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AB-269 Elections: corruption of voting.(2009-2010)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 18562.5 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

18562.5.
 (a) A member of the public is guilty of a misdemeanor if, while observing any of the following, he or she willfully engages in any conduct set forth in subdivision (b):
(1) The processing of vote by mail ballots conducted pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 15100) of Division 15.
(2) The semifinal official canvass conducted pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 15150) of Division 15.
(3) The official canvass conducted pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 15300) of Division 15.
(4) A recount conducted pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 15600) of Division 15.
(b) (1) Attempting to ascertain the identity and ballot choices of a voter, or having observed or learned the identity of a voter, attempting to ascertain the ballot choices of that voter.
(2) Opening a provisional or vote by mail ballot envelope containing a voted ballot in order to ascertain the voter’s ballot choices.
(3) Making or placing a mark or device on a ballot or secrecy envelope in an attempt to ascertain the voter’s ballot choices.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.