This article by Deborah Swearingen is published by Colorado Daily. Here is an excerpt:
Boulder is looking for community feedback on its proposal to repeal a rule that requires campaigns using the city’s new online petitioning system to submit either online or paper signatures.
When the city first began Boulder Direct Democracy Online in the 2021 election season, former City Attorney Tom Carr said allowing campaigns to use paper and electronic petitions would take financial and staff resources that Boulder couldn’t afford. Carr also argued there were security concerns.
Since then, however, the city has been working to upgrade the system and now feels better positioned to integrate and cross-check paper signatures against online signatures, according to City Manager Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde.
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