Section 6: Relevant Election Laws and Procedures

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There are many election laws with which poll workers should be familiar in order to properly and effectively carry out Election Day responsibilities.

The most important state election laws that poll workers will need to learn are in Divisions 14, 18, and 19 of the California Elections Code. These sections explain the procedures that poll workers should follow on Election Day, including duties, rules for issuing ballots, and procedures for closing polls. 

Poll worker education and the accompanying materials should provide poll workers instruction on and familiarity with state laws. Each polling place must have the most recent edition of the “Elections Officer’s Digest.” (§ 14105(e))