California Elections Code Section 2187

2187. (a) Each county elections official shall send to the Secretary of State, in a format described by the Secretary of State, a summary statement of the number of voters in the county. The statement shall show the total number of voters in the county, the number registered as affiliated with each qualified political party, the number registered in nonqualified parties, and the number who declined to state any party affiliation. The statement shall also show the number of voters, by political affiliations, in each city, supervisorial district, Assembly district, Senate district, and congressional district located in whole or in part within the county.

(b) The Secretary of State, on the basis of the statements sent by the county elections officials and within 30 days after receiving those statements, shall compile a statewide list showing the number of voters, by party affiliations, in the state and in each county, city, supervisorial district, Assembly district, Senate district, and congressional district in the state. A copy of this list shall be made available, upon request, to any elector in this state.

(c) Each county that uses data-processing equipment to store the information set forth in the affidavit of registration shall send to the Secretary of State one copy of the electronic data file with the information requested by the Secretary of State. Each county that does not use data-processing storage shall send to the Secretary of State one copy of the index setting forth that information.

(d) The summary statements and the electronic data file copy or the index shall be sent at the following times:

(1) On the 135th day before each presidential primary and before each direct primary, with respect to voters registered on the 154th day before the primary election.

(2) Not less than 50 days prior to the primary election, with respect to voters registered on the 60th day before the primary election.

(3) Not less than seven days prior to the primary election, with respect to voters registered before the 14th day prior to the primary election.

(4) Not less than 102 days prior to each presidential general election, with respect to voters registered before the 123rd day before the presidential general election.

(5) Not less than 50 days prior to the general election, with respect to voters registered on the 60th day before the general election.

(6) Not less than seven days prior to the general election, with respect to voters registered before the 14th day prior to the general election.

(7) On or before March 1 of each odd-numbered year, with respect to voters registered as of February 10.

(e) The Secretary of State may adopt regulations prescribing the content and format of the electronic data file or index referred to in subdivision (c) that contains the registered voter information from the affidavits of registration.

(f) The Secretary of State may adopt regulations prescribing additional regular reporting times, except that the total number of reporting times in any one calendar year shall not exceed 12.

(g) The Secretary of State shall make the information from the electronic data files or the printed indexes available, under conditions prescribed by the Secretary of State, to any candidate for federal, state, or local office, to any committee for or against any proposed ballot measure, to any committee for or against any initiative or referendum measure for which legal publication is made, and to any person for election, scholarly or political research, or governmental purposes as determined by the Secretary of State.

(h) For purposes of this section, electronic data file means either a magnetic tape or a data file in an alternative electronic format, at the discretion of the county elections official.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 71, Sec. 48. Effective January 1, 2015. Superseded on operative date of amendment by Stats. 2015, Ch. 728.)

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