Chapter 5. Ballots of California Elections Code >> Division 18. >> Chapter 5.
A person who makes, uses, keeps, or furnishes to others,
paper or cards watermarked or overprinted in imitation of ballot
paper or ballot cards is punishable by a fine not exceeding one
thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision
(h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code for 16 months, two or three
years, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
Every person who prints any ballot not in conformity with
Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 13100) of Division 13, or who
circulates or gives to another any ballot, knowing at the time that
the ballot does not conform to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section
13100) of Division 13, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
Any individual, group, or organization that knowingly
distributes any application for a vote by mail ballot that does not
conform to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 3000) of Division 3 is
guilty of a misdemeanor.
Any person other than an elections official or a member of
the precinct board who receives a voted ballot from a voter or who
examines or solicits the voter to show his or her voted ballot is
punishable by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), by
imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the
Penal Code for 16 months or two or three years, or in a county jail
not exceeding one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment. This
section shall not apply to persons returning a vote by mail ballot
pursuant to Sections 3017 and 3021 or persons assisting a voter
pursuant to Section 14282.