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1-2-507. Transmittal of Voter Registration Applications

Overview of Statute

Voter registration agencies must send completed registration applications to the appropriate county clerk and recorder within five days of accepting the application. If within eight days of an election, the agency must inform the applicant that he or she will need to go to a voter service and polling center in order to vote in the upcoming election.


(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, a completed agency registration application accepted at a voter registration agency shall be transmitted to the county clerk and recorder for the county in which the agency is located not later than five days after the date of acceptance.

(2) Within eight days before an election, a voter registration agency shall accept the application and immediately inform the applicant that he or she must go to a voter service and polling center in order to vote in that election.

Source: L. 94: Entire part added, p. 1765, § 21, effective January 1, 1995. L. 95: Entire   section amended, p. 826, § 20, effective July 1. L. 2013: Entire section amended, (HB 13-1303), ch. 185,p. 699, § 24, effective May 10. L. 2014: (2) amended, (SB 14-161), ch. 160, p. 559, § 9, effective May 9. L. 2016: (1) amended, (SB 16-142), ch. 173, p. 574, § 23, effective May 18.

Editor’s note: Section 34 of chapter 160 (SB 14-161), Session Laws of Colorado 2014, provides that changes to this section by the act apply to elections conducted on or after May 9, 2014.

Cross references: In 2013, this section was amended by the “Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act”. For the short title and the legislative declaration, see sections 1 and 2 of chapter 185, Session Laws of Colorado 2013.

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.

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