1-5-619. Temporary use of electronic and electromechanical voting systems
(1) After an electronic or electromechanical voting system has been tested in accordance with section 1-5-608.5 but has not yet been certified by the secretary of state, a voting system provider or designated election official may apply to the secretary of state for temporary approval of the system.
(2) The secretary of state shall, by rule adopted in accordance with article 4 of title 24, C.R.S., establish standards and procedures for temporary approval of electronic and electromechanical voting systems.
(3) An electronic or electromechanical voting system may be temporarily approved for a total of no more than one year, and the secretary of state may revoke such approval at any time. Temporary approval of a system shall not supersede the certification requirements of this part 6.
(4) A temporarily approved electronic or electromechanical voting system may not be used in any election without the written authorization of the secretary of state.
(5) A designated election official may enter into a contract to rent or lease a temporarily approved electronic or electromechanical voting system for a specific election with the approval of the secretary of state. A political subdivision shall not acquire title to a temporarily approved system.
(6) The use of a temporarily approved electronic or electromechanical voting system shall be valid for all purposes.
Source: L. 2004: Entire section added, p. 1351, § 14, effective May 28.
Cross references: For the legislative declaration contained in the 2004 act enacting this section, see section 1 of chapter 334, Session Laws of Colorado 2004.
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 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.
4. Definition for Title
A brief statement that fairly and accurately represents the true intent and meaning of the proposed text of the initiative.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Definition for Secretary
The Colorado secretary of state. C.R.S. § 1-1.5-102.