The California Secretary of State periodically provides written guidance and information to the state's county elections officials to help ensure a smooth electoral process.

The written advisories -- known as CCROVs since they are directed to County Clerks & Registrars of Voters -- are posted here shortly after they are provided to county elections officials. Electronic copies of all CCROVs dating back to January 1, 2013, are posted here.

To obtain a copy of a CCROV issued in 2012 or earlier -- or if you have any questions or comments -- please email the Elections Division staff using our online form or call (916) 657-2166.


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Date CCROV Number Title


17031 VoteCal: Public Safety Officer Confidential Voters Automatic Expiration (PDF)


17030 VoteCal: Unknown Political Party Preference (PDF)


17029 VoteCal: DMV Change of Address Processing (PDF)


17028 Political Body: California Pirate Party (PDF)


17027 June 6, 2017, Elections: Randomized Alphabet Drawing (PDF)


17026 Initiative: 1797, Related to Child Custody (PDF)


17025 Initiative: 1796, Related to the Electoral College (PDF)


17024 Voter Registration: Deadline to Order Voter Registration and Voter Notification Cards (PDF)


17023 Voting Systems: OVSTA Monthly Update – March 2017 (PDF)