1-12-105. Signatures required for school district officers
Overview of Statute
For recalls involving school district officers, petitions must be signed by eligible electors equal in number to at least forty percent of the vote count in the election for the officer. If no election was held, then the petition must be signed by eligible electors equal in number to at least ten percent of the number of electors residing within the school district at the time of the petition’s approval. The number of signatures must always equal at least ten percent of the eligible electors in the school district, so long as this number does not exceed fifteen thousand signatures.
A petition to recall a school district officer shall be signed by eligible electors of the school district equal in number to at least forty percent of those electors who voted in such district in the last preceding election at which the director to be recalled was elected as indicated by the pollbook or abstract for such election. If no such election was held, the petition shall be signed by eligible electors of the school district equal in number to at least ten percent of those electors residing within the school district on the date that the petition is approved as to form under section 1-12-108 (4). In no case shall the number required for recall be less than ten percent of eligible electors qualified to vote in the most recent biennial school election; except that no more than fifteen thousand signatures is required.
Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 794, § 15, effective January 1, 1993.L. 97: Entire section amended, p. 1061, § 3, effective May 27.L. 2012: Entire section amended, (HB 12-1293), ch. 236, p. 1039, § 3, effective May 29.
Cross references: For the determination of existence of vacancy in county offices, see § 30-10-105.
1. Definition for Approved as to form
That the appropriate designated election official has reviewed the blank form of a petition and has approved the form as meeting the standards set forth in this article. C.R.S. § 1-12-100.5.
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 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.