Instructions: Statement of Election for an Article 55 Cooperative Association

Important information

Use these instructions when completing a Statement of Election for a cooperative association pursuant to § 7-55-113 part 3 of Article 90 of Title 7 of the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.). Provide only information required or permitted to be included in the document by Colorado law. The required form must be used when filing the document. For legal authority, refer to § 7-90-301 and § 7-90-302, C.R.S.

The form must be typewritten. Handwritten forms are not accepted. The completed form must be in English and all fields must be completed unless otherwise specified. The information you provide must exactly match with what we have on file in our office if your record already exists.

Any attachment becomes part of the document. If there is a conflict between information in the attachment and the form, the information in the form takes precedence. The information you provide will be entered exactly as displayed on the form; including lowercase and uppercase letters. 

Visit our Web-site at and click “Businesses, trademarks, trade names” for a copy of a document after filing, Certificates of Good Standing, other electronic services, and other information. For answers to general filing questions consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), also on our website.

Please note that this filing is uncommon. If you have any questions, you may want to consult an attorney or other resources.



ID number

Enter the 11-digit ID number that was assigned to the originating record for the entity in the ID number line. To locate the ID number, visit our website at Click on “Business” and then on “Search Business Database” and search for the entity using the entity name. The ID number is listed on the business record’s Summary page. It is not a state or federal tax ID number.


Entity name

State the name of the entity exactly as shown in the records of the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. This form cannot be accepted if the name on the form does not exactly match the name on the record.


Statement regarding resolution

The following statement applies: a resolution adopted by its board of directors, its members, or its stockholders stating that the entity has elected not to become subject to the provisions of article 55 is attached.

The resolution must be attached.


Delayed effective date (optional)

Leave this field blank if you want the document to take effect immediately.  

The effective date of this document may be delayed up to 90 days. If you do not want the document to become effective immediately, enter the date and time (if applicable) that you want the document to become effective in the box provided. If only a date is entered, then the document becomes effective at 12:00:00 am MST on that date. The effective date must be a future date. [1]



This section describes the legal authority for filing this document. [2]


Individual causing delivery [3]

Each individual causing the document to be filed is responsible for complying with the applicable statutes. Provide the last name, first name and address of at least one individual causing the document to be delivered for filing. A middle name or initial and a suffix are optional. The mailing address, including the city, state and ZIP/postal code, must be provided. Any address outside of the United States must include the country and, if applicable, the province.

Example: Smith, John
               123 N. Main St., Apt 101
               Denver, Colorado 80122


Additional individual causing delivery

If you select this box, you must include an attachment with the names and addresses of additional individual causing the document to be filed. The attachment must provide the name of each additional individual, including their last name and first name. A middle name or initial and a suffix are optional. Also provide the mailing address, including the city, state and ZIP/postal code. Any address outside of the United States must include the country and, if applicable, the province.



These instructions, and the related form, are not intended to provide legal, business, or tax advice, and are offered as a public service without representation or warranty. While the related form is believed to satisfy minimum legal requirements as of its revision date, compliance with applicable law, as the same may be amended from time to time, remains the responsibility of the filer. Questions should be addressed to legal counsel.


[1] | 2-4-109 and 7-90-304, C.R.S.
[2] | 7-90-301.5, C.R.S.
[3] | 7-90-301.5, C.R.S.