1-5-504.5. Items to be posted at polling locations
Overview of Statute
Each polling location must post various signs to facilitate voting and enforcement of relevant regulations, including sample ballots, instruction cards, and explanations of permissible behavior at polling locations.
(1) The following items shall be posted at each polling location:
(a) A polling location sign visible from the outside of the closest entrance to the polling location pursuant to section 1-5-106;
(b) A sign notifying persons outside and inside of the polling location that no electioneering is permitted within one hundred feet of the polling location pursuant to section 1-13-714;
(c) Instruction cards for the guidance of eligible electors pursuant to section 1-5-504;
(d) Sample ballots pursuant to section 1-5-413;
(e) An explanation of the procedures that govern the provision of voting assistance to electors with disabilities who require such assistance pursuant to section 1-7-111. The secretary of state shall promulgate rules in accordance with article 4 of title 24, C.R.S., to prescribe the form of such explanation.
Source: L. 96: Entire section added, p. 1744, § 36, effective July 1.L. 2000: (1)(e) added, p. 1086, § 1, effective May 26.L. 2013: IP(1), (1)(a), and (1)(b) amended, (HB 13-1303), ch. 185, p. 713, § 47, effective May 10.
1. Definition for State
A state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. C.R.S. § 1-8.3-102.
2. 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.
3. Definition for 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.
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.
5. Definition for Secretary
The Colorado secretary of state. C.R.S. § 1-1.5-102.