Article 1. General Provisions of California Elections Code >> Division 15. >> Chapter 9. >> Article 1.
Except as provided in this chapter, this chapter applies to
all elections. The recount of votes cast for candidates for
presidential electors shall be governed by this chapter.
(a) The Secretary of State, within the Secretary of State's
existing budget, shall adopt regulations no later than January 1,
2008, for each voting system approved for use in the state and
specify the procedures for recounting ballots, including vote by mail
and provisional ballots, using those voting systems.
(b) No later than January 1, 2018, the Secretary of State shall
revise and adopt regulations specifying procedures for recounting
ballots, including regulations establishing guidelines for charges a
county elections official may impose when conducting a manual recount
pursuant to this chapter.