Denver officials maintain election system is tamper free

Denver officials say election system is secure
Posted at 5:01 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 20:53:21-04

DENVER -- Officials from the Denver Elections Division maintain their tabulation is secure and not at risk of being rigged by an outside individual or organization.

During a tour of the facility, Denver7 noticed election workers wearing buttons on their vests, identifying their party affiliation.  The goal is to prevent any conflicts or conspiracy of a rigged election by having people from different parties managing returns.

“All of our processes take place in a bi-partisan fashion, so you don't have any two members of one party working on a process or procedure," said Denver Elections Division spokesman Alton Dillard.

Security is tight.

Only approved staff members can access the processing center, where ballots are sorted and verified.

There is a network of cameras so every move inside can be reviewed.

“There really isn't an ability to tamper with the system. One of the things we want to make sure voters understand is that we have security around their ballot at all times,” said Dillard.

There is always a closed circuit camera to monitor all 26 drop boxes across the city.   

Finally, if you're worried someone could try and vote twice, in an attempt to tamper with the votes, officials insist that can't happen.

"If you did try and drop a ballot in a 24-hour box and then come in and vote in person, eventually we would see before the election was certified that you attempted to vote twice," said Dillard.


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