Article 4. Establishing Election Return Centers And Multiple Counting Centers of California Elections Code >> Division 15. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 4.
(a) The elections official of the jurisdiction shall
establish one or more election return centers for the purpose of
facilitating the compilation of election returns and expediting their
announcement to the public.
(b) In establishing a return center, the elections official may
designate a group of precincts which the center shall serve and this
designation shall be available for public inspection no later than 15
days before the election. The election return center may be at any
public place as the elections official designates.
The elections official may establish one or more centers to
count ballots from designated precincts and transmit the results via
voice telephone connection or facsimile transmission. The count shall
be conducted in all other respects in accordance with the central
counting provisions of Article 2 (commencing with Section 15200). The
list of designated precincts for each counting center shall be
available for public inspection no later than 15 days before the