Report 2017-107 Recommendation 13 Responses

Report 2017-107: Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters: Insufficient Policies and Procedures Have Led to Errors That May Have Reduced Voters' Confidence in the Registrar's Office (Release Date: October 2017)

Recommendation #13 To: Secretary of State, Office of the

To inform and enhance the guidance it provides to county election officials, the Secretary of State should analyze error reports and its risk-based review results to focus its guidance on topics most relevant to improving elections throughout the State.

6-Month Agency Response

The Secretary of State has requested counties provide reports of substantive errors in the creation and distribution of election-related materials in 2018 and will review the reports in order to provide guidance and best practices to all county elections officials in the preparation of their election-related materials. After the promulgation of regulations, we will require error reports from counties.

  • Estimated Completion Date: June 2019
  • Response Date: April 2018

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Pending


60-Day Agency Response

The Secretary of State will request counties provide reports of substantive errors in the creation and distribution of election-related materials in 2018 and will analyze the reports in order to provide guidance and best practices to all county elections officials in the preparation of their election-related materials. After the promulgation of regulations, we will require error reports from counties.

  • Estimated Completion Date: June 2019
  • Response Date: December 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending


All Recommendations in 2017-107

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.