BILL NUMBER: AB 2023 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Saldana FEBRUARY 17, 2010 An act to amend Section 15152 of the Elections Code, relating to elections. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST AB 2023, as introduced, Saldana. Election results. Existing law requires the elections official of a county to conduct a semifinal official canvass of the results of an election immediately upon the close of the polls and to make the results of the balloting public. An elections official is not permitted to make public the results for a candidate or a ballot measure until all the polls have closed in that county and every other county in which the candidate or ballot measure is being voted upon. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to those provisions. Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Section 15152 of the Elections Code is amended to read: 15152. Neither the elections official, any member of a precinct board, nor any other person shall count any votes, either for a ballot proposition or for a candidate, until the close of the polls in that county. After that time, the ballots for all candidates and ballot propositions voted upon solely within the county shall be counted and the results of the balloting made public. However, the results for any candidate or ballot proposition also voted upon in another county or counties shall not be made public until after all the polls in that county and the other county or counties have closed. This
paragraphsection applies regardless of whether the counting is done by manual tabulation or by a vote tabulating device.