Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 2, § 20118 - Chain of Custody

Current through Register 2022 Notice Reg. No. 14, April 8, 2022

NOTE: See Executive Order N-34-20 (2019 CA EO 34-20), issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which extends certain deadlines relating to the presidential primary and special general elections.

(a) The elections official shall maintain and document uninterrupted chain of custody for each ballot card and each ballot storage container. Chain of custody logs should, at a minimum, include an identifying number of each ballot storage container and the number of a tamper-evident seal affixed to each ballot storage container. Chain of custody logs shall be available for public inspection after the canvass of the election pursuant to Division 15, Chapters 2 through 4, of the Elections Code is complete.
(b) The elections official shall secure and maintain in sealed ballot containers all tabulated ballot cards.
(c) The elections official shall establish written procedures to ensure the security, confidentiality, and integrity of any ballot cards, cast vote records, or any other data collected, stored, or otherwise used pursuant to this section. These procedures shall be published on its website at least five days in advance of the audit.

Notes

Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 2, § 20118

Note: Authority cited: Section 12172.5, Government Code; and Section 15367, Elections Code. Reference: Section 15367, Elections Code.

1. New section filed 3-5-2020; operative 3-5-2020 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2020, No. 10).
2. Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-34-20 (2019 CA EO 34-20), dated March 20, 2020, which extended certain deadlines relating to the presidential primary and special general elections, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. Amendment of subsections (b) and (c) and Note filed 12-9-2021; operative 12-9-2021 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2021, No. 50).

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