Colorado Journalist’s Rights for Reporting On The 2020 Election

As Election Day approaches, Colorado LLI Staff Attorney Rachael Johnson has put together a tip sheet with the Top 5 things that Colorado journalists should know about their legal rights when reporting on the 2020 election. It covers news-gathering at polling places; accessing voter rolls, ballots and other election records; the initial ballot count and recount process, and more.
More general information on legal issues that journalists may face while reporting on the 2020 election can also be found in the Reporters Committee’s Election Legal Guide. And as always, the RCFP’s Legal Hotline is available to assist journalists with questions or news-gathering issues before, on and following Election Day.