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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
10/29/2020 20244 General Election: REMINDER - Ballot Identification Envelopes: Mismatched Signatures and Unsigned Envelopes (PDF)
10/26/2020 20243 General Election: Close of Polls and Release of Vote Totals (PDF)
10/23/2020 20242 Voting Modernization Board: Next Scheduled Meeting – December 16, 2020 (PDF)
10/15/2020 20241 General Election: Forwarding VBM Ballots to Another County (PDF)
10/11/2020 20240 General Election: Unauthorized Ballot Drop Boxes (PDF)
10/8/2020 20239 Voting Systems: OVSTA Monthly Update – October 2020 (PDF)
10/8/2020 20238 General Election: Monthly Cost Reporting (PDF)
10/7/2020 20237 Emergency Regulations: Statewide Voter Registration System; Conditional Voter Registration (PDF)
10/6/2020 20236 General Election: Voter Intimidation; Prohibited Voter Challenges (PDF)
10/6/2020 20235 Recall: Fourth Report for Recall of Governor Gavin Newsom, Filed by Orrin E. Heatlie (PDF)
10/6/2020 20234 General Election: Election Materials - Reporting of Errors (PDF)
10/6/2020 20233 General Election: Ballots, Provisional Ballot Envelope Supplies, and Alternative Procedures (PDF)
10/2/2020 20232 General Election: Revised Guidance Related to the November Election (PDF)
10/2/2020 20231 General Election: Natural Disaster/Emergency Preparation (PDF)
10/1/2020 20230 Initiative: 1893, Related to State and Local Government (PDF)
10/1/2020 20229 General Election: Conditional Voter Registration Implementation (PDF)
10/1/2020 20228 Voter Registration: Postage Reimbursement and Replenishment Claims (FY 2020/2021 – 1st Quarter) (PDF)