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1-2-506. Prohibitions

Overview of Statute

Employees providing services at voter registration agencies must not seek to influence applicant’s political preference or party registration, display personal party preference or affiliation, act in a way that discourages registration, or lead a person to believe that failing to register will affect their access to other agency services. Agency employees must protect information pertaining to the location of the agency used by a registrant and also information concerning an individual’s decision not to register.

Statute

(1) A person who provides the services described in section 1-2-505 shall not:

(a) Seek to influence an applicant’s political preference or party registration;

(b) Display any political preference or party allegiance;

(c) Make any statement to an applicant or take any action, the purpose or effect of which is to discourage the applicant from registering to vote;

(d) Make any statement to an applicant or take any action, the purpose or effect of which is to lead the applicant to believe that a decision to register or not to register has any bearing on the availability of services or benefits.

(2) A person who provides the services described in section 1-2-505 shall ensure that the identity of the voter registration agency through which any particular voter is registered is not disclosed to the public.

(3) No information relating to a declination to register to vote made in connection with an application completed at a voter registration agency may be used for any purpose other than voter registration.

L. 94: Entire part added, p. 1765, § 21, effective January 1, 1995.

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 [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.

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