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1-2-606. Cancellation by Reason of Criminal Conviction in Federal Court

Overview of Statute

Following a felony conviction for any Colorado citizens in a federal district court, United States attorneys must give written notice to the Colorado secretary of state containing the name of the offender, the offender’s age and residence address, the date of entry of judgment, a description of the offenses of which the offender was convicted, and the sentences imposed by the court. The county clerk and recorder, after receiving notice from the secretary of state, must cancel the convicted individual’s registration, lasting until the offender reregisters to vote. Should the conviction be overturned, United States attorneys must then send notice of the vacation of the judgment to the secretary of state.

Statute

(1) If an elector whose residence is in the state of Colorado is convicted of a felony in a district court of the United States, the United States attorney shall give written notice of the conviction to the secretary of state of Colorado. The notice shall include the name of the offender, the offender’s age and residence address, the date of entry of the judgment, a description of the offenses of which the offender was convicted, and the sentence imposed by the court. The United States attorney shall additionally give the secretary of state written notice of the vacation of the judgment if the conviction is overturned.

(2) The secretary of state shall forward the information received pursuant to this section to the applicable county clerk and recorder of the county in which the offender resides.

(3) The county clerk and recorder shall cancel the registration of the elector as of the date of receipt of the information from the secretary of state, and the registration shall remain canceled until the offender reregisters to vote.

 

L. 97: Entire part added with relocations, p. 470, § 1, effective July 1.

Definition [United States]

Used in the territorial sense, means the several states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. C.R.S. § 1-8.3-102.

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 [Secretary]

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