In the 2023 election, Weld County introduced a new security measure for the first time. The Greeley Tribune reported that ballots were printed on paper with GHOSTmark technology, which includes high-resolution images that are only visible under special equipment. With its 222,064 active registered voters, Weld County served as a pilot program for the unique security features.
Weld County’s initiative to implement this innovative safety feature was aimed at ensuring the integrity and security of the electoral process. The special paper 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 district’s goal was to test the effectiveness of this unique feature and its potential for future use in other elections.