Existing law requires a person desiring to vote at a polling place to announce his or her name and address to a precinct board member and to write this information on the roster of voters. This bill would also require the person to present proof of his or her identity to a member of the precinct board before receiving a ballot. The bill would require the proof of identity to contain the person's name and photograph, to be either unexpired or expired after the last general election, and to be issued by the United States, the State of California, or a tribal government. The bill would permit a voter who is unable to present proof of identity to cast a provisional ballot and would require the voter to provide identification to the county registrar of voters within 5 business days of voting. The bill, by requiring county elections officials to perform new duties, would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.
Returned to Secretary of Senate pursuant to Joint Rule 56.
Set, first hearing. Failed passage in committee.
Set for hearing January 5.
Hearing postponed by committee.
Set for hearing April 21.
To Com. on E., R. & C.A.
From print. May be acted upon on or after March 28.
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/26/09 - Introduced|
|12/17/09 - Amended Senate|
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