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2022 General Election
Invitation to Election Observer Panel for Public Logic & Accuracy Test,
Early Voting and Election Night Canvass

September 20, 2022

Dear San Joaquin County Residents,
The Registrar of Voters (ROV) will convene an Election Observer Panel to observe activities for the November 8, 2022 General Election. Representatives of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ), Chamber of Commerce, El Concilio, Grand Jury, League of Women Voters, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the public are invited to participate on the panel.

You are also invited to observe our state mandated Logic & Accuracy Test (L&A) of the voting system taking place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 7, 2022, at the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters Office located at 44 N. San Joaquin St., Suite 350, Stockton, CA 95202.

Panel members are also welcome to observe the processing of Vote-by-Mail ballots at the ROV office as early as 29 days before the election (beginning October 10). Members of the panel may visit one or more polling places on Election Day and may also visit the ballot counting center to observe the tabulation of ballots on election night. Election night activities and the canvass will take place after 8:00 p.m. at the ROV warehouse located at 7585 S. Longe St., Suite 112, Stockton, CA 95206.

If your organization would like to be represented on the Election Observer Panel, please notify Brian Gegarian either by mail, phone at (209) 468-9671, or email at ediaz@sjgov.org. Please respond by November 1, 2022, with the name of your representative for Election Day activities. The ROV will be available to meet with panel members to explain their role in greater detail.

Thank you for your interest in participating in our electoral system.

Sincerely,
Olivia HaleRegistrar of Voters Logo
Registrar of Voters San Joaquin County


 

WARNING:
CORRUPTING THE VOTING PROCESS IS PROHIBITED!

VIOLATIONS CAN LEAD TO FINES AND/OR IMPRISONMENT.

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE PROHIBITED:

  • DO NOT commit or attempt to commit election fraud.
  • DO NOT provide any sort of compensation or bribery to, in any fashion or by any means induce or attempt to induce, a person to vote or refrain from voting.
  • DO NOT illegally vote.
  • DO NOT attempt to vote or aide another to vote when not entitled to vote.
  • DO NOT engage in electioneering; photograph or record a voter entering or exiting a polling place; or obstruct ingress, egress, or parking.
  • DO NOT challenge a person’s right to vote or prevent voters from voting; delay the process of voting; or fraudulently advise any person that he or she is not eligible to vote or is not registered to vote.
  • DO NOT attempt to ascertain how a voter voted their ballot.
  • DO NOT possess or arrange for someone to possess a firearm in the immediate vicinity of a polling place, with some exceptions.
  • DO NOT appear or arrange for someone to appear in the uniform of a peace officer, guard, or security personnel in the immediate vicinity of a polling place, with some exceptions.
  • DO NOT tamper or interfere with any component of a voting system.
  • DO NOT forge, counterfeit, or tamper with the returns of an election.
  • DO NOT alter the returns of an election.
  • DO NOT tamper with, destroy, or alter any polling list, official ballot, or ballot container.
  • DO NOT display any unofficial ballot collection container that may deceive a voter into believing it is an official collection box.
  • DO NOT tamper or interfere with copy of the results of votes cast.
  • DO NOT coerce or deceive a person who cannot read or an elder into voting for or against a candidate or measure contrary to their intent.
  • DO NOT act as an election officer when you are not one.

EMPLOYERS cannot require or ask their employee to bring their vote by mail ballot to work or ask their employee to vote their ballot at work. At the time of payment of salary or wages, employers cannot enclose materials that attempt to influence the political opinions or actions of their employee.

PRECINCT BOARD MEMBERS cannot attempt to determine how a voter voted their ballot or, if that information is discovered, disclose how a voter voted their ballot.

The prohibitions on activity related to corruption of the voting process summarized above are set forth in Chapter 6 of Division 18 of the California Elections Code.


WARNING: ELECTIONEERING PROHIBITED!

VIOLATIONS CAN LEAD TO FINES AND/OR IMPRISONMENT.

WHERE:

  • Within the immediate vicinity of a person in line to cast their ballot or within 100 feet of the entrance of a polling place, curbside voting or drop box the following activities are prohibited.

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE PROHIBITED:

  • DO NOT ask a person to vote for or against any candidate or ballot measure.
  • DO NOT display a candidate’s name, image, or logo.
  • DO NOT block access to or loiter near any ballot drop boxes.
  • DO NOT provide any material or audible information for or against any candidate or ballot measure near any lling place, vote center, or ballot drop box.
  • DO NOT circulate any petitions, including for initiatives, referenda, recall, or candidate nominations.
  • DO NOT distribute, display, or wear any clothing (hats, shirts, signs, buttons, stickers) that include a candidate’s name, image, logo, and/or support or oppose any candidate or ballot measure.
  • DO NOT display information or speak to a voter about the voter’s eligibility to vote.

The electioneering prohibitions summarized above are set forth in Article 7 of Chapter 4 of Division 18 of the California Elections Code.


 

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