as amended, Allen.
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Existing law permits a county elections official to offer conditional voter registration and provisional voting on election day at satellite offices of the county elections office, as specified.
This bill would also allow a county elections official to offer conditional voter registration and provisional voting at satellite offices other than on election day.
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State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 2170 of the Elections Code is amended to read:
(a) “Conditional voter registration” means a properly
13executed affidavit of
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14delivered by the registrant to
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15the 14 days immediately preceding an election or on election day
16and which may be deemed effective pursuant to this article after
17the elections official processes the affidavit, determines the
18registrant’s eligibility to register, and validates the registrant’s
19information, as specified in subdivision (c).
20(b) In addition to other methods of voter registration provided
21by this code, an elector who is otherwise qualified to register to
22vote under this code and Section 2 of Article II of the California
23Constitution may complete a conditional voter registration and
24cast a provisional ballot during the 14 days immediately preceding
25an election or on election day pursuant to this article.
26(c) (1) A conditional voter registration shall be deemed effective
27if the county elections official is able to determine before or during
P3 1the canvass period for the election that the registrant is eligible to
2register to vote and that the information provided by the registrant
3on the registration affidavit matches information contained in a
4database maintained by the
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5Vehicles or the federal Social Security Administration.
6(2) If the information provided by the registrant on the
7registration affidavit cannot be verified pursuant to paragraph (1)
8but the registrant is otherwise eligible to vote, the registrant shall
9be issued a unique identification number pursuant to Section 2150
10and the conditional voter registration shall be deemed effective.
11(d) The county elections official shall offer conditional voter
12registration and provisional voting pursuant to this article, in
13accordance with the following procedures:
elections official shall provide conditional voter
15registration and provisional voting pursuant to this article at all
16permanent offices of the county elections official in the county.
17(2) The elections official shall advise registrants that a
18conditional voter registration will be effective only if the registrant
19is determined to be eligible to register to vote for the election and
20the information provided by the registrant on the registration
21affidavit is verified pursuant to subdivision (c).
22(3) The elections official shall conduct the receipt and handling
23of each conditional voter registration and offer and receive a
24corresponding provisional ballot in a manner that protects the
25secrecy of the ballot and allows the elections official to process
26the registration, to determine the registrant’s eligibility to register,
27and to validate the registrant’s information before counting or
28rejecting the corresponding provisional ballot.
29(4) After receiving a conditional voter registration, the elections
30official shall process the registration, determine the registrant’s
31eligibility to register, and attempt to validate the information.
32(5) If a conditional registration is deemed effective, the elections
33official shall include the corresponding provisional ballot in the
35(e) The county elections official may offer conditional voter
36registration and provisional voting pursuant to this article at
37satellite offices of the county elections office, in accordance with
38the procedures specified in paragraphs (2) to (5), inclusive, of
(a) The Secretary of State shall adopt regulations
4governing the manufacture, finishing, quality standards,
5distribution, and inventory control of ballot cards and
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10of State shall also approve each ballot card
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14use in California elections.
15(b) Not later than five working days before the Secretary of
16State begins his or her initial inspection, the ballot card
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19writing any known flaw or defect in its ballot card manufacturing
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22the future casting or tallying of votes. Once approved by the
23Secretary of State, the ballot card
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25notify the Secretary of State and the affected local elections
26officials in writing within two business days after it discovers any
27flaw or defect in its ballot card manufacturing or finishing
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30or tallying of votes.