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1-4-907. Filing of petition

Overview of Statute

Petitions must be filed with the secretary of state for candidates for statewide office, Congress, the general assembly, district attorney, or a district of state concern. Petitions endorsing candidates for county office must be filed with the county clerk. For nonpartisan local elections, petitions must be filed with the designated election official.


The petition, when executed and acknowledged as prescribed in this part 9, shall be filed as follows: With the secretary of state if it is for an office that is voted on by the electors of the entire state or of a congressional district or for the offices of members of the general assembly or district attorney or a district office of state concern; with the county clerk and recorder if it is for a county office; and with the designated election official if it is for a nonpartisan local election.


Source: L. 92: Entire part R&RE, p. 690, § 7, effective January 1, 1993.L. 94: Entire section amended, p. 1621, § 1, effective May 31.L. 95: Entire section amended, p. 832, § 35, effective July 1.

Editor’s note: This section is similar to former § 1-4-801 (1)(h) as it existed prior to 1992.
Definition [Designated election official]

The secretary of state, a county clerk and recorder, or other election official as provided by article XXI of the state constitution. C.R.S. § 1-12-100.5.

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 [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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