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1-2-702. Conducting a Voter Registration Drive

Overview of Statute

Anyone organizing a voter registration drive must use the registration form approved by the secretary of state. The drive organizer must deliver completed applications to the appropriate county clerk and recorder, determined by the address listed on the application, at least fifteen days after the signature date listed on the application.


(1) A voter registration drive organizer shall use the form of the voter registration application approved by the secretary of state by rule.

(2) A circulator working on a voter registration drive shall collect a voter registration application distributed by the voter registration drive and offered by an elector and deliver the application to the voter registration drive organizer. A voter registration drive organizer shall deliver the application to the county clerk and recorder of the county in which the elector resides according to the address indicated on the application. The application shall be delivered no later than fifteen business days after the application is signed, or, if the application is sent by mail, it shall be postmarked no later than fifteen business days after the application is signed; except that an application shall be delivered or mailed no later than the registration deadline set forth in section 1-2-201 (3).

(3) A voter registration drive organizer shall not compensate a circulator working on the voter registration drive based on the number of voter registration applications the circulator distributes or collects.


Source: L. 2005: Entire part added, p. 1397, § 11, effective June 6; entire part added, p. 1432, § 11, effective June 6. L. 2006: (2) amended, p. 2030, § 7, effective June 6. L. 2007: (2) amended, 1970, § 7, effective August 3. L. 2013: (2) amended, (HB 13-1303), ch. 185, p. 703, § 27, effective May 10. L. 2016: (2.5) added, (SB 16-107), ch. 42, p. 102, § 2, effective March 23.

Cross references: In 2013, subsection (2) 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 [Circulator]

A person who presents to other persons for possible signature a petition for recall as described in this article. C.R.S. § 1-12-100.5.

Definition [Circulator]

A person who presents to other persons for possible signature a petition to place a measure on the ballot by initiative or referendum.

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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