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AB-1044 State voter information guide: VoteCal Internet Web site.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/16/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1044


Introduced by Assembly Member Quirk

February 16, 2017


An act to amend Section 3023 of the Elections Code, relating to vote by mail voting.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1044, as introduced, Quirk. State voter information guide: VoteCal Internet Web site.
Existing law requires that the vote by mail ballot be available to any registered voter and that the Secretary of State prepare and distribute to appropriate elections officials uniform printed and electronic applications for vote by mail ballots. Existing law requires that each ballot delivered to a qualified applicant be accompanied by a state voter information guide, unless the voter has already been provided a state voter information guide.
Under the existing federal Help America Vote Act of 2002, the Secretary of State is required to implement a computerized statewide voter registration list, the “VoteCal” project, that serves as the single system for storing and managing the official list of registered voters.
This bill would require that the state voter information guide display the Internet Web site address for the VoteCal statewide voter registration database at the bottom of the front page of the guide.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 3023 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

3023.
 Each ballot that is delivered pursuant to this chapter shall be accompanied by a state voter information guide, unless the voter has already been provided a state voter information guide. The state voter information guide shall display the Internet Web site address for the VoteCal statewide voter registration database established by the Secretary of State at the bottom of the front page of the guide.