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?


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.