Some people wanted to sign this petition online. We noticed this is a paper petition ONLY. Can you explain why and the rules of why it can’t be an online petition? Thanks!
Petitions cannot be signed online because the law requires that petitions to be signed in person, on paper with ink, and that this act be witnessed by the petition circulator. This is contained in the Colorado Revised Statutes, Article I, Section 40, Subsection 111 (included below). So, for now, the law requires that petitions be signed in person.
1-40-111. Signatures – affidavits – notarization – list of circulators and notaries. (1) Any initiative or referendum petition shall be signed only by registered electors who are eligible to vote on the measure. Each registered elector shall sign his or her own signature and shall print his or her name, the address at which he or she resides, including the street number and name, the city and town, the county, and the date of signing. Each registered elector signing a petition shall be encouraged by the circulator of the petition to sign the petition in ink. In the event a registered elector is physically disabled or is illiterate and wishes to sign the petition, the elector shall sign or make his or her mark in the space so provided. Any person, but not a circulator, may assist the disabled or illiterate elector in completing the remaining information required by this subsection