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Guidelines for Submitting Public Records Requests

What is CORA?

The Colorado Open Records Act "CORA" requires that most public records be available to the public. A "public record" includes most writings made, maintained, or kept by our office. However, there are some exceptions concerning records made available under CORA.

Anyone can request public records in the possession of a government office, including the Secretary of State's office. See the Department of State CORA Policy (PDF) here.

How do I submit a CORA request to the Colorado Secretary of State's office?

To request records in possession of the Secretary of State's office, send a detailed, written request by mail or email to:

CORA Custodian
1700 Broadway, Suite 550
Denver, CO 80290

In making your request, it is helpful to include the following:

  • Your name and mailing address.
  • Your phone number or email address so that we can contact you if we need to clarify your request.
  • A detailed list or description of the specific records that you are seeking, including search terms and a date range.

Mailed communications will be answered when received by staff available to process them in the office. The more specific your request is, the faster we can complete it. Being specific also helps us to avoid giving you too much or too little information.

Click the link below for more information:

Colorado Open Records Act (CORA)