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ModificationTo Local Government Election Codes

Concerning certain administrative clarifications to local government election codes.
2021 Regular Session
Elections & Redistricting
Bill Summary

The act makes the following changes to the local government and special district election codes:

  • Revises statutory citations to clarify that the Colorado local government election code is the portion of the election code applicable to special district elections;
  • Provides additional statutory citations to specify all instances in which a county assessor provides a list of property owners for an election;
  • Clarifies that, when computing time for any designated period of days for a local government election, the first day from which the period of days runs is excluded and the last day from which the period of days runs is included;
  • Specifies that the candidate self-nomination form for special district elections must contain the county where the special district is located;
  • Clarifies that a candidate's and witness's respective addresses and telephone numbers and a candidate's current e-mail address need to be provided but do not need to be printed by the candidate and witness on the self-nomination form for special district elections;
  • Clarifies the procedures for reviewing and verifying a self-nomination form and curing any insufficiencies; and
  • Clarifies that local government ballots may be automatically sent to eligible electors who are qualified under contracts to purchase taxable property.

The board of directors of a special district currently consists of 5 or 7 directors elected at large. The act provides a process for dividing a special district into separate director districts and for members to be elected from each director district at large or by the electors within each director district.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. B. Gardner
Rep. M. Snyder



Rep. S. Bird, Rep. T. Exum, Rep. N. Ricks, Rep. B. Titone

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