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1-3-101. Party affiliation required – residence


(1) In order to vote at any precinct caucus, assembly, or convention of a political party, the elector shall be a resident of the precinct for thirty days, shall have registered to vote no later than twenty-nine days before the caucus, assembly, or convention, and shall be affiliated with the political party holding the caucus, assembly, or convention for at least two months as shown on the registration books of the county clerk and recorder; except that any registered elector who has attained the age of eighteen years or who has become a naturalized citizen during the two months immediately preceding the meeting may vote at any caucus, assembly, or convention even though the elector has been affiliated with the political party for less than two months.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section and section 1-2-101 (1) (b), an elector who moves from the precinct where registered during the twenty-nine days prior to any caucus shall be permitted to participate and vote at the caucus in the precinct of the elector’s former residence but shall not be eligible for election as a delegate or for nomination as a precinct committeeperson in the former precinct.

(3) (a) No later than twenty-eight days prior to the date of the precinct caucus, the county clerk and recorder shall furnish without charge to each major political party in the county a list of the registered electors in the county who are affiliated with that political party.

(b) Repealed.


Source: L. 80: Entire article R&RE, p. 315, § 1, effective January 1, 1981.L. 81: Entire section amended, p. 302, § 1, effective April 29; (1) amended, p. 291, § 5, effective July 1.L. 91: Entire section amended, p. 618, § 28, effective May 1.L. 92: Entire article amended, p. 664, § 3, effective January 1, 1993.L. 94: (3) added, p. 1153, § 11, effective July 1; entire section amended, p. 1767, § 22, effective January 1, 1995.L. 95: (1) and (2) amended, p. 828, § 23, effective July 1.L. 99: Entire section amended, p. 760, § 15, effective May 20.L. 2002: (3) amended, p. 131, § 1, effective March 27.L. 2007: (3)(a) amended, p. 1988, § 2, effective August 3.

Editor’s note: (1) This section is similar to former § 1-14-101 as it existed prior to 1980.

(2) The amendment to subsection (3) by House Bill 94-1286 was harmonized with the amendment to this section by House Bill 94-1294.

(3) Subsection (3)(b)(II) provided for the repeal of subsection (3)(b), effective July 1, 2002. (See L. 2002, p. 131.)

Definition [Political party]

Any group of registered electors who, by petition or assembly, nominate candidates for the official general election ballot. “Political party” includes affiliated party organizations at the state, county, and election district levels, and all such affiliates are considered to be a single entity for the purposes of this article, except as otherwise provided in section 7. Section 2(13) 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.

Definition [Committee]

The committee of signers described in section 1-12-108(2). C.R.S. § 1-12-100.5.

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