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Elections Code - ELEC

DIVISION 15. SEMIFINAL OFFICIAL CANVASS, OFFICIAL CANVASS, RECOUNT, AND TIE VOTE PROCEDURES [15000 - 15702]

  ( Heading of Division 15 amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 1073, Sec. 21. )
  

CHAPTER 4. Official Canvass [15300 - 15376]

  ( Chapter 4 repealed and added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 1073, Sec. 31. )
  

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [15300 - 15305]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 1073, Sec. 31. )

  
15302.  

The official canvass shall include, but not be limited to, the following tasks:

(a) An inspection of all materials and supplies returned by poll workers.

(b) A reconciliation of the number of signatures on the roster with the number of ballots recorded on the ballot statement.

(c) In the event of a discrepancy in the reconciliation required by subdivision (b), the number of ballots received from each polling place shall be reconciled with the number of ballots cast, as indicated on the ballot statement.

(d) A reconciliation of the number of ballots counted, spoiled, canceled, or invalidated due to identifying marks, overvotes, or as otherwise provided by statute, with the number of votes recorded, including vote by mail and provisional ballots, by the vote counting system.

(e) Processing and counting any valid vote by mail and provisional ballots not included in the semifinal official canvass.

(f) Counting any valid write-in votes.

(g) Reproducing any damaged ballots, if necessary.

(h) Reporting final results to the governing board and the Secretary of State, as required.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 508, Sec. 101. Effective January 1, 2008.)