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1-2-402. Registration by high school deputy registrars

Overview of Statute

High school principals, and other affiliated designees who are registered voters in the appropriate county, may serve as deputy registrars. High school principals must provide the identity of the deputy registrar to the the county clerk and recorder, who then must maintain a list of the registrars in a public file.

These deputy registrars may use voter registration forms to register eligible individuals, including students and school employees, only on school district premises when the school is open for classes or other functions.


(1) Each principal of a public high school, or the principal’s designee who is a registered voter in the county, may serve as a deputy registrar. The principal of each high school shall notify the county clerk and recorder of the county in which the high school is located of the name of the school’s deputy registrar, and the county clerk and recorder shall maintain a list of the names of all of the high school deputy registrars in that county in a public file.

(2) The high school deputy registrar may register or preregister any student, employee of the school, other person who attends school functions, or any other person who is eligible to register or preregister to vote. Voter registration may be made available only when the school is open for classes or any other school or community function. The high school deputy registrar shall take registrations or preregistrations only on school district premises.

(3) A high school deputy registrar may have available an official application form for voter registration for each student who is eighteen years of age or who will be eighteen years of age at the time of the next election. A high school deputy registrar may have available an official application form for preregistration for each student who is sixteen years of age.

Source: L. 92: Entire part added, p. 621, § 1, effective July 1. L. 93: Entire section amended, p.1403, § 26, effective July 1. L. 2019: (2) and (3) amended, (HB 19-1278), ch. 326, p. 3008, § 10, effective August 2.

Definition [Person]

Any natural person, partnership, committee, association, corporation, labor organization, political party, or other organization or group of persons. Section 2(11) of article XXVIII of the state constitution.

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.