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1-13.5-607. Eligible elector requiring assistance

Statute

(1) Notwithstanding any provision of section 1-13.5-606 to the contrary, if, at any election, an eligible elector declares under oath to the election judges of the polling place that, by reason of visual impairment or other physical disability or inability to read or write, the elector is unable to prepare his or her ballot or operate the voting machine without assistance, the elector may, upon request, receive the assistance of any one of the election judges or, at the elector’s option, any other person selected by the elector requiring assistance. No person, other than an election judge, is permitted to enter a voting booth as an assistant to more than one elector.

(2) A notation must be made in the pollbook opposite the name of each voter thus assisted indicating that the voter was assisted.

Source: L. 2014: Entire article added, (HB 14-1164), ch. 2, p. 25, § 6, effective February 18.

Definition [Ballot]

(a) A federal write-in absentee ballot;

(b) A ballot specifically prepared or distributed for use by a covered voter in accordance with this article; or

(c) A ballot cast by a covered voter in accordance with this article.

(2) “Covered voter” means:

(a) A uniformed-service voter defined in paragraph (a) of subsection (9) of this section who is a resident of this state but who is absent from this state by reason of active duty and who otherwise satisfies this state’s voter eligibility requirements;

(b) An overseas voter who, before leaving the United States, was last eligible to vote in this state and, except for a state residency requirement, otherwise satisfies this state’s voter eligibility requirements;

(c) An overseas voter who, before leaving the United States, would have been last eligible to vote in this state had the voter then been of voting age and, except for a state residency requirement, otherwise satisfies this state’s voter eligibility requirements; or

(d) An overseas voter who was born outside the United States, is not described in paragraph (b) or (c) of this subsection (2), and, except for a state residency requirement, otherwise satisfies this state’s voter eligibility requirements if the last place where a parent, legal guardian, spouse, or civil union partner of the voter was, or under this article would have been, eligible to vote before leaving the United States is within this state.

C.R.S. § 1-8.3-102.

Definition [Person]

Any natural person, partnership, committee, association, corporation, labor organization, political party, or other organization or group of persons. Section 2(11) of article XXVIII of the state constitution.

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.