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1-6-122. State employees – leave to serve as election judge

Overview of Statute

Employees of state agencies may take administrative leave with pay on election day to serve as an election judge, unless an employer determines that the employee’s attendance at work on election day is essential. These election judges, however, may not receive additional compensation to serve as a judge,[1] and must provide evidence of their service to a supervisor.

[1] C.R.S. § 1-6-115: Guidelines for election judge compensation

 

Statute

(1) An employee of a state agency, as defined in section 24-18-102 (9), C.R.S., shall be entitled to take administrative leave with pay on election day for the purpose of serving as an election judge, unless the employee’s supervisor determines that the employee’s attendance at work on election day is essential.

(2) An employee of a state agency who takes administrative leave with pay to serve as an election judge in accordance with this section shall not receive compensation pursuant to section 1-6-115.

(3) An employee of a state agency who serves as an election judge in accordance with this section shall submit to the employee’s supervisor evidence of service as an election judge.

 

Source: L. 2006: Entire section added, p. 2032, § 12, effective June 6.

 

Definition [Election day]

The date either established by law or determined by the governing body of the political subdivision conducting the election, to be the final day on which all ballots are determined to be due, and the date from which all other dates in this article are set.C.R.S. § 1-7.5-103.

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 [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.

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