Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 2, § 20233 - Request for Ballot Card Release Required

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

(a) Any jurisdiction wishing to purchase ballot cards directly from a ballot printer or wishing to have unfinished ballot cards removed from a warehouse for finishing, shall request in writing a release from the Secretary of State.
(b) No ballot cards or unfinished ballot cards shall be manufactured, and no unfinished ballot cards shall be removed from the warehouse for finishing, prior to issuance of a specific release from the Secretary of State for manufacturing or finishing. No ballot cards shall be manufactured or finished except in the format, sheet dimension, tint, watermark, and quantity specified in the applicable release.
(c) No tinted card stock shall be used for any purpose other than manufacturing ballot cards for use in California elections.
(d) Manufacturers wishing to tint rolls in anticipation of receiving releases shall request in writing authorization from the Secretary of State to tint a sufficient number of rolls to meet expected orders. Such requests shall be substantially in the form of a request for release.
(e) Requiring a written request for a release shall not prevent any user from making a request to obtain a release by telephone from the Secretary of State when time is of the essence. Such telephoned request shall be confirmed by the requestor as soon as practicable in writing.


Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 2, § 20233

Note: Authority cited: Section 13004, Elections Code. Reference: Sections 13005 and 13006, Elections Code.

1. Renumbering and amendment of former article 5 to article 4, and renumbering and amendment of former section 20235 to new section 20233 filed 1-11-2018; operative 1-11-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2018, No. 2).

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