1-2-510. Public Disclosure of Voter Registration Activities
Overview of Statute
For at least two years, the secretary of state must maintain and make accessible, for public inspection and copying at a reasonable price, information regarding actions taken to ensure the accuracy and currency of eligible voter lists. This includes the lists of the names and addresses of individuals who have received confirmation notices and the status of the response to the notices. These records must omit any information regarding any declination to register and the identity of a voter registration agency associated with any voter’s registration.
The secretary must also file reports and information concerning the implementation of the federal “National Voter Registration Act of 1993” with the Federal Election Committee as required.
(1) The secretary of state shall maintain for at least two years and shall make available for public inspection and copying at a reasonable cost, all records concerning the implementation of programs and activities conducted for the purpose of ensuring the accuracy and currency of official lists of eligible voters, except to the extent that the records relate to a declination to register to vote or to the identity of a voter registration agency through which any particular voter is registered.
(2) The records maintained pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall include lists of the names and addresses of all persons to whom confirmation notices are sent and information concerning whether or not each person has responded to the notice as of the date that inspection of the records is made.
(3) The secretary of state shall also be responsible for filing any reports or information concerning the implementation of the federal “National Voter Registration Act of 1993”, 52 U.S.C. sec. 20501 et seq.with the federal election commission as may be required.
Source: L. 94: Entire part added, p. 1766, § 21, effective January 1, 1995. L. 97: (2) amended, p.475, § 14, effective July 1. L. 2016: (3) amended, (SB 16-142), ch. 173, p. 574, § 24, effective May 18; (3) amended, (SB 16-189), ch. 210, p. 754, § 4, effective June 6.
Editor’s note: Amendments to subsection (3) by SB 16-142 and SB 16-189 were harmonized.
1. Definition for 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.
2. Definition for 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.
3. Definition for 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.
4. Definition for 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.
5. Definition for Secretary
The Colorado secretary of state. C.R.S. § 1-1.5-102.