In the 2023 election, Weld County took a new approach to securing the voting process by implementing an additional security measure for the first time. This involved printing ballots on paper stock with new GHOSTmark technology, as reported by The Greeley Tribune. The technology includes high resolution images that are only visible under special equipment.
Weld County, with its 222,064 active registered voters, served as a pilot program for the unique security features. The introduction of the GHOSTmark technology marked the first time such a security measure was put in place in the county. This innovation was aimed at ensuring the integrity and security of the election process.
The special paper stock used for the ballots contained high resolution images that could only be seen with special equipment, adding an extra layer of security to the election. The county’s initiative to implement this unique security feature was part of a pilot program, with the goal of testing its effectiveness and potential for future use. By using this innovative technology, Weld County demonstrated its commitment to ensuring that every vote counted and that the electoral process was secure and transparent.