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1-7-905.5. Form of notice

Overview of Statute

Ballot issue notices must begin with the words “All registered voters,” no matter the voting requirements for the election, and cannot include any content after the summary of comments. The ballot issue notice includes only the material between this phrase and the end of the summary, and all other content will be deemed not part of the notice. Ballot issue notices are not election materials that must be provided in a language other than English.

Statute

(1) The ballot issue notice must begin with the words “All registered voters”, regardless of whether the electors of the political subdivision must be registered electors to be eligible to vote in the election, and ends at the conclusion of the summary of comments. Any information included pursuant to section 1-5-206, information concerning procedure for an election, or other information included with the ballot issue notice prior to the words “All registered voters” or after the conclusion of the summary of comments are not deemed to be part of the ballot issue notice.

(2) Ballot issue notices are not election materials that must be provided in a language other than English.

 

Source: L. 96: Entire part amended with relocations, p. 1748, § 44, effective July 1.L. 2013: (1) amended, (HB 13-1303), ch. 185, p. 724, § 78, effective May 10.

 

Cross references: In 2013, subsection (1) was amended by the “Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act”. For the short title and the legislative declaration, see sections 1 and 2 of chapter 185, Session Laws of Colorado 2013.

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 [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.

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.