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1-7-403. Instruction to electors

Overview of Statute

Election judges may assist electors seeking further instruction after entering the immediate voting area, but, with limited exceptions, no election judge, election official, or person assisting an elector may enter the immediate voting area. Voters seeking instructions must vote as if unassisted.


In case any elector, after entering the immediate voting area, asks for further instructions concerning the manner of voting, an election judge shall give instructions to the elector. No election judge or other election official or person assisting an elector shall enter the immediate voting area, except as provided in section 1-7-111. After receiving instructions, the elector shall vote as if unassisted.

Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 743, § 9, effective January 1, 1993.L. 2014: Entire section amended, (SB 14-161), ch. 160, p. 563, § 16, effective May 9.

Editor’s note: This section is similar to former § 1-7-403 as it existed prior to 1992.

Annotation: June 13, 2016 8:08 pm

The rules define “immediate voting area” as the area that is within six feet of the voting equipment, voting booths, and the ballot box.

Definition [Person]

Any natural person, partnership, committee, association, corporation, labor organization, political party, or other organization or group of persons. Section 2(11) of article XXVIII of the state constitution.

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.

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