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1-5-101.5. Precinct numbering

Overview of Statute

The system for numbering precincts involves applying a ten-digit number consisting of the number of the congressional district, the number of the state senatorial and representative districts, numbers corresponding to counties, and other numbers associated with the county clerk and recorder. Any changes in precinct numbering required under this section are to be completed and reported by the county clerk and recorder to the secretary of state in accordance with § 1-5-103.

Statute

(1) There is hereby created a precinct numbering system that shall be used by the county clerk and recorder of each county of the state in numbering election precincts established in accordance with section 1-5-101. The precinct numbering system created pursuant to this section shall not be used until the reapportionment of senatorial and representative districts required to be conducted after the 2000 federal census pursuant to section 48 of article V of the Colorado constitution is completed, but the precinct numbering system shall be implemented by each county clerk and recorder no later than July 1, 2002.

(2) Any election precinct established pursuant to the provisions of section 1-5-101 shall be numbered with a ten digit number as follows:

(a) The first digit of the precinct number shall consist of the number of the congressional district in which the precinct is contained.

(b) The second and third digits of the precinct number shall consist of the number of the state senatorial district in which the precinct is contained. If the state senatorial district consists of one digit, such digit shall be preceded by a zero for purposes of the precinct number.

(c) The fourth and fifth digits of the precinct number shall consist of the number of the state representative district in which the precinct is contained. If the state representative district consists of one digit, such digit shall be preceded by a zero for purposes of the precinct number.

(c.5) The sixth and seventh digits of the precinct number shall consist of the number assigned by the secretary of state to represent the county in which the precinct is contained.

(d) The last three digits of the precinct number shall consist of an individual precinct number as determined by the county clerk and recorder.

(3) Any changes in election precinct numbering required pursuant to this section shall be completed and reported by the county clerk and recorder to the secretary of state in accordance with section 1-5-103 (3).

 

Source: L. 2000: Entire section added, p. 264, § 1, effective August 2.L. 2001: IP(2) amended and (2)(c.5) added, p. 1003, § 8, effective August 8.

 

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.