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AB-820 Ballots. (2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/20/2019 09:00 PM


Assembly Bill
No. 820

Introduced by Assembly Member Cervantes

February 20, 2019

An act to amend Section 13260 of the Elections Code, relating to elections.


AB 820, as introduced, Cervantes. Ballots.
Existing law authorizes the Secretary of State to approve the use of ballot cards only under specified conditions, including if the ballot is designed with a section with places for the voter to punch holes to indicate the voter’s choices of candidates and votes on measures.
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


 Section 13260 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

 In approving ballots and ballot cards, the Secretary of State shall not give his or her approval unless the following are true:
(a) The size, shape, and texture of the ballot card are suitable for use in the automatic device in which it is intended to be placed.
(b) The ballot cards are so designed that they can readily be arranged with a section or ballot stub containing the serial number of the ballot and a section with places for the voter to slot or punch holes indicating his or her the voter’s choices of candidates and votes on measures.
(c) If the ballot is to consist of two or more series of cards, appropriate provision may be made for identifying the related series which that comprise the ballot.