Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams talked elections Thursday night in two appearances, first at Telemundo and then at a town hall with Sen. Angela Williams at Manual High School in Denver.
The interview at Telemundo, an American Spanish-language television network, focused on Tuesday’s coordinated election. Most but not all of Colorado voters are deciding on contests in their districts, from tax questions to school board races and municipal contests.
In addition, the Secretary of State’s office participated in a phone bank, handling election questions from viewers.
The conversation at Sen. Williams’ town hall concerned business operations at the office and elections, followed by a question-and-answer period.
Among the participants were Denver residents Pat Manning and Ruben Espinosa.
Secretary Williams talked about the ballot measure voters approved last year that allows unaffiliated voters to participate in primary elections without declaring to be a Republican or a Democrat. That means unaffiliated voters will receive both a Democrat and Republican ballot mailed to them for the June 2018 primary, but they can return only one ballot.
Already, there is plenty of interest in Colorado’s crowded open governor’s race and other contests.
“Angela and I, by the way, are two of the people in the state not running for governor,” the secretary of state said to laughter.