1-7.5-202. Hours a counting place open for receiving and counting mail ballots
(1) The election officials at the counting place may receive and prepare for tabulation mail ballots delivered and turned over to them by the county clerk and recorder or designated election official.
(2) Counting of the mail ballots may begin fifteen days prior to the election and shall continue until counting is completed.
(3) The election officials in charge of the counting place shall take all precautions necessary to ensure the secrecy of the counting procedures, and no information concerning the count may be released by the election officials or watchers until after 7 p.m. on election day.
Source: L. 2013: Entire part added, (HB 13-1303), ch. 185, p. 738, § 92, effective May 10.
- Election Day
- Mail-In & Absentee Voting
- Mail-In Voting
- Regulation & Duties of Election Officials
- Regulation of Polling Places
1. Definition for 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.
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.