Weld County took a significant step towards ensuring the integrity of its election process during the 2023 elections. For the first time, the county implemented an additional security measure in the form of GHOSTmark technology on paper ballots. According to The Greeley Tribune, this technology included high resolution images that could only be seen with special equipment.
Weld County, with its 222,064 active registered voters, served as a pilot program for this unique security feature. The introduction of GHOSTmark technology was aimed at enhancing the security and integrity of the election process. The special paper stock used for the ballots contained high resolution images that could only be seen with specific equipment, providing an extra layer of protection against fraud and manipulation.
The implementation of this innovative security feature was part of a broader effort by Weld County to test its effectiveness and potential for future use. By serving as a pilot program, the county was able to evaluate how well GHOSTmark technology worked in practice and identify any areas where it could be improved in future elections. Overall, Weld County’s decision to implement this new security measure demonstrates its commitment to protecting the rights and interests of its voters.