Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 2, § 20120 - Random Seed

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 random seed shall be generated in order by sequential rolls of one or more fair 10-sided dice.
(b) The random seed shall be generated in a public meeting as follows:
(1) The elections official shall give at least five days public notice of this public meeting before generating the first random seed and public notice at least one hour before generating a second random seed, should a random seed be needed when conducting a two-phase audit.
(2) The elections official shall randomly select members of the public who attend the meeting to take turns rolling a die. At the election official's discretion, the elections official may designate one or more staff members to take turns rolling a die.
(3) In the event that no members of the public attend the meeting, the elections official may designate someone or themselves to roll the die.
(4) Members of the public attending the public meeting shall be permitted to video record or photograph the random seed generation.
(c) After the random seed is generated, the elections official shall provide public notice of the random seed.
(d) The random seed shall be entered into the RLA software tool as provided in sections 20121(d) and 20122(e).

Notes

Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 2, § 20120

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)(1)-(3), new subsection (b)(4) and amendment of 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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