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1-9-202. Challenge to be made by written oath


Each challenge shall be made by written oath, shall set forth the name of the person challenged and the specific factual basis for the challenge of the person’s right to vote, and shall be signed by the challenger under penalty of perjury in the second degree, as specified in section 1-13-104. The election judges shall forthwith deliver all challenges to the designated election official. No oral challenge shall be permitted.



Source: L. 80: Entire article R&RE, p. 381, § 1, effective January 1, 1981.L. 92: Entire article amended, p. 773, § 12, effective January 1, 1993.L. 2005: Entire section amended, p. 1420, § 41, effective June 6; entire section amended, p. 1455, § 41, effective June 6.


Editor’s note: This section is similar to former § 1-8-103 as it existed prior to 1980.

Cross references: For oaths and affirmations generally, see article 12 of title 24.

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 [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.