Section 19227. (Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 62, Sec. 85.)
Cite as: Cal. Elec. Code §19227.
(a)The Secretary of State shall adopt rules and regulations governing any voting technology and systems used by the state or any political subdivision that provide blind and visually impaired individuals with access that is equivalent to that provided to individuals who are not blind or visually impaired, including the ability for the voter to cast and verify all selections made by both visual and nonvisual means.
(b)At each polling place, at least one voting unit approved pursuant to subdivision (a) by the Secretary of State shall provide access to individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
(c)A local agency is not required to comply with subdivision (b) unless sufficient funds are available to implement that provision. Funds received from the proceeds of the Voting Modernization Bond Act of 2002 (Article 3 (commencing with Section 19230)), from federal funds made available to purchase new voting systems, or from any other source except the General Fund, shall be used for that purpose.