Colorado shares ideas with Wyoming

Hilary Rudy, deputy elections director for the Colorado secretary of state's office, Renea Vitto, president of the Wyoming County Clerks Association and the clerk of Natrona County, and Larimer County Clerk Angela Myers.
Hilary Rudy, deputy elections director for the Colorado secretary of state’s office, Renea Vitto, president of the Wyoming County Clerks Association and the clerk of Natrona County, and Larimer County Clerk Angela Myers.

There aren’t any border wars when it comes to elections, just ask Colorado and Wyoming.

This week, Colorado’s deputy elections director, Hilary Rudy, and Larimer County Clerk Angela Myers met with Renea Vitto,  president of the Wyoming County Clerks Association and the clerk of Natrona County, in Cheyenne.

Wyoming asked to talk with Colorado about how the the state implemented mail ballots and Colorado was glad to oblige.

“It was fun presenting with Angela,” Rudy said. “We loved it when one of the clerks commented on how well we worked together.”

Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray and his wife, Caren.
Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray and his wife, Caren.

Meanwhile, Wyoming’s secretary of state, Ed Murray, is learning new ideas at the National Association of Secretaries of State conference in Washington, D.C. Also in attendance is Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams.

The workshops have included a variety of topics, from elections to notaries to civil technology — where Pennsylvania Secretary of State Pedro Cortez gave a shout out to Colorado’s awarding-winning app and business challenge, GoCodeColorado.

Murray said he hopes to learn new ideas for communicating with Wyoming voters.

My first tip? “Set up a Twitter account.”

My second tip? Remember whose account you are tweeting from. Yesterday, I retweeted something about a Bernie Sanders rally — from the Colorado Secretary of State’s account, not mine. Crikey!