DENVER – Colorado’s secretary of state on Wednesday night appointed an election supervisor to supervise the remainder of the primary election in Pueblo County following complaints concerning incorrect ballots being despatched to voters.
Drake Rambke, an election administrator who beforehand labored for the Division of State and was assigned to be an election observer in Pueblo County, will oversee the remainder of the election – in which ballots are due June 28.
The choice comes after seven formal complaints have been filed with the state alleging errors and errors on ballots in Pueblo County for the upcoming primary, together with some which had already been substantiated: Incorrect state Home race ballots have been delivered in Precinct 209 and the Pueblo County Commissioner District 3 race was omitted “from a considerable variety of ballots mailed to voters in Pueblo,” the secretary of state’s workplace mentioned.
The workplace mentioned the investigation into the complete slate of allegations is ongoing.
“Each eligible Coloradan – Republican, Democrat, and Unaffiliated alike – has the fitting to forged a poll in accessible and safe elections. That’s why I’m taking motion to nominate a supervisor in Pueblo County,” mentioned Secretary of State Jena Griswold in an announcement. “My Workplace will proceed to work intently with the Pueblo Clerk and Recorder’s Workplace to offer the assist and oversight wanted to hold out the 2022 Primary.”
An election order says that the choice was made “given the sample of errors and omissions by the Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder’s Workplace.”
Pueblo County’s clerk and recorder is Gilbert “Bo” Ortiz. The Democrat is in his fourth time period in the workplace.
That is the third county in which Griswold has appointed a supervisor to supervise the primary election. She appointed Christi Coburn to supervise the Elbert County primary amid an election safety breach investigation into Clerk and Recorder Dallas Schroeder and through the ongoing felony case towards Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters over an election techniques breach there.