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1-1-109. Forms prescribed – rules


(1) Except as otherwise provided by this code, the secretary of state shall approve all forms required by this code, which forms shall be followed by county clerk and recorders, election judges, and other election officials. Prior to approving any election form, the secretary shall determine and consider best practices in the design and development of the form in order to minimize voter confusion and maximize ease of use.

(2) A registered elector shall make elector registration information changes on an approved form, and the elector registration information changes shall be entered on the elector’s registration record and retained and stored in a registration book, as provided for in section 1-1-104 (36).

(3) The secretary of state shall promulgate rules in accordance with article 4 of title 24, C.R.S., as may be necessary to administer and enforce any requirement of this section, including any rules necessary to specify what constitutes approved and acceptable forms certified for use by eligible voters, campaigns, and voter registration drives and acceptance by election officials and any rules necessary to establish uniformity regarding the use of forms.


Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 633, § 1, effective January 1, 1993.L. 96: (1) amended, p. 1733, § 4, effective July 1.L. 2003: (1) amended, p. 2065, § 4, effective May 22.L. 2009: (1) amended and (3) added, (HB 09-1336), ch. 261, p. 1198, § 4, effective August 5.


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

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 [Title]

A brief statement that fairly and accurately represents the true intent and meaning of the proposed text of the initiative.

Definition [Section]

A bound compilation of initiative forms approved by the secretary of state, which shall include pages that contain the warning required by section 1-40-110 (1), the ballot title, the abstract required by section 1-40-110 (3), and a copy of the proposed measure; succeeding pages that contain the warning, the ballot title, and ruled lines numbered consecutively for registered electors’ signatures; and a final page that contains the affidavit required by section 1-40-111 (2). Each section shall be consecutively prenumbered by the petitioner prior to circulation.

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.

Definition [Secretary]

The Colorado secretary of state. C.R.S. § 1-1.5-102.

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