XI. Appendix B: Procedures Regarding Petition Format Approval

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General Process & Timeline

  • No petition format will receive final approval by the Secretary of State’s Office until after the 7 days has passed to file a motion for rehearing with the title board. [Section 1-40-107(1), C.R.S.]

  • If, after 7 days, no motion for rehearing has been filed, and the petition format has been submitted for approval, then the Secretary of State’s Office will review the petition format and approve or disapprove within 48 hours after the 7th day.

  • If, after 7 days, no motion for rehearing has been filed, and the petition format has not been submitted for approval, then the Secretary of State’s Office will review the petition format and approve or disapprove within 48 hours after the submittal of the format.

  • If a motion for rehearing is filed within 7 days, then the petition format will not receive final approval by the Secretary of State’s Office until after the final decision of the Title Board.

  • If a motion for rehearing is filed within 7 days and is withdrawn prior to the rehearing, and the petition format has not been submitted, then the Secretary of State’s Office shall have 48 hours after submittal of the petition format to issue final approval or disapproval of the petition format.

  • If a motion for rehearing is filed within 7 days and is withdrawn prior to the rehearing, and the petition format has been submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office, the Secretary of State’s Office shall have 48 hours from the date of withdrawal of the motion to issue final approval or disapproval of the petition format.