Is it true some counties — particularly smaller ones — don’t have the machines to handle your combined ballot, and this could force them to buy costly new machines?

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No. The initiative offers clerks the alternative of sending two ballots (with instructions to complete only one) to unaffiliated voters if their equipment can’t handle a combined ballot. Second, the state’s new Universal Voting System can easily handle the combined ballot, according to the Denver Elections Director, who has tested it.