Overview of Statute
If a petition for nominating an unaffiliated candidate is insufficient, it may be amended once no later than 3:00 P.M. on the eighty-fifth day before the general election or 3:00 P.M. on the sixty-seventh day before an election that is not being held concurrently with the general election.
In case a petition for nominating an unaffiliated candidate is not sufficient, it may be amended once no later than 3 p.m. on the eighty-fifth day before the general election or 3 p.m. on the sixty-seventh day before an election that is not being held concurrently with the general election. If a petition for nominating an unaffiliated candidate is amended, the designated election official shall notify the candidate of whether the petition is sufficient or insufficient no later than the seventy-fifth day before the general election.
Source: L. 92: Entire part R&RE, p. 691, § 7, effective January 1, 1993.L. 93: Entire section amended, p. 1407, § 36, effective July 1.L. 94: (1) amended, p. 1155, § 18, effective July 1.L. 95: (1) amended and (2) repealed, pp. 887, 861, 833, § § 4, 117, 39, effective July 1.L. 99: (1) amended, p. 765, § 29, effective May 20.L. 2005: (1) amended, p. 1399, § 18, effective June 6; (1) amended, p. 1434, § 18, effective June 6.L. 2011: Entire section amended, (SB 11-189), ch. 243, p. 1065, § 12, effective May 27.L. 2012: Entire section amended, (HB 12-1292), ch. 181, p. 681, § 16, effective May 17.
Editor’s note: (1) This section is similar to former § 1-4-801 (1)(d) as it existed prior to 1992.
(2) Amendments to subsection (1) by House Bill 95-1022 and House Bill 95-1241 were harmonized.
1. Definition for Designated election official
The secretary of state, a county clerk and recorder, or other election official as provided by article XXI of the state constitution. C.R.S. § 1-12-100.5.
2. Definition for 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.
3. Definition for 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.