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1-2-403. Training and registration materials for high school deputy registrars–processing applications

Overview of Statute

County clerk and recorders are responsible for training, supervising, and subsequently administering the oath of office to high school deputy registrars, as well as providing the registrars with sufficient registration materials to allow for the registration of all eligible individuals. The deputy registrars must provide receipts to the appropriate county clerk and recorder for all registration materials received, and later forward all completed applications and registration changes on a weekly basis until the last week permitted for registration by mail when applications must be forwarded on a daily basis. If within eight days of an election, the registrar must accept an application and also inform the individual that he or she must go to a voter service and polling center in order to vote in the upcoming election.

The deputy registrars must also stamp all registration applications received and provide a receipt to individuals who complete an application. The county clerk and recorder must notify any applicant who has not submitted all required application materials that additional materials are required. Individuals will be deemed registered either on the application date for individuals who submit all necessary application materials or on the date that the county clerk and recorder receive outstanding materials requested.

Statute

(1) The county clerk and recorder shall train and supervise the high school deputy registrars, and, after training is completed, shall administer the oath of office to the high school deputy registrars.

(2) The county clerk and recorder shall issue sufficient registration materials to each high school deputy registrar for the registration of all eligible students, employees, and other persons at the high school which the high school deputy registrar serves. The high school deputy registrar shall give a receipt to the county clerk and recorder for all materials issued.

(3) (a) The high school deputy registrar shall stamp the application for registration with a validation stamp and provide the applicant with a receipt verifying the registration application.

(b) (I) Except as provided in subparagraph (II) of this paragraph (b), the high school deputy registrar shall forward applications and changes on a weekly basis to the county clerk and recorder of the county in which the high school is located.

(II) (A) During the last week allowed for registration applications submitted by mail prior to any election, the high school deputy registrar shall forward applications daily to the county clerk and recorder of the county in which the high school is located.

(B) Within eight days prior to an election, a high school deputy registrar shall accept an application tendered under this section and shall immediately inform the applicant that, to vote in the upcoming election, the voter must go to a voter service and polling center.

(4) Upon receipt of an application, the county clerk and recorder shall determine if the application is complete. If the county clerk and recorder determines that the application is complete, the applicant shall be deemed registered as of the date of application. If the county clerk and recorder determines that the application is not complete, the county clerk and recorder shall notify the applicant, stating the additional information required. The applicant shall be deemed registered as of the date of application when the additional information is provided any time prior to the actual voting.

L. 92: Entire part added, p. 622, § 1, effective July 1.L. 93: (1), (2), and (3) amended, p. 1404, § 27, effective July 1.L. 2013: (3) amended,(HB 13-1303), ch. 185, p. 698, § 22, effective May 10.L. 2014: (3)(b)(II)(B) amended, (SB 14-161), ch. 160, p. 559, § 8, effective May 9.

 

Editor’s note: Section 34 of chapter 160 (SB 14-161), Session Laws of Colorado 2014, provides that changes to this section by the act apply to elections conducted on or after May 9, 2014.

Cross references: In 2013, subsection (3) 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.

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.