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SB-1342 Election precincts.(2009-2010)



Current Version: 07/15/10 - Chaptered        


SB1342:v97#DOCUMENT

Senate Bill No. 1342
CHAPTER 111

An act to amend Section 12223 of the Elections Code, relating to elections.

[ Approved by Governor  July 15, 2010. Filed with Secretary of State  July 15, 2010. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1342, Simitian. Election precincts.
Existing law requires the boundaries of an election precinct to be fixed so that it contains no more than 1,000 voters on the 88th day prior to the election.
This bill would authorize a local elections official to subtract permanent vote by mail voters from that total when specified conditions are met.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 12223 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

12223.
 (a) Whenever a jurisdiction is divided into election precincts or whenever the boundary of an established precinct is changed or a new precinct is created, the precinct boundary shall be fixed in a manner so that the number of voters in the precinct does not exceed 1,000 on the 88th day prior to the day of election, unless otherwise provided by law.
(b) An elections official may subtract the number of permanent vote by mail voters, pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 3200) of Division 3, from the total number of voters for purposes of complying with subdivision (a) if after subtracting the number of permanent vote by mail voters, the number of voters in the precinct does not exceed the percentage of nonpermanent vote by mail voters in the jurisdiction on the 88th day prior to the election multiplied by 1,000, unless otherwise provided by law.