Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 2, § 20159 - Changes or Modifications to a Certified Electronic Poll Book

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

(a) Any person, corporation, or public agency owning or having an interest in the sale or acquisition of an electronic poll book or part of an electronic poll book may submit a written request for review of any proposed change or modification to the Secretary of State.
(b) The written request for review for a change or modification shall, at a minimum, include:
(1) Documentation supporting the need for each change or modification.
(2) Detailed description of the change and any assumptions and/or constraints.
(3) A list of every electronic poll book component - hardware, firmware, or software - that interacts directly or indirectly with the electronic poll book component or components for which administrative approval of a change or modification is requested.
(4) Version numbers of all affected hardware, firmware, or software.
(5) Classification of each modified hardware, firmware, or software component as either commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS), third-party, or vendor-developed. Where applicable, the name of any third-party company that developed the modified component shall be included.
(6) A list of all affected California jurisdictions.
(c) Any change or modification must be examined for conformance by the Secretary of State.
(d) The applicant shall pay for all expenditures associated with the review, pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 2, Division 7, section 20154.
(e) Changes or modifications include appropriate security and critical software patches, or equivalent, to protect against the exploitation and compromise of voter registration data.
(1) Written request for review of an appropriate security or critical software patch shall be made, at a minimum, 90 days prior to the date in which the system will be utilized.
(2) If a need for an appropriate security or critical software patch is identified less than 90 days prior to the date in which it will be utilized, an emergency request for review shall be immediately submitted to the Secretary of State.


Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 2, § 20159

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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