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DIVISION 3. VOTE BY MAIL VOTING, NEW RESIDENT, AND NEW CITIZEN VOTING [3000 - 3503]

  ( Heading of Division 3 amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 508, Sec. 10. )

CHAPTER 5. New Residents Application and Voting Procedures [3400 - 3408]
  ( Chapter 5 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

3400.
  

Registration for new residents shall be in progress beginning with the 14th day prior to an election and ending on the seventh day prior to election day.

This registration must be executed in the county elections office and the new resident shall vote a new resident’s ballot in that office.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 592, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2005.)

3402.
  

The Secretary of State shall have blank affidavits of registration prepared for new residents that contain the information required in Section 2157. The affidavit shall be the same as the regular affidavit of registration except that it shall have a removable portion with the caption “new resident.”

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

3403.
  

The envelope into which a new resident is to place the ballot shall bear upon its face the name and official title of the county elections official and upon the other side a printed affidavit in substantially the following form:

State of California

County of


ss.

I, ________, declare that I am a citizen of the United States, that on the day of the next election for federal offices shall be at least 18 years of age, a resident of this state prior to the election, and am a resident of the City or Town of ________, County of ________, State of California; I have not voted, nor shall I cast a vote on a ballot from the state from which I have removed.

I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct.

_____ (Date) _____

_____ (Signature) _____

_____ (Residence address) _____

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

3404.
  

The new resident shall mark the ballot, place it in the identification envelope, and fill out and sign the declaration printed on the identification envelope.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

3405.
  

The ballots of new residents shall be received and canvassed at the same time and under the same procedure as vote by mail voter ballots, insofar as that procedure is not inconsistent with this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 508, Sec. 65. Effective January 1, 2008.)

3408.
  

The county elections official shall keep open to public inspection a list showing the names and addresses of all persons who have voted as new residents.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

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