C.R.S. Section 1-13.5-1002
Application for absentee voter’s ballot

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(1)(a)(I) Requests for an application for an absentee voter’s ballot may be made orally or in writing. The application may be in the form of a letter. The application may request that the applicant be added to the permanent absentee voter list for the local government.

(II)

Applications for absentee voters’ ballots shall be filed in writing and be personally signed by the applicant or a family member related by blood, marriage, civil union, or adoption to the applicant. If the applicant is unable to sign the application, the applicant shall make such applicant’s mark on the application, which must be witnessed in writing by another person.

(b)

The application must be filed with the designated election official not later than the close of business on the Tuesday immediately preceding the next local government election in which the absentee voter wishes to vote by absentee voter’s ballot.

(2)

Intentionally left blank —Ed.

(a)

Upon timely receipt of an application for an absentee voter’s ballot, the designated election official receiving it shall examine the records of the county clerk and recorder or county assessor, as appropriate, to ascertain whether or not the applicant is registered and lawfully entitled to vote as requested.

(b)

If the person is found to be so entitled, the designated election official shall deliver, as soon as practicable but not more than seventy-two hours after the blank ballots have been received, an official absentee voter’s ballot, an identification return envelope with the affidavit or the envelope properly filled in as to address of residence as shown by the records of the county clerk and recorder, and an instruction card. The identification return envelope must state “Do not forward. Address correction requested.” or any other similar statement that is in accordance with United States postal service regulations. The delivery must be made to the applicant either personally in the designated election official’s office or by mail to the mailing address given in the application for an official absentee voter’s ballot.

Source: Section 1-13.5-1002 — Application for absentee voter’s ballot - delivery - list, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-01.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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Short title
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Applicability of article - legislative intent
1–13.5–103
Definitions
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Acts and elections conducted pursuant to provisions that refer to qualified electors
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Acts legal and valid
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Applicability of the “Uniform Election Code of 1992”
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Computation of time
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Powers of designated election official
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Construction
1–13.5–110
Special elections
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Time for holding elections for special districts - type of election - manner of election - notice
1–13.5–112
Commencement of terms - nonpartisan officers
1–13.5–201
Registration required
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Persons entitled to vote at special district elections
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Registration records for local government elections - costs
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Lists of property owners - costs
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Delivery and custody of registration list and property owner list
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Eligibility for office - prohibitions - exceptions - challenges
1–13.5–302
Nomination of local government candidates
1–13.5–303
Candidates for special district or business improvement district director - self-nomination and acceptance form
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Withdrawal from nomination
1–13.5–305
Write-in candidate affidavit
1–13.5–306
Objections to nominations
1–13.5–401
Appointment of election judges
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Number of judges - appointment
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Certificates of appointment
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Acceptance form - time to file
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Vacancies - emergency appointments
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Removal of judges
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Oath of judges
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Training of judges
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Compensation of judges
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Compensation for delivery of election returns and other election papers
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Call for nominations - definitions
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Notice of election
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Ballot issue notice
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Establishing precincts and polling places - applicability
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Accessibility of polling places to persons with disabilities
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Judges may change polling places
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Number of voting booths, voting machines, or voting systems
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Arrangement of voting machines or voting booths and ballot boxes
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Election expenses to be paid by local government
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Failure to receive mailed notice
1–13.5–510
Court-ordered elections
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Certification of ballot
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Correction of errors
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Election may be canceled - when
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Hours of voting
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Watchers - definition
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Judges open ballot box first
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Judge to keep pollbook
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Preparing to vote
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Manner of voting in precincts using paper ballots
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Eligible elector requiring assistance
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Spoiled ballots
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Counting paper ballots
1–13.5–610
Counting by counting judges
1–13.5–611
Tally sheets
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Defective ballots
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Judges’ certificate - statement on ballots
1–13.5–614
Delivery of election returns, ballot boxes, and other election papers
1–13.5–615
Abstract of votes - judges to post returns
1–13.5–616
Preservation of ballots and election records
1–13.5–617
Ranked voting methods
1–13.5–618
Covered voters to receive mail ballots
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Use of voting machines
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Judges to inspect machines - when
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Sample ballots, ballot labels, and instruction cards
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Instructions to vote
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Length of time to vote
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Judge to watch voting machines
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Designated election official to supply seals for voting machines
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Close of polls and count of votes
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Election laws apply - separate absentee ballots permitted
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Use of electronic voting system
1–13.5–802
Sample ballots
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Ballots - electronic voting
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Preparation for use - electronic voting
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Instructions to vote
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Ballots
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Distribution of ballots - receipt - filing
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Instruction cards - posting - content
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Close of polls - ballot return - transfer box - delivery
1–13.5–810
Testing of electronic ballot counting equipment
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Electronic vote counting - procedure
1–13.5–812
Election laws pertaining to use of electronic voting systems - separate absentee ballots permitted
1–13.5–901
Ballot boxes
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Ballots and sample ballots - delivery - format
1–13.5–903
Correction of errors
1–13.5–904
Printing and distribution of ballots
1–13.5–905
Substitute ballots
1–13.5–906
Instruction cards - content
1–13.5–1001
When absentee electors may vote
1–13.5–1002
Application for absentee voter’s ballot - delivery - list
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Application for permanent absentee voter status
1–13.5–1004
List of absentee voters’ ballots - removal from list
1–13.5–1005
Self-affirmation on return envelope
1–13.5–1006
Manner of absentee voting by paper ballot
1–13.5–1007
Absentee voters’ voting machines - electronic voting systems
1–13.5–1008
Delivery to judges
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Casting and counting absentee voters’ ballots
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Challenge of absentee voters’ ballots - rejection - record
1–13.5–1011
Emergency absentee voting - definition
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Independent mail ballot elections
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Definitions
1–13.5–1103
Independent mail ballot elections - optional - cooperation with county clerk and recorder permitted - exception
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Preelection process - notification of independent mail ballot election - plan required - duties of designated election official
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Procedures for conducting independent mail ballot election
1–13.5–1105.5
Voting by electors at group residential facilities
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Delivery of misdelivered ballots
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Counting mail ballots
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Write-in candidates
1–13.5–1109
Challenges
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No voting unless eligible
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Right to vote may be challenged
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Challenge to be made by written oath
1–13.5–1204
Challenge questions asked
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Oath of person challenged
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Refusal to answer questions or take oath
1–13.5–1301
Survey of returns - canvass board
1–13.5–1302
Imperfect returns
1–13.5–1303
Corrections
1–13.5–1304
Tie - lots - notice to candidates
1–13.5–1305
Statement - certificates of election
1–13.5–1306
Recount
1–13.5–1401
Person elected - contest - causes
1–13.5–1402
District judge to preside - bond
1–13.5–1403
Filing statement - contents
1–13.5–1404
Summons - answer
1–13.5–1405
Trial and appeals
1–13.5–1406
Recount
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Judgment
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Ballot questions and ballot issues - how contested
1–13.5–1501
Controversies
1–13.5–1601
Applicability of criminal penalties
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