The election provisions for the urban drainage and flood control district (district) have not been changed since 1992. The bill makes the following changes to provisions relating to district elections:
- Section 1 of the bill adds definitions of 'elector' or 'registered elector' and 'special election' or 'election' to conform the district's laws with the 'Uniform Election Code' (code). The bill clarifies the definition of 'publication' so that it conforms with the code. The bill amends the definition of 'taxpaying elector,' eliminating the ability to vote based on a spouse or civil union partner owning taxable property within the district.
- Section 2 clarifies that district elections may be held independently at a special election in conformance with the 'Colorado Local Government Election Code' or in coordination with the county clerk and recorders of counties included in the district. This provision also includes a formula for determining the district's reasonable costs related to a coordinated election.
- Section 3 deletes an obsolete provision specifying the date in advance of an election that the board of directors of the district must adopt a resolution calling a district election.
- Section 4 conforms annexation elections to current requirements of the 'Colorado Local Government Election Code' and makes ballot questions for district annexation elections similar to the procedures used for special district inclusion elections.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)