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
8/31/2020 20189 General Election: Early Voting, Ballot Drop-off Location, and Ballot Return/Counting Location Survey (PDF)
8/28/2020 20188 General Election: Precinct Notices (PDF)
8/27/2020 20187 General Election: Certified List of Candidates and Rotation List (PDF)
8/27/2020 20186 General Election: UOCAVA/MOVE Act Survey/Point of Contact (PDF)
8/26/2020 20185 Initiatives: Executive Order Related to Statewide Initiative Deadlines (PDF)
8/26/2020 20184 Voter Turnout and Ballot Type Forecasting Model (PDF)
8/26/2020 20183 Initiative: Failure of 1889, Related to Air Quality Standards (PDF)
8/26/2020 20182 Initiative: Failure of 1888, Related to Fuel-Powered Vehicles (PDF)
8/26/2020 20181 Initiative: Failure of 1887, Related to Dialysis (PDF)
8/25/2020 20180 General Election: Barcode Scanners (PDF)
8/25/2020 20179 General Election: Vote-By-Mail Preparedness (PDF)
8/21/2020 20178 General Election: California Late Vote-by-Mail Ballot Application Form (PDF)
8/20/2020 20177 General Election: Revised Guidance Related to the November Election (PDF)
8/20/2020 20176 General Election: Residence Address Changes at Polling Locations (PDF)
8/20/2020 20175 General Election: Voter Information Guide (VIG) Mailing (PDF)
8/20/2020 20174 General Election: November 2020 County Election Administration Report Update (PDF)
8/18/2020 20173 General Election: Reporting Instructions for the September 4, 2020, 60-Day Report of Registration (PDF)
8/13/2020 20172 General Election: Final Ballot Labels and Titles and Summaries (PDF)
8/13/2020 20171 General Election: Randomized Alphabet Drawing (PDF)
8/11/2020 20170 General Election: Monthly Cost Reporting and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (PDF)
8/7/2020 20169 Voting Systems: OVSTA Monthly Update – August 2020 (PDF)
8/7/2020 20168 Voting Modernization Board: Next Scheduled Meeting – September 30, 2020 (PDF)
8/5/2020 20167 General Election: Ballot Tint and Watermark Assignment (PDF)
8/5/2020 20166 Voting Modernization Board: Actions from the July 29, 2020, Meeting (PDF)
8/5/2020 20165 Poll Worker Recruitment: Contact Information for Secretary of State Portal (PDF)
8/3/2020 20164 Recall: Second Report for Recall of Governor Gavin Newsom, Filed by Orrin E. Heatlie (PDF)
8/3/2020 20163 Recall: Fifth Report for Recall of Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Filed by Erin Cruz (PDF)