Certification and Approval


Voting technology including, but not limited to voting systems, electronic poll books and remote accessible vote by mail systems, must be certified for use, prior to being sold and/or used in any California election.

For further information, please contact the Secretary of State's office at (916) 695-1680 or email votingsystems@sos.ca.gov.

Review and Testing for Certification Overview

Application Checklist

Voting Technology Certification Application

Voting Technologies Approved for Use in California


Ballot Printer/Ballot on Demand (BOD) Certification

Escrow Facility Approval