|Gessler says "No!"|
to sending ballots
When county clerks objected, Gessler sued in court to force them not to mail ballots to servicemembers except for those that voted in 2010.
"Skip an Election - Lose Your Ballot - and Thank You For Your Service!"This outrage systematically disenfranchises American patriots who are living out-of-state or even in a combat zone by order of their chain of command.
If this applies to you, you should act immediately to preserve your voting rights. Pueblo County residents can contact their county clerk; other voters should google their county clerk and do whatever it takes to ensure you can vote in the uncoming primary and other elections.
This action is probably in violation of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act of 1986 and the Military and Overseas Voting Empowerment Act of 2009, but it is up to you to enforce your rights: don't snooze!
- County clerk to comply with Colo. Sec. of State order barring soldiers from voting
- Pueblo clerk: Gessler 'denying' deployed military right to vote
- Help America Vote Act Complaint Form - (PDF)
- Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act As amended by theMilitary and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act
According to the Denver Post (
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_19068280 ) Denver District Judge Brian Whitney denied a motion for a preliminary injunction filed by Secretary of State Scott Gessler, who argued that state law prevents Denver Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson from mailing ballots to inactive voters. Ballots for next month's election will be mailed to troops serving overseas even if they skipped the 2010 election.
However, Gessler promised to keep fighting, calling the decision "merely the first salvo in a long election year to come."