2016 California Code
Elections Code - ELEC
DIVISION 15 - SEMIFINAL OFFICIAL CANVASS, OFFICIAL CANVASS, RECOUNT, AND TIE VOTE PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 3 - Semifinal Official Canvass
ARTICLE 2 - Automated Count in a Central Location
15210. In preparing the voted ballots for processing, any ballot that is torn, bent, or otherwise defective shall be corrected so that every vote cast by the voter shall be counted by the automatic tabulating equipment. If necessary, a true duplicate copy of the defective ballot shall be made and substituted therefor, following the intention of the voter insofar as it can be ascertained from the defective ballot. All duplicate ballots shall be clearly labeled duplicate, and shall bear a serial number that shall be recorded on the damaged or defective ballot.
(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 1073, Sec. 27. Effective January 1, 1999.)
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