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1-5-104. Changes in boundaries – nonpartisan elections

Overview of Statute

For nonpartisan elections, except in the case of precinct changes resulting from changes in the jurisdiction’s boundaries, all changes must be made at least 25 days before the election. All changes to precinct boundaries or numbering must be reported to the county clerk and recorder by the designated election official within 10 days, and a corrected precinct map must be transmitted to the county clerk and recorder as soon as possible after changes have been made. Governing bodies will change any polling place upon a petition from a majority of the eligible voters in their precincts, so long as the request is made at least 45 days before the next scheduled election and another polling place location is reasonably available. Other than as provided by law, no polling place must be changed within 25 days of an election.

Statute

(1) Changes in the boundaries of precincts or the creation of new precincts for nonpartisan elections shall be completed no later than twenty-five days prior to scheduled elections, except in cases of precinct changes resulting from changes in the jurisdiction’s boundaries.

(2) All changes in precinct boundaries or numbering for nonpartisan elections shall be reported to the county clerk and recorder within ten days by the designated election official, and a corrected precinct map shall be transmitted to the county clerk and recorder as soon as possible after the changes have been effected.

(3) Each governing body shall change any polling place upon a petition of a majority of the eligible electors residing within a precinct if the request is made at least forty-five days prior to the next scheduled election and another polling place location is reasonably available.

(4) Except as provided by law, no polling place shall be changed after the twenty-fifth day prior to an election.

 

Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 701, § 8, effective January 1, 1993.L. 93: (1) amended, p. 1408, § 41, effective July 1.L. 96: (1), (3), and (4) amended, p. 1742, § 30, effective July 1.L. 99: (1) amended, p. 771, § 40, effective May 20.

 

ANNOTATION

Applied in

Carstens v. Lamm, 543 F. Supp. 68 (D. Colo. 1982) (decided under former law).

Definition [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.

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.