Judge upholds Colorado voter registration rule
November 4, 2010
DENVER (AP) – A federal judge has upheld a Colorado rule on voter registrations that a watchdog group said violated the National Voter Registration Act.
U.S. District Judge John Kane ruled Wednesday that a rule on cancellation of new voter registrations complies with the federal law.
Common Cause of Colorado and other groups sued the secretary of state’s office, challenging a provision mandating cancellation of a new voter registration if the registration notice is returned as undeliverable within 20 days of mailing it.
The groups said that thousands of Colorado voters’ registrations have been canceled under the 20-day rule.
Secretary of State Bernie Buescher says the 20-day rule applies to applicants, not registered voters.