1-11-210. Secretary of state to transmit papers in contests for state senator or representative
Overview of Statute
The secretary of state must deliver a sealed envelope containing depositions, notices, proofs of service, contestor’s statement, contestee’s answer, and constestee’s reply to the presiding officer of the affected government body either when the documents are first received or when the body first organizes. The presiding officer must then give notice to the body that the papers are in the officer’s possession.
The secretary of state shall deliver the sealed envelope containing depositions, notices, and proofs of service, together with the statement of contestor, answer of contestee, and reply, to the presiding officer of the body in which the contest for senator or representative is to be tried, immediately upon the organization of the body or as soon thereafter as documents are received. The presiding officer, immediately upon receiving the documents, shall give notice to the body that the papers are in the officer’s possession.
Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 790, § 14, effective January 1, 1993.
1. Definition for 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.
2. Definition for 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.
3. Definition for Secretary
The Colorado secretary of state. C.R.S. § 1-1.5-102.