California Elections Code
(a) A local elections official may offer a voter the ability to apply for a vote by mail voter’s ballot by telephone.
(b) To apply by telephone, the applicant shall provide to the elections official personal identifying information that matches the information contained on the applicant’s affidavit of registration, including first and last name, home address, and date of birth. The applicant’s signature shall not be required.
(c) A person shall not apply for a vote by mail voter’s ballot pursuant to this section using the name of, or on behalf of, another person.
(d) Prior to being asked for
personal identifying information, an applicant applying for a vote by mail voter’s ballot pursuant to this section shall be advised as follows:
“Only the registered voter himself or herself may apply for a vote by mail ballot. An application for a vote by mail ballot that is made by any person other than the registered voter is a criminal offense.”
(e) Except as otherwise provided in this section, all provisions of this code governing written applications for vote by mail voters’ ballots shall apply to applications made by telephone.