Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 2, § 20154 - Cost of Electronic Poll Book Certification Testing

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

The electronic poll book applicant seeking certification shall be responsible for the costs associated with certification testing.

(a) After the Office of Voting Systems Technology Assessment of the Secretary of State's office has received the application, it shall review the application and associated documentation and provide the applicant with:
(1) A list of any deficiencies.
(2) An estimated amount designated as the initial deposit of funds into an Agency Trust Account sufficient to guarantee and reimburse the cost of any expenditures associated with the examination of the voting system, pursuant to Elections Code section 19222.
(b) If the initial deposit is not sufficient to reimburse the cost of all expenditures associated with the certification testing, the Secretary of State's office will require an additional deposit of funds into the Agency Trust Account to be received by the Office of Voting Systems Technology Assessment of the Secretary of State's office as directed. If the Secretary of State does not receive such additional deposit of funds as directed, the Secretary of State may suspend the certification process.
(c) After all expenditures have been paid, the Secretary of State shall notify the applicant of any amount in excess of those expenditures. The applicant may request that the amount in excess of those expenditures be refunded or held in the Agency Trust Account for future testing and certification

Notes

Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 2, § 20154

Note: Authority cited: Section 12172.5, Government Code; and Section 2550, Elections Code. Reference: Section 2550, Elections Code.

1. New section filed 5-16-2018; operative 5-16-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2018, No. 20).

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