Chapter 11. Extension Of Deadlines of California Elections Code >> Division 15. >> Chapter 11.
It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this chapter
to provide guidance in interpreting Section 2.5 of Article II of the
If a postelection deadline imposed by this code prevents the
proper tabulation or recounting of ballots, the county elections
official of the affected county may petition the superior court of
that county for an extension sufficient to permit the tabulation or
recounting of ballots. The court may grant the petition if it finds
that the time limitation would prevent the counting of all votes as
required by Section 2.5 of Article II of the California Constitution.
For purposes of Section 2.5 of Article II of the California
Constitution, "vote" includes all action necessary to make a vote
effective in any primary, special, or general election, including,
but not limited to, voter registration, any other act prerequisite to
voting, casting a ballot, and having the ballot counted properly and
included in the appropriate totals of votes cast with respect to
candidates for public office and ballot measures.