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1-13.5-504. Establishing precincts and polling places – applicability


(1) This section applies to local government elections that are conducted by polling place.

(2) The governing body of each local government, or designated election official if authorized by the governing body, shall divide the local government into as many election precincts for local government elections as it deems expedient for the convenience of the electors of the local government and shall designate the location and address for each polling place at which elections are to be held.

(3) The designated election officials of local governments with overlapping boundaries that hold elections the same day by polling place must meet, confer, and thereafter, if practical, hold such elections in a manner that permits an elector in the overlapping area to vote in all of such elections at one polling place.

(4) Notwithstanding subsection (3) of this section, the governing body or designated election official shall change any polling place upon petition of a majority of the registered electors residing within the local government.

Source: L. 2014: Entire article added, (HB 14-1164), ch. 2, p. 18, § 6, effective February 18.

Definition [Designated election official]

The secretary of state, a county clerk and recorder, or other election official as provided by article XXI of the state constitution. C.R.S. § 1-12-100.5.

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.