Section 4: Voting Systems Guidelines and Processes -
California's Plan for Voting in the 21st Century



Section 254(a)(4), page 73
How the state will adopt voting system guidelines and processes which are consistent with the requirements of Section 301.

The Secretary of State, under existing state law, certifies voting systems and equipment, and the procedures for their use, through a Voting Systems Panel. The Secretary of State also decertifies voting systems and equipment, and the procedures for their use. No voting system may be used for any election without being certified.
The Secretary of State, through existing processes, after considering any voluntary guidelines adopted by the Commission pursuant to Subtitle B of Title III, will certify and decertify voting systems, and the procedures for their use, to ensure that all voting systems and the procedures for their use comply with the requirements of Section 301 and other provisions of HAVA.

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