Attorney General No.
Secretary of State No.
Amends definition of “ballot” to require votes on a direct-recording electronic device, such as touchscreen, result in a paper or other tangible ballot. Requires paper or other tangible ballot to be a physical object that may be indelibly marked by voters’ physical action and be susceptible to counting through use of ordinary physical senses. Does not prohibit use of electronic, mechanical, or optical voting or vote counting, so long as tangible physical object results. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: One-time costs potentially in the tens of millions of dollars to replace or alter voting equipment. (06-0040.)
Harry V. Lehmann
Failed to Qualify
TANGIBLE BALLOTS. DIRECT-RECORDING ELECTRONIC DEVICES. STATUTE. California Initiative 1235 (2007).