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1-6-108. Lists of election judges

Overview of Statute

Designated election officials must maintain a master list of election judges who have filed an acceptance form,[1] including the judge’s name, party affiliation, and precinct number. The county clerk and recorder must provide this list to anyone who submits a written request and pays a required fee.

[1] C.R.S. § 1-6-101(4): Procedure for certifying appointed election judges


(1) The designated election official shall make and maintain a master list of election judges who have filed an acceptance form in accordance with section 1-6-101 (4). The master list shall include the name, affiliation, and precinct number of each election judge who has filed an acceptance form, including whether such judge is unaffiliated, affiliated with a minor political party, or affiliated with a qualified political organization.

(2) Any person may obtain, upon written request and payment of the appropriate fee, an exact copy of the list of county election judges from the county clerk and recorder.


Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 726, § 8, effective January 1, 1993.L. 98: Entire section amended, p. 578, § 7, effective April 30.L. 99: (1) amended, p. 161, § 14, effective August 4.


Editor’s note: This section is similar to former § 1-5-108 as it existed prior to 1992.
Annotation: June 13, 2016 8:23 pm

The rules define “qualified political organization” as an organization that has placed a candidate for congressional or state office on the ballot in a congressional vacancy or general election, whose officers have filed proof of organization with the Secretary of State, and that continues to meet the requirements of Rules 3.3 and 3.4. [Baer v. Meyer, 728 F.2d 471 (10th Cir. 1984)]

Definition [Political party]

Any group of registered electors who, by petition or assembly, nominate candidates for the official general election ballot. “Political party” includes affiliated party organizations at the state, county, and election district levels, and all such affiliates are considered to be a single entity for the purposes of this article, except as otherwise provided in section 7. Section 2(13) of article XXVIII of the state constitution.

Definition [Political organization]

Any group of registered electors who, by petition for nomination of an unaffiliated candidate as provided in section 1-4-802, places upon the official general election ballot nominees for public office. C.R.S. § 1-1-104.


Alternate Meaning for Art. 45:


A political organization defined in section 527 (e) (1) of the federal “Internal Revenue Code of 1986”, as amended, that is engaged in influencing or attempting to influence the selection, nomination, election, or appointment of any individual to any state or local public office in the state and that is exempt, or intends to seek any exemption, from taxation pursuant to section 527 of the internal revenue code. “Political organization” shall not be construed to have the same meaning as “political organization” as defined in section 1-1-104 (24) for purposes of the “Uniform Election Code of 1992”, articles 1 to 13 of this title.


C.R.S. § 1-45-103

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 [Person]

Any natural person, partnership, committee, association, corporation, labor organization, political party, or other organization or group of persons. Section 2(11) of article XXVIII of the state constitution.

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.

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