(a) Notwithstanding Section 4000 or any other law, on
4or after January 1, 2018, a county may conduct any election as an
5all-mailed ballot election if all of the following apply:
6(1) (A) At least
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7 provided within the jurisdiction where the election is held or the
ballot dropoff locations are fixed in a manner so that
9there is at least one ballot dropoff location provided for every
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10 registered voters within the jurisdiction where the election
11is held, as determined on the 88th day before the day of the
12election, whichever results in more ballot dropoff locations.
13(B) A ballot dropoff location provided for under this section
14consists of a locked ballot box
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15a secure public building that meets the accessibility requirements
16for a polling place and is open during business hours to receive
17voted vote by mail ballots beginning
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25(2) Ballot dropoff locations are placed in a
manner that best
26serves the voters at accessible locations as near as possible to
27established public transportation routes.
29 The county elections official permits a voter residing in the
30county to do any of the following at a
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31(A) Return, or vote and return, his or her vote by mail ballot.
P3 1(B) Register to
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2 and vote pursuant to Section 2170.
3(C) Receive and vote a provisional ballot pursuant to Section
43016 or Article 5 (commencing with Section 14310) of Chapter 3
5of Division 14.
6(4) Every polling center is open to voters not less than 10 days
7before the date of the election for a minimum of eight hours per
8day except that every polling center is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
9on the day of the election, except as provided in Section 14401.
10(5) (A) At least one polling center is provided within the
11jurisdiction where the election is held or the number of polling
12centers are fixed in a manner so that there is at least one polling
13center provided for every 15,000 registered voters within the
14jurisdiction where the election is held, as determined on the 88th
15day before the day of the election, whichever results in more
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centers provided under this section are
6established in accordance with the accessibility requirements
7described in Article 5 (commencing with Section 12280) of Chapter
83 of Division 12, the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of
91990 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 12101 et seq.), the federal Help America
10Vote Act of 2002 (52 U.S.C. Sec. 20901 et seq.), and the federal
11Voting Rights Act of 1965 (52 U.S.C. Sec. 10101 et seq.).
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14established at accessible locations as near as possible to established
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17individuals with disabilities and that provide the same opportunity
18for access and participation as is provided to voters who are not
19disabled, including the ability to vote privately and independently
20in accordance with Sections 12280 and 19240.
31 P5 1(6) (A) Except as otherwise provided for in this section,
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3under this section meet the requirements for eligibility and
4composition pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section
512300) of Chapter 4 of Division 12.
6(B) If a polling center is located in an area otherwise consisting
7of one or more precincts for which the county elections official is
8required to recruit precinct board members who are fluent in a
9language in addition to English pursuant to subdivision (c) of
10Section 12303 and the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 (52
11U.S.C. Sec. 10101 et seq.), the county elections official makes
12reasonable efforts to ensure that the polling center is staffed by
13precinct board members who speak that language.
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15county elections official
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16supplies necessary for the use and return of the vote by mail ballot,
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20(B) The county elections official delivers to each voter, with
21either the sample ballot sent pursuant to Section 13303 or with the
22vote by mail
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23(i) A notice, translated in all languages required under
24subdivision (c) of Section 14201 and Section 203 of the federal
25Voting Rights Act of 1965 (52 U.S.C. Sec. 10101 et seq.), that
voters of all of the following:
27(I) An all-mailed ballot election is being conducted and each
28eligible voter will
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29(II) The voter may cast a vote by mail ballot in person at a
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33voter may request the county elections official to send a vote by
34mail ballot in a language other than English pursuant to Section
35203 of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 (52 U.S.C. Sec. 10101
seq.) or a facsimile copy of the ballot printed in a language other
37than English pursuant to Section 14201.
38(ii) A list of the ballot dropoff locations and
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39established pursuant to this
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The list shall also be posted on the Internet Web site of the county elections
3(iii) A postage-paid postcard that the voter may return to the
4county elections official for the purpose of requesting a vote by
5mail ballot in a language other than English.
6(8) (A) The county elections official submits to the Secretary
7of State a voter education and outreach plan to be implemented
8by the county for any election conducted pursuant to this section.
9The voter education and outreach plan shall include, but shall not
10be limited to, all of the following:
11(i) One education and outreach meeting that includes
12representatives, advocates, and other stakeholders representing
13each community for which the county is required to provide voting
14materials and assistance in a language other than English under
15subdivision (c) of Section 14201 and the federal Voting Rights
16Act of 1965 (52 U.S.C. Sec. 10101 et seq.).
17(ii) One education and outreach meeting that includes
18representatives from community organizations and individuals
19that advocate on behalf of, or provide services to, individuals with
21(iii) At least one bilingual voter education workshop for each
22language in which the county is required to provide voting
23materials and assistance under subdivision (c) of Section 14201
24and the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 (52 U.S.C. Sec. 10101
26(iv) At least one voter education workshop to increase
27accessibility for participation of eligible voters with disabilities.
14 A toll-free voter assistance hotline maintained by the
15county elections official that is operational no later
than 29 days
16before the date of the election until 5 p.m. on the day after the
17election. The toll-free voter assistance hotline shall provide
18assistance to voters in all languages in which the county is required
19to provide voting materials and assistance under subdivision (c)
20of Section 14201 and the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 (52
21U.S.C. Sec. 10101 et seq.).
23 At least one public service announcement in the media,
24including newspapers, radio, and television, that serve
25English-speaking citizens for purposes of informing voters of the
26upcoming election and promoting the
toll-free voter assistance
29 At least one public service announcement in the media,
30including newspapers, radio, and television, that serve
31non-English-speaking citizens for each language in which the
32county is required to provide voting materials and assistance under
33subdivision (c) of Section 14201 and the federal Voting Rights
34Act of 1965 (52 U.S.C. Sec. 10101 et seq.) for purposes of
35informing voters of the upcoming election and promoting the
36toll-free voter assistance hotline.
37(viii) A voter education social media strategy that is developed
partnership with community organizations and individuals that
39advocate on behalf of, or provide services to, non-English-speaking
40individuals and individuals with disabilities.
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5 on the Internet Web site of
the Secretary of State and on the Internet
6Web site of the county elections official.
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37 Except as otherwise provided in this section, the election
38day procedures shall be conducted in accordance with Division
3914 (commencing with Section 14000).
P13 1 The county elections official may provide, at his or her
2discretion, additional ballot dropoff locations and
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3 centers for purposes of this section.
5 The return of voted vote by mail ballots is subject to Sections
63017 and 3020.
8 For the sole purpose of reporting the results of an election
9conducted pursuant to this section, upon completion of the ballot
10count, the county elections official shall divide the jurisdiction
11into precincts pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section
1212220) of Chapter 3 of Division 12 and shall prepare a statement
13of the results of the election in
accordance with Sections 15373
16 (1) If an election is conducted pursuant to this section,
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19conducted pursuant to this section, including,
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26(A) Any statistics on the cost to conduct the election.
28The turnout of different populations, including, but not limited
29to, and to the extent possible, the population categories of race,
30ethnicity, language preference, age, gender, disability, permanent
31vote by mail status, and political party affiliation as it relates to
32the languages required under the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965
33(52 U.S.C. Sec. 10101 et seq.).
39 The number of ballots that were not counted and the reasons
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29 P14 1(D)
2 Voter fraud.
4 Any other problems that became known to the county during
5the election or canvass.
7(2) Whenever possible, using the criteria set forth in paragraph
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9pursuant to this section to similar elections not conducted pursuant
10to this section in the same jurisdiction or comparable jurisdictions.
11(3) Within six months after the date of the election or before
12the date of a subsequent election conducted pursuant to this section,
13whichever is sooner,
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14 shall do all of the following with respect to the
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15 required by this subdivision:
16(A) Submit the
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17with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
18(B) Submit the report to the Secretary of State.
20 Post the
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