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1-4-204. State and district officers

Overview of Statute

Every fourth year starting in 1982, the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, and attorney general will be elected at the general election. The lieutenant governor will be elected jointly with the governor. Each member of the general assembly will be elected at every general election. Regents of the university of Colorado, state senators, members of the state board of education, and district attorneys are to be elected at the general election immediately prior to the expiration of the regular terms of those offices.

Statute

At the general election in 1982 and every fourth year thereafter, the following state officers shall be elected: One governor, one lieutenant governor, one secretary of state, one state treasurer, and one attorney general. The lieutenant governor shall be elected jointly with the governor. At every general election, the number of members of the state house of representatives to which each representative district is entitled shall be elected in that district. Candidates for the offices of regents of the university of Colorado, state senators, members of the state board of education, and district attorneys shall be voted on at the general election immediately prior to the expiration of the regular terms for those offices.

 

Source: L. 80: Entire article R&RE, p. 322, § 1, effective January 1, 1981.L. 92: Entire part amended, p. 673, § 4, effective January 1, 1993.

Editor’s note: This section is similar to former § 1-16-102 as it existed prior to 1980.

Cross references: For terms of office for regents of the university of Colorado, see § 12 of art. IX, Colo. Const.; for terms of office for state senators, see § 2-2-103; for terms of office for members of the state board of education, see § 22-2-105; for terms of office for district attorneys, see § 13 of art. VI, Colo. Const.; for the election of presidential electors, see § 1-4-301; for the election of state officers, see § § 1, 3, and 4 of art. IV, Colo. Const.; for the election of district judges, see § § 10 and 11 of art. VI, Colo. Const.; for the election of district attorneys, see § 13 of art. VI, Colo. Const.; for the division of county into districts for the purpose of electing county commissioners, see § 30-10-306.
 
ANNOTATION

Law reviews. For article, “The Constitutionality of Term Limitation”, see 19 Colo. Law. 2193 (1990).

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.

Definition [Candidate]

Any person who seeks nomination or election to any state or local public office that is to be voted on in this state at any primary election, general election, school district election, special district election, or municipal election. “Candidate” also includes a judge or justice of any court of record who seeks to be retained in office pursuant to the provisions of section 25 of article VI. A person is a candidate for election if the person has publicly announced an intention to seek election to public office or retention of a judicial office and thereafter has received a contribution or made an expenditure in support of the candidacy. A person remains a candidate for purposes of this article so long as the candidate maintains a registered candidate committee. A person who maintains a candidate committee after an election cycle, but who has not publicly announced an intention to seek election to public office in the next or any subsequent election cycle, is a candidate for purposes of this article. Section 2(2) of article XXVIII of the state constitution.