1-5-303. Registration records for nonpartisan elections
Overview of Statute
The designated election official must order the registration record for upcoming elections, including subsequent amended lists leading up to the election. These registration lists include the the names and addresses of all registered voters living within a precinct. Relevant county clerk and recorders will assess the costs for the lists, and the political subdivision holding the election will pay the costs. The list will cost either twenty-five dollars or the aggregate cost of one cent per name on the list, whichever is higher. The election official may cancel its order if the election is later canceled and the county clerk and recorder has not already prepared the list.
(1) No later than the fortieth day preceding the date of the scheduled nonpartisan election, the designated election official shall order the registration records. The designated election official may order a complete list of the registered electors as of the thirtieth day prior to the election with a supplementary list provided on the twentieth day, or the designated election official may order a complete list as of the twentieth day prior to the election. The county clerk and recorder shall certify and make available a complete copy of the list of the registered electors of each general election precinct that is located within the county and is involved in the election and, if the supplemental list is ordered no later than the twentieth day preceding the election, shall certify and make available a supplemental list of the eligible electors who have become eligible since the earlier list was certified. These lists shall substitute for the original registration record.
(2) The registration list for each election precinct that is certified thirty days before the election shall contain the names and addresses of all registered electors residing within the precinct at the close of business on the fortieth day preceding the election. The registration list for each election precinct that is certified no later than twenty days before the election shall contain the names and addresses of all eligible electors residing within the precinct at the close of business on the thirtieth day prior to the election. If a supplemental list is ordered, it shall contain the names and addresses of all eligible electors who have become eligible within the period since the initial registration list was certified through the close of business on the thirtieth day preceding the election.
(3) Costs for the lists shall be assessed by the county clerk and recorder and paid by the political subdivision holding the election. The fee for furnishing the lists shall be no less than twenty-five dollars for the entire list nor more than one cent for each name contained on the registration list, whichever is greater.
(4) The order for the list may be canceled if the election is canceled pursuant to section 1-5-208 and the county clerk and recorder has not already prepared the list.
1. Definition for Political subdivision
A governing subdivision of the state, including counties, municipalities, school districts, and special districts. C.R.S. § 1-7.5-103.
2. Definition for 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.