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AB-1707 Polling places: handheld devices.(2019-2020)



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Assembly Bill No. 1707
CHAPTER 561

An act to add Section 2302 to the Elections Code, relating to elections.

[ Approved by Governor  October 08, 2019. Filed with Secretary of State  October 08, 2019. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1707, Berman. Polling places: handheld devices.
Existing law sets forth various restrictions relating to permissible conduct at polling places, including, among others, that a person is prohibited from photographing, video recording, or otherwise recording a voter entering or exiting a polling place with the intent of dissuading another person from voting, as specified.
This bill would provide that a voter or any other person may not be prohibited from using an electronic device, including a smartphone, tablet, or other handheld device, at a polling place provided that the use of the device does not result in a violation of other provisions of law.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 2302 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

2302.
 A voter or any other person shall not be prohibited from using an electronic device, including a smartphone, tablet, or other handheld device, at a polling place provided that the use of the device does not result in a violation of Section 14221, 14224, 14291, 18370, 18502, 18540, 18541, or any other provision of this code.