Attorney General Phil Weiser has issued public advisories reassuring Coloradans that the state will protect their right to vote safely and will work to ensure the security of all officials and employees charged with safeguarding and administering Colorado’s elections. Attorney General Weiser also pledged that his office will hold accountable those who threaten or intimidate voters, election workers, and election officials.
Voter intimidation is illegal under state and federal law. Under Colorado law, voter intimidation occurs when someone interferes, impedes, or prevents another from voting, or pressures a person to vote for or against a candidate or ballot initiative. Voter intimidation is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000, up to one-year imprisonment, or both. It is also illegal to interfere with an election official while performing their duties. The crime of interfering with an election official is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $750, up to 120 days imprisonment, or both. The attorney general and local district attorneys have the authority to prosecute voter intimidation crimes.
For additional information on voting procedures, please contact the Colorado Department of State Elections Division, or visit the Department of State voter resource webpage.