Responding to a complaint filed last summer by voting activist Marilyn Marks, the Chaffee County Clerk's office received a letter on February 1st stating that the Chaffee County clerk's office and primary election judges were not responsible for visable black and blue markings on ballots that caused Marks to file her complaint.
Mark's initial complaint and concern was the color change of ink that appeared on ballots she was looking through. Marks stated that "by all accounts, it looks like someone has tampered with the ballots". She later stated that she was not accusing anyone of a crime. After receiving the complaint, two members of the Secretary of States office came to Chaffee County to investigate, and found no wrongdoing. The Secretary of State's office tried to refer the matter to District Attorney Thom LeDoux, however, the district's attorney's office declined to address the matter. Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder Joyce Reno said she was happy to receive the letter, stating that she knew that her election judges did not tamper with any ballots.