In final push, Democrats rush major changes to elections and campaign finance disclosure in Colorado

Colorado Sun: Better disclosure for campaign donations, automatic voter registration, longer hours to vote and more poll locations are a handful of the last-minute changes Democratic lawmakers want to make to Colorado election laws.

The initiatives are designed to increase transparency surrounding money in politics and boost participating in elections and take effect in time for the 2020 election. But one provision allows a loophole in disclosure and critics complain that other parts of the bills unfairly help the Democratic Party.

The four bills making these changes emerged late in the legislative session and now are moving toward approval with three weeks left in the legislative session. But the road isn’t without bumps.

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