Friday. If you do not receive your ballot you are encouraged to contact your county clerk and recorder's office.


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