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1-11-310. Survey of returns

Overview of Statute

The board of canvassers for a special legislative election must be organized in accordance with C.R.S. § 1-10-101. In conducting special legislative elections, the county clerk and recorder must provide the unofficial vote count to the secretary of state on election night, the board of canvassers must commence a survey of the returns on the day following the election, and provide a certified survey of returns to the secretary of state by the close of business on the fifth day after the election. Upon receipt of the certified survey of returns, the secretary of state must issue a certificate of election to the winning candidate and provide a copy of the certificate to the appropriate house of the general assembly

Statute

(1) The board of canvassers for a special legislative election shall be organized as provided in section 1-10-101.

(2) The county clerk and recorder shall contact the secretary of state on election night with the unofficial count.

(3) The board of canvassers for a special legislative election shall commence a survey of the returns on the day following such election.

(4) The certified survey of returns shall be sent by certified mail or hand delivered to the secretary of state no later than the close of business on the fifth day after the special legislative election.

(5) Upon receipt of the certified survey of returns, the secretary of state shall issue a certificate of election to the candidate who received the highest number of votes and shall transmit a copy of the certificate to the appropriate house of the general assembly.

 

 

Source: L. 99: Entire part added, p. 1388, § 4, effective June 4.

Definition [State]

A state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. C.R.S. § 1-8.3-102.

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.

Definition [Secretary]

The Colorado secretary of state. C.R.S. § 1-1.5-102.

Definition [Candidate]

Any person who seeks nomination or election to any state or local public office that is to be voted on in this state at any primary election, general election, school district election, special district election, or municipal election. “Candidate” also includes a judge or justice of any court of record who seeks to be retained in office pursuant to the provisions of section 25 of article VI. A person is a candidate for election if the person has publicly announced an intention to seek election to public office or retention of a judicial office and thereafter has received a contribution or made an expenditure in support of the candidacy. A person remains a candidate for purposes of this article so long as the candidate maintains a registered candidate committee. A person who maintains a candidate committee after an election cycle, but who has not publicly announced an intention to seek election to public office in the next or any subsequent election cycle, is a candidate for purposes of this article. Section 2(2) of article XXVIII of the state constitution.