1-13-710. Voting twice – penalty
Any voter who votes more than once or, having voted once, offers to vote again shall be punished by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than eighteen months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Source: L. 80: Entire article R&RE, p. 434, § 1, effective January 1, 1981.L. 95: Entire section amended, p. 853, § 87, effective July 1.L. 2013: Entire section amended, (HB 13-1303), ch. 185, p. 748, § 120, effective May 10.
Editor’s note: This section is similar to former § § 1-13-137 and 1-30-101 as they existed prior to 1980.
Cross references: In 2013, this section was amended by the “Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act”. For the short title and the legislative declaration, see sections 1 and 2 of chapter 185, Session Laws of Colorado 2013.
Casting the first vote is an “act in furtherance of” committing the offense of voting twice, so venue is proper in both the county where the first vote was cast and the county where the offense actually occurred. People v. Shackley, 248 P.3d 1204 (Colo. 2011).
- Election Day
- Election Offenses & Judicial Proceedings
- Offenses & Penalties
- Regulation of Polling Places
1. Definition for 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.
Case Name: People v. Shackley
Citation: 248 P.3d 1204 (Colo. 2011)
Case Summary: Holding that trial court erred by transferring case to another county because venue was proper in county where voter accused of voting twice cast his first ballot.