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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 8. Disposition of Ballots and Supplies by the Elections Official [15550 - 15551]
  ( Heading of Chapter 8 renumbered from Chapter 11 by Stats. 1998, Ch. 1073, Sec. 39. )

15550.
  

The records and supplies of any election when received by the elections official shall be disposed of in the manner set forth in this chapter.

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

15551.
  

If a contest or any such criminal prosecution has been commenced prior to the date fixed for its destruction, the package containing the voted ballots shall be subject to the order of the court in which the contest or criminal prosecution is pending and shall not be destroyed until after final determination of the contest or criminal prosecution.

In the case of a congressional election contest, the elections official shall hold the ballots of that congressional district in custody subject to the inspection of any committee of the House of Representatives having in charge the investigation of the contest, until the final determination of the contest by the House of Representatives.

In the case of a contest in the State Legislature, the elections official shall hold the ballots of the Senate or Assembly district in custody subject to the inspection of any committee of the Senate or Assembly having in charge the investigation of the contest until the final determination of the contest or the final adjournment of the session of the Legislature in which the contest is filed, whichever is the later.

In no event shall the package or its contents be taken from the custody of the elections official.

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

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