1-5-502. Ballot boxes for nonmachine voting
The governing body of each political subdivision using paper ballots or electronic vote counting equipment shall provide at least one ballot box for each polling location. The ballot boxes shall be strongly constructed so as to prevent tampering, with a small opening at the top and with a lid to be locked. The designated election official shall keep the ballot boxes and keys and deliver them, prior to the date on which the polling locations open, to the election judges.
Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 716, § 8, effective January 1, 1993.L. 98: Entire section amended, p. 586, § 25, effective April 30.L. 99: Entire section amended, p. 774, § 48, effective May 20.L. 2013: Entire section amended, (HB 13-1303), ch. 185, p. 712, § 44, effective May 10.
Cross references: (1) For delivery of election returns, ballot boxes, and other election papers, see § 1-7-701.
(2) 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.
1. Definition for Political subdivision
A governing subdivision of the state, including counties, municipalities, school districts, and special districts. C.R.S. § 1-7.5-103.
2. Definition for 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.
3. Definition for 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.
4. Definition for 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.