Article 7. Electioneering of California Elections Code >> Division 18. >> Chapter 4. >> Article 7.
No person, on election day, or at any time that a voter may
be casting a ballot, shall, within 100 feet of a polling place, a
satellite location under Section 3018, or an elections official's
(a) Circulate an initiative, referendum, recall, or nomination
petition or any other petition.
(b) Solicit a vote or speak to a voter on the subject of marking
his or her ballot.
(c) Place a sign relating to voters' qualifications or speak to a
voter on the subject of his or her qualifications except as provided
in Section 14240.
(d) Do any electioneering as defined by Section 319.5.
As used in this section, "100 feet of a polling place, a satellite
location under Section 3018, or an elections official's office"
means a distance 100 feet from the room or rooms in which voters are
signing the roster and casting ballots.
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this section is
guilty of a misdemeanor.
(a) No candidate or representative of a candidate, and no
proponent, opponent, or representative of a proponent or opponent, of
an initiative, referendum, or recall measure, or of a charter
amendment, shall solicit the vote of a vote by mail voter, or do any
electioneering, while in the residence or in the immediate presence
of the voter, and during the time he or she knows the vote by mail
voter is voting.
(b) Any person who knowingly violates this section is guilty of a
(c) This section shall not be construed to conflict with any
provision of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended, nor
to preclude electioneering by mail or telephone or in public places,
except as prohibited by Section 18370, or by any other provision of