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1-6-105. Appointment of election judges for elections not coordinated by county clerk and recorder

Overview of Statute

Except in a special district election, the governing body with authority to call elections must appoint election judges for a political subdivision no later than forty-five days prior to an election. These judges will serve for two years. For special district elections, unless otherwise directed by the board of directors for a district, the designated election official must appoint election judges in the same time frame. The governing body or designated election official may also consider qualified judges appointed to serve in an election coordinated by a county clerk and recorder.

Statute

(1) Except as provided for special district elections in subsection (1.5) of this section, no later than forty-five days before the regular election, the governing body with authority to call elections shall appoint election judges for the political subdivision. The term of office of election judges shall be two years from the date of appointment.

(1.5) No later than forty-five days before a regular special district election, the designated election official shall appoint election judges for the special district unless otherwise directed by the board of directors of such district.

(2) Any person who has been appointed by a county clerk and recorder and meets the qualifications as prescribed in section 1-6-101 may be appointed as an election judge for elections not coordinated by the county clerk and recorder.

 

Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 725, § 8, effective January 1, 1993.L. 98: Entire section amended, p. 577, § 5, effective April 30.L. 99: (1) amended and (1.5) added, p. 451, § 7, effective August 4.

 

Editor’s note: This section is similar to former § 1-5-101 as it existed prior to 1992.

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.