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1-13.5-510. Court-ordered elections

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(1) When an election is ordered by the court for a special district, the court shall authorize the designated election official to give notice, and take such other actions, as provided in the order.

(2) For an organizational election, the notice by publication must include the purposes of the election, the estimated operating and debt service mill levies and fiscal year spending for the first year following organization, and the boundaries of the special district. The notice by publication must recite the election date, which shall be not less than twenty days after publication of the election notice.

(3) For a dissolution election, the notice by publication must include the plan for dissolution or a summary of the plan and the place where a member of the public may inspect or obtain a copy of the complete plan. The notice by publication must recite the election date, which must be not less than twenty days after publication of the election notice.

Source: L. 2014: Entire article added, (HB 14-1164), ch. 2, p. 19, § 6, effective February 18. L. 2016: (1) amended, (HB 16-1442), ch. 313, p. 1267, § 5, effective August 10.

Editor’s note: Section 19 of chapter 313 (HB 16-1442), Session Laws of Colorado 2016, provides that changes to this section by the act apply to elections conducted on or after August 10, 2016.

Definition [Designated election official]

The secretary of state, a county clerk and recorder, or other election official as provided by article XXI of the state constitution. C.R.S. § 1-12-100.5.

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 [Spending]

Funds expended influencing or attempting to influence the selection, nomination, election, or appointment of any individual to any state or local public office in the state and includes, without limitation, any purchase, payment, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, or gift of money or anything of value by any political organization, a contract, promise, or agreement to expend funds made or entered into by any political organization, or any electioneering communication by any political organization. C.R.S. § 1-45-103.