Not all counties are taking advantage of that ruling, however. And ProgressNow Colorado is challenging Adams County Clerk Karen Long to send mail ballots to every registered voter in Adams County with a deliverable address.
"As one of Colorado's most populous counties, shouldn't Adams County voters be given the same opportunity to participate as Denver voters?" PNC asks. "Adams County Clerk Long has worked to increase voter participation in the past, so with this ruling, she can take advantage of legal clarity and provide ballots to these registered voters."
Scandal-plagued Adams County is not just one of Colorado's most populous counties. It happens to be a heavily Democratic county -- and in a story in today's Denver Post, opponents of Proposition 103 question whether this push to send ballots to all voters is just a way to promote Rollie Heath's tax proposal.
But in this case, it's simply the right thing to do. A registered voter's decision to skip out an election cycle should not remove him from the process. And you don't need a slap from Rachel Maddow, who laid one on Gessler last week, to recognize that.
Just a judge.