The Arapahoe County Elections Division announced a move to help residents easily identify its website as a trusted source of information, changing its website domain from ArapahoeVotes.com to ArapahoeVotes.gov last week.
Unlike .com domains, .gov domains can only be used by websites that have been thoroughly vetted to ensure they are managed by an official government source. As false narratives and bad information about United States elections continue to spread online, it’s more important now than ever to help the public find trustworthy, accurate information.
The website provides comprehensive elections information, from helping voters register and find locations to cast their ballots to reporting election results. The website also publishes in-depth information on elections transparency, including explainers on mail ballot voting, equipment testing and post-election audits.