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1-2-602. Deceased Electors

Overview of Statute

As soon as possible at the beginning of each month, the state registrar of vital statistics must provide the secretary of state with a list of the names, county of residence, date of birth, and social security number of individuals who have died during the previous month. The secretary must forward this information each month to the appropriate county clerk and recorder, who must use the data to cancel the registration of deceased individuals.

Statute

(1) As soon as is practicable after the end of each month, the state registrar of vital statistics shall furnish the secretary of state with a report of all persons eighteen years of age or older who have died during the previous month. To the extent possible, persons on the report shall be identified by name, county of residence, date of birth, and social security number.

(2) The secretary of state shall forward to each county clerk and recorder monthly the information received from the state registrar of vital statistics concerning persons registered to vote in the county who have died.

(3) The county clerk and recorder shall cancel the registration of any elector who is deceased and of whose death the county clerk and recorder has received notice pursuant to subsection (2) of this section.

(3.5) The secretary of state may by electronic means cancel the registration of any elector who is deceased and of whose death the secretary has received notice pursuant to subsection (1) of this section.

(4) The county clerk and recorder shall cancel the registration of any elector who is deceased when the county clerk and recorder receives written notice of the fact. The written notice shall be signed by a family member of the deceased. If the county clerk and recorder has sufficient proof that an elector is deceased, cancellation may be made without such written notice.

Source: L. 97: Entire part added with relocations, p. 465, § 1, effective July 1.L. 2003: (3.5) added, p. 2077, § 13, effective May 22.

Editor’s note: This section is similar to former § § 1-2-302 (4) and (7) and 1-2-226 (1) and (2) as they existed prior to 1997.
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.

Definition [Secretary]

The Colorado secretary of state. C.R.S. § 1-1.5-102.