Governor's Office Responds To Reports Of Disruption At The Polls

Voters line up Sept. 7 for early voting in the recall election.

Colorado's first-ever recall elections have ignited passionate responses on all sides.

The governor's office has responded to reports of people are attempting to cause a disruption at the polls as people turn out and vote.

Governor Hickenlooper's office issued the following statement Monday morning:

We are hearing disturbing reports that some people are being encouraged to go to the polls, not to legitimately vote, but to disrupt the process. That would be unlawful and makes a mockery of the democratic process.

We urge the county clerks in Pueblo and El Paso counties to make clear that people engaged in attempting to disrupt the elections are open to criminal prosecution. We’ve also reached out to the Attorney General to help us ensure fair elections take place this week.

Early voting began Sept. 5 and ends Monday when the polls close. The official election starts Tuesday.

State Senators John Morse and Angela Giron are facing a recall for their votes on a controversial gun control bill earlier this year.