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1-8.5-111. Information system

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For any election held on or after January 1, 2004, in which a provisional ballot is cast, the county clerk and recorder or designated election official shall establish a system allowing an elector who cast a provisional ballot to discover whether the ballot was counted and, if the ballot was not counted, the reason the ballot was not counted. The system shall provide access to this information at no cost to the voter by toll-free telephone call, internet web site, or other suitable medium, in accordance with the federal “Help America Vote Act of 2002”, Pub.L. 107-252. Information about a provisional ballot shall be disclosed only to the voter who cast the ballot.

 

 

Source: L. 2005: Entire article added, p. 1419, § 39, effective June 6; entire article added, p. 1454, § 39, effective June 6.

 

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 [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.

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