The bill 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
Specifies that an eligible elector of a local government who is a covered voter must reside within the boundaries of the local government to receive a mail ballot;
- Clarifies that local government ballots may be automatically sent to eligible electors who are qualified under contracts to purchase taxable property.
and Eliminates provisions governing a self-affirming oath or affirmation of an elector in the statutes governing special districts that are covered by similar provisions in the election code.
The board of directors of a special district currently consists of 5 or 7 directors elected at large. The bill 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: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)