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
5/16/2022 22118 Initiative: Random Sample of 1931, Related to Greenhouse Gas Emissions (PDF)
5/13/2022 22117 Initiative: Random Sample of 1911, Related to Sports Wagering (PDF)
5/13/2022 22116 Initiative: Failure of 1908, Related to Water Projects (PDF)
5/12/2022 22115 Primary Election: Audio and Large Print Versions of the State Voter Information Guide (PDF)
5/11/2022 22114 Primary Election: Barcode Scanners (PDF)
5/11/2022 22113 Primary Election: Forwarding Vote-by-Mail Ballots to Another County (PDF)
5/11/2022 22112 Primary Election: Unauthorized Ballot Drop Boxes and Ballot Return Requirements (PDF)
5/10/2022 22111 Primary Election: Cameras at Polling Locations (PDF)
5/10/2022 22110 Primary Election: Ballots, Provisional Ballot Envelope Supplies, and Alternative Procedures – Action Required (PDF)
5/10/2022 22109 Primary Election: Election Observations Rights and Responsibilities (PDF)
5/9/2022 22108 Voting Systems: OVSTA Monthly Update –May 2022 (PDF)
5/9/2022 22107 Initiative: Failure of 1906, Related to Online Voting (PDF)
5/9/2022 22106 Initiative: Failure of 1905, Related to School Funding (PDF)
5/6/2022 22105 OVSTA: Voting Technology Security (PDF)
5/6/2022 22104 Primary Election: Remote Access Vote-by-Mail (PDF)
5/6/2022 22103 Primary Election: Voter Intimidation; Prohibited Voter Challenges (PDF)
5/6/2022 22102 VoteCal: County Test Environment for the July 2022 Release (PDF)
5/6/2022 22101 Primary Election: Surrendering Vote-by-Mail Ballots (PDF)
5/6/2022 22100 Primary Election: Conditional Voter Registration Implementation (PDF)
5/6/2022 22099 Primary Election: HAVA: First-Time Voter ID Requirements (PDF)
5/6/2022 22098 Primary Election: Statewide Database Requirements (PDF)
5/6/2022 22097 Initiative: Random Sample of 1907, Related to Dialysis (PDF)
5/6/2022 22096 Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee: May 18, 2022, Meeting (PDF)
5/6/2022 22095 Initiative: Failure of 1904, Related to Police Reform (PDF)
5/4/2022 22094 Primary Election: Natural Disaster -Displaced from Residence (PDF)
5/4/2022 22093 Primary Election: Prohibitions on Electioneering and the Corruption of the Voting Process (PDF)
5/4/2022 22092 Primary Election: Ballot Identification Envelopes: Noncomparable Signatures and Unsigned Envelopes (PDF)
5/4/2022 22091 Initiative: Failure of 1903, Related to Gambling (PDF)