Article 6. Ballot Security And Reporting Of Results of California Elections Code >> Division 15. >> Chapter 4. >> Article 6.
After ballots are counted and sealed, the elections official
may not open any ballots nor permit any ballots to be opened except
as permitted in Sections 15303 and 15304, or in the event of a
Upon completion of the count, the elections official shall
add to the results as so determined, the results of the write-in
votes and any paper ballots used as certified by the precinct board,
and thereupon shall declare the vote, and forthwith post one copy at
the counting place for public inspection.
(a) The elections official shall prepare a certified
statement of the results of the election and submit it to the
governing body within 30 days of the election or, in the case of
school district, community college district, county board of
education, or special district elections conducted on the first
Tuesday after the first Monday in November of odd-numbered years, no
later than the last Monday before the last Friday of that month.
(b) The elections official shall post the certified statement of
the results of the election on his or her Internet Web site in a
downloadable spreadsheet format that may include, but is not limited
to, a comma-separated values file or a tab-separated values file and
that is compatible with a spreadsheet software application that is
widely used at the time of the posting. The certified statement of
the election results shall be posted and maintained on the elections
official's Internet Web site for a period of at least 10 years
following the election. This subdivision shall apply only to an
elections official who uses a computer system that has the capability
of producing the election results in a downloadable spreadsheet
format without requiring modification of the computer system.
When ballots are counted under this article, the result of
the vote shall be shown by precinct.
(a) The statement of the result shall show all of the
(1) The total number of ballots cast.
(2) The number of votes cast at each precinct for each candidate
and for and against each measure.
(3) The total number of votes cast for each candidate and for and
against each measure.
(b) The statement of the result shall also show the number of
votes cast in each city, Assembly district, congressional district,
senatorial district, State Board of Equalization district, and
supervisorial district located in whole or in part in the county, for
each candidate for the offices of presidential elector and all
statewide offices, depending on the offices to be filled, and on each
statewide ballot proposition.
The elections official shall send to the Secretary of State
within 31 days of the election in an electronic format in the manner
requested one complete copy of all results as to all of the
(a) All candidates voted for statewide office.
(b) All candidates voted for the following offices:
(1) Member of the Assembly.
(2) Member of the Senate.
(3) Member of the United States House of Representatives.
(4) Member of the State Board of Equalization.
(5) Justice of the Court of Appeal.
(6) Judge of the superior court.
(c) All persons voted for at the presidential primary. The results
for all persons voted for at the presidential primary for delegates
to national conventions shall be canvassed and shall be sent within
28 days after the election.
(d) The vote given for persons for electors of President and Vice
President of the United States. The results for presidential electors
shall be endorsed "Presidential Election Returns" and shall be
canvassed and sent within 28 days after the election.
(e) All statewide measures.
(f) The total number of ballots cast.
The elections official shall deliver a duplicate of the
certified statement of the result of votes cast to the chairperson of
the county central committee of each party.