Mesa County election judge training begins

Published: Jan. 28, 2020 at 3:22 PM MST
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Prepping for the 2020 election began in Mesa County Tuesday with election judge training.

For two days, more than 40 judges will be trained on things like ballot sorting and signature verification. Mesa County selects election judges from a list provided by political parties.

"These trainings are important to protect the voter identity to make sure their anonymity is protected, so no one knows who voted for what. That's ensured by our process," said Tina Peters, Mesa County Clerk and Recorder.

It's a big year for Colorado because the state will now vote as a primary state for the first time since 2000. Voters approved Proposition 107 back in 2016 to make this happen. For the last four presidential elections, Colorado voted as a caucus state.