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1-12-106. Signatures required for nonpartisan officers

Overview of Statute

Recall petitions of nonpartisan officers, not including school district officers, must be signed by either three hundred eligible electors of the political subdivision or forty percent of the eligible electors at the time of the petition’s approval, whichever is less.


A petition to recall any other nonpartisan officer shall be signed by three hundred eligible electors of the political subdivision who are entitled to vote for a successor to the incumbent sought to be recalled or forty percent of the eligible electors of the political subdivision at the time the petition is approved as to form under section 1-12-108 (4), whichever number is less.



Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 794, § 15, effective January 1, 1993.L. 97: Entire section amended, p. 1062, § 4, effective May 27.L. 2012: Entire section amended, (HB 12-1293), ch. 236, p. 1039, § 4, effective May 29.


Definition [Approved as to form]

That the appropriate designated election official has reviewed the blank form of a petition and has approved the form as meeting the standards set forth in this article. C.R.S. § 1-12-100.5.

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 [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.