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1-11-211. Contests for district attorneys

Overview of Statute

The district court of the judicial district where the contest for the office of district attorney arises has jurisdiction over contests related to the election of the district attorney. District judges who are contestors in a election contest cannot hear and determine the matter. The Colorado Supreme Court will instead appoint a district judge to hear and decide the contest.

Statute

The district court of the judicial district in which the contest for the office of district attorney arises has jurisdiction for the adjudication of contests for the office of district attorney. No district judge who is a contestor in any election contest shall be permitted to hear and determine the matter. In that case, the supreme court shall appoint a district judge to hear and decide the contest.

 

 

Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 790, § 14, effective January 1, 1993.

Editor’s note: This section is similar to former § 1-11-209 as it existed prior to 1992.

Cross references: For venue, see C.R.C.P. 98 and Crim. P. 18; for contested elections, see C.R.C.P. 100.

Definition [Election]

Any election under the “Uniform Election Code of 1992” or the “Colorado Municipal Election Code of 1965”, article 10 of title 31, C.R.S. C.R.S. § 1-7.5-103.