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1-11-105. Certificates of election for national, state, and district officers

Overview of Statute

After the final statewide abstract of votes cast in a national, state, or district office of state concern has been prepared, the secretary of state must transmit an official election certificate to each elected individual and record the certificate in a book.


Immediately after the final statewide abstract of votes cast has been prepared, the secretary of state shall make and transmit a certificate of election, certified under the secretary of state’s seal of office, to each of the persons declared to be elected to national, state, and district offices of state concern and shall record in a book to be kept for that purpose each such certification. If the secretary of state is unable to certify the candidate elected to a state or district office of state concern, no such certification of election shall be transmitted by the secretary of state until the candidate elected has been determined.



Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 784, § 14, effective January 1, 1993.L. 94: Entire section amended, p. 1175, § 60, effective July 1.L. 99: Entire section amended, p. 490, § 17, effective July 1.

Editor’s note: This section is similar to former § 1-10-202 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 [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.

Definition [Candidate]

Any person who seeks nomination or election to any state or local public office that is to be voted on in this state at any primary election, general election, school district election, special district election, or municipal election. “Candidate” also includes a judge or justice of any court of record who seeks to be retained in office pursuant to the provisions of section 25 of article VI. A person is a candidate for election if the person has publicly announced an intention to seek election to public office or retention of a judicial office and thereafter has received a contribution or made an expenditure in support of the candidacy. A person remains a candidate for purposes of this article so long as the candidate maintains a registered candidate committee. A person who maintains a candidate committee after an election cycle, but who has not publicly announced an intention to seek election to public office in the next or any subsequent election cycle, is a candidate for purposes of this article. Section 2(2) of article XXVIII of the state constitution.