Colorado Refused Waiver on Military Ballots

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The Pentagon has told Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher that it has denied a waiver to exempt the state from a federal requirement to mail ballots to military service members overseas 45 days before the November election.

Spokesman Rich Coolidge confirmed that Colorado's waiver request has been denied. There was no word from the Secretary of State on how he would respond.

Coolidge said before the ruling that the ballots will still be mailed. He said if the state still cannot meet the deadline, some soldiers in remote battlefields might not have enough time to return them even though the state will give them an extra seven days after the election.

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