Requirements for New of Voting Systems



California Elections Code section 19201 provides that, “No voting system, in whole or in part, shall be used unless it has received the approval of the Secretary of State prior to any election at which it is to be first used.”

Prior to considering any new voting system for approval, or any modification to a currently approved voting system, the Secretary of State conducts a thorough examination and review of the proposed system that includes:



Certification and Approval




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