Chapter 1. Affidavits Of Registration And Voter Registration Indexes of California Elections Code >> Division 17. >> Chapter 1.
(a) The elections official shall preserve all canceled
original affidavits of registration for a period of five years, after
which they may be destroyed by that officer.
(b) In lieu of preserving the canceled original affidavit of
registration, the elections official may, by filming or other
suitable method, record the canceled affidavit and destroy the
affidavit following the first general election after the date of
The elections official shall keep a copy of the index to the
affidavits of registration described in Section 2180 on file as a
public record for election, political research, and governmental
purposes for a period of five years.