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OFFICE OF VOTING SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT 1500 11th Street | Sacramento, CA 95814 | Tel 916.653.7244 | Fax 916.653.4620 | www.sos.ca.gov
August 5, 2020
County Clerk/Registrar of Voters (CC/ROV) Memorandum #20167
TO: All County Clerks/Registrars of Voters
FROM: /s/ Susan Lapsley
Deputy Secretary of State, HAVA and Counsel
RE: General Election: Ballot Tint and Watermark Assignment
Pursuant to Elections Code section 13002 and the California Code of Regulations, Title
2, section 20215, 20218, and 20280, the Secretary of State’s office has selected a
design and color combination for use in the November 3, 2020, General Election.
The watermark for the November 3, 2020, General Election, is the CA Poppy. The tint
for the background and watermark is Red PMS 192.
The watermark and tint must appear on the ballot itself, not only on the stub.
Please note that for “color-on-color” combinations, the tint value for the background
should produce a light tint. The watermark should be clearly visible and distinct from
the background. The screen percentages for the watermark should be such that the
outline is darker than the background and the interior area of the watermark is lighter
than the background.
If you have any questions or need additional tint and watermarks for local elections,
please feel free to contact the Office of Voting Systems Technology Assessment
(OVSTA) staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 695-1680.
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