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1-1-302. Persons required to complete certification – deadline


(1) The following persons shall obtain certification in accordance with this part 3:

(a) The county clerk and recorder;

(b) Employees in the clerk and recorder’s office who are directly responsible for overseeing elections; and

(c) Other employees in the clerk and recorder’s office at the discretion of the clerk and recorder.

(2) A person required to obtain certification shall:

(a) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2006, p. 2030, § 6, effective June 6, 2006.)

(b) Complete the certification requirements within two years of undertaking the responsibilities for which the person is required to obtain certification; and

(c) Comply with the continuing education requirements prescribed by the secretary of state by rule.

(3) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require an elected official to attend a course of instruction or obtain a certification as a condition for seeking or holding elective office or as a condition for carrying out constitutional and statutory duties.

Source: L. 2005: Entire part added, p. 1394, § 3, effective June 6; entire part added, p. 1429, § 3, effective June 6.L. 2006: (2)(a) and (2)(b) amended, p. 2030, § 6, effective June 6.

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 [Person]

Any natural person, partnership, committee, association, corporation, labor organization, political party, or other organization or group of persons. Section 2(11) of article XXVIII of the state constitution.

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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