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1-2-223. Names transferred when precinct boundaries changed

Overview of Statute

Changes to precinct numbers, either by the creation of new precincts or the division of an existing precinct, must be reflected in affected voter’s master file records.

The county clerk and recorder must also transfer, as soon as practicable, the registration records of voters affected by annexations that alter county boundaries. Transfers to the newly created annexed territory cannot disrupt the registration of any affected voter.


(1) In case any new election precinct is formed within a county or in case of the division of any existing precinct, the precinct number on the voter’s master file record shall be changed to reflect the new precinct number.

(2) In case any change is made in precinct boundaries as a result of annexation affecting county boundaries, the county clerk and recorder of the county from which the annexed territory was detached shall remove from the registration book the registration records of all electors residing in the annexed territory as soon as practicable. The county clerk and recorder shall transfer, as soon as practicable, through the statewide voter registration system created pursuant to section 1-2-301, the registration records to the county clerk and recorder of the county to which the territory was annexed, who shall insert them in the registration book of the appropriate precinct upon receipt. The registrations shall be considered as continuing registrations with all the registered electors involved having full rights and privileges as if no change in county boundaries had occurred.

Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 656, § 2, effective January 1, 1993. L. 97: (1) amended, p.473, § 8, effective July 1. L. 2012: (2) amended, (HB 12-1292), ch. 181, p. 677, § 5, effective May 17. L. 2016: (2) amended, (SB 16-142), ch. 173, p. 572, § 17, effective May 18.

Editor’s note: This section is similar to former § 1-2-221 as it existed prior to 1992.

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