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The Department of Elections shall prepare a backup plan for any election for which the voting system that the Department of Elections intends to use in compliance with the San Francisco Charter and state law at that election is pending certification from the California Secretary of State. This backup plan shall be included as part of the written plan submitted to the Elections Commission pursuant to Section 13.103.5 of the Charter. The backup plan shall comply with the San Francisco Charter and state law and provide for alternate vote-counting methods and procedures, including but not limited to the possibility of entering into a contract with an alternate vendor. In addition, when considering the approval of a contract for voting equipment, the Board of Supervisors shall give great consideration to whether that equipment complies at the time of signing the contract with the San Francisco Charter and has gained all necessary certifications from the California Secretary of State.
(Added by Ord. 130-06, File No. 060387, App. 6/22/2006)