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1-12-113. Conduct and timing of recall election

Overview of Statute

Recall elections and the election of the successors must be conducted in accordance with articles 1 to 13 of this title. Events in the election code that require completion by the secretary of state, designated election officials, and coordinated election officials no later than forty five days prior to an election must instead be completed no later than forty two days prior to a recall election.


(1) Except as modified by this article, the recall election and election of a successor shall be conducted according to articles 1 to 13 of this title.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in this part 1, for a recall election, all events in the uniform election code that are to be completed by the secretary of state, designated election official, or coordinated election official on or before the forty-fifth day prior to the election shall be completed no later than the forty-second day prior to the recall election.



Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 796, § 15, effective January 1, 1993.L. 2012: Entire section amended, (HB 12-1293), ch. 236, p. 1045, § 13, effective May 29.

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 [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 [Title]

A brief statement that fairly and accurately represents the true intent and meaning of the proposed text of the initiative.

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.

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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