National election guru says Colorado’s “ACE is the place”

Mindy Moretti with electionline.org. She said it was the only photo she could find on deadline.
Mindy Moretti with electionline.org. She said it was the only photo she could find on deadline.

The Secretary of State’s innovative election-data gathering system, Accountability in Colorado Elections or ACE, is the focus of an article in electionlineWeekly — the must read online publication for folks in the election business.

The piece opens with a very Colorado angle:

“At 14,400 feet, Mount Elbert — part of the Sawatch Mountain Range — is the highest peak in Colorado. If you add up and pile up all the data the Colorado secretary of state’s office collects each election cycle, it could rival Mount Elbert for height.”

The article was written by Mindy Moretti, a writer and editor for electionline.org, which bill bills itself as “the nation’s the nation’s only nonpartisan, no-advocacy clearinghouse for election reform news and information.”

Moretti interviewed Judd Choate, the state elections director for the Colorado Secretary of State, who told her: “We collect so much information every day. We just needed to figure out a way to give that information to the people who may find it interesting. This is an effort to bridge the gap between what is officially available and the ease with which you can actually see it.”

Colorado journalists raved about ACE during two workshops last fall showing them how it works.

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