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1-5-206. Postcard notice – reimbursement of mailing cost – definition

Overview of Statute

This statute provides the definition of a “voter information card.” At least fifteen days prior to a nonpartisan election, and subject to other restrictions, designated and coordinated election officials must mail these cards to each household containing at least one active eligible elector.

Statute

(1) As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires, “voter information card” means written communication in the form of a card or letter that is mailed to the elector’s address of record, unless the elector has requested that such communication be sent to the elector’s deliverable mailing address pursuant to section 1-2-204 (2) (k), that contains the eligible elector’s name and address, precinct number, nearest polling location for the election, a returnable portion that allows the elector to request designation as an absentee voter pursuant to section 1-7.5-116, and any other information the designated election official deems applicable.

(2) No later than fifteen days before a nonpartisan election and in addition to the publication required by section 1-5-205, the designated election official or coordinated election official may mail to each household where one or more active eligible electors reside a voter information card. The information on the card may be included with the ballot issue notice.

 

Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 704, § 8, effective January 1, 1993.L. 93: (2)(a) amended, p. 1766, § 5, effective June 6; (1) and (2)(a) amended and (4) added, p. 1410, § 48, effective July 1.L. 94: Entire section amended, p. 1158, § 25, effective July 1; (1) amended, p. 1769, § 27, effective January 1, 1995.L. 95: (1) amended, p. 837, § 50, effective July 1.L. 97: (1) amended, p. 477, § 19, effective July 1.L. 99: (2)(a) amended, p. 773, § 44, effective May 20; (1) amended, p. 1389, § 8, effective June 4; (1) amended, p. 279, § 5, effective August 4.L. 2000: (1) and (2) amended, p. 1084, § 1, effective August 2.L. 2002: (1)(b) and (2) amended, p. 1629, § 6, effective June 7.L. 2007: (1)(b) amended, p. 1778, § 14, effective June 1.L. 2008: (1)(a) amended and (5) added, p. 1875, § 2, effective June 2.L. 2009: (1)(a) amended, (SB 09-292), ch. 369, p. 1938, § 1, effective August 5.L. 2013: Entire section amended, (HB 13-1303), ch. 185, p. 709, § 37, effective May 10.

 

Editor’s note: (1) This section is similar to former § 1-2-222 (1)(a) as it existed prior to 1992.

(2) Subsection (2)(a) was amended in House Bill 93-1342. Those amendments were superseded by the amendment of subsection (2)(a) in House Bill 93-1255.

(3) Amendments to this section by House Bill 94-1286 and House Bill 94-1294 were harmonized.

(4) Amendments to subsection (1) by House Bill 99-1082 and House Bill 99-1097 were harmonized.

(5) Subsection (5)(b) provided for the repeal of subsection (5), effective July 1, 2009. (See L. 2008, p. 1875.)

Cross references: In 2013, this section was amended by the “Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act”. For the short title and the legislative declaration, see sections 1 and 2 of chapter 185, Session Laws of Colorado 2013.

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 [Ballot]

(a) A federal write-in absentee ballot;

(b) A ballot specifically prepared or distributed for use by a covered voter in accordance with this article; or

(c) A ballot cast by a covered voter in accordance with this article.

(2) “Covered voter” means:

(a) A uniformed-service voter defined in paragraph (a) of subsection (9) of this section who is a resident of this state but who is absent from this state by reason of active duty and who otherwise satisfies this state’s voter eligibility requirements;

(b) An overseas voter who, before leaving the United States, was last eligible to vote in this state and, except for a state residency requirement, otherwise satisfies this state’s voter eligibility requirements;

(c) An overseas voter who, before leaving the United States, would have been last eligible to vote in this state had the voter then been of voting age and, except for a state residency requirement, otherwise satisfies this state’s voter eligibility requirements; or

(d) An overseas voter who was born outside the United States, is not described in paragraph (b) or (c) of this subsection (2), and, except for a state residency requirement, otherwise satisfies this state’s voter eligibility requirements if the last place where a parent, legal guardian, spouse, or civil union partner of the voter was, or under this article would have been, eligible to vote before leaving the United States is within this state.

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.