Saturday, November 27, 2010

Illegal 6-foot barrier blocks Colorado poll watchers

From: Al Kolwicz
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2010 11:17 AM
To: 'Marilyn R Marks'; ''

Subject: RE: Urgent Action Required to Lift Unfair 6 foot rule policies in Saguache

Marilyn, Judd,

It troubles me that an illegal 6-foot barrier is being referred to as a “six foot rule”.

In the first place, as we all know, there is no such rule.

In the second place, the 6-foot barrier is illegal. The illegal 6-foot barrier restricts poll watchers in a way that blocks poll watchers from exercising their rights under “C.R.S. 1-7-108(3) Each watcher shall have the right to maintain a list of eligible electors who have voted, to witness and verify each step in the conduct of the election from prior to the opening of the polls through the completion of the count and announcement of the results, to challenge ineligible electors, and to assist in the correction of discrepancies.”

I ask that you cease referring to the illegal 6-foot barrier as a “six foot rule” and suggest that you refer to the “6-foot barrier”, or “illegal 6-foot barrier”.

Al Kolwicz
Colorado Voter Group