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1-7-103. No voting unless eligible – first-time voters casting a ballot in person after having registered by mail to vote. (Repealed)

Overview of Statute

C.R.S. § 1-7-103 has been repealed.


Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 732, § 9, effective January 1, 1993.L. 94: (2) amended, p. 1769, § 29, effective January 1, 1995.L. 96: (2) amended and (4) added, p. 1745, § 39, effective July 1.L. 99: (2) amended, p. 774, § 49, effective May 20.L. 2003: (5) added, p. 2078, § 14, effective May 22.L. 2004: (5)(c) amended, p. 1186, § 2, effective August 4.L. 2005: (5)(c) amended, p. 1404, § 24, effective June 6; (5)(c) amended, p. 1439, § 24, effective June 6.L. 2013: Entire section repealed, (HB 13-1303), ch. 185, p. 752, § 138, effective May 10.

Editor’s note: This section is similar to former § 1-7-103 as it existed prior to 1992.

Cross references: (1) For certificate of registration, see § 1-2-215.(2) In 2013, this section was repealed by the “Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act”.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.

Holding that an election held without prior registration of voters is of no force and effect. Where the law requires registration of voters preceding an election, and provides that no one shall be permitted to vote unless he is registered, and no registration is had, the election, where the omission occurs, is of no force and effect, and no one may claim the right to an office as a result thereof. Fish v. Kugel, 63 Colo. 101, 165 P. 249 (1917) (decided under former law).

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.


Colorado Cases

Out-of-State Cases

Federal Cases

Case Name: Campbell v. Joint Dist. 28-J

Citation: 704 F.2d 501 (10th Cir. 1983)

Federal Circuit Court: 10th Circuit Court

Year: 1983

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Case Summary: Holding that school district and city expenditures related to referendum proposal regarding elector approval of new/increased taxes were not authorized by statute or by the provision of Campaign Reform Act governing contributions involving issues in which the state and political subdivisions have “official concern.”