We need your help!
An unprecedented amount of misinformation, disinformation and malinformation is spreading on social media and other channels, much of it designed to undermine confidence in our elections and deceive the public about how elections work.
The Arapahoe County Elections Division works hard to counter this false and misleading information, but we need help from engaged voters like you.
Trusted Information Sources
The people who work to provide fair, accessible elections in Arapahoe County are your neighbors.
We see each other on hiking trails, at the park, at the grocery store.
We are members of your community, and we work hard all year long to make sure everyone has a voice and that every vote counts.
Here are some tips to stay educated and help combat election mis-,dis-, and malinformation:
When using social media, reading emails with linked materials or viewing videos on YouTube or other platforms, keep in mind that bad actors are actively spreading disinformation on these channels to divide us and decrease trust in elections.
Verify that election related news stories or social media posts are accurate before sharing or liking. If you aren't sure, verify claims with trusted sources of information. Turn to trustworthy sources for election information such as ArapahoeVotes.gov, the Colorado Secretary of State and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's "Rumor Control" page.
Encourage family and friends to turn to trustworthy sources for election information such as ArapahoeVotes.gov, the Colorado Secretary of State and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's "Rumor Control" page. Remind family and friends that disinformation on the electoral process is out there. Politely point out when they've shared misinformation from their accounts.