Notary for Petition, Election
We provide Colorado Springs mobile notary service for a petition, candidate, election or an oath of office.
Election, Oath of Office
We can supervise an election for an organization and administer an oath of office for elected officers of a business, corporation, LLC, HOA, club, association, or non-profit board or committee.
Persons who are not authorized by law to administer an oath of office should not provide this service.
For more security, and to deter election fraud, we can check voter ID and notarize election ballots. Absentee and mail-in voters can meet with a notary before mailing in their notarized ballots. The ballot should be designed to include a notary certificate at the bottom.
We can notarize an affidavit of a petition circulator, a petition for a candidate, a candidate’s acceptance, or a petition for recall, initiative, or referendum, under Colorado CRS Title 1 Election Laws.
It is important that a petition is completed and notarized correctly to avoid rejection or disqualification. A circulator should read and follow the Colorado election laws and Colorado Petition Circulator Training Guide carefully.
Note: local, municipal and county elections may have different requirements for notarizing a petition. For Colorado Springs, City Charter section 12-30(b) defines the procedure for notarizing an affidavit of a petition circulator.
For a document description, a notary may want to note the initiative number, section number, and the number of signatures listed on the petition in the notary journal.
Acceptable Identification for Petition Circulators
Forms of acceptable identification for a petition circulator are defined in the Colorado election laws at CRS 1-1-104 (19.5). They include several different forms of identification, that are not acceptable when notarizing other types of documents. See the Colorado SOS acceptable identification list for petition circulators.
Neutral and Impartial Notary
The notary should be neutral and impartial and provide notary service to all of the public, regardless of the political party, political views, religion or personal beliefs or opinions. To avoid a conflict of interest, the notary should decline to notarize for a candidate if the candidate is a family member. The notary should decline to administer an oath of office for an elected officer or public official if the officer is a family member.
Presidential Oath of Office
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
In 1923, Calvin Coolidge took the Presidential oath of office administered by his father, John Calvin Coolidge, Sr., a Vermont notary public and justice of the peace.
In 1963, Lyndon B. Johnson took the Presidential oath of office on board Air Force One, following the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Check Voter Registration
Resource: you can verify your Colorado voter registration status at check Colorado voter registration.
[Updated 2020-05-25] added images, weblinks