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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 11. Extension of Deadlines [15700 - 15702]
  ( Chapter 11 added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 919, Sec. 1. )

15700.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this chapter to provide guidance in interpreting Section 2.5 of Article II of the California Constitution.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 919, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2002. Operative after March 5, 2002 (Prop. 43 was adopted) by Sec. 2 of Ch. 919.)

15701.
  

If a postelection deadline imposed by this code prevents the proper tabulation or recounting of ballots, the county elections official of the affected county may petition the superior court of that county for an extension sufficient to permit the tabulation or recounting of ballots. The court may grant the petition if it finds that the time limitation would prevent the counting of all votes as required by Section 2.5 of Article II of the California Constitution.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 919, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2002. Operative after March 5, 2002 (Prop. 43 was adopted) by Sec. 2 of Ch. 919.)

15702.
  

For purposes of Section 2.5 of Article II of the California Constitution, “vote” includes all action necessary to make a vote effective in any primary, special, or general election, including, but not limited to, voter registration, any other act prerequisite to voting, casting a ballot, and having the ballot counted properly and included in the appropriate totals of votes cast with respect to candidates for public office and ballot measures.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 919, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2002. Operative after March 5, 2002 (Prop. 43 was adopted) by Sec. 2 of Ch. 919.)

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