Colo. Republicans want voters to prove citizenship

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Colorado Republicans lawmakers are proposing that people provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote.

The bill will get its first hearing Wednesday in the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.

Sen. Ted Harvey of Highlands Ranch says the state can’t allow illegal votes to be cast for either party if elections are going to be fair in Colorado.

Currently voter applicants must provide a document that includes a name and address. That can include a utility bill, bank statement or government check.

The bill would require potential voters to present a U.S. passport, a birth certificate or naturalization papers to register.

4 Responses to Colo. Republicans want voters to prove citizenship

  1. Kudos to Senator Harvey in taking a major positive step in securing fair elections in our state. His representation portrays what we need in all of Colorado!

    Elizabeth Rand
    January 26, 2011 at 12:01 pm

  2. WOW a common sense bill to have fair elections for the people that are really paying the taxes.

    January 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm

  3. Finally someone is taking action to clean up voter registration. This would go a long way towards ensuring that only legitimate citizens participate in this, one of the most important aspects of our society.

    January 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm

  4. Claire Levy came out against this bill.That alone indicates to me that it it a good sense bill with merits.

    February 22, 2011 at 2:32 pm