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Bill Detail: SB21-160

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Title ModificationTo Local Government Election Codes
Status Governor Signed (05/13/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Elections & Redistricting
House Sponsors M. Snyder (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Gardner (R)
House Committee State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 03/02/2021

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;
  • 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.

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