1-5-413. Sample ballots
Overview of Statute
Sample ballots must meet form and instruction requirements and shall be subject to public inspection.
Sample ballots must be printed in the form of official ballots, but must be clearly marked as “SAMPLE BALLOT”. Sample ballots must be delivered to the election judges and posted with the cards of instruction provided for in section 1-5-504. All sample ballots are subject to public inspection.
Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 716, § 8, effective January 1, 1993. L. 2016: Entire section amended, (SB 16-142), ch. 173, p. 579, § 41, effective May 18.
Editor’s note: This section is similar to former § 1-6-410 as it existed prior to 1992.
- Ballot Form & Content Requirements
- Election Day
- Election judges
- Posting of sample ballots at polling places
- sticker on sample ballot showing name of replacement nomination
- Vacancies in designation or nomination
1. Definition for Ballot
(a) A federal write-in absentee ballot;
(b) A ballot specifically prepared or distributed for use by a covered voter in accordance with this article; or
(c) A ballot cast by a covered voter in accordance with this article.
(2) “Covered voter” means:
(a) A uniformed-service voter defined in paragraph (a) of subsection (9) of this section who is a resident of this state but who is absent from this state by reason of active duty and who otherwise satisfies this state’s voter eligibility requirements;
(b) An overseas voter who, before leaving the United States, was last eligible to vote in this state and, except for a state residency requirement, otherwise satisfies this state’s voter eligibility requirements;
(c) An overseas voter who, before leaving the United States, would have been last eligible to vote in this state had the voter then been of voting age and, except for a state residency requirement, otherwise satisfies this state’s voter eligibility requirements; or
(d) An overseas voter who was born outside the United States, is not described in paragraph (b) or (c) of this subsection (2), and, except for a state residency requirement, otherwise satisfies this state’s voter eligibility requirements if the last place where a parent, legal guardian, spouse, or civil union partner of the voter was, or under this article would have been, eligible to vote before leaving the United States is within this state.
C.R.S. § 1-8.3-102.
2. 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.
3. 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.
Case Name: Gessler v. Doty
Citation: 272 P.3d 1131 (Colo. App. 2012)
Case Summary: Holding that county could not decline to comply with the statutory requirement that the county provide drop-off boxes for mail-in ballots at every polling place on election day.