Engaging Colorado youth in the elections process is the core focus of Inspire Colorado, and the Colorado Secretary of State’s office is proud to partner with the group.
As part of National Voter Registration Day Tuesday, Colorado elections director Judd Choate spoke to students at an Inspire Colorado event at DSST Cole High School. He talked about the importance of registering to vote, ballot issues, preregistration and mail ballots.
“Inspire Colorado is much more about being involved than it is about winners and losers,” said Choate.
Two Cole students made a schoolwide effort in getting their peers registered by working with Inspire and the Secretary of State’s office. In an effort to boost their school’s percentage of registered voters, voter registration forms and NVRD stickers were handed out Tuesday.
Secretary of State Wayne Williams has encouraged young Coloradans to vote by presenting the Eliza Pickrell Routt award to high schools that have 85 percent or more of the seniors preregistered or registered to vote.