Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 2, § 20121 - Audit Procedures for Single-Phase Audit

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 conducting an RLA after all ballots cast within the jurisdiction have been tabulated and reported shall enter the following information into the RLA software tool:
(1) The ballot manifest for all ballot card(s);
(2) The results for all ballot card(s) tabulated;
(3) For ballot-level comparison audits, the cast vote records for all ballot card(s) tabulated;
(4) For batch comparison audits, vote totals from the voting system for each contest being audited for each batch; and
(5) For hybrid audits, all vote subtotals or cast vote records that were exported pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (j) of Section 20111.
(b) If the RLA software tool identifies any inconsistencies in the information entered under subdivision (a), the elections official shall, if possible, resolve the inconsistencies before the audit proceeds and note the inconsistencies and their cause(s) in the final audit report in section 20125.
(c) After the data have been submitted under subdivisions (a) and (b), the elections official shall generate a random seed pursuant to section 20120.
(d) The elections official shall enter the random seed into the RLA software tool. The RLA software tool will generate a list of particular ballot card(s) or batches of ballot card(s) from the ballot manifest to examine manually.
(e) The elections official may at any point decide to conduct a full manual tally of any contest(s) whose outcomes have not yet been confirmed by the RLA. In the event that the elections official conducts a full manual tally, the RLA of that contest shall be suspended. Such a manual tally shall follow the procedure specified in Elections Code section 15290.

Notes

Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 2, § 20121

Note: Authority cited: Section 12172.5, Government Code; and Section 15367, Elections Code. Reference: Sections 15290 and 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 section 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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