Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
January 15, 1999
Scott Nachtrieb (303-866-4752)
TITLE: CONCERNING REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCESS TO THE PRIMARY ELECTION BALLOT BY PETITION.
Summary of Assessment
The bill would reduce the number of signatures required for a candidate to be placed on the ballot by petition for a county or state office. It would also change the dates when candidate petitions may be circulated. The length of time a person must be affiliated with a party before the signature is valid would be reduced. This reduction would also apply to persons circulating petitions. The election official would have to notify a candidate of the sufficiency or insufficiency of a candidate's petition within ten days after receiving the petition. A candidate would also be granted a specific time period to cure the petition insufficiency. The bill would become effective 90 days after adjournment unless a petition is filed.
This bill would not create additional workloads or expenditures for state or local government election officials. Therefore, this bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact.
Secretary of State