AB 63

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2023-2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Dec 06, 2022
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Canvas of the vote: reporting results.


Existing law requires the official canvas for an election to begin no later than the Thursday following the election and to be continued daily until completed. Existing law requires the elections official to submit a certified statement of the results of the election to the governing body within 30 days of the election, except as specified, and to post the statement on the elections official's internet website. Existing law also requires the elections official, on the 2nd day after the election, to send a report to the Secretary of State containing the estimated number of outstanding unprocessed ballots, and beginning on the 6th day after the election, to send an updated report on any day that the elections official publicly releases updated election results. Under the California Constitution, a person is ineligible to serve as a State Assembly Member or State Senator if they have not been a resident of their legislative district for one year immediately preceding the election. Existing statutory law also requires a Member of the State Board of Equalization to be and remain an inhabitant of the district in which they are elected to serve, or else a vacancy occurs. This bill would require the elections official, beginning no later than the Thursday following the election until submission of a certified statement of the results, to post updated information regarding the election on their internet website at least 3 times per week. The information must at a minimum include 1) updated results for any candidate for office or measure appearing on the ballot, 2) the number of ballots processed and an estimated number of outstanding unprocessed ballots, according to specified categories, and 3) each candidate for the State Assembly, State Senate, or State Board of Equalization who is running to represent a district within the jurisdiction of the elections official and is registered to vote in a different district. By imposing new duties on local elections officials, the bill 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 the statutory provisions noted above.

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Mar 13, 2023


Re-referred to Com. on ELECTIONS.

  • Referral-Committee

Mar 09, 2023


Referred to Com. on ELECTIONS.

  • Referral-Committee


From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on ELECTIONS. Read second time and amended.

Jan 04, 2023


Read first time.

Dec 07, 2022


From printer. May be heard in committee January 6.

Dec 06, 2022


Introduced. To print.

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12/06/22 - Introduced PDF
03/09/23 - Amended Assembly PDF

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