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§ 20001. Minimum Requirements.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 2. Administration
Division 7. Secretary of State
Chapter 1. Voter Registration
Article 3. County Programs to Identify and Register Qualified Electors
2 CCR § 20001
§ 20001. Minimum Requirements.
As a minimum, each county's outreach program shall contain the following components which shall be described in an outreach program plan:
(a) Consultation. Each program shall include systematic effort by the clerk to consult on a continuing basis all persons who exhibit interest and special knowledge in any outreach methods contemplated by the clerk. This effort shall include, but not be limited to, a gathering of source lists of persons whose interest, knowledge, or experience suggests the potential for meaningful contribution to increased voter registrations in the county.
(b) Publicity. Each program shall make specific provision for publicity on all phases of voter registration, including the training and deputizing of registrars.
(c) Focus; Balance. Each program shall establish priorities for the direction of its outreach efforts. These priorities shall reflect the clerk's assessment as to which specific outreach methods will be the most cost-effective in the county. Each plan shall be reasonably balanced in the allocation of outreach efforts and resources among the major pools of unregistered voters.
(d) Budget. Each program shall include a budget with sections for personnel, equipment and materials for each outreach effort proposed.
(e) Schedule. Each program shall contain a schedule of critical dates and deadlines associated with each outreach effort proposed. This schedule shall be supported by contractual and voluntary commitments, if any, from those responsible for providing products or services to meet these dates.
(f) Solicitation of Local Assistance. Each program shall provide for the solicitation of assistance from local offices of all levels of government and of private entities in providing the incidental use of their premises and/or personnel for the purpose of outreach. The offices and entities whose assistance is solicited shall include those which, in the opinion of the county clerk, come into frequent contact with unregistered electors who would be least likely to register under county registration practices in effect prior to July 1, 1976.
(g) Distribution Controls. Each program shall establish orderly limits upon bulk distributions of registration affidavit forms. Such controls should include, but not be limited to, record keeping, training, and contingency plans for form allocation in the event that supplies become depleted.
All requests for more than 50 registration forms shall be accompanied by a brief statement of distribution plans, which shall be a necessary condition to issuance of the voter registration cards. This statement shall designate the name and address of the person or persons proposing such a distribution plan. This statement shall contain declarations executed under penalty of perjury that reasonable steps will be taken to insure that:
(1) The person or persons distributing such cards to potential registrants will not neglect or refuse to give a voter registration card to any elector requesting one for the purpose of registering to vote; and
(2) The voter registration cards issued will not be altered, defaced, or changed in any way, other than by the insertion of a mailing address and the affixing of postage, if mailed, or as otherwise specifically authorized by the Secretary of State, prior to distribution to prospective registrants and that the affidavit portion of the voter registration cards will not be marked, stamped, or partially or fully completed by anyone other than an elector attempting to register to vote or by another person assisting such elector after being requested by such elector to assist in completing the affidavit.
A copy of all statements for requests exceeding 2000 forms shall be sent to the Secretary of State.
1. Amendment of subsection (g) filed 9-16-77 as an emergency; effective upon filing (Register 77, No. 38).
2. Certificate of Compliance filed 1-6-78 (Register 78, No. 1).
This database is current through 9/11/20 Register 2020, No. 37
2 CCR § 20001, 2 CA ADC § 20001
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