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DIVISION 19. CERTIFICATION OF VOTING SYSTEMS [19001 - 19402]

  ( Heading of Division 19 amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 602, Sec. 1. )

CHAPTER 4. Elections Using Voting Machines [19300 - 19381]

  ( Chapter 4 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [19300 - 19304]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

19300.
  

A voting machine shall, except at a direct primary election or any election at which a candidate for voter-nominated office is to appear on the ballot, permit the voter to vote for all the candidates of one party or in part for the candidates of one party and in part for the candidates of one or more other parties.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 1, Sec. 61. (SB 6) Effective January 1, 2010. Operative January 1, 2011, pursuant to Sec. 67 of Ch. 1.)

19301.
  

(a) A voting machine shall provide in the general election for grouping under the name of the office to be voted on, all the candidates for the office with the designation of the parties, if any, by which they were respectively nominated or which they designated pursuant to Section 8002.5.

(b) With respect to a party-nominated office, the designation may be by usual or reasonable abbreviation of party names. With respect to a voter-nominated office, the voting machine shall conform to the format specified in subdivision (a) of Section 13105.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 3, Sec. 46. (AB 1413) Effective February 10, 2012.)

19302.
  

The labels on voting machines and the way in which candidates’ names are grouped shall conform as nearly as possible to the form of ballot provided for in elections where voting machines are not used.

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

19303.
  

If the voting machine is so constructed that a voter can cast a vote in part for presidential electors of one party and in part for those of one or more other parties or those not nominated by any party, it may also be provided with: (a) one device for each party for voting for all the presidential electors of that party by one operation, (b) a ballot label therefor containing only the words “presidential electors” preceded by the name of the party and followed by the names of its candidates for the offices of President and Vice President, and (c) a registering device therefor which shall register the vote cast for the electors when thus voted collectively.

If a voting machine is so constructed that a voter can cast a vote in part for delegates to a national party convention of one party and in part for those of one or more other parties or those not nominated by any party, it may be provided with one device for each party for voting by one operation for each group of candidates to national conventions that may be voted for as a group according to the law governing presidential primaries.

No straight party voting device shall be used except for delegates to a national convention or for presidential electors.

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

19304.
  

A write-in ballot shall be cast in its appropriate place on the machine, or it shall be void and not counted.

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

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