In the 2023 election, Weld County introduced a new security measure for the first time. This involved printing ballots on paper stock with GHOSTmark technology, which includes high resolution images only visible under special equipment. With its 222,064 active registered voters, Weld County served as a pilot program for this unique security feature. The introduction of GHOSTmark technology marked the first time such a measure was put in place in the county, with the goal of 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 aimed at testing its effectiveness and potential for future use.