California Government Code section 12172.5 allows the Secretary of State to require elections officials to file reports on elections in their jurisdictions. As a part of the voting system approval process, each county is required to develop an Election Observer Panel Plan that provides people with the opportunity to observe the local elections process. Below is a template the Secretary of State provided to counties to help them develop their plans, followed by the plan submitted by each county elections official.
Election Observer Panel Plan Template - April 11, 2008 (pdf ~41KB)
* Please contact the Office of Voting Systems Technology Assessment at (916) 653-7244 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request plans from this Election.