SB 35 (Padilla), Chapter 505, Statutes of 2012, effective January 1, 2013, codifies portions of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) into state law and places new requirements on county elections officials.
Specifically, SB 35 requires county elections officials to begin reporting the number of voter registrations generated by each NVRA agency office or site in the county. The Secretary of State has developed a reporting template for the 58 counties. The spreadsheet contains a page for each county with a list of the known NVRA agency offices and sites in the county. Each county elections official should maintain an up-to-date list of the NVRA agency offices and sites in the county and add new offices and sites to the list as appropriate.
In order to properly track NVRA registrations, county elections officials should record the serial numbers of the voter registration cards (VRCs) supplied to each NVRA office or site. NVRA agencies with multiple sites in a county should coordinate distribution of the VRCs with county elections officials to ensure proper tracking.
As required by SB 35, the monthly NVRA reports have two components:
SB 35 requires counties to report to the Secretary of State within 10 days of the beginning of each calendar month.
SB 35 requires NVRA agencies to train employees annually and requires county elections officials to assist with training, if requested by an NVRA agency. The Secretary of State has developed NVRA training materials for this purpose.