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Election Calendar - General Municipal Election - April 2, 2013

Please Note: The November 5, 2013 Coordinated Election is being conducted by the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder.  For more information, please visit http://car.elpasoco.com/election

The City Clerk's Office will be a ballot drop-off location for this election.  However, we cannot provide voter registration services nor can we issue replacement ballots.  Call El Paso County Elections for more information on how to obtain those services from an El Paso County office.  (719) 575-8683.


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Date Description Reference

December 3, 2012

Report of Contributions and Expenditures due

Code 5.2.203.D

December 11, 2012

Mail Ballot Plan to be approved by City Council

Code 5.1.605 (actual date 12/24/12) (Council meeting 12/11/12)

January 2, 2013

Report of Contributions and Expenditures due

Code 5.2.203.D

January 2, 2013

Charter Amendments presented by petition due

CRS 31-2-210 (1)(a)(III)

(90 days)

January 2, 2013

Nomination petitions may be circulated by candidates

(within 10 days after filing affidavit of independent candidacy form and nominating petition council candidate must file Substantial Private Business Interest form)

Code 5.1.106 (90 days)

Code 5.2.103.A

January 15, 2013

Report of Contributions and Expenditures due

Code 5.2.203.D

January 22, 2013

Last day for Council to adopt charter amendments, electoral ordinances and referred measures on 1st reading.

Code 5.1.104 (4th Tuesday in January)

January 31, 2013

Last day incumbents can withdraw from running for another Council office.

Charter 2-10(e)  (61 days)

February 1, 2013

Report of Contributions and Expenditures due

Code 5.2.203.D

February 6, 2013

Notify Secretary of State of mail ballot election

CRS 1-7.5-105(1) (55 days)

February 6, 2013

Nomination petitions and Affidavit of Independent Candidacy due to City Clerk

 (within 10 days after filing affidavit of independent candidacy form and nominating petition council candidate must file Substantial Private Business Interest form)

Code 5.1.106 (55 days)

CRS 31-10-302(6)

Code 5.2.103.A

February 8, 2013

Draw names for ballot position
30 S. Nevada Ave, Suite 102, 11AM

 

February 11, 2013

Last day for write-in candidate to file affidavit of intent

Code 5.1.103 (51 days)

Prior to 50 days before election

February 11, 2013

Last day for candidates to withdraw from nomination

Code 5.1.107 (50 days)

February 12, 2013

Certify candidates, ballot questions.

Code 5.1.110.A (at least 45 days) (actual date 2/16/13)
(Council meeting 2/12/13)

February 15, 2013

Report of Contributions and Expenditures due

Code 5.2.203.D

March 1, 2013

Report of Contributions and Expenditures due

Code 5.2.203.D

March 4, 2013

Last day to receive a preliminary list of registered voters from El Paso County Clerk and Recorder

Code 5.1.607.A

March 4, 2013

Last day to register to vote

CRS 31-10-204

CRS 1-2-201(3) (29 days)

March 8, 2013

Publish and Post Election Notice at Mail Ballot Drop-Off locations (Candidates/Ballot Questions)

5.1.606.A (25 days)

March 8, 2013

Publish Election Notice (Candidates Names and Ballot Questions)

Code 5.1.606

March 15, 2013

Report of Contributions and Expenditures due

Code 5.2.203.D

No earlier than
March 8, 2013
No later than
March 18, 2013

MAIL BALLOT PACKETS TO ACTIVE VOTERS

Code 5.1.608.H (No earlier than 25 days - no less than 15 days)  (Mailing must occur on or between the dates provided)

March 19, 2013

Pre-processing and counting of ballots may begin

Code 5.1.610.B and 5.1.615 (14 days prior to election)

March 25, 2013

Logic & Accuracy (L&A) Test (prior to counting ballots process)

TO BE DETERMINED

March 26, 2013

Last day to file application to vote absentee by mail

Code 5.1.611 (7 days)

March 29, 2013

Report of Contributions and Expenditures due

Code 5.2.203.D

April 2, 2013

ELECTION DAY

 

April 12, 2013

Last day to canvass returns.

Code 5.1.109 (12 days)
(actual 4/14)

April 12, 2013

File Abstract of Votes Cast with Secretary of State.

CRS 31-10-1205(1 &2)) Code 5.1.109 (12 days) (actual 4/14)

April 12, 2013

Publish any adopted initiated ordinances

Charter 12-60(b)(2)(i)

April 12, 2013

Publish Abstract of Votes Cast

CRS 31-10-1205(1&2))

April 16, 2013

Oath of Council members

Charter 2-10(c)- 3rd Tuesday

April 22, 2013

Last day to file certified copy of adopted Charter amendments with Secretary of State.

CRS 31-2-208 (20 days after election)

May 2, 2013

Report of Contributions and Expenditures due

Code 5.2.203.D

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