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1-4-503. Method of nomination for nonpartisan candidates

Overview of Statute

All nominations for nonpartisan local government officials must be made by petition as outlined in part 8 of this article.


Nominations for all elected nonpartisan local government officials must be by petition for nomination as provided in part 8 of this article.


Source: L. 92: Entire part R&RE, p. 678, § 5, effective January 1, 1993.L. 99: Entire section amended, p. 450, § 4, effective August 4.L. 2014: Entire section amended, (HB 14-1164), ch. 2, p. 72, § 36, effective February 18.

Editor’s note: This section is similar to former § § 1-4-502 and 1-4-801 as they existed prior to 1992.

Cross references: (1) For filing of petitions and certificates of designation of assembly, see § 1-4-604. (2) For the legislative declaration in HB 14-1164, see section 1 of chapter 2, Session Laws of Colorado 2014.
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.


Colorado Cases

Case Name: Conte v. Meyer

Citation: 882 P.2d 962 (Colo. 1994)

Year: 1994

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Case Summary: Holding that petition nominating councilperson as independent candidate for state representative satisfied the legislative intent of the statute regarding the petition filing deadline; petition was both accurate and sufficient; and councilperson was an eligible candidate.

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