Current through Register 2022 Notice Reg. No. 14, April 8, 2022
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.
written request for review for a change or modification shall, at a minimum,
(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.
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.
list of all affected California jurisdictions.
(c) Any change or modification must be
examined for conformance by the Secretary of State.
The applicant shall pay for all
expenditures associated with the review, pursuant to California Code of
Regulations, Title 2, Division 7
, section 20154.
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.