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1-6-106. Confirmation and acceptance of election judge appointment

Overview of Statute

Designated election officials will confirm the appointment of an election judge by mailing a certification of appointment and an acceptance form. The acceptance form must contain the statement of qualifications[1] and a statement outlining other procedural requirements.[2] Appointed election judges must file a completed acceptance form within seven days after an election official mails the required forms. Should an appointed election official either fail to mail the forms or attend a class, the designated election official will declare the seat vacant.

[1] C.R.S. § 1-6-101: Guidelines for the qualifications of election judges

[2] C.R.S. § 1-6-101(5): Guidelines for required instructional classes for election judges

Statute

(1) The designated election official shall confirm the appointments of election judges by mailing each appointed election judge a certification of appointment and an acceptance form.

(2) The acceptance form shall contain:

(a) The statement of qualifications as prescribed in section 1-6-101; and

(b) A statement that, if the person appointed as an election judge either fails to file the acceptance form within seven days after the certification of appointment and acceptance form are mailed or fails to attend a class of instruction as required in section 1-6-101 (5), the designated election official may determine that a vacancy has been created.

(3) Each person appointed as an election judge shall file an acceptance form in the office of the designated election official within seven days after the certification of appointment and acceptance form have been mailed. If a person appointed as an election judge fails to file the acceptance form as described in subsection (2) of this section or fails to attend a class of instruction as required in section 1-6-101 (5), the designated election official may determine that a vacancy has been created.

 

Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 725, § 8, effective January 1, 1993.L. 98: Entire section amended, p. 577, § 6, effective April 30.

 

Editor’s note: This section is similar to former § 1-5-108 as it existed prior to 1992.
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 [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.

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.