‹‹ Colorado Matters

Working to ensure election integrity and transparency

Listen Now
28min 24sec
Hart Van Denburg/CPR News
At Denver Elections Division headquarters, ballot boxes are stacked before being unloaded and sorted ahead of verification and counting on November 2, Election Day 2021.

Election Day isn't until November 8, but the mid-term election cycle is well underway in Colorado. It comes at a time of heightened voter distrust amid continued political division. We get some insight into election integrity and what can be learned from other countries.

Therese Pearce Laanela is the head of electoral processes at the International Institute of Democracy and Electoral Assistance, or IDEA. Tim Sisk is a professor of international studies at the University of Denver. And Sead Alihodzic is the senior program manager at International Idea. They're part of a panel discussion for the Korbel School of International Studies with the University of Denver.