Posted: Sep 4, 2012 1:45 PM by Kirsten Bennett
Updated: Sep 4, 2012 1:46 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is launching an effort to register more people to vote in November's election.
Gessler said Tuesday that about 961,000 people who are likely eligible to vote aren't registered in Colorado. He said his office will be sending mailers to them and also running advertisements in English and Spanish to let them know how they can register.
The Republican elections chief has been criticized recently for his plan to check the citizenship of registered voters by sending letters to people who once presented proof of non-citizenship, such as a green card, when they applied for a driver's license. The search has yet to yield evidence of a case where an illegally registered voter cast a ballot.
The $850,000 outreach effort will be paid for with federal funds.