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1-2-603. Notification that Elector Has Moved and Registered in Different County

Overview of Statute

An individual’s registration must be transferred to the appropriate county clerk and recorder when an individual registers in a new county and provides either the prior address, driver’s license or identification card number, or social security number listed on the prior registration record. If the individual fails to provide one of these items, then the prior county clerk and recorder must send a form allowing the individual to indicate that he or she wishes to transfer registration to a new county by forwardable mail to the address on record. The county clerk and recorder must cancel an individual’s registration upon receiving notification indicating that someone with the same name and social security number, or name and birth date, has registered in another state.

Statute

(1) If the elector registers to vote in another county, the county clerk and recorder of the elector’s new county of residence shall transfer the elector’s registration record from the old county in accordance with the following requirements:

(a) If the elector provides a name, date of birth, and prior address and the county clerk and recorder can match the name, date of birth, and prior address to the elector’s prior registration record, the elector’s registration record shall be transferred from the old county.

(b) If the elector provides a name and date of birth but does not provide a prior address, the elector’s registration record shall be transferred from the old county only if:

(I) The elector provides a driver’s license or identification card number, and the county clerk and recorder of the new county of residence can match the name, date of birth, and driver’s license or identification card number to the elector’s prior registration record; or

(II) The elector provides a social security number, and the county clerk and recorder of the new county of residence can match the name, date of birth, and social security number to the elector’s prior registration record.

(c) If the elector does not provide a prior address, driver’s license number, or social security number, the registration record shall not be transferred from the old county unless the elector submits additional information that complies with the requirements of this subsection (1). The county clerk and recorder of the county of prior residence may send notice to the elector by forwardable mail to the elector’s address of record. Any such notice shall have a returnable portion that has the return postage prepaid and is preaddressed to the sending county clerk and recorder, and shall include an area for the elector to indicate if the elector has moved to another county and wishes to have his or her registration record transferred from the old county.

(2) If a county clerk and recorder receives a notice from the secretary of state or from an election official in another state that the elector has registered to vote in another state, the county clerk and recorder of the county of prior residence shall cancel the registration record if the name and birth date or the name and social security number of the elector match.

Source: L. 97: Entire part added with relocations, p. 466, § 1, effective July 1.L. 2009: (1) amended, (HB 09-1018), ch. 158, p. 683, § 5, effective August 5.L. 2010: (2) amended, (HB 10-1116), ch. 194, p. 832, § 7, effective May 5.

 

Editor’s note: This section is similar to former § 1-2-303 (2) and (3) as it 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 [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.

Definition [Secretary]

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

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