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DIVISION 17. RETENTION AND PRESERVATION OF ELECTION RECORDS [17000 - 17506]

  ( Division 17 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 6. Miscellaneous Provisions [17501 - 17506]
  ( Chapter 6 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

17501.
  

Following each general election, the county elections official shall file copies of all precinct maps with the Secretary of State. If there is no change in the precinct maps from those maps that are currently on file, in lieu of filing copies of those maps with the Secretary of State, the elections official may submit a written statement informing the Secretary of State of that fact. The Secretary of State shall maintain a file of all the copies for 12 years and shall, upon request, make them available for examination.

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

17502.
  

(a) The following provisions shall apply to those elections where candidates for one or more of the following offices are voted upon: President, Vice President, United States Senator, and United States Representative.

(b) The elections official shall preserve the following records reflecting the appointment of precinct officials until 22 months from the date of any election.

(1) Precinct officers’ declaration of intention required by Section 12321.

(2) Precinct board member applications specified in Section 12300.

(3) Order appointing members of the several precinct boards and designating the polling places specified in Section 12286.

(4) Nominations for appointment to the precinct board by the county central committee of each qualified political party specified in Section 12306.

(5) Written orders appointing precinct board members or designating the polling place for the precinct pursuant to Section 12327.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 810, Sec. 23. Effective January 1, 2004.)

17503.
  

(a) The following provisions shall apply to all state or local elections not provided for in subdivision (a) of Section 17502. An election is not deemed a state or local election if votes for candidates for federal office may be cast on the same ballot as votes for candidates for state or local office.

(b) The elections official shall preserve the following records reflecting the appointment of precinct officials until six months from the date of an election.

(1) Precinct officers’ declaration of intention required by Section 12321.

(2) Precinct board member applications specified in Section 12300.

(3) Order appointing members of the several precinct boards and designating the polling places specified in Section 12286.

(4) Nominations for appointment to the precinct board by the county central committee of each qualified political party specified in Section 12306.

(5) Written orders appointing precinct board members or designating the polling place for the precinct pursuant to Section 12327.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 810, Sec. 24. Effective January 1, 2004.)

17504.
  

(a) The following provisions apply to those elections where candidates for one or more of the following offices are voted upon: President of the United States, Vice President of the United States, United States Senator, and United States Representative.

(b) The elections official shall preserve all applications for vote by mail ballots for a period of 22 months from the date of the election.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 508, Sec. 111. Effective January 1, 2008.)

17505.
  

(a) The following provisions apply to all state or local elections not provided for in subdivision (a) of Section 17504. An election is not deemed a state or local election if votes for candidates for federal office may be cast on the same ballot as votes for candidates for state or local office.

(b) The elections official shall preserve all applications for vote by mail ballots for a period of six months from the date of the election.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 508, Sec. 112. Effective January 1, 2008.)

17506.
  

The elections official shall preserve the list of new resident voters voting pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 3400) of Division 3 for 22 months from the date of the election.

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

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