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1-5-304. Lists of property owners

Overview of Statute

When owning property in the political subdivision is a requirement to vote in an election, the designated election official must order a list of property owners from the county assessor no later than 40 days before the election. The county assessor must certify and deliver a list of the names and addresses of individuals who own taxable real and personal property in the subdivision thirty days before the election. County clerk and recorders will assess this list, and the political subdivision holding the election will pay the costs associated with the list. The list will cost either twenty-five dollars or the aggregate cost of one cent per name on the list, whichever is higher.

Statute

(1) For elections where owning property in the political subdivision is a requirement for voting in the election, no later than the fortieth day preceding the date of the election, the designated election official, in addition to using the affidavit prescribed in section 32-1-806, C.R.S., shall order the list of property owners from the county assessor. Except as otherwise required under subsection (2) of this section, the county assessor shall certify and deliver an initial list of all recorded owners of taxable real and personal property within the political subdivision no later than thirty days before the election. The supplemental list for the political subdivision shall be provided no later than twenty days before the election and shall contain the names and addresses of all recorded owners who have become owners no later than thirty days prior to the election and after the initial list of property owners was provided. The cost for the lists shall be assessed by the county assessors and paid by the political subdivision holding the election. The fee for furnishing the lists shall be no less than twenty-five dollars for both lists nor more than one cent for each name contained on the lists, whichever is greater.

(2) The designated election official of a special district may order the list described in subsection (1) of this section of all recorded owners of taxable real and personal property within the special district as of the thirtieth day before the election with a supplementary list to be provided on the twentieth day before the election, or the designated election official may order a complete list as of the twentieth day before the election.

 

Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 707, § 8, effective January 1, 1993.L. 93: Entire section amended, p. 1411, § 49, effective July 1.L. 94: Entire section amended, p. 1161, § 29, effective July 1.L. 99: Entire section amended, p. 773, § 45, effective May 20; entire section amended, p. 451, § 6, effective August 4.

 

Editor’s note: Amendments to this section by Senate Bill 99-025 and House Bill 99-1268 were harmonized.

Definition [Political subdivision]

A governing subdivision of the state, including counties, municipalities, school districts, and special districts. C.R.S. § 1-7.5-103.

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 [Person]

Any natural person, partnership, committee, association, corporation, labor organization, political party, or other organization or group of persons. Section 2(11) of article XXVIII of the state constitution.

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.