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


22274 VoteCal: County Test Environment for the February 2023 Release (PDF)


22273 Referendum: Random Sample of 1940, Related to Oil and Gas Operations (PDF)


22272 Report of Registration: Reporting Instructions for the February 10, 2023, Odd-Numbered Year Report of Registration (PDF)


22271 General Law City Elections: Ballot Tint and Watermark Assignment (PDF)


22270 March General Law City Elections: Randomized Alphabet Drawing (PDF)


22269 Referendum: Random Sample of 1939, Related to Food Facilities and Employment (PDF)


22268 Voting Systems: OVSTA Monthly Update – December 2022 (PDF)


22267 Survey: 2023 County Administered Elections (PDF)


22266 Bilingual Poll Workers Survey and Reporting Instructions (PDF)


22265 Voter Registration: Deadline to Order Voter Registration Cards (PDF)