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1-5-207. Court-ordered elections

Overview of Statute

Whenever a court orders an election for a special district, the court must authorize the designated election official to give notice of the election. This notice must include information related to the budget for the election, the boundaries of the special district, and other information pertinent to the upcoming election. The election day chosen must be at least ten days after the publication of the notice. The notice of dissolution elections, however, must also include additional information relevant to this type of election.

Statute

(1) When an election is ordered by the court for a special district, the court shall authorize the designated election official to give notice as provided in the order.

(2) For an organizational election, the notice by publication shall include the purposes of the election, the estimated operating and debt service mill levies and fiscal year spending for the first year following organization, and the boundaries of the special district. The notice by publication shall recite the election date, which shall be not less than ten days after publication of the election notice.

(3) For a dissolution election, the notice by publication shall include the plan for dissolution or a summary of the plan and the place where a member of the public may inspect or obtain a copy of the complete plan. The notice by publication shall recite the election date, which shall be not less than ten days after publication of the election notice.

 

Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 705, § 8, effective January 1, 1993.L. 94: Entire section amended, p. 1160, § 27, effective July 1.

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.

Definition [Spending]

Funds expended influencing or attempting to influence the selection, nomination, election, or appointment of any individual to any state or local public office in the state and includes, without limitation, any purchase, payment, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, or gift of money or anything of value by any political organization, a contract, promise, or agreement to expend funds made or entered into by any political organization, or any electioneering communication by any political organization. C.R.S. § 1-45-103.