New Legislation

By KC Jenkins

Last Updated September/2019

The following legislation has been signed into law by the Governor.

AB 504
This bill provides that a voter’s residency is confirmed for the purposes of pre-election residency confirmation processes and voter list maintenance procedures if the voter verifies his or her registration record on the Secretary of State’s website. It also clarifies residency confirmation procedures that county elections officials must follow.

AB 299
This bill requires a county elections official to provide updated information to the Secretary of State about the status of a vote by mail (VBM) ballot at the same time that the county updates its election management system or a voter look-up tool on its website with that information.

AB 17
This bill prohibits an employer from requiring or requesting an employee to bring his or her vote by mail (VBM) ballot to work or to vote his or her VBM ballot at work. Violation is subject to a civil fine of up to $10,000 per election.