8 Colo. Code Regs. § 1505-1-7.9

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 7, April 10, 2021
Section 8 CCR 1505-1-7.9 - Voter service and polling centers
7.9.1 The county clerk must designate and open the minimum number of voter service and polling centers as required in section 1-5-102.9, C.R.S., for a general election and section 1-7.5-107 (4.5), C.R.S., for all other elections.
(a) For a general election, the minimum number of voter service and polling centers must be open beginning 15 days before election day during the following hours:
(1) In a county described in section 1-5-102.9(1)(a)(I) or (1)(a)(II), C.R.S., voter service and polling centers must be open from 8 A.M, to 5 P.M. Monday through Friday, and the second Saturday.
(2) In all other counties, voter service and polling centers must be open during normal business hours, which means at least eight hours per day Monday through Friday, and at least four hours continuously on the second Saturday.
(b) For any primary or November coordinated election, the minimum number of voter service and polling centers must be open beginning 8 days before election day during normal business hours, which means at least eight hours Monday through Friday, and at least four hours continuously on Saturday.
(c) All voter service and polling centers must be open from 7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. on election day.
(d) The county clerk must provide all services outlined in section 1-5-102.9, C.R.S., at every designated voter service and polling center.
(e) Signage at each voter service and polling center must indicate that it is a violation of law for any person to collect more than ten ballots for delivery in any election.
7.9.2 Voter service and polling center materials include sufficient computer stations for SCORE access, HAVA information, a voting demonstration display, a signature card table, signature cards, paper ballots, voting booths or DREs, a provisional voting area, and a ballot box.
7.9.3 In order to assist applicants and electors efficiently, a county clerk must configure voter service and polling centers with sufficient election judges, WebSCORE work stations, voting equipment, and sufficient numbers of mail and in-person ballots that can be tabulated by the county's voting system without further duplication, and other supplies. A county may satisfy this Rule by providing a sufficient number of ballot marking devices or ballot on demand printers.
7.9.4 Except for voters with disabilities, the maximum allowable time in a voting booth is 15 minutes if there are voters waiting. The Secretary of State may order additional time based on the length of the ballot. [Section 1-7-115, C.R.S.]
7.9.5 Any eligible elector may vote in-person at a voter service and polling center. An election judge must void the elector's mail ballot in SCORE before issuing an in-person ballot.
7.9.6 If a voter leaves the voting area without completing the voting process, two judges of different affiliation must, to the extent possible, cover the voter's choices, and cast the ballot as the voter left it.
7.9.7 An unaffiliated elector voting in person at a voter service and polling center in a primary election must state which party's election he or she chooses to vote in, and the election judge must indicate the voter's selection in WebSCORE and provide the voter with that party's ballot.
7.9.8 On election day, a county must measure and record the wait time at each of its voter service and polling centers in accordance with the Secretary of State's written wait time policy document.
7.9.9 Each county must report its results to the Secretary of State no later than 30 days after the election.
7.9.10 A county clerk that receives notice of a petition for extending the hours of any voter service and polling center on election day must immediately notify the Secretary of State of the order. If an order is entered by any court that extends the hours of any voter service and polling center in the state, all counties must wait to post, publish, or disclose election night results until the time for the extension has passed; except that a county may upload its results to the secretary of state. The Secretary of State's office will not publish results on the Election Night Reporting system until all polls have closed.
7.9.11 The county clerk of any county that has a tribal council headquarters located within the county borders must notify the tribal council by letter that the tribal nation has the right to request that a voter service and polling center be located within the boundaries of the tribal nation in the upcoming general election. The county clerk must send this notification by mail no later than 225 days before the date of any general election.

8 CCR 1505-1-7.9

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38 CR 17, September 10, 2015, effective 9/30/2015
39 CR 05, March 10, 2016, effective 3/30/2016
40 CR 17, September 10, 2017, effective 9/30/2017
42 CR 18, September 25, 2019, effective 10/15/2019
43 CR 05, March 10, 2020, effective 2/3/2020
43 CR 15, August 10, 2020, effective 8/30/2020