Public Announcements and Hearings

Public Hearing on Request for Approval of Voting Technology

September 4, 2019

9:00 a.m.

1500 11th Street 1st Floor Auditorium Sacramento


  • Election Systems and Software (ES&S) EVS Voting System.
  • Dominion Voting Systems, Inc. Democracy Suite 5.10 Voting System.

Pursuant to Elections Code sections 19211 and 19287, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held to give interested persons an opportunity to express their views regarding the above vote technology.

Auditorium doors open at 8:30 a.m. Anyone wishing to provide oral comment at the hearing must complete a speaker’s card upon arrival. Each speaker during the public comment period will be allotted three minutes for a presentation. Anyone wishing to submit written comments can do so by delivering it to the hearing or by e-mailing it to by 5:00 p.m. on September 13, 2019.

In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, reasonable accommodations are available. Requests for reasonable accommodations should be made at least five (5) working days in advance of the hearing.

Secretary of State Sets Deadline for Counties to Retire Old Voting Machines and Modernize Election Infrastructure.

In an effort to strengthen the security of California’s election infrastructure, Secretary of State Alex Padilla has initiated the process for withdrawing certification or conditional approval of voting systems that were not tested or certified under the most recent state security standards.

The Secretary of State, pursuant to the authority granted in Elections Code Section 19232 withdraws certification and conditional approval of all California voting systems, in whole or in part, not tested and certified to the California Voting System Standards (CVSS), effective August 27, 2019. Elections Code section 19232 states that “the Secretary of State may decertify any voting system or part thereof, determined to be defective, obsolete, or unacceptable.” The voting systems being decertified contain obsolete hardware and software components, and employ endof-life operating systems that are no longer supported. This Notice of Withdrawal does not apply to other voting technology such as Remote Accessible Vote By Mail systems (RAVBMs) or Electronic PollBooks.




Legacy Press Release

Public Hearing Transcript

Voting Systems used by Counties