Below is a table comparing CalVoter's current functionality with VoteCal's proposed functionality to improve voter registration in California.
|Each county elections office enters and stores voter registration applications into its own election management system (EMS).||Each county elections office will enter voter registration applications into the VoteCal system via its EMS.|
|New registration applications are uploaded each night from the 58 county elections offices.||New registration applications are entered directly into VoteCal and are processed in real time.|
|Checks for duplicate registrations, and whether the applicant is a felon or deceased, are conducted weekly, delaying registrations.||Checks for duplicate registrations, and whether the applicant is a felon or deceased, will be conducted immediately.|
|Each county elections official determines when list maintenance functions (e.g., running voter registration records against the Department of Motor Vehicles or National Change of Address databases) will be conducted.||Each county elections official will have its list maintenance functions (e.g., running voter registration records against the Department of Motor Vehicles or National Change of Address databases) conducted by VoteCal according to a regular schedule.|
|Voter registration information for voters who, by law, must or can have their information kept confidential is rarely entered into a county elections official's EMS.||Voter registration information for voters who, by law, must or can have their information kept confidential will consistently be entered into each county's EMS and tracked, managed, and protected, both locally at the county and within the single statewide database.|
|County elections officials can only search for registered voters in their own county.||County elections officials will be able to search statewide for a registered voter.|
|County elections officials must develop their own interface between their public Internet site and their EMS, which houses the information the public is looking to access.||County elections officials will develop an interface between their EMS and VoteCal, which will give them and their voters access to a wide range of information.|
|County elections officials must generate and mail their own voter notification cards (VNC) and residency confirmation cards (8D2) to voters.||
County elections officials will have their VNC and 8D2 cards generated and mailed at the state level.
*Due to funding constraints related to printing and postage, counties will continue to generate and mail 8D2 cards at the county level.
|County elections officials generate their own Report of Registration and submit it to the Secretary of State.||County elections officials will have their Report of Registration generated and provided to the Secretary of State by VoteCal.|
|County elections officials maintain their own individual list of registered voters.||County elections officials will have their list of registered voters generated by VoteCal.|