1-1-301. Certification program
(1) The secretary of state shall establish and operate or provide by contract a certification program for local election officials on the conduct of elections, the federal “Help America Vote Act of 2002”, 52 U.S.C. 20901 et seq., and other topics related to elections.
(2) The secretary of state shall establish by rule a curriculum for the certification program, including core requirements and electives, the required number of hours, and methods for continuing education.
(3) The secretary of state shall provide staffing and support services for the certification program.
(4) The secretary of state shall appoint an advisory board to oversee the certification process and the development of the curriculum.
Source: L. 2005: Entire part added, p. 1393, § 3, effective June 6; entire part added, p. 1428, § 3, effective June 6. L. 2016: (1) amended, (SB 16-142), ch. 173, p. 567, § 4, effective May 18.
Editor’s note: Articles 1 to 13 were numbered as articles 1, 3, 4, 9 to 19, and 21 of chapter 49, C.R.S. 1963. The substantive provisions of these articles were repealed and reenacted in 1980, resulting in the addition, relocation, and elimination of sections as well as subject matter. For amendments to these articles prior to 1980, consult the Colorado statutory research explanatory note and the table itemizing the replacement volumes and supplements to the original volume of C.R.S. 1973 beginning on page vii in the front of this volume. Former C.R.S. numbers prior to 1980 are shown in editor’s notes following those sections that were relocated. For a detailed comparison of these articles for 1980, see the comparative tables located in the back of the index.
Cross references: For school elections, see articles 30, 31, and 42 of title 22; for elections for removal of county seats, see article 8 of title 30; for municipal elections, see article 10 of title 31; for special district elections, see part 8 of article 1 of title 32; for exemption of certain statutory proceedings from the rules of civil procedure, see C.R.C.P. 81; for recall from office, see article XXI of the state constitution; for recall of state and county officers, see part 1 of article 12 of this title; for recall of municipal officers, see part 5 of article 4 of title 31; for recall of directors of special districts, see § § 32-1-906, 32-1-907.
Editor’s note: Articles 1 to 13 were repealed and reenacted in 1980, and this article was subsequently repealed and reenacted in 1992, resulting in the addition, relocation, and elimination of sections as well as subject matter. For amendments to this article prior to 1992, consult the Colorado statutory research explanatory note and the table itemizing the replacement volumes and supplements to the original volume of C.R.S. 1973 beginning on page vii in the front of this volume and the editor’s note following the title heading. Former C.R.S. section numbers are shown in editor’s notes following those sections that were relocated in 1992. For a detailed comparison of this article for 1980 and 1992, see the comparative tables located in the back of the index.
Law reviews: For a discussion of a Tenth Circuit decision dealing with elections, see 66 Den. U.L. Rev. 757 (1989); for article, “Psst-There’s a New Election Code”, see 22 Colo. Law. 1703 (1993); for article, “Hey, They Revised the Election Code Again!”, see 23 Colo. Law. 1821 (1994); for article, “Yes, Even More Election Code Revisions”, see 24 Colo. Law. 1803 (1995); for article, “Fill in the Blank: More —- Election Code Revisions”, see 25 Colo. Law. 93 (August 1996); for article, “Wow, What a Surprise! Still More Election Code Revisions”, see 26 Colo. Law. 77 (August 1997); for article, “Florida Fallout and Other Colorado Election Law Amendments of 2002”, see 31 Colo. Law. 63 (August 2002).
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1. 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.
2. Definition for Title
A brief statement that fairly and accurately represents the true intent and meaning of the proposed text of the initiative.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Definition for Secretary
The Colorado secretary of state. C.R.S. § 1-1.5-102.