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1-1-111. Powers and duties of governing boards


(1) In addition to any other duties prescribed by law, the governing board of a political subdivision entitled to call elections shall have the following duties:

(a) To supervise the conduct of regular and special elections which it is authorized or required to call; and

(b) Where appropriate, to consult and coordinate with the county clerk and recorder of the county in which the political subdivision is located and with the secretary of state in regard to conducting elections and rendering decisions and interpretations under this code.

(2) All powers and authority granted to the governing board of a political subdivision may be exercised by an election official designated by the board. The governing body may also contract with the county clerk and recorder of the county in which the political subdivision is organized to perform all or part of the required duties in conducting the election.

(3) Elections which are set for the same date by various political subdivisions may be held as coordinated elections if the governing bodies so choose. Political subdivisions are authorized to cooperate and contract with each other to perform any function relating to an election.

Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 634, § 1, effective January 1, 1993.L. 93: (3) amended, p. 1396, § 7, effective July 1.L. 94: (2) amended, p. 1150, § 3, effective July 1.L. 96: (3) amended, p. 1734, § 6, effective July 1.

Cross references: For violation of duty and penalty therefor, see § 1-13-107.

Definition [Political subdivision]

A governing subdivision of the state, including counties, municipalities, school districts, and special districts. C.R.S. § 1-7.5-103.

Definition [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.

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.

Definition [Secretary]

The Colorado secretary of state. C.R.S. § 1-1.5-102.

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