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§ 20135. Drop-off Location and Drop Box Security.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 2. Administration
Division 7. Secretary of State
Chapter 3. Voting Locations
Article 1. Vote-By-Mail Ballot Drop Boxes and Vote-By-Mail Drop-off Locations
2 CCR § 20135
§ 20135. Drop-off Location and Drop Box Security.
(a) An unstaffed drop box placed outdoors shall be securely fastened in a manner as to prevent moving or tampering, for example, fastening the drop box to concrete or an immovable object.
(b) An unstaffed drop box placed inside a building shall be secured in a manner that will prevent unauthorized removal.
(c) A staffed drop box shall be utilized in one of the following manners: 1) securely fastened to a stationary surface or to an immovable object, 2) placed behind a counter, or 3) portable so it can be transported to a curbside area or a mobile voting area.
(d) A staffed drop box shall be placed in an area that is inaccessible to the public and/or otherwise safeguarded during the hours the drop box is not in use.
(e) If feasible, drop boxes shall be monitored by a video security surveillance system, or an internal camera that can capture digital images and/or video. A video security surveillance system can include existing systems on county, city, or private buildings.
(f) All drop boxes shall be secured by a lock or sealable with a tamper-evident seal. Only an elections official and a designated ballot retriever shall have access to the keys and/or combination of the lock.
Note: Authority cited: Section 12172.5, Government Code; and Sections 10 and 3025, Elections Code. Reference: Section 3025, Elections Code.
1. New section filed 1-11-2018; operative 1-11-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2018, No. 2).
This database is current through 5/13/22 Register 2022, No. 19
2 CCR § 20135, 2 CA ADC § 20135
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