1-7-603. Alternative preparation of election returns – procedures
Overview of Statute
Designated election officials may submit an alternative plan or method, different than statutorily prescribed, to count the votes cast at a location with the secretary of state. In addition, the offical must also provide the reasoning supporting the accuracy and confidentiality of voting in the proferred plan. The secretary of state must either approve or disapprove of the plan within forty-five days of the election at which the plan will be implemented.
If any designated election official wishes to count the votes cast at a location or by a method other than authorized by this code, the designated election official may present a plan, for approval by the secretary of state, that delineates the process for assuring accuracy and confidentiality of counting. The plan shall be submitted to the secretary of state and approved no later than forty-five days before the election at which the plan is to be implemented.
Source: L. 93: Entire section added, p. 1422, § 79, effective July 1.L. 99: Entire section amended, p. 775, § 52, effective May 20.
- Canvassing & Certification of Election Results
- Election Day
- Regulation & Duties of Election Officials
1. 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.
2. 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.
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.
4. Definition for Secretary
The Colorado secretary of state. C.R.S. § 1-1.5-102.