California Elections Code
(Last Updated August 2008)

California Elections Code Section 1
This act shall be known as the Elections Code.
California Elections Code Section 2
The provisions of this code, insofar as they are substantially the same as existing statutory provisions relating to the same subject matter, shall...
California Elections Code Section 3
If any provision of this code or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the code and the application
California Elections Code Section 4
Unless the provision or the context otherwise requires, these general provisions, rules of construction, and definitions shall govern the...
California Elections Code Section 5
Division, part, chapter, article, and section headings do not in any manner affect the scope, meaning, or intent of this code.
California Elections Code Section 6
Whenever a power is granted to, or a duty is imposed upon, a public officer, the power may be exercised or the duty may be performed by a deputy of...
California Elections Code Section 7
Writing includes any form of recorded message capable of comprehension by ordinary visual means. Whenever any notice, report, statement or record...
California Elections Code Section 8
As used in this code, the present tense includes the past and future tenses, and the future the present; the masculine gender includes the feminine;
California Elections Code Section 9
(a) Counting of words, for purposes of this code, shall be as follows: (1) Punctuation is not counted. (2) Each word shall be counted as one...
California Elections Code Section 10
The Secretary of State is the chief elections officer of the state, and has the powers and duties specified in Section 12172.5 of the Government...
California Elections Code Section 11
On written call of the Secretary of State, the county elections officials, city elections officials, and registrars of voters of this state may meet...
California Elections Code Section 12
Whenever any candidate files a declaration of candidacy, nomination paper, or any other paper evidencing an intention to be a candidate for any...
California Elections Code Section 13
(a) No person shall be considered a legally qualified candidate for any office or party nomination for a partisan office under the laws of this state
California Elections Code Section 13.5
(a) (1) Notwithstanding subdivision (a) of Section 13, no person shall be considered a legally qualified candidate for any of the offices set forth...
California Elections Code Section 14
In case of a disaster in which a portion or all of the voting records of any county are destroyed, the Governor may appoint an election commission to
California Elections Code Section 15
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if the last day for the performance of any act provided for or required by this code shall be a holiday,...
California Elections Code Section 16
A copy of Section 84305 of the Government Code shall be provided by the elections official to each candidate or his or her agent at the time of...
California Elections Code Section 17
The Secretary of State shall establish and maintain administrative complaint procedures, pursuant to the requirements of the Help America Vote Act of
California Elections Code Section 100
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, whenever any initiative, referendum, recall, nominating petition or paper, or any other petition or...
California Elections Code Section 100.5
Notwithstanding Section 100, a voter who is unable to personally affix on a petition or paper the information required by Section 100 may request...
California Elections Code Section 101
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any state or local initiative petition required to be signed by voters shall contain in 12-point type,...
California Elections Code Section 102
A person who is a voter or who is qualified to register to vote in this state may circulate an initiative or referendum petition in accordance with...
California Elections Code Section 103
Any voter who has signed an initiative, referendum or recall petition pursuant to the Constitution or laws of this state shall have his or her...
California Elections Code Section 104
(a) Wherever any petition or paper is submitted to the elections official, each section of the petition or paper shall have attached to it a...
California Elections Code Section 105
For purposes of verifying signatures on any initiative, referendum, recall, nomination, or other election petition or paper, the elections official...
California Elections Code Section 106
Notwithstanding any other provision of law: (a) Any registered voter who is a candidate for any office may obtain signatures to and sign his or...
California Elections Code Section 200
Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, there shall be set forth in full in the declaration of candidacy required for any primary or...
California Elections Code Section 201
Unless otherwise specifically provided, no person is eligible to be elected or appointed to an elective office unless that person is a registered...
California Elections Code Section 300
(a) "Vote by mail voter" means any voter casting a ballot in any way other than at the polling place. (b) "Special absentee voter" means an...
California Elections Code Section 301
A "ballot" means any of the following: (a) A single card with prescored, number positions that is marked by the voter with a punching device and...
California Elections Code Section 302
"Ballot card" means a card or a number of cards upon which are printed, or identified by reference to the ballot, the names of candidates for...
California Elections Code Section 303
"Ballot label," means that portion of cardboard, paper or other material placed on the front of a voting machine, containing the names of the...
California Elections Code Section 304
"Campaign advertising or communication" means a communication authorized by a candidate or a candidate's controlled committee, as defined in Section...
California Elections Code Section 305
(a)"Candidate," for purposes of Section 2184, includes any person who declares in writing, under penalty of perjury that he or she is a candidate,...
California Elections Code Section 306
"City measure" includes any proposed city charter, any proposed amendment to a city charter, any proposition for the issuance of bonds by the city,...
California Elections Code Section 307
"Clerk" means the county elections official, registrar of voters, city clerk, or other officer or board charged with the duty of conducting any...
California Elections Code Section 308
"District elections official," for the purposes of initiative and referendum under Article 1 (commencing with Section 9300) of Chapter 4 of Division...
California Elections Code Section 309
"Committee," as used in Article 1 (commencing with Section 20200) of Chapter 3 of Division 20, means any person or combination of persons who,...
California Elections Code Section 310
"County" and "city" both include "city and county."
California Elections Code Section 312
"County measure" includes any proposed county charter, any proposed amendment to a county charter, any proposition for the issuance of funding or...
California Elections Code Section 313
"County office" means the office filled by any county officer.
California Elections Code Section 314
"County officer" means any elected officer enumerated in Division 2 (commencing with Section 24000) of Title 3 of the Government Code.
California Elections Code Section 316
"Direct primary" is the primary election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June in each even-numbered year, to nominate candidates...
California Elections Code Section 317
"District," for purposes of initiative and referendum under Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 9300) of Division 9, includes any regional agency that
California Elections Code Section 318
"Election" means any election including a primary that is provided for under this code.
California Elections Code Section 319
"Election board" means the board of supervisors of each county, the city council or other governing body of a city, or any board or officer to whom...
California Elections Code Section 320
"Elections official" means any of the following: (a) A clerk or any person who is charged with the duty of conducting an election. (b) A county
California Elections Code Section 321
"Elector" means any person who is a United States citizen 18 years of age or older and a resident of an election precinct at least 15 days prior to...
California Elections Code Section 322
"Electoral jurisdiction," as used in Division 11 (commencing with Section 11000), means the area within which the voters reside who are qualified to...
California Elections Code Section 323
"Federal election" means any presidential election, general election, primary election, or special election held solely or in part for the purpose of
California Elections Code Section 324
(a) "General election" means either of the following: (1) The election held throughout the state on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of...
California Elections Code Section 326
"Judicial office" means the office filled by any judicial officer.
California Elections Code Section 327
"Judicial officer" means any Justice of the Supreme Court, justice of a court of appeal, or judge of the superior court.
California Elections Code Section 328
"Local election" is a municipal, county, or district election.
California Elections Code Section 329
"Measure" means any constitutional amendment or other proposition submitted to a popular vote at any election.
California Elections Code Section 330
"Municipal election" means elections in general law cities and where applicable in chartered cities.
California Elections Code Section 331
"New citizen" means any person who meets all requirements of an elector of, and has established residency in, the State of California, except that he
California Elections Code Section 332
"New resident" means a person who meets all requirements of an elector of the State of California except that his or her residency was established...
California Elections Code Section 333
"Nomination documents" means declaration of candidacy and nomination papers.
California Elections Code Section 334
"Nonpartisan office" means an office for which no party may nominate a candidate. Judicial, school, county, and municipal offices are nonpartisan...
California Elections Code Section 335
"Oath" includes affirmation.
California Elections Code Section 335.5
The "official canvass" is the public process of processing and tallying all ballots received in an election, including, but not limited to,...
California Elections Code Section 336
The "official summary date" is the date a summary of a proposed initiative measure is delivered or mailed by the Attorney General to the proponents...
California Elections Code Section 336.5
"One percent manual tally" is the public process of manually tallying votes in 1 percent of the precincts, selected at random by the elections...
California Elections Code Section 337
"Partisan office" means an office for which a party may nominate a candidate.
California Elections Code Section 338
"Party" means a political party or organization that has qualified for participation in any primary election.
California Elections Code Section 339
(a) "Precinct board" is the board appointed by the elections official to serve at a single precinct or a consolidated precinct. (b) "Precinct...
California Elections Code Section 340
"Presidential primary" is the primary election that is held on the first Tuesday in February in any year which is evenly divisible by the number...
California Elections Code Section 341
"Primary election" includes all primary nominating elections provided for by this code.
California Elections Code Section 342
"Proponent or proponents of an initiative or referendum measure" means, for statewide initiative and referendum measures, the person or persons who...
California Elections Code Section 343
"Proponent or proponents of a recall petition" means the person or persons who have charge or control of the circulation of, or obtaining signatures,
California Elections Code Section 344
"Punchcard" means a tabulating card on which the voter may record his or her vote by punching, marking, or slotting.
California Elections Code Section 345
"Punching" includes marking a ballot card to record a vote.
California Elections Code Section 346
"Rebuttable presumption" shall be deemed a presumption which affects the burden of producing evidence.
California Elections Code Section 348
"Regular election" is an election, the specific time for the holding of which is prescribed by law.
California Elections Code Section 349
(a) "Residence" for voting purposes means a person's domicile. (b) The domicile of a person is that place in which his or her habitation is...
California Elections Code Section 350
"School measure" means any proposition, including but not limited to, a proposal for the issuance of bonds by a school district or community college...
California Elections Code Section 351
"School office" means the office filled by any school officer.
California Elections Code Section 352
"School officer" means the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the superintendent of schools of a county.
California Elections Code Section 353
"Section" means a section of this code unless some other statute is specifically mentioned.
California Elections Code Section 353.5
The "semifinal official canvass" is the public process of collecting, processing, and tallying ballots and, for state or statewide elections,...
California Elections Code Section 354
"Shall" is mandatory and "may" is permissive.
California Elections Code Section 354.5
(a) "Signature" includes either of the following: (1) A person's mark if the name of the person affixing the mark is written near the mark by a...
California Elections Code Section 355
"Software" includes all programs, voting devices, cards, ballot cards or papers, operating manuals or instructions, test procedures, printouts, and...
California Elections Code Section 356
"Special election" is an election, the specific time for the holding of which is not prescribed by law.
California Elections Code Section 357
"Statewide election" is an election held throughout the state.
California Elections Code Section 358
"Vote tabulating device" means any piece of equipment, other than a voting machine, that compiles a total of votes cast by means of ballot card...
California Elections Code Section 359
"Voter" means any elector who is registered under this code.
California Elections Code Section 360
"Voting device" means any device used in conjunction with a ballot card or cards to indicate the choice of the voter by marking, punching, or...
California Elections Code Section 361
"Voting machine" means any device upon which a voter may register his or her vote, and which, by means of counters, embossing, or printouts,...
California Elections Code Section 362
"Voting system" means any mechanical, electromechanical, or electronic system and its software, or any combination of these used to cast or tabulate...
California Elections Code Section 1000
The established election dates in each year are as follows: (a) The second Tuesday of April in each even-numbered year. (b) The first Tuesday...
California Elections Code Section 1001
Elections held in June and November of each even-numbered year and held the first Tuesday in February of each year evenly divisible by the number...
California Elections Code Section 1002
Except as provided in Section 1003, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, all state, county, municipal, district, and school district...
California Elections Code Section 1003
This chapter shall not apply to the following: (a) Any special election called by the Governor. (b) Elections held in chartered cities or...
California Elections Code Section 1100
No election shall be held on any day other than a Tuesday, nor shall any election be held on the day before, the day of, or the day after, a state...
California Elections Code Section 1200
The statewide general election shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each even-numbered year.
California Elections Code Section 1201
The statewide direct primary shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June of each even-numbered year.
California Elections Code Section 1202
The presidential primary shall be held on the first Tuesday in February in any year evenly divisible by the number four, and shall not be...
California Elections Code Section 1300
Except as otherwise provided in the Government Code, an election to select county officers shall be held with the statewide primary at which...
California Elections Code Section 1301
(a) Except as required by Section 57379 of the Government Code, and except as provided in subdivision (b), a general municipal election shall be held
California Elections Code Section 1302
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the regular election to select governing board members in any school district, community college district,
California Elections Code Section 1302.1
In a community college district that includes the trustee areas authorized to be established pursuant to the second paragraph of Section 72022 of the
California Elections Code Section 1302.2
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, when an elementary, unified, high school, or community college district includes within its...
California Elections Code Section 1302.3
An annual election for members of the board of education shall be held in each unified district that is coterminous with or includes in its...
California Elections Code Section 1302.4
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a regular election for members of the Long Beach Community College District governing board may be held,...
California Elections Code Section 1302.5
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, upon recommendation of the county superintendent of schools and with the approval of the county board
California Elections Code Section 1303
(a) Unless the principal act of a district provides that an election shall be held on one of the other dates specified in Chapter 1 (commencing with...
California Elections Code Section 1304
Unless the principal act of a district provides that an election shall be held on one of the other dates specified in Chapter 1 (commencing with...
California Elections Code Section 1400
Each special election shall be held on one of the established election dates set by this division or on the date of any statewide special election...
California Elections Code Section 1405
(a) Except as provided below, the election for a county, municipal, or district initiative that qualifies pursuant to Section 9116, 9214, or 9310...
California Elections Code Section 1410
The election for a county or municipal referendum that qualifies pursuant to Section 9144 or 9237 shall be held at the jurisdiction's next regular...
California Elections Code Section 1415
City or city and county charter proposals that qualify pursuant to Section 9255 shall be submitted to the voters at either the next regular general...
California Elections Code Section 1500
The established mailed ballot election dates are as follows: (a) The first Tuesday after the first Monday in May of each year. (b) The first...
California Elections Code Section 2000
(a) Every person who qualifies under Section 2 of Article II of the California Constitution and who complies with this code governing the...
California Elections Code Section 2020
The term of domicile is computed by including the day on which the person's domicile commenced and by excluding the day of the election.
California Elections Code Section 2021
(a) A person who leaves his or her home to go into another state or precinct in this state for temporary purposes merely, with the intention of...
California Elections Code Section 2022
If a person moves to another state with the intention of making it his or her domicile, the voter loses his or her domicile in this state.
California Elections Code Section 2023
If a person moves to another state as a place of permanent residence, with the intention of remaining there for an indefinite time, he or she loses...
California Elections Code Section 2024
The mere intention to acquire a new domicile, without the fact of removal avails nothing, neither does the fact of removal without the intention.
California Elections Code Section 2025
A person does not gain or lose a domicile solely by reason of his or her presence or absence from a place while employed in the service of the United
California Elections Code Section 2026
The domicile of a Member of the Legislature or a Representative in the Congress of the United States shall be conclusively presumed to be at the...
California Elections Code Section 2027
The place where a person's family is domiciled is his or her domicile unless it is a place for temporary establishment for his or her family or for...
California Elections Code Section 2028
If a person has a family fixed in one place, and he or she does business in another, the former is his or her place of domicile, but any person...
California Elections Code Section 2029
The domicile of one spouse shall not be presumed to be that of the other, but shall be determined independently in accordance with this article.
California Elections Code Section 2030
A domiciliary of this state who marries a person employed temporarily in this state in the service of the United States government, may elect to...
California Elections Code Section 2031
If a person has more than one residence and that person maintains a homeowner's property tax exemption on the dwelling of one of the residences...
California Elections Code Section 2032
Except as provided in this article, if a person has more than one residence and that person has not physically resided at any one of the residences...
California Elections Code Section 2033
Whenever the house number or the mailing address of a voter has been changed and the voter's domicile is the same, the public agency authorizing the...
California Elections Code Section 2034
A person domiciled in a house or apartment lying in more than one precinct shall be registered as domiciled in the precinct designated by the county...
California Elections Code Section 2035
A person duly registered as a voter in any precinct in California who removes therefrom within 14 days prior to an election shall, for the purpose of
California Elections Code Section 2050
This article shall be known, and may be cited, as the Visually Impaired Voter Assistance Act of 1989.
California Elections Code Section 2051
As used in this article, "visually impaired" means a person having central visual acuity not to exceed 20-200 in the better eye, with corrected...
California Elections Code Section 2052
It is the intent of the Legislature to promote the fundamental right to vote of visually impaired individuals, and to make efforts to improve public...
California Elections Code Section 2053
(a) The Secretary of State shall establish a Visually Impaired Voter Assistance Advisory Board. This board shall consist of the Secretary of State...
California Elections Code Section 2100
No person shall be registered except as provided in this chapter except upon the production and filing of a certified copy of a judgment of the...
California Elections Code Section 2101
A person entitled to register to vote shall be a United States citizen, a resident of California, not in prison or on parole for the conviction of a...
California Elections Code Section 2102
(a) A person may not be registered as a voter except by affidavit of registration. The affidavit shall be mailed or delivered to the county...
California Elections Code Section 2103
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the election board of each county, in order to promote and encourage voter registrations, shall...
California Elections Code Section 2104
It is the intent of the Legislature that the introduction of registration by mail shall not in any way lead to administrative limitations on the use...
California Elections Code Section 2105
It is the intent of the Legislature that voter registration be maintained at the highest possible level. The Secretary of State shall adopt...
California Elections Code Section 2106
Any program adopted by a county pursuant to Section 2103 or 2105, that is designed to encourage the registration of electors, shall, with respect to...
California Elections Code Section 2107
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the county elections official shall accept affidavits of registration at all times except during the 14...
California Elections Code Section 2108
The county elections official shall keep and maintain a current file listing all persons appointed or deputized by the county elections official to...
California Elections Code Section 2109
Any person who is a registered voter qualifies for appointment as a deputy registrar of voters.
California Elections Code Section 2110
No county elections official may refuse to deputize any person to register voters because of ancestry, marital status, political affiliation, or any...
California Elections Code Section 2111
A person may prove he or she is a citizen by his or her certification under penalty of perjury on the affidavit of registration.
California Elections Code Section 2112
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the fact that a person certifies to his or her United States citizenship by signing his...
California Elections Code Section 2113
Any elector absent from the county in which he or she claims residence may request a voter registration card from the county elections official of...
California Elections Code Section 2114
The county elections official of any county in this state may receive the affidavit of registration of any elector who resides or claims residence in
California Elections Code Section 2115
Whenever a voter, between the time of that person's last registration and the time for the closing of registration for any given election in the same
California Elections Code Section 2116
(a) Whenever a voter, between the time of that person's last voter registration and the time for the closing of registration for any given election,...
California Elections Code Section 2117
Except as provided in Section 2119, if a voter reregisters or transfers his or her registration from one precinct to another, the former address...
California Elections Code Section 2118
No person shall register in one county when his or her registration in another remains uncanceled unless he or she complies with this section. Any...
California Elections Code Section 2118.5
(a) If a voter is erroneously assigned to a precinct, the voter may apply to the elections official for a certificate showing the record of...
California Elections Code Section 2119
(a) In lieu of executing a new affidavit of registration for a change of address within the county the county elections official shall accept a...
California Elections Code Section 2120
If the county elections official receives a letter from a voter stating that the voter has moved to a new address in another county in the state, the
California Elections Code Section 2121
No fees may be charged for registration.
California Elections Code Section 2122
The county elections official may cause to be written or printed upon the top margin, or in the body of the affidavit, in addition to any matter...
California Elections Code Section 2123
In accordance with Section 11 of the initiative act approved by a majority of the voters at the general election held on November 4, 1930, (Statutes...
California Elections Code Section 2124
The Secretary of State shall, by regulation, adopt uniform standards for proof of residency, which shall apply in all instances where voters and new...
California Elections Code Section 2130
From moneys appropriated by the Legislature, the Controller shall allocate and disburse to the counties the amounts necessary to reimburse them for...
California Elections Code Section 2131
The Secretary of State may provide grants to local elections officials, nonprofit corporations, and unincorporated associations for the following...
California Elections Code Section 2135
The county elections official shall provide voter registration forms for use in registration by deputy registrars of voters. The voter registration...
California Elections Code Section 2136
Each deputy registrar of voters shall be issued a receipt by the county elections official for all books or pads issued, specifying the numbers of...
California Elections Code Section 2137
When any elector is registered, his or her name, residence, and residence telephone number, if furnished, shall be entered on the stub attached to...
California Elections Code Section 2138
Individuals and organizations distributing voter registration cards pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 2158 and who receive completed voter...
California Elections Code Section 2138.5
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an affiant's driver's license number, identification card number, and social security number, contained...
California Elections Code Section 2139
On the day of the close of registration for any election all deputy registrars of voters or individuals and organizations that have submitted plans...
California Elections Code Section 2140
The county elections official shall report to the district attorney of the county, under oath, the name of any deputy registrar of voters who has not
California Elections Code Section 2141
If the county elections official deems a duplicate file of voter registration cards to be necessary for administrative purposes, the county elections
California Elections Code Section 2142
(a) If the county elections official refuses to register any qualified elector in the county, the elector may proceed by action in the superior court
California Elections Code Section 2143
Costs shall not be recovered against the county elections official in any action under this chapter, unless it is alleged in the complaint, and...
California Elections Code Section 2145
This article shall be known and may be cited as the Student Voter Registration Act of 2003.
California Elections Code Section 2146
(a) The Secretary of State shall annually provide every high school, community college, and California State University and University of California...
California Elections Code Section 2148
(a) Every high school, community college, and California State University campus shall designate a contact person and provide his or her address,...
California Elections Code Section 2150
(a) The affidavit of registration shall show: (1) The facts necessary to establish the affiant as an elector. (2) The affiant's name at length,
California Elections Code Section 2151
At the time of registering and of transferring registration, each elector may declare the name of the political party with which he or she intends to
California Elections Code Section 2152
Whenever any voter has declined to designate or has changed his or her political affiliation prior to the close of registration for an election, he...
California Elections Code Section 2153
(a) Except as provided in Section 2154, the affidavit of registration shall show all the facts required to be stated. (b) If the affidavit does...
California Elections Code Section 2154
In the event that the county elections official receives an affidavit of registration that does not include portions of the information for which...
California Elections Code Section 2155
Upon receipt of a properly executed affidavit of registration or address correction notice or letter pursuant to Section 2119, Article 2 (commencing...
California Elections Code Section 2155.5
(a) The Secretary of State may, in coordination with county elections officials who choose to participate, develop specific procedures to address...
California Elections Code Section 2156
The Secretary of State shall print, or cause to be printed, the blank forms of the voter notification prescribed by Section 2155. The Secretary of...
California Elections Code Section 2157
(a) Subject to this chapter, the affidavit of registration shall be in a form prescribed by regulations adopted by the Secretary of State. The...
California Elections Code Section 2157.1
It is the intent of the Legislature that a voter be fully informed of the permissible uses of personal information supplied by him or her for the...
California Elections Code Section 2157.2
In order that a voter be fully informed of the permissible uses of personal information supplied by him or her for the purpose of completing a voter...
California Elections Code Section 2158
In addition to registration conducted by deputy registrars of voters, the county elections official shall, do all of the following: (a) Provide...
California Elections Code Section 2159
(a) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 2158, any person who, in exchange for money or other valuable consideration, assists...
California Elections Code Section 2159.5
Any person, company, or other organization that agrees to pay money or other valuable consideration, whether on a per-affidavit basis or otherwise,...
California Elections Code Section 2160
(a) Each affidavit of registration issued to a deputy registrar of voters shall meet the requirements prescribed by Section 2157, except that the...
California Elections Code Section 2161
The Secretary of State shall print, or cause to be printed, the blank forms of the affidavits of registration and voter registration cards prescribed
California Elections Code Section 2162
(a) No affidavits of registration other than those provided by the Secretary of State to the county elections officials or the national voter...
California Elections Code Section 2163
The Secretary of State shall prepare and print or cause to be printed an appropriate logo that may be displayed on the windows of offices, stores,...
California Elections Code Section 2164
(a) The Secretary of State shall pay all postage for all of the following: (1) Mailing of the voter notification and the address correction...
California Elections Code Section 2165
Affidavits of registration for the whole of each county shall be filed, as fast as the registration progresses, in any orderly arrangement as...
California Elections Code Section 2166
(a) Any person filing with the county elections official a new affidavit of registration or reregistration may have the information relating to his...
California Elections Code Section 2166.5
(a) Any person filing with the county elections official a new affidavit of registration or reregistration may have the information relating to his...
California Elections Code Section 2166.7
(a) If authorized by his or her county board of supervisors, a county elections official shall, upon application of a public safety officer, make...
California Elections Code Section 2167
Upon the personal or written application of any person, the county elections official shall, at a fee not to exceed one dollar and fifty cents...
California Elections Code Section 2168
(a) The Secretary of State shall establish a statewide system to facilitate removal of duplicate or prior registrations, to facilitate the reporting...
California Elections Code Section 2168
(a) The Secretary of State shall establish a statewide system to facilitate removal of duplicate or prior registrations, to facilitate the reporting...
California Elections Code Section 2180
(a) At least once, and more often if he or she deems it necessary, within each two-year period commencing on the first day of January in each...
California Elections Code Section 2181
In addition to printing a complete index within and for each two-year period, as provided in Section 2180, the county elections official may print...
California Elections Code Section 2182
The number of copies of the precinct index printed shall be as many as in the judgment of the county elections official may be necessary for the...
California Elections Code Section 2183
The elections official shall supply copies of the index and of supplements to the index, necessary to bring it up to date, for all elections to be...
California Elections Code Section 2184
Upon demand of any Member of the Legislature, of Congress, or any candidate who is to be voted for in the county, in a city therein, or in a...
California Elections Code Section 2185
Upon written demand of the chair or vice chair of a party state central committee or of the chair of a party county central committee, the county...
California Elections Code Section 2187
(a) Each county elections official shall send to the Secretary of State, in a format described by the Secretary of State, a summary statement of the...
California Elections Code Section 2188
(a) Any application for voter registration information available pursuant to law and maintained by the Secretary of State or by the elections...
California Elections Code Section 2188.1
The Secretary of State shall study the feasibility of inserting fictitious names of voters into the voter registration information database as a...
California Elections Code Section 2188.5
(a) A person who requests voter information pursuant to Section 2188 or who obtains signatures or other information collected for an initiative,...
California Elections Code Section 2189
Before the day of any election held throughout the county, the county elections official shall deliver to the precinct board in each precinct three...
California Elections Code Section 2190
If the county elections official maintains tabulating cards containing the information set forth in the affidavits of registration of voters, or sets
California Elections Code Section 2191
The elections official shall compile an index, list, or file, by precinct, of all persons who voted in the previous statewide general election. This...
California Elections Code Section 2192
Notwithstanding anything contained in this article, in any county in which tabulating equipment is used to produce the indexes of registration, the...
California Elections Code Section 2193
The Secretary of State shall, upon the request of a county elections official, compile, from the information furnished by the county elections...
California Elections Code Section 2194
(a) The voter registration card information identified in subdivision (a) of Section 6254.4 of the Government Code: (1) Shall be confidential and...
California Elections Code Section 2196
(a) (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person who is qualified to register to vote and who has a valid California driver's license or...
California Elections Code Section 2200
The registration of a voter is permanent for all purposes during his or her life, unless and until the affidavit of registration is canceled by the...
California Elections Code Section 2201
The county elections official shall cancel the registration in the following cases: (a) At the signed, written request of the person registered.
California Elections Code Section 2202
(a) The county elections official shall preserve all uncanceled affidavits of registration in a secure manner that will protect the confidentiality...
California Elections Code Section 2203
(a) Cancellation is made by writing or stamping on the affidavit of registration the word "canceled," the reason the affidavit was canceled, and the...
California Elections Code Section 2204
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, whenever a voter changes his or her residence within the same precinct, the voter's affidavit of...
California Elections Code Section 2205
The local registrar of births and deaths shall notify the county elections official not later than the 15th day of each month of all deceased persons
California Elections Code Section 2206
The Secretary of State shall adopt regulations to facilitate the availability of death statistics from the State Department of Health Services. The...
California Elections Code Section 2208
(a) A person shall be deemed mentally incompetent, and therefore disqualified from voting, if, during the course of any of the proceedings set forth...
California Elections Code Section 2209
(a) For conservatorships established pursuant to Division 4 (commencing with Section 1400) of the Probate Code, the court investigator shall, during...
California Elections Code Section 2210
(a) If the person or the person and estate is under a conservatorship established pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 5350) of Part 1 of...
California Elections Code Section 2211
(a) Any person who (1) has plead not guilty by reason of insanity and who has been found to be not guilty pursuant to Section 1026 of the Penal Code,
California Elections Code Section 2212
The clerk of the superior court of each county, on the basis of the records of the court, shall furnish to the chief elections official of the...
California Elections Code Section 2213
Any person may proceed by action in the superior court to compel the county elections official to cancel any registration made illegally or which...
California Elections Code Section 2220
(a) The county elections official shall conduct a preelection residency confirmation procedure as provided in this article. This procedure shall be...
California Elections Code Section 2221
(a) Based on the postal notices on the returned residency confirmation postcards received pursuant to Section 2220, the county elections official...
California Elections Code Section 2222
In lieu of mailing a residency confirmation postcard, as prescribed in subdivision (a) of Section 2220, the county elections official may contract...
California Elections Code Section 2223
(a) In lieu of mailing a residency confirmation postcard to each registered voter in the county, the county elections official may include the return
California Elections Code Section 2224
(a) If a voter has not voted in any election within the preceding four years, and his or her residence address, name, or party affiliation had not...
California Elections Code Section 2225
(a) Based on change of address data received from the United States Postal Service or its licensees, the county elections official shall send a...
California Elections Code Section 2226
(a) Based on change-of-address information received pursuant to Sections 2220 to 2225, inclusive, or change-of-address information provided directly...
California Elections Code Section 2240
From moneys appropriated by the Legislature, the Controller shall reimburse counties for additional costs incurred by counties for purging voter...
California Elections Code Section 2241
Any claim submitted to the Controller pursuant to this article shall state that the county had reimbursable costs and the number of registered voters
California Elections Code Section 2250
On and after July 1, 2007, in any document mailed by a state agency that offers a person the opportunity to register to vote pursuant to the National
California Elections Code Section 2300
(a) All voters, pursuant to the California Constitution and this code, shall be citizens of the United States. There shall be a Voter Bill of Rights...
California Elections Code Section 3000
This division shall be liberally construed in favor of the vote by mail voter.
California Elections Code Section 3001
Except as provided in Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 3200) and Sections 3007.5 and 3007.7, application for a vote by mail voter's ballot shall be
California Elections Code Section 3002
(a) Notwithstanding Section 3001, a person granted confidentiality pursuant to Section 2166 shall be considered a vote by mail voter. (b) The...
California Elections Code Section 3003
The vote by mail ballot shall be available to any registered voter.
California Elections Code Section 3004
The county elections official shall place a notice in any office within the county where applications are taken for federal passports or where...
California Elections Code Section 3005
Whenever, on the 88th day before the election, there are 250 or less persons registered to vote in any precinct, the elections official may furnish...
California Elections Code Section 3006
(a) Any printed application that is to be distributed to voters for requesting vote by mail ballots shall contain spaces for the following: (1)...
California Elections Code Section 3007
The Secretary of State shall prepare and distribute to appropriate elections officials a uniform application format for a vote by mail voter's ballot
California Elections Code Section 3007.5
(a) The Secretary of State shall prepare and distribute to appropriate elections officials a uniform electronic application format for a vote by mail
California Elections Code Section 3007.7
(a) The local elections official may offer a voter the ability to electronically apply for a vote by mail voter's ballot. If the local elections...
California Elections Code Section 3008
(a) Any individual, organization, or group that distributes applications for vote by mail voter ballots and receives completed application forms...
California Elections Code Section 3009
(a) Upon receipt of any vote by mail ballot application signed by the voter that arrives within the proper time, the elections official should...
California Elections Code Section 3010
The elections official shall deliver to each qualified applicant: (a) The ballot for the precinct in which he or she resides. In primary...
California Elections Code Section 3011
(a) The identification envelope shall contain all of the following: (1) A declaration, under penalty of perjury, stating that the voter resides...
California Elections Code Section 3012
Whenever the elections official is required to mail a vote by mail voter's ballot to any elector and the address to which the ballot is to be mailed...
California Elections Code Section 3013
Upon delivering or mailing a vote by mail voter's ballot, the elections official shall enter on the application of the vote by mail voter, or on the...
California Elections Code Section 3014
The elections official shall send a second vote by mail voter ballot to any voter upon receipt of a statement under penalty of perjury that the voter
California Elections Code Section 3015
Vote by mail voters who return to their home precincts on election day may vote only if they surrender their vote by mail voter ballots to the...
California Elections Code Section 3016
Any vote by mail voter who is unable to surrender his or her vote by mail voter's ballot within the meaning of Section 3015 shall be issued a...
California Elections Code Section 3017
(a) All vote by mail ballots cast under this division shall be voted on or before the day of the election. After marking the ballot, the vote by mail
California Elections Code Section 3018
(a) Any voter using a vote by mail ballot may, prior to the close of the polls on election day, vote the ballot at the office of the elections...
California Elections Code Section 3019
Upon receipt of the vote by mail ballot the elections official shall compare the signature on the envelope with that appearing on the affidavit of...
California Elections Code Section 3020
All vote by mail ballots cast under this division shall be received by the elections official from whom they were obtained or by the precinct board...
California Elections Code Section 3021
After the close of the period for requesting vote by mail voter ballots by mail any voter unable to go to the polls because of illness or disability...
California Elections Code Section 3022
The elections official shall include with the sample ballot an application for a vote by mail ballot.
California Elections Code Section 3023
Each ballot that is delivered pursuant to this chapter shall be accompanied by a ballot pamphlet, unless the voter has already been provided a ballot
California Elections Code Section 3024
The cost to administer vote by mail ballots where issues and elective offices related to school districts, as defined by Section 17519 of the...
California Elections Code Section 3100
When a voter who qualifies as a special absentee voter pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 300 applies for a vote by mail ballot, the application...
California Elections Code Section 3101
Upon timely receipt of the application for a vote by mail ballot, the elections official shall examine the application to ascertain that it is...
California Elections Code Section 3102
(a) Applications for the ballots of special absentee voters shall be received, and the ballots shall be received and canvassed at the same time and...
California Elections Code Section 3102
(a) Applications for the ballots of special absentee voters shall be received, and the ballots shall be received and canvassed at the same time and...
California Elections Code Section 3103
(a) Any application made pursuant to this chapter that is received by the elections official prior to the 60th day before the election shall be kept...
California Elections Code Section 3103
(a) Any application made pursuant to this chapter that is received by the elections official prior to the 60th day before the election shall be kept...
California Elections Code Section 3103.5
(a) (1) A special absentee voter who is temporarily living outside of the territorial limits of the United States or the District of Columbia, or is...
California Elections Code Section 3104
Any vote by mail ballot application by a qualified special absentee voter shall also be deemed an affidavit of voter registration and an application...
California Elections Code Section 3106
When the application is received by an elections official, other than a county elections official, the elections official receiving it shall, after...
California Elections Code Section 3107
If any special absentee voter is released from service after the closing date of registration for an election and has returned to the county of his...
California Elections Code Section 3108
If any special absentee voter to whom a vote by mail ballot has been mailed and which ballot has not been voted by him or her returns to the county...
California Elections Code Section 3109
If any special absentee voter returns to the county of his or her residence after the final day for making application for a vote by mail ballot, he...
California Elections Code Section 3110
If a special absentee voter is unable to appear at his or her polling place because of being recalled to service after the final day for making...
California Elections Code Section 3111
Whenever by any statute of the United States, provision is made for vote by mail, an application for a vote by mail ballot made under that law may be
California Elections Code Section 3112
If by any act of Congress which is now or may become effective during the effective period of this section, provision is made for voting by special...
California Elections Code Section 3200
A voter who qualifies under this chapter shall be entitled to become a permanent vote by mail voter.
California Elections Code Section 3201
Any voter may apply for permanent vote by mail status. Application for permanent vote by mail status shall be made in accordance with Section 3001,...
California Elections Code Section 3202
In lieu of executing the application set forth in Section 3201, any voter may execute a request for permanent vote by mail status by making a written
California Elections Code Section 3203
(a) Upon receipt of an application for permanent vote by mail status, the county elections official shall process the application in the same manner...
California Elections Code Section 3204
The county elections official shall send a copy of the list of all voters who qualify as permanent vote by mail voters to each city elections...
California Elections Code Section 3205
(a) Vote by mail ballots mailed to, and received from, voters on the permanent vote by mail voter list are subject to the same deadlines and shall be
California Elections Code Section 3206
A voter whose name appears on the permanent vote by mail voter list shall remain on the list and shall be mailed a vote by mail ballot for each...
California Elections Code Section 3300
It is the intent and purpose of the Legislature that this chapter facilitate the federal mandate of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee...
California Elections Code Section 3301
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, this chapter shall govern the voter registration and voting of a person in any federal...
California Elections Code Section 3302
Each citizen residing outside the United States shall have the right to register for, and to vote by, a vote by mail ballot in any federal election...
California Elections Code Section 3303
Any person described in Section 3302 who desires to register and vote under this chapter shall apply in writing to the elections official of the...
California Elections Code Section 3304
(a) Any application made pursuant to this chapter that is received by the elections official prior to the 60th day before the election shall be kept...
California Elections Code Section 3305
Upon receipt of an application for registration and a vote by mail ballot by a person who meets the requirements of Section 3302, the county...
California Elections Code Section 3307
(a) As soon as possible after the 60th day before the federal election, the county elections official shall mail or deliver a ballot to each person...
California Elections Code Section 3308
Upon timely receipt of the application for a vote by mail ballot, the county elections official shall examine the application to ascertain that it is
California Elections Code Section 3310
Applications for the ballots of overseas voters shall be received and their ballots shall be received and canvassed at the same time and under the...
California Elections Code Section 3311
All vote by mail ballots cast pursuant to this chapter shall be received by the county elections official not later than 8 p.m. on the day of a...
California Elections Code Section 3400
Registration for new residents shall be in progress beginning with the 14th day prior to an election and ending on the seventh day prior to election...
California Elections Code Section 3402
The Secretary of State shall have blank affidavits of registration prepared for new residents that contain the information required in Section 2157.
California Elections Code Section 3403
The envelope into which a new resident is to place the ballot shall bear upon its face the name and official title of the county elections official...
California Elections Code Section 3404
The new resident shall mark the ballot, place it in the identification envelope, and fill out and sign the declaration printed on the identification...
California Elections Code Section 3405
The ballots of new residents shall be received and canvassed at the same time and under the same procedure as vote by mail voter ballots, insofar as...
California Elections Code Section 3408
The county elections official shall keep open to public inspection a list showing the names and addresses of all persons who have voted as new...
California Elections Code Section 3500
Any new citizen is eligible to register and vote at the office of the county elections official at any time beginning on the 14th day before an...
California Elections Code Section 3501
A new citizen registering to vote after the close of registration shall provide the county elections official with proof of citizenship prior to...
California Elections Code Section 3502
The ballots of new citizens shall be received and canvassed at the same time and under the same procedure as vote by mail voter ballots, insofar as...
California Elections Code Section 3503
The county elections official shall keep open to public inspection a list of all persons who have registered as new citizens.
California Elections Code Section 4000
A local, special, or consolidated election may be conducted wholly by mail provided that all of the following conditions apply: (a) The governing...
California Elections Code Section 4002
Notwithstanding Section 4000, a special district may conduct its elections by mail in accordance with Sections 1500, 4104, 4105, and 4108.
California Elections Code Section 4003
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, whenever any district has adopted the all-mailed ballot procedure for conducting general district...
California Elections Code Section 4004
(a) "Small city" means a city with a population of 100,000 or less, as determined by the annual city total population rankings by the Demographic...
California Elections Code Section 4100
Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, mail ballot elections shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 3000) of
California Elections Code Section 4101
Notwithstanding Sections 13300 and 13303, the elections official shall not commence to mail the combined sample ballot and mail ballot prior to the...
California Elections Code Section 4102
The elections official may include in the mailings set forth in Section 4101 a printed notice to the voters informing the voters that they may return
California Elections Code Section 4103
Notwithstanding Section 3020, ballots cast under this chapter shall be returned to the elections official from whom they were obtained no later than...
California Elections Code Section 4104
(a) At the first general district election conducted by all-mailed ballot the following question shall be printed on the ballot and boxes shall be...
California Elections Code Section 4105
The question set forth in Section 4104, as to whether an all-mailed ballot election is required to be used in the conduct of all future general...
California Elections Code Section 4106
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a governing board in the County of San Diego may adopt a resolution requiring its...
California Elections Code Section 4107
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the governing board of the Marina County Water District in the County of Monterey may adopt a...
California Elections Code Section 4108
Notwithstanding any other provisions of law and regardless of the number of eligible voters within its boundaries a district may, by resolution of...
California Elections Code Section 5000
(a) For purposes of this division, the definition of "party" in Section 338 is applicable. (b) This chapter shall apply to political bodies and to
California Elections Code Section 5001
Whenever a group of electors desires to qualify a new political party meeting the requirements of Section 5100, that group shall form a political...
California Elections Code Section 5002
Upon receipt of the notice specified in Section 5001, the Secretary of State shall notify each county elections official of the name of the political
California Elections Code Section 5003
A political body within the first 70 days after filing the formal notice required by Section 5001 is entitled, upon request to the Secretary of...
California Elections Code Section 5004
If by the 135th day before any primary election, a political body filing notice pursuant to Section 5001 has not qualified as a political party...
California Elections Code Section 5005
Until otherwise provided for by statute, a political party newly qualified pursuant to Section 5100 shall carry on its activities in accordance with...
California Elections Code Section 5006
Any political party newly qualifying pursuant to Section 5100 shall conduct its presidential primary election in accordance with procedures...
California Elections Code Section 5100
A party is qualified to participate in any primary election under any of the following conditions: (a) If at the last preceding gubernatorial...
California Elections Code Section 5100.5
(a) Upon the occurrence of the gubernatorial election, each party shall have its qualifications reviewed by the Secretary of State. A party that...
California Elections Code Section 5101
Whenever the registration of any party that qualified in the previous direct primary election falls below one-fifteenth of 1 percent of the total...
California Elections Code Section 5102
No party shall be recognized or qualified to participate in any primary election that either directly or indirectly carries on, advocates, teaches,...
California Elections Code Section 5200
Not less than 123 days before a primary election, the Secretary of State shall, with the advice and consent of the Attorney General, determine which...
California Elections Code Section 6000
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Alquist Open Presidential Primary Act."
California Elections Code Section 6001
This chapter applies to the Democratic Party.
California Elections Code Section 6002
This chapter applies both to the selection of delegates and alternates pledged to the candidacy of a particular candidate and to the selection of...
California Elections Code Section 6003
(a) Participation in the delegate selection process in primaries and caucuses shall be restricted to Democratic voters only who publicly declare...
California Elections Code Section 6004
All official Democratic Party meetings and events related to the national convention delegate selection process, including caucuses, conventions,...
California Elections Code Section 6005
(a) In the selection of the state's national convention delegation as a whole, consideration shall be given to achieving the goals of the State...
California Elections Code Section 6020
(a) The Chairperson of the Democratic State Central Committee shall notify the Secretary of State on or before the 120th day preceding the...
California Elections Code Section 6021
(a) All persons wishing to be elected to a district-level or at-large delegate or alternate position shall file a statement of candidacy designating...
California Elections Code Section 6023
The notification of the number of delegates and alternate delegates shall be in substantially the following form: Statement of Number of...
California Elections Code Section 6024
If the Chairperson of the Democratic State Central Committee fails to file the notice required by Section 6020 with the Secretary of State, the...
California Elections Code Section 6040
This article shall apply to the designation of candidates by the Secretary of State for placement only on the presidential primary ballot.
California Elections Code Section 6041
The Secretary of State shall place the name of a candidate upon the presidential primary ballot when he or she has determined that the candidate is...
California Elections Code Section 6042
When the Secretary of State decides to place the name of a candidate on the ballot pursuant to Section 6041, he or she shall notify the candidate...
California Elections Code Section 6043
If a selected candidate or an unselected candidate files with the Secretary of State, no later than the time specified in Section 6042, an affidavit...
California Elections Code Section 6060
This article shall apply to the qualification for placement on the presidential primary ballot of candidates who are not selected candidates as...
California Elections Code Section 6061
Any unselected candidate or uncommitted delegation desiring to be placed on the presidential primary ballot shall have nomination papers circulated...
California Elections Code Section 6080
Each selected candidate and each candidate who seeks to qualify under Article 4 (commencing with Section 6060) of this chapter and each group...
California Elections Code Section 6081
The chairperson of a steering committee, at least 82 days prior to the presidential primary, shall file with the Secretary of State a statement...
California Elections Code Section 6082
Each steering committee shall be responsible for the circulation of nomination papers of candidates who seek to qualify under Article 4 (commencing...
California Elections Code Section 6086
On a day specified by the Democratic State Central Committee preceding the presidential primary election, at 3 p.m., the caucus chairperson in each...
California Elections Code Section 6087
Presidential candidates and uncommitted delegations or their steering committees shall take steps to ensure public participation in the delegate...
California Elections Code Section 6100
This article shall govern the circulation of nomination papers to qualify unselected candidates and uncommitted delegations for placement on the...
California Elections Code Section 6101
Nomination papers to be circulated pursuant to Section 6061 shall be prepared, circulated, signed, and verified and shall be left for examination...
California Elections Code Section 6102
Upon the filing of nomination papers pursuant to Section 6061 signed by the required number of voters, the candidate or uncommitted delegation named...
California Elections Code Section 6103
Upon receipt of a sufficient number of signatures for the presidential primary ballot, the Secretary of State shall notify the chairperson of the...
California Elections Code Section 6104
Each signer of a nomination paper may sign only one paper. Each signer shall print his or her name, indicate his or her place of residence, and...
California Elections Code Section 6105
Any nomination paper may be presented in sections. Each section shall contain the name of the candidate or chairperson of the steering committee in...
California Elections Code Section 6106
Each section shall be prepared with the lines for signatures numbered, and shall have attached the affidavit of the circulator who obtained...
California Elections Code Section 6107
A verified nomination paper is prima facie evidence that the signatures are genuine and that the persons signing it are voters, until it is otherwise
California Elections Code Section 6108
The nomination paper for the presidential primary ballot shall be in substantially the following form: SECTION OF NOMINATION PAPER...
California Elections Code Section 6122
Circulators may obtain signatures to the nomination paper for which they were appointed at any time between the period of 120 days and 63 days,...
California Elections Code Section 6123
A county elections official or his or her deputy may not circulate a nomination paper and circulators may not obtain signatures within 100 feet of...
California Elections Code Section 6140
Each section of a nomination paper, after being verified, shall be returned by the circulator who circulated it to the steering committee, or to its...
California Elections Code Section 6141
Prior to filing, the sections of a nomination paper shall be numbered in order.
California Elections Code Section 6142
Nomination papers, properly assembled, may be consolidated and fastened together by counties, but nomination papers signed by voters in different...
California Elections Code Section 6143
The county elections official shall examine all nomination papers left with him or her for examination and shall disregard and mark "not sufficient"...
California Elections Code Section 6144
Within five days after any nomination papers are left with him or her for examination, the county elections official shall: (a) Examine and affix...
California Elections Code Section 6145
The county elections official's certificate to nomination papers shall be in substantially the following form: Certificate of County...
California Elections Code Section 6146
No filing fee shall be required from any person in order to file nomination papers.
California Elections Code Section 6160
At least 60 days before a presidential primary, the Secretary of State shall notify each steering committee whether or not it has qualified a...
California Elections Code Section 6141
Prior to filing, the sections of a nomination paper shall be numbered in order.
California Elections Code Section 6142
Nomination papers, properly assembled, may be consolidated and fastened together by counties, but nomination papers signed by voters in different...
California Elections Code Section 6143
The county elections official shall examine all nomination papers left with him or her for examination and shall disregard and mark "not sufficient"...
California Elections Code Section 6144
Within five days after any nomination papers are left with him or her for examination, the county elections official shall: (a) Examine and affix...
California Elections Code Section 6145
The county elections official's certificate to nomination papers shall be in substantially the following form: Certificate of County...
California Elections Code Section 6146
No filing fee shall be required from any person in order to file nomination papers.
California Elections Code Section 6180
At least 68 days before a presidential primary election, the Secretary of State shall transmit to each county elections official a certified list...
California Elections Code Section 6200
Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, this article governs the selection of district level delegates and alternates, unpledged...
California Elections Code Section 6201
(a) District level delegate positions shall be allocated to presidential preferences through a primary proportional representation system. (b) The
California Elections Code Section 6220
The Secretary of State shall, not later than the 32nd day after the election, compile and file in his or her office a statement of the canvassed...
California Elections Code Section 6222
No fee shall be required of any person as a condition of receiving a certificate of selection as a delegate or an alternate.
California Elections Code Section 6240
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a space shall be provided on the presidential primary ballot for a voter to write in the name of a...
California Elections Code Section 6241
Any person who believes his or her name may be used as a write-in candidate for unpledged delegate shall, not later than 21 days before the primary...
California Elections Code Section 6300
(a) This chapter shall be applicable only to the presidential primary ballot of the Republican Party, and qualified parties for which no other...
California Elections Code Section 6320
The chairperson of the state central committee shall notify the Secretary of State on or before the 120th day preceding the presidential primary as...
California Elections Code Section 6321
The notification of the number of delegates shall be in substantially the following form: STATEMENT OF NUMBER OF DELEGATES TO THE
California Elections Code Section 6322
If the chairperson of the state central committee fails to file a notice as to the number of delegates, the Secretary of State shall ascertain the...
California Elections Code Section 6323
The Secretary of State shall, on or before the 110th day preceding the presidential primary, certify to the county elections official of each county...
California Elections Code Section 6340
The Secretary of State shall place the name of a candidate upon the Republican presidential primary ballot when the Secretary of State has determined
California Elections Code Section 6341
When the Secretary of State decides to place the name of a candidate on the ballot pursuant to Section 6340, he or she shall notify the candidate...
California Elections Code Section 6342
If a selected candidate or a nonselected candidate files with the Secretary of State, no later than the 68th day before the presidential primary, an...
California Elections Code Section 6343
Any unselected candidate desiring to have his or her name placed on the presidential primary ballot shall have nomination papers circulated in his or
California Elections Code Section 6360
Nomination papers properly prepared, circulated, signed and verified shall be left, for examination, with the county elections official of the county
California Elections Code Section 6361
Each signer of a nomination paper may sign only one paper. He or she shall declare his or her intention to support the candidate for nomination, add...
California Elections Code Section 6362
Any nomination paper may be presented in sections. Each section shall contain the names of the candidate. Each section shall bear the name of the...
California Elections Code Section 6363
Each section shall be prepared with the lines for signatures numbered, and shall have attached the affidavit of the circulator who obtained...
California Elections Code Section 6364
A verified nomination paper is prima facie evidence that the signatures are genuine and that the persons signing it are voters, until it is otherwise
California Elections Code Section 6365
The nomination paper for a candidate shall be in substantially the following form: SECTION OF NOMINATION PAPER SIGNED BY VOTER ON
California Elections Code Section 6382
Circulators may obtain signatures to the nomination paper of a candidate at any time not more than 104 nor less than 74 days prior to the...
California Elections Code Section 6383
A county elections official or deputy county elections official may not circulate a nomination paper. Circulators may not obtain signatures within...
California Elections Code Section 6400
Each section of a nomination paper shall be returned by the circulator who circulated it to the candidate or his or her designee. All the sections...
California Elections Code Section 6401
Prior to filing, the sections of a nomination paper for a candidate shall be numbered in order.
California Elections Code Section 6402
Nomination papers, properly assembled, may be consolidated and fastened together by counties, but nomination papers signed by voters in different...
California Elections Code Section 6403
The county elections official shall examine all nomination papers left with him or her for examination and shall disregard and mark "not sufficient"...
California Elections Code Section 6404
Within five days after any nomination papers are left with him or her for examination, the county elections official shall: (a) Examine and affix...
California Elections Code Section 6405
The county elections official's certificate to nomination papers of a candidate shall be in substantially the following form: COUNTY...
California Elections Code Section 6406
No filing fee is required from any person to be voted for at a presidential primary.
California Elections Code Section 6420
The Secretary of State shall, not later than the 32nd day after the election, compile and file in his or her office a statement of the canvassed...
California Elections Code Section 6421
The Secretary of State shall, not later than the 32nd day after the election, issue a certificate of election to the candidate who received the...
California Elections Code Section 6422
The Secretary of State shall, not later than the 32nd day after the election, issue a certification to each person selected as a delegate.
California Elections Code Section 6440
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a space shall be provided on the presidential primary ballot for an elector to write in the name of a...
California Elections Code Section 6441
Any person who believes his or her name may be used as a write-in candidate for President of the United States shall, not later than 21 days before...
California Elections Code Section 6442
Any person who receives, by write-in vote, a plurality of the votes cast for President of the United States shall, within 10 days after the primary...
California Elections Code Section 6443
If the candidate fails to file a list of delegates, the state central committee of the party in whose primary the candidate received the plurality...
California Elections Code Section 6460
Every candidate whether selected pursuant to Section 6340, or unselected as referred to in Section 6343, who wishes to have a delegation of electors...
California Elections Code Section 6461
(a) The delegation of each candidate shall be composed as follows: (1) Seventy-eight percent of the delegation, or the nearest whole number...
California Elections Code Section 6480
The format of the presidential portion of the Republican primary ballot shall be governed by Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 13100) of Division...
California Elections Code Section 6500
This chapter shall be applicable to the presidential primary ballot of the American Independent Party only.
California Elections Code Section 6501
The presidential primary ballot shall be divided into a presidential preference portion and a delegate selection portion.
California Elections Code Section 6502
No filing fee is required from any person to be voted for at any presidential primary.
California Elections Code Section 6520
The Secretary of State shall place the name of a candidate upon the American Independent Party presidential preference ballot when the Secretary of...
California Elections Code Section 6521
When the Secretary of State decides to place the name of a candidate on the ballot pursuant to Section 6520, he or she shall notify the candidate...
California Elections Code Section 6522
If a selected candidate or an unselected candidate files with the Secretary of State, no later than the 68th day before the presidential primary, an...
California Elections Code Section 6523
Any unselected candidate desiring to have his or her name placed on the presidential preference primary ballot without filing a group of candidates...
California Elections Code Section 6524
The name of any presidential candidate, to whom are pledged a group of candidates who have qualified by petition for the delegate selection portion...
California Elections Code Section 6540
The Chairperson of the State Central Committee of the American Independent Party shall notify the Secretary of State on or before the 120th day...
California Elections Code Section 6541
The notification of the number of delegates shall be in substantially the following form: STATEMENT OF NUMBER OF DELEGATES TO AMERICAN...
California Elections Code Section 6542
If the chairperson of the state central committee fails to file a notice as to the number of delegates, the Secretary of State shall ascertain the...
California Elections Code Section 6543
The Secretary of State shall, on or before the 110th day preceding the presidential primary, certify to the county elections official of each county...
California Elections Code Section 6560
Any three or more voters of the state who are registered as intending to affiliate with the American Independent Party may join as a committee in...
California Elections Code Section 6561
The committee, on or before the 104th day before the presidential primary election, shall file with the Secretary of State a statement containing the
California Elections Code Section 6562
The number of candidates for delegates grouped on a nomination paper shall be equal to the total number of delegates to be elected by the party.
California Elections Code Section 6563
The candidates of each group shall be selected as follows: (a) No less than two-thirds shall be selected to represent congressional districts, and
California Elections Code Section 6564
The number of alternates to be selected shall be no greater than one for each delegate, and the alternates shall be selected in the manner prescribed
California Elections Code Section 6565
Each group of candidates for delegates that intends to pledge itself to the candidacy of a particular candidate for presidential nominee shall have...
California Elections Code Section 6566
Any candidate whose nomination paper is filed in more than one group is disqualified from running as a member of any group.
California Elections Code Section 6567
Each candidate for delegate to the American Independent Party convention shall file with the Secretary of State, before the circulation of nomination
California Elections Code Section 6568
Nomination papers for candidates for delegates shall be signed by voters registered as affiliated with the American Independent Party equal in number
California Elections Code Section 6580
This article applies to the nomination of a candidate for the presidential preference portion of the primary ballot, to the nomination of a slate of...
California Elections Code Section 6581
Nomination papers properly prepared, circulated, signed and verified shall be left, for examination, with the elections official of the county in...
California Elections Code Section 6582
Each signer of a nomination paper for the presidential primary ballot may sign only one paper. He or she shall declare his or her intention to...
California Elections Code Section 6583
Any nomination paper may be presented in sections. Each section shall contain the name of the presidential preference candidate, or the names of the
California Elections Code Section 6584
Each section shall be prepared with the lines for signatures numbered, and shall have attached the affidavit of the circulator who obtained...
California Elections Code Section 6585
A verified nomination paper is prima facie evidence that the signatures are genuine and that the persons signing it are voters, until it is otherwise
California Elections Code Section 6586
The nomination paper for a candidate for the presidential preference portion of the ballot shall be in substantially the following form:
California Elections Code Section 6587
The nomination paper for a group of candidates for delegates, to the national convention shall be in substantially the following form: ...
California Elections Code Section 6591
Circulators may obtain signatures to the nomination paper of the candidate or group of candidates at any time not more than 104 nor less than 74 days
California Elections Code Section 6592
An elections official or deputy elections official may not serve as a circulator and circulators may not obtain signatures within 100 feet of any...
California Elections Code Section 6593
Each section of a nomination paper, after being verified, shall be returned to the candidate, committee, or duly authorized representatives. All the...
California Elections Code Section 6594
Prior to filing, the sections of a nomination paper for any candidate or group of candidates shall be numbered in order.
California Elections Code Section 6595
Nomination papers, properly assembled, may be consolidated and fastened together by counties, but nomination papers signed by voters in different...
California Elections Code Section 6596
The elections official shall examine all nomination papers left with him or her for examination and shall disregard and mark "not sufficient" the...
California Elections Code Section 6597
Within five days after any nomination papers are left with him or her for examination, the elections official shall: (a) Examine and affix to them
California Elections Code Section 6598
The certificate of the elections official to nomination papers of a candidate or group of candidates shall be in substantially the following form:
California Elections Code Section 6599
Upon receipt of a sufficient number of signatures for the nomination of a candidate for the presidential preference primary ballot, the Secretary of...
California Elections Code Section 6620
For the presidential primary election, the format of the American Independent Party ballot shall be governed by Chapter 2 (commencing with Section...
California Elections Code Section 6621
Any person who believes his or her name may be used as a write-in candidate for President of the United States shall, not later than 21 days before...
California Elections Code Section 6640
The Secretary of State shall, not later than the 32nd day after the election, compile and file in his or her office a statement of the canvassed...
California Elections Code Section 6641
The Secretary of State shall, not later than the 32nd day after the election, issue a certificate of election to each person who is a member of the...
California Elections Code Section 6642
Any person who receives, by write-in vote, a plurality of the votes cast in the delegate selection primary shall, within 37 days after the primary...
California Elections Code Section 6643
If the candidate fails to file a list of delegates, the state central committee of the party shall, within 10 days of the end of the 37-day period...
California Elections Code Section 6644
If a group of candidates for delegates preferring a particular presidential candidate are elected at the presidential primary, the delegates to the...
California Elections Code Section 6645
If a group of candidates for delegates expressing no preference for a particular presidential candidate are elected, the chairperson of the group...
California Elections Code Section 6646
If a vacancy exists in the office of the delegate or alternate, the chairperson of the delegation shall designate a person to fill that vacancy.
California Elections Code Section 6647
The alternate of any delegate who is unable to attend the convention shall attend the convention in his or her place and shall otherwise discharge...
California Elections Code Section 6700
This chapter shall be applicable to the presidential primary ballot of the Peace and Freedom Party only.
California Elections Code Section 6701
The Peace and Freedom Party presidential primary ballot shall be divided into a presidential preference portion and a national convention delegate...
California Elections Code Section 6702
No filing fee is required from any person to be voted for at any Peace and Freedom Party presidential primary.
California Elections Code Section 6720
The Secretary of State shall place the name of a candidate upon the Peace and Freedom Party presidential preference ballot when the Secretary of...
California Elections Code Section 6721
On or before the 150th day preceding a presidential primary election, the Secretary of State shall send a letter by first-class mail to the...
California Elections Code Section 6722
On or before the 120th day preceding a presidential primary election, the Secretary of State shall publicly announce and distribute to the news media
California Elections Code Section 6723
When the Secretary of State decides to place the name of a candidate on the ballot pursuant to Sections 6720 and 6722, the Secretary of State shall...
California Elections Code Section 6724
If a selected candidate or an unselected candidate files with the Secretary of State, no later than the 68th day before the presidential primary, an...
California Elections Code Section 6725
Any unselected candidate desiring to have her or his name placed on the presidential preference primary ballot without filing a group of candidates...
California Elections Code Section 6726
Whenever a group of candidates for delegates pledged to a particular presidential candidate qualifies by petition for the national convention...
California Elections Code Section 6740
The Chairperson of the Peace and Freedom Party State Central Committee shall notify the Secretary of State on or before the 120th day preceding the...
California Elections Code Section 6741
The notification of national affiliation and number of national convention delegates shall be in substantially the following form: ...
California Elections Code Section 6742
If the Chairperson of the Peace and Freedom Party State Central Committee fails to file the notice required by Section 6741 by the 120th day...
California Elections Code Section 6743
On or before the 110th day before the presidential primary, the Secretary of State shall certify all of the following to the elections official of...
California Elections Code Section 6744
For the purposes of this chapter, the boundary between the northern and southern territories of the state shall be that latitudinal line coinciding...
California Elections Code Section 6745
The number of delegate candidates to be selected from each territory by each group shall be, to the nearest whole number, proportional to that...
California Elections Code Section 6760
Any five or more voters of the state who are registered as affiliated with the Peace and Freedom Party may join as a committee in proposing the...
California Elections Code Section 6761
The committee, on or before the 104th day before the presidential primary election, shall file with the Secretary of State a statement containing the
California Elections Code Section 6762
The number of candidates for delegate grouped on a nomination paper shall be equal to the total number of delegates to be elected by the Peace and...
California Elections Code Section 6763
The names of the grouped candidates shall be so selected that the portion of the candidates for national convention delegates residing in the...
California Elections Code Section 6764
The number of alternates to be selected shall be no greater than one for each delegate, and the alternates shall be selected in the manner prescribed
California Elections Code Section 6765
Each group of candidates for delegate that intends to pledge itself to the candidacy of a particular candidate for presidential nominee shall have...
California Elections Code Section 6766
Any candidate for delegate whose nomination paper is filed in more than one group is disqualified from running as a member of any group.
California Elections Code Section 6767
Each candidate for Peace and Freedom Party delegate to the national convention shall file with the Secretary of State, before the circulation of...
California Elections Code Section 6768
The declaration of a candidate for delegate shall be in substantially the following form: DECLARATION OF CANDIDATE FOR...
California Elections Code Section 6769
Nomination papers for candidates for delegates shall be signed by voters registered as affiliated with the Peace and Freedom Party equal in number to
California Elections Code Section 6780
This article applies to the nomination of a candidate for the presidential preference portion of the primary ballot, to the nomination of a slate of...
California Elections Code Section 6781
Nomination papers properly prepared, circulated, signed and verified shall be left for examination with the elections official of the county in which
California Elections Code Section 6782
Each signer of a nomination paper for the presidential primary ballot may sign only one paper. The signer shall add her or his printed name and...
California Elections Code Section 6783
Any nomination paper may be presented in sections. Each section shall contain the name of the presidential preference candidate, or the names of the
California Elections Code Section 6784
Each section shall be prepared with the lines, for signatures numbered, and shall have attached the declaration of the circulator who obtained...
California Elections Code Section 6785
A verified nomination paper is prima facie evidence that the signatures are genuine and that the persons signing it are voters registered as...
California Elections Code Section 6786
The nomination paper for a candidate for the presidential preference portion of the ballot shall be in substantially the following form:
California Elections Code Section 6787
The nomination paper for a group of candidates for delegates to the national convention shall be in substantially the following form: ...
California Elections Code Section 6791
Circulators may obtain signatures to the nomination paper of the candidate or group of candidates at any time not more than 104 nor less than 74 days
California Elections Code Section 6792
Each section of a nomination paper, after being verified, shall be returned by the verification deputy who circulated it to the candidate, committee,
California Elections Code Section 6793
Prior to filing, the sections of a nomination paper for any candidate or group of candidates shall be numbered in order.
California Elections Code Section 6794
Nomination papers, properly assembled, may be consolidated and fastened together by counties, but nomination papers signed by voters in different...
California Elections Code Section 6795
The elections official shall examine all nomination papers left with her or him for examination and shall disregard and mark "not sufficient" the...
California Elections Code Section 6796
Within five days after any nomination papers are left with the elections official for examination, the elections official shall: (a) Examine and...
California Elections Code Section 6797
The certificate of the elections official to nomination papers of a candidate or group of candidates shall be in substantially the following form:
California Elections Code Section 6798
(a) Upon receipt of a sufficient number of signatures for the nomination of a candidate for the presidential preference primary ballot, the Secretary
California Elections Code Section 6820
Upon the filing of nomination papers, the presidential preference primary candidate or slate of delegate candidates shall be voted upon, but the...
California Elections Code Section 6821
For the presidential primary election, the format of the Peace and Freedom Party ballot shall be governed by Chapter 2 (commencing with Section...
California Elections Code Section 6822
Any person who believes his or her name may be used as a write-in candidate for President of the United States shall, not later than 21 days before...
California Elections Code Section 6783
Any nomination paper may be presented in sections. Each section shall contain the name of the presidential preference candidate, or the names of the
California Elections Code Section 6784
Each section shall be prepared with the lines, for signatures numbered, and shall have attached the declaration of the circulator who obtained...
California Elections Code Section 6785
A verified nomination paper is prima facie evidence that the signatures are genuine and that the persons signing it are voters registered as...
California Elections Code Section 6786
The nomination paper for a candidate for the presidential preference portion of the ballot shall be in substantially the following form:
California Elections Code Section 6787
The nomination paper for a group of candidates for delegates to the national convention shall be in substantially the following form: ...
California Elections Code Section 6791
Circulators may obtain signatures to the nomination paper of the candidate or group of candidates at any time not more than 104 nor less than 74 days
California Elections Code Section 6792
Each section of a nomination paper, after being verified, shall be returned by the verification deputy who circulated it to the candidate, committee,
California Elections Code Section 6793
Prior to filing, the sections of a nomination paper for any candidate or group of candidates shall be numbered in order.
California Elections Code Section 6794
Nomination papers, properly assembled, may be consolidated and fastened together by counties, but nomination papers signed by voters in different...
California Elections Code Section 6795
The elections official shall examine all nomination papers left with her or him for examination and shall disregard and mark "not sufficient" the...
California Elections Code Section 6796
Within five days after any nomination papers are left with the elections official for examination, the elections official shall: (a) Examine and...
California Elections Code Section 6797
The certificate of the elections official to nomination papers of a candidate or group of candidates shall be in substantially the following form:
California Elections Code Section 6798
(a) Upon receipt of a sufficient number of signatures for the nomination of a candidate for the presidential preference primary ballot, the Secretary
California Elections Code Section 6840
The number of delegates to be certified as elected from each group of delegate candidates shall be the whole number nearest the product obtained by...
California Elections Code Section 6841
The Secretary of State shall send, not more than three business days after the presidential primary, to the chairperson of each committee qualifying...
California Elections Code Section 6842
Each group of candidates for delegate shall meet or confer after the presidential primary and by majority vote shall determine the order in which...
California Elections Code Section 6843
The Secretary of State shall, not later than the 32nd day after the election, file in her or his office a statement of the canvassed returns for the...
California Elections Code Section 6844
The Secretary of State shall, not later than the 32nd day after the election, issue a certificate of election to as many persons in each group as are
California Elections Code Section 6845
Any person who receives, by write-in vote, a sufficient number of votes in the national convention delegate selection portion of the Peace and...
California Elections Code Section 6846
If a write-in candidate fails to file the list of delegates pursuant to Section 6845, the state central committee of the party shall, within 10 days...
California Elections Code Section 6847
The elected delegates may, if they desire, meet or confer prior to attending the convention to select a chairperson of the delegation and to fill any
California Elections Code Section 6848
The alternate of any delegate who is unable to attend the convention shall attend the convention in the place of the delegate and shall otherwise...
California Elections Code Section 6849
The Secretary of State shall, as soon as practicable, certify to the chairperson of the state central committee and to the chairperson of each party...
California Elections Code Section 6900
The term "elector" or "presidential elector" as used in this chapter means an elector of President and Vice President of the United States, and not...
California Elections Code Section 6901
Whenever a political party, in accordance with Section 7100, 7300, 7578, or 7843, submits to the Secretary of State its certified list of nominees...
California Elections Code Section 6902
At the general election in each leap year, or at any other time as may be prescribed by the laws of the United States, there shall be chosen by the...
California Elections Code Section 6903
On or before the day of meeting of the electors, the Governor shall deliver to the electors a list of the names of electors, and he or she shall...
California Elections Code Section 6904
The electors chosen shall assemble at the State Capitol at 2 o'clock in the afternoon on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December next
California Elections Code Section 6905
In case of the death or absence of any elector chosen, or if the number of electors is deficient for any other reason, the electors then present...
California Elections Code Section 6906
The electors, when convened, if both candidates are alive, shall vote by ballot for that person for President and that person for Vice President of...
California Elections Code Section 6907
The electors shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in separate ballots the person voted for as Vice President.
California Elections Code Section 6908
The electors shall make separate lists of all persons voted for as President and of all persons voted for as Vice President, and of the number of...
California Elections Code Section 6909
Each presidential elector shall receive ten dollars ($10) for his or her services, and mileage at the rate of five cents ($0.05) per mile for each...
California Elections Code Section 6950
Within three days of receiving the names of delegate candidates from the chairpersons of the steering committees, as provided for in Section 6086,...
California Elections Code Section 6951
At least 68 days before the presidential primary, the Secretary of State shall transmit to each elections official a certified list containing the...
California Elections Code Section 6952
The certified list required by Section 6951 shall be in substantially the following form: CERTIFIED LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENTIAL...
California Elections Code Section 6953
At least 68 days before a presidential primary, the Secretary of State shall transmit to each elections official a certified list containing the...
California Elections Code Section 6954
At least 68 days before a presidential primary, the Secretary of State shall transmit to each county elections official a certified list containing...
California Elections Code Section 7050
This part shall apply to the organization, operation, and functions of that political party known as the Democratic Party of California.
California Elections Code Section 7100
In each year of the general election at which electors of President and Vice President of the United States are to be chosen, each congressional...
California Elections Code Section 7150
The state central committee shall consist of: (a) One member for each of the following elective officials: (1) Governor. (2) Lieutenant...
California Elections Code Section 7151
Within 30 days after the direct primary election, the state central committee shall send a notice by mail to each person who, as of the following...
California Elections Code Section 7152
The state central committee shall enclose with the notice required by Section 7151 one copy of the following statement for appointment of members of...
California Elections Code Section 7153
Any person who held any of the offices described in paragraphs (1) to (6), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 7150 or held the Office of...
California Elections Code Section 7154
(a) Each officer named in subdivision (a) of Section 7150 who was nominated and elected as a candidate of the party and whose term of office extends...
California Elections Code Section 7155
A person otherwise qualifying for more than one membership listed in subdivision (a) of Section 7150 shall be a member solely by virtue of that...
California Elections Code Section 7156
Each nominee member listed in subdivision (a) of Section 7150 shall appoint to membership on this committee voters as follows: (a) Governor,...
California Elections Code Section 7157
A "holdover member" or a "nominee member" who has been elected to an office under subdivision (a) of Section 7150 at the general election, or...
California Elections Code Section 7158
Any person who is a member of this committee by reason of having been elected to fill a vacancy in the Legislature in a special election, shall...
California Elections Code Section 7159
Appointments of members of this committee shall be made in writing, signed by the member, and delivered to the chairperson of this committee. The...
California Elections Code Section 7160
Within 35 days following the regular statewide general election, each county central committee shall elect members to the state central committee as...
California Elections Code Section 7161
By no later than January 1 of an odd-numbered year, the county chair shall notify the chair of the state central committee in writing signed by him...
California Elections Code Section 7162
Within 35 days following the regular statewide general election, a caucus as provided in this section shall be convened in each Assembly district in...
California Elections Code Section 7163
The chairperson of this committee shall notify each person appointed or elected as a member of this committee: (a) That he or she is a member of...
California Elections Code Section 7164
A person is not eligible for appointment or election to this committee if he or she is not registered as affiliated with this party at the time of...
California Elections Code Section 7165
This committee may remove any member appointed or elected to this committee, who during his or her term of membership affiliates with or registers as
California Elections Code Section 7166
In the event of the appointment or election of an ineligible person, or whenever any member of this committee dies, resigns, becomes incapacitated to
California Elections Code Section 7167
Vacancies shall be filled as follows: (a) Should a member appointed to membership pursuant to Section 7156 or 7157 cease to be a member for any of
California Elections Code Section 7168
Members shall be appointed to fill vacancies occurring pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 7154 as follows: (a) If the vacancy occurs in a...
California Elections Code Section 7169
In the event the appointment of alternate or associate members is authorized by statute or the bylaws of the committee, this committee shall supply...
California Elections Code Section 7170
Each member listed in subdivision (a) of Section 7150 may appoint three voters as associate members of this committee. An associate member shall...
California Elections Code Section 7171
A person who is registered to vote is qualified for appointment to the committee if otherwise eligible.
California Elections Code Section 7180
The committee shall meet at a suitable location, which shall be designated by the executive committee of the state central committee or, if the...
California Elections Code Section 7185
The state central committee shall enclose with the notice required by Section 7151 copies of the following form of proxy for attendance at the...
California Elections Code Section 7186
Any member may attend a meeting of the committee by a proxy that meets the requirements of this article.
California Elections Code Section 7187
Proxies to be recognized by the committee on proxies and credentials shall be signed by the member under penalty of perjury and shall be in the form...
California Elections Code Section 7188
Revocation or change of proxies shall be recognized by the committee only upon a personal request made by the member before the committee on proxies...
California Elections Code Section 7190
The chairperson of this committee shall call the committee to order no later than 10 a.m. of the morning of the first day of the meeting and as soon
California Elections Code Section 7191
The temporary chairperson, upon election, shall appoint at once a committee on proxies and credentials in accordance with party bylaws from among the
California Elections Code Section 7192
This committee shall choose its officers in accordance with party bylaws, except as provided in Section 7194. Its officers shall have the power...
California Elections Code Section 7193
This committee, in accordance with party bylaws, may select from its membership an executive committee to which it may grant all or any portion of...
California Elections Code Section 7194
Except as herein provided, the elective officers of this committee and their terms shall be provided for in the party bylaws. The elective...
California Elections Code Section 7195
This committee may prescribe dues to be paid by its members in the manner and by the time prescribed by vote of the majority of the members of the...
California Elections Code Section 7196
This committee shall conduct party campaigns for this party and in behalf of the candidates of this party. It shall appoint committees and appoint...
California Elections Code Section 7197
A quorum of this committee is a majority of the entire membership, represented either in person or by proxy.
California Elections Code Section 7198
The proceedings at all meetings of this committee shall be governed by any manual of parliamentary procedure designated by the committee.
California Elections Code Section 7200
In each county containing less than five Assembly districts, a county committee shall be elected by supervisor districts, and the number to be...
California Elections Code Section 7201
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in a county of the fifth class as defined in Section 28026 of the Government Code, the elected members of
California Elections Code Section 7202
In each county containing more than four and less than 20 Assembly districts, a county central committee shall be elected from Assembly districts and
California Elections Code Section 7203
In each county containing 20 or more Assembly districts a county central committee shall consist of seven members elected from each Assembly district
California Elections Code Section 7204
In each city and county a county central committee shall be elected by Assembly districts and shall consist of 12 members elected from Assembly...
California Elections Code Section 7205
Notwithstanding this article, each county central committee by resolution may provide for the election of all or a portion of central committee...
California Elections Code Section 7206
In each county the nominee of this party for Senator or the incumbent Senator, the nominees of this party for the Assembly, and any person elected to
California Elections Code Section 7207
The incumbent or nominee of each of the following offices shall be an ex officio member of the committee in the county in which he or she resides:
California Elections Code Section 7208
A committee may authorize any member of that committee, whether elected or ex officio, to appoint an alternate if a member desires to appoint an...
California Elections Code Section 7209
A person shall not be eligible for appointment or election to a committee who is not registered as affiliated with this party at the time of his or...
California Elections Code Section 7210
Each member of a committee, whether elected to the committee or appointed to fill a vacancy, before he or she enters upon the duties of his office,...
California Elections Code Section 7211
In the event that the candidates elected to a committee from a district do not equal the number of party committeepersons to which the district is...
California Elections Code Section 7212
In the event of the appointment or election to a committee of an ineligible person, or whenever any member of the committee dies, resigns or becomes...
California Elections Code Section 7213
Any member of a committee, other than an ex officio member, who misses more than three consecutive regularly called meetings may be removed by a vote
California Elections Code Section 7214
The removal of residence by an elected or appointed member of a committee from the Assembly district or supervisor district from which he or she has...
California Elections Code Section 7215
A committee may remove any member, other than an ex officio member, who during his or her term of membership affiliates with, or registers as a...
California Elections Code Section 7216
Whenever any person is appointed to fill a vacancy on a committee, the chairperson of the committee shall file notices of the appointment with the...
California Elections Code Section 7225
At every direct primary election a county central committee shall be elected in each county.
California Elections Code Section 7226
The elections official, no later than January 31 preceding the direct primary, shall compute the number of members of the committee allotted to each...
California Elections Code Section 7227
In each county the name of each candidate for member of a committee shall appear upon the ballot only upon the filing of a nomination paper pursuant...
California Elections Code Section 7228
If the elections official, on the 73rd day prior to the direct primary election, finds that the number of candidates nominated for election to a...
California Elections Code Section 7229
Whenever a candidate for election to a committee dies on or before the day of election, and a sufficient number of ballots are marked as being voted...
California Elections Code Section 7235
All meetings of the committee shall be held in quarters that shall be accessible to persons with disabilities.
California Elections Code Section 7236
The Department of General Services shall permit any committee to hold meetings in a state building within the county. At least one committee meeting
California Elections Code Section 7240
A committee shall have charge of the party campaign under general direction of the state central committee or of the executive committee selected by...
California Elections Code Section 7241
A committee may make rules and regulations providing: (a) How officers of the committee may be removed. (b) How meetings may be called, and any
California Elections Code Section 7242
The committees shall perform any other duties and services for this political party as seem to be for the benefit of the party. They shall continue...
California Elections Code Section 7243
If the chairperson of a committee refuses to call a meeting, a meeting may be called upon five days' notice by a majority of the members of the...
California Elections Code Section 7244
Within five days after a committee meets for its organizational meeting, the newly elected chairperson of the committee shall notify the county...
California Elections Code Section 7250
This part shall apply to the organization, operation, and function of that political party known as the California Republican Party.
California Elections Code Section 7300
In each year of the general election at which electors of President and Vice President of the United States are to be chosen, the Republican nominees
California Elections Code Section 7310
(a) Notwithstanding Section 8148, if the Republican National Convention will conclude after the deadline for the Secretary of State to deliver...
California Elections Code Section 7350
The membership of delegates to the state central committee, procedures for notification of members of appointments, proxy provisions, and form of...
California Elections Code Section 7352
The officers, methods of electing officers, terms of officers, quorum requirements for meetings of the state central committee and procedures for the
California Elections Code Section 7353
The state central committee shall conduct party campaigns for the party and on behalf of the candidates of the party. It shall appoint committees and
California Elections Code Section 7354
(a) The state central committee may prohibit or limit the power of county central committees established pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with...
California Elections Code Section 7400
In each county containing less than five Assembly districts, a county central committee shall be elected by supervisor districts, and the number to...
California Elections Code Section 7400.1
(a) Notwithstanding Sections 7400 and 7401, in the County of Sacramento, the county central committee shall be elected by supervisor districts, and...
California Elections Code Section 7400.3
(a) Notwithstanding Sections 7400 and 7401, in the County of Santa Clara, the county central committee shall be elected by supervisor districts, and...
California Elections Code Section 7400.5
(a) Notwithstanding Sections 7400 and 7401, in the County of San Bernardino, the county central committee shall be elected by supervisor districts,...
California Elections Code Section 7401
In each county containing more than four and less than 20 Assembly districts, a county central committee shall be elected from Assembly districts and
California Elections Code Section 7402
In each county containing 20 or more Assembly districts a county central committee shall consist of seven members elected from each Assembly district
California Elections Code Section 7403
In each city and county, a county central committee shall be elected by Assembly districts and shall consist of 13 members elected from Assembly...
California Elections Code Section 7404
(a) In each county, the nominee of the party for State Senator, the nominees of the party for the Assembly, and any person nominated to either the...
California Elections Code Section 7405
The nominee for each of the following offices shall be an ex officio member of the committee in the county in which he or she resides: (a)...
California Elections Code Section 7406
A committee may authorize each elected member and each ex officio member of that committee to appoint an alternate member. An ex officio member who...
California Elections Code Section 7407
A person shall not be eligible for appointment or election to a committee who is not registered as affiliated with this party at the time of his or...
California Elections Code Section 7408
Each member of a committee, whether elected to the committee or appointed to fill a vacancy, before he or she enters upon the duties of his or her...
California Elections Code Section 7409
In the event that the candidates elected to a committee from a district do not equal the number of party committeemembers to which that district is...
California Elections Code Section 7410
In the event of the appointment or election to a committee of an ineligible person, or whenever any member of the committee dies, resigns or becomes...
California Elections Code Section 7411
(a) Any member of a committee, other than an ex officio member, who misses four regularly called meetings within one 12-month period shall be removed
California Elections Code Section 7412
The removal of residence by an elected or appointed member of a committee from the Assembly district or supervisor district from which he or she has...
California Elections Code Section 7413
A committee may remove any member, other than an ex officio member, who during his or her term of membership affiliates with, or registers as a...
California Elections Code Section 7414
Whenever any person is appointed to fill a vacancy on a committee, the chairperson of the committee shall file notices of the appointment with the...
California Elections Code Section 7420
(a) At every statewide direct primary election, a member shall be elected to a county central committee to replace a member whose term is expiring.
California Elections Code Section 7421
The elections official, no later than January 31 preceding the direct primary, shall compute the number of members of the committee allotted to each...
California Elections Code Section 7422
In each county the name of each candidate for member of a committee shall appear upon the ballot only upon the filing of a nomination paper pursuant...
California Elections Code Section 7423
If the elections official, on the 73rd day prior to the direct primary election, finds that the number of candidates nominated for election to a...
California Elections Code Section 7424
Whenever a candidate for election to a committee dies on or before the day of election, and a sufficient number of ballots are marked as being voted...
California Elections Code Section 7430
The Department of General Services shall permit any committee that desires to do so to hold meetings in a state building within the county, at least...
California Elections Code Section 7431
All meetings of the committee shall be held in quarters that shall be accessible to persons with disabilities.
California Elections Code Section 7440
A committee shall have charge of the party campaign under general direction of the state central committee or of the executive committee selected by...
California Elections Code Section 7441
(a) At the first meeting, a committee shall organize by selecting a chairperson, a secretary, and any other officers and committees as it deems...
California Elections Code Section 7442
A committee may make rules and regulations providing for any of the following: (a) How officers of the committee may be removed. (b) How...
California Elections Code Section 7443
The committees shall perform any other duties and services for this political party as seem to be for the benefit of the party. Members of a county...
California Elections Code Section 7444
If the chairperson of a committee refuses to call a meeting, a meeting may be called upon five days' notice by a majority of the members of the...
California Elections Code Section 7460
This article applies only to committees established by Assembly districts or supervisorial districts within a county pursuant to the bylaws of the...
California Elections Code Section 7461
The committees shall be called county Assembly district committees or county supervisorial district committees.
California Elections Code Section 7462
Each committee shall consist of the persons elected to the county central committee of a single Assembly or supervisorial district.
California Elections Code Section 7463
The district committees of a county and the ex officio members of the county central committee constitute the county central committee of that...
California Elections Code Section 7464
The district committees may elect any officers and undertake any action as the bylaws of the county central committee of which they are a part...
California Elections Code Section 7465
In the event that the candidates elected to a district committee do not equal the number of party committeemembers by which the district is entitled...
California Elections Code Section 7466
In the event of the appointment or election to a district committee of an ineligible person, or whenever any member of the committee dies, resigns or
California Elections Code Section 7467
Any member of a district committee who misses more than three consecutive regularly called meetings of the county central committee may be removed by
California Elections Code Section 7468
The removal of residence by an elected or appointed member of a district committee from the Assembly district or supervisorial district from which he
California Elections Code Section 7469
A district committee shall remove any member of that committee who is required to be removed under Section 7413.
California Elections Code Section 7470
Whenever any person is appointed to fill a vacancy on a district committee, the district committee shall notify within 10 days the chairperson of the
California Elections Code Section 7500
This part shall apply to the organization, operation, and functions of that political party known as the American Independent Party of California.
California Elections Code Section 7550
The state convention shall consist of one delegate for each of the following officers: (a) Governor. (b) Lieutenant Governor. (c)...
California Elections Code Section 7551
The state convention shall be composed of the following delegates: (a) Each officer named in Section 7550 who was nominated and elected as a...
California Elections Code Section 7555
Membership in the state convention shall not be granted to any party nominee unless he or she is registered as being a member of this party.
California Elections Code Section 7556
A vacancy exists in the membership under any of the following circumstances: (a) When there is no "holdover delegate" nor "nominee delegate" of...
California Elections Code Section 7557
Delegates shall be appointed to fill vacancies in the membership as follows: (a) If the vacancy occurs in a senatorial or Assembly district...
California Elections Code Section 7559
A county central committee may authorize its chairperson to appoint delegates to fill vacancies in the membership of party state conventions that the
California Elections Code Section 7561
If a person is a delegate to the state convention and qualified independently of that fact to be a delegate to the same state convention, he or she...
California Elections Code Section 7570
The state convention shall meet biennially, at a location designated by the state central committee, at 10 a.m. on a Saturday following the direct...
California Elections Code Section 7575
The convention shall be called to order by the chairperson of the state central committee at 10 a.m. of the day designated for the convention. It...
California Elections Code Section 7576
The chairperson shall appoint a committee consisting of one delegate from each senatorial district, which shall serve as the committee on credentials
California Elections Code Section 7577
The convention, upon election of permanent officers, shall adopt a state platform for this party. This platform shall be made public upon its...
California Elections Code Section 7578
In each year of the general election at which electors of President and Vice President of the United States are to be chosen, the convention shall...
California Elections Code Section 7579
The vote on any issue at the convention, including the election of officers, may be by rollcall or any other method as may be prescribed by the...
California Elections Code Section 7580
The proceedings at the convention shall be governed by any manual of parliamentary procedure designated by the convention.
California Elections Code Section 7600
The state central committee shall consist of all of the following persons: (a) All delegates to the state convention. (b) The chairperson of...
California Elections Code Section 7603
Each delegate to the state convention shall appoint to membership on this committee one voter of the same sex as the delegate and two voters of the...
California Elections Code Section 7604
A delegate to the state convention who at the date of that state convention is the incumbent of any of the offices listed in Section 7550 may...
California Elections Code Section 7605
Any person who is a member of this committee by virtue of having been nominated to fill a vacancy in a partisan office in a special election, shall...
California Elections Code Section 7608
Each delegate to the state convention shall send a notice by mail to each person whom he or she has appointed as a member of this committee, that...
California Elections Code Section 7609
A person is not eligible for appointment to this committee if he or she is not registered as affiliated with this party at the time of his or her...
California Elections Code Section 7610
This committee may remove any member who, during his or her term of membership, affiliates with or registers as a member of another party. This...
California Elections Code Section 7611
In the event of the appointment of an ineligible person, or whenever any member of this committee dies, resigns, or becomes incapacitated to act, or...
California Elections Code Section 7612
Should a member appointed to membership pursuant to Section 7603 or 7604 cease to be a member for any of the reasons specified in Section 7611, the...
California Elections Code Section 7613
In the event the appointment of alternate or associate members is authorized by statute or the rules of the committee, this committee shall supply...
California Elections Code Section 7614
Each delegate to the state convention may appoint three voters as associate members of this committee. An associate member shall have those...
California Elections Code Section 7620
The committee shall convene in the same community where the state convention is held, at 10 a.m. on the Sunday following the state convention.
California Elections Code Section 7628
Revocation or change of proxies shall be recognized by this committee on proxies and credentials only upon a personal request made by the member...
California Elections Code Section 7635
The chairperson of this committee shall call the committee to order at 10 a.m. on the day of first meeting. The next business in order shall be...
California Elections Code Section 7636
The temporary chairperson, upon election, shall immediately appoint a committee on proxies and credentials, consisting of one member from each...
California Elections Code Section 7637
This committee shall choose its officers by rollcall vote, poll of senatorial district delegations, or any other method as may be prescribed by the...
California Elections Code Section 7638
This committee may select from its membership an executive committee, to which it may grant all or any portion of its powers and duties. If this...
California Elections Code Section 7639
The state central committee or its executive committee shall designate by resolution or bylaw the national committee or party organization with which
California Elections Code Section 7640
The chairperson of this committee shall serve a two-year term, but shall not succeed himself or herself.
California Elections Code Section 7641
The elective officers provided for in the bylaws of this committee shall serve for two-year terms.
California Elections Code Section 7642
This committee may prescribe dues to be paid by those persons specified in Section 7600 in the manner and by the time prescribed by vote of the...
California Elections Code Section 7643
This committee shall conduct party campaigns for this party and in behalf of the candidates of this party. It shall appoint committees and appoint...
California Elections Code Section 7644
A quorum of this committee is a majority of the entire membership, represented either in person or by proxy.
California Elections Code Section 7645
The proceedings at all meetings of this committee shall be governed by any manual of parliamentary procedures designated by the committee.
California Elections Code Section 7650
In each county containing less than five Assembly districts or portions thereof, except the City and County of San Francisco, a county central...
California Elections Code Section 7651
In each county containing more than four Assembly districts or portions thereof, and the City and County of San Francisco, a county central committee
California Elections Code Section 7652
The incumbent or nominee of each of the following offices shall be an ex officio member of the committee in the county in which he or she resides:
California Elections Code Section 7653
A committee may authorize any member of that committee, whether elected or ex officio, to appoint an alternate if a member desires to appoint an...
California Elections Code Section 7654
A person shall not be eligible for appointment or election to a committee who is not registered as affiliated with this party at the time of his or...
California Elections Code Section 7655
Each member of a committee, whether elected to the committee or appointed to fill a vacancy, before he or she enters upon the duties of his or her...
California Elections Code Section 7656
In the event that the candidates elected to a committee from a district do not equal the number of party committeepersons to which that district is...
California Elections Code Section 7657
In the event of the appointment or election to a committee of an ineligible person, or whenever any member of the committee dies, resigns or becomes...
California Elections Code Section 7658
Any member, other than an ex officio member, of a committee who misses more than three consecutive regularly called meetings may be removed by a vote
California Elections Code Section 7659
The removal of residence by an elected or appointed member of a committee from the Assembly district or supervisor district from which he or she has...
California Elections Code Section 7660
A committee may remove any member who during his or her term of membership affiliates with, or registers as a member of another party. A committee
California Elections Code Section 7661
Whenever any person is appointed to fill a vacancy on a committee, the chairperson of the committee shall file notices of the appointment with the...
California Elections Code Section 7670
At every direct primary election a county central committee shall be elected in each county.
California Elections Code Section 7671
The Secretary of State, no later than 125 days before the direct primary, shall compute the number of members of central committees to be elected in...
California Elections Code Section 7672
In each county the name of each candidate for member of a committee shall appear upon the ballot only upon the filing of a nomination paper pursuant...
California Elections Code Section 7673
If the elections official, on the 73rd day prior to the direct primary election, finds that the number of candidates nominated for election to a...
California Elections Code Section 7674
Whenever a candidate for election to a committee dies on or before the day of election, and a sufficient number of ballots are marked as being voted...
California Elections Code Section 7680
Each committee shall meet in the courthouse at its county seat, upon call, which shall be given by the elections official of the county and in...
California Elections Code Section 7681
Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 7680, a committee in a county having a population in excess of 4,000,000 shall meet at its county seat in a
California Elections Code Section 7682
The Department of General Services shall permit any committee that desires to do so to hold meetings in a state building within the county, at least...
California Elections Code Section 7683
All meetings of the committee shall be held in quarters that shall be accessible to persons with disabilities.
California Elections Code Section 7690
A committee shall have charge of the party campaign under general direction of the state central committee or of the executive committee selected by...
California Elections Code Section 7691
A committee may make rules and regulations providing for any of the following: (a) How officers of the committee may be removed. (b) How...
California Elections Code Section 7692
The committee shall perform other duties and services for this political party as seem to be for the benefit of the party. They shall continue to...
California Elections Code Section 7693
If the chairperson of a committee refuses to call a meeting, a meeting may be called upon five days' notice by a majority of the members of the...
California Elections Code Section 7694
Within five days after a committee meets for its organizational meeting, the newly elected chairperson of the committee shall notify the elections...
California Elections Code Section 7695
Each committee may establish annual dues not to exceed twenty-four dollars ($24) per year for elected, ex officio and alternate members. The...
California Elections Code Section 7700
This part applies to the organization, operation, and functions of that political party known as the Peace and Freedom Party of California.
California Elections Code Section 7750
At each direct primary election, members of central committees shall be elected in each county.
California Elections Code Section 7751
For the purposes of this chapter, the registration figures used shall be those taken from the statement of voters and their political affiliations...
California Elections Code Section 7752
The number of members of central committees to be elected in a county shall be the greater of either of the following: (a) The number seven. ...
California Elections Code Section 7753
In each county where the number of members of central committees to be elected is 12 or less, the members shall be elected in a countywide, at large...
California Elections Code Section 7754
The number to be elected from each supervisorial or Assembly district shall be the greater of either of the following: (a) The number one. (b)...
California Elections Code Section 7755
Each person receiving a Peace and Freedom Party nomination for any partisan public office at the preceding direct primary election or at any special...
California Elections Code Section 7770
The state party chairperson, no later than the 135th day before the direct primary election, shall notify the Secretary of State whether or not a...
California Elections Code Section 7771
The elections official, no later than the 115th day before the direct primary election, shall compute the number of members of central committees to...
California Elections Code Section 7772
In each county, the name of each candidate for member of central committees shall appear on the ballot only if she or he has done either of the...
California Elections Code Section 7772.1
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if the elections official, on the 73rd day prior to the direct primary election, finds that the number of
California Elections Code Section 7773
In counties where members of central committees are to be elected by supervisorial or Assembly district, a person seeking election as a member of...
California Elections Code Section 7774
A person qualifying as a candidate for member of central committees by virtue of qualification to have her or his name appear on the primary ballot...
California Elections Code Section 7775
Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, a person may obtain and circulate nomination papers both for nomination to a public office and for...
California Elections Code Section 7776
Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, the number of sponsors which shall be required of a person to be a candidate for member of central...
California Elections Code Section 7777
Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, up to three candidates for member of central committees in a single central committee election...
California Elections Code Section 7778
The elections official of each county shall include the office of member of central committees and the candidates therefor in a place and manner...
California Elections Code Section 7779
The order of appearance of the names of the candidates for member of central committees on the ballot shall be determined by a public drawing held at
California Elections Code Section 7780
The office of member of central committees shall be placed on the direct primary ballot under the heading "Party Central Committees" in the place and
California Elections Code Section 7781
A party nominee for partisan office qualifying to be declared elected as a member of central committees pursuant to Section 7755 shall not be...
California Elections Code Section 7782
A certificate of election shall be issued to each elected member of central committees by the officers charged with that duty of issuing certificates
California Elections Code Section 7783
The votes cast for each candidate for member of central committees shall be included in the canvass and statement of results in a manner similar to...
California Elections Code Section 7800
At the convention meeting of the state central committee, the state central committee shall consist initially of only those members of central...
California Elections Code Section 7802
At its convention and subsequent meetings the state central committee, in its sole discretion, may appoint any additional members to the state...
California Elections Code Section 7803
The state central committee may require a balance of elected and appointed members so that 50 percent of the state central committee members from...
California Elections Code Section 7804
No person shall be appointed to membership on the state central committee unless she or he is registered as a voter affiliated with the Peace and...
California Elections Code Section 7805
This committee may remove any elected or appointed member who, during the term of membership, affiliates with or registers as a member of another...
California Elections Code Section 7820
The state central committee shall hold meetings not less than once during each year.
California Elections Code Section 7830
The state central committee's convention meeting shall be called to order by the chairperson of the committee at 10 a.m. on the Saturday on which it
California Elections Code Section 7831
The temporary chairpersons shall appoint any committees as the state central committee may direct.
California Elections Code Section 7832
The convention meeting of the state central committee shall elect the officers of the state central committee and adopt the party' s platform, which...
California Elections Code Section 7833
The vote on any issue at the convention meeting of the state central committee may be by alphabetical rollcall by county if a majority of its members
California Elections Code Section 7834
The proceedings at the convention meeting of the state central committee shall be governed by any manual of parliamentary procedure designated by...
California Elections Code Section 7835
This committee may select from its membership an executive committee to which it may grant all or any portion of its powers and duties. If this...
California Elections Code Section 7836
The chairperson of the state central committee shall serve a two-year term but shall not succeed herself or himself, and the chairperson shall...
California Elections Code Section 7837
The Secretary of State, within 10 days after the convention meeting of the state central committee, shall ascertain who is the newly elected...
California Elections Code Section 7838
All officers elected at the convention meeting of the state central committee shall serve for two-year terms, unless a shorter term is specified by...
California Elections Code Section 7839
This committee shall conduct party campaigns for this party and in behalf of the candidates of this party. It shall appoint committees and appoint...
California Elections Code Section 7840
The state central committee shall have power to appoint interim county central committees in the following counties: (a) Counties in which the...
California Elections Code Section 7841
A quorum of this committee is 10 percent of the entire membership, represented in person. However, the committee may make rules and regulations...
California Elections Code Section 7842
The state central committee shall designate by resolution the national political party with which the Peace and Freedom Party is affiliated, and...
California Elections Code Section 7843
In each year of the general election at which electors of President and Vice President of the United States are to be chosen, the convention meeting...
California Elections Code Section 7850
At its first meeting on the second Tuesday in July following the direct primary election and at subsequent meetings, a county central committee, in...
California Elections Code Section 7851
A county central committee may require a balance of elected and appointed committee members to create a total membership division of 50 percent women
California Elections Code Section 7852
No person shall be appointed to membership on a county central committee unless she or he is registered as a voter affiliated with the Peace and...
California Elections Code Section 7853
Any member of a committee who misses more than three consecutive regularly scheduled meetings may be removed by a vote of the committee concerned,...
California Elections Code Section 7854
The removal of residence by an elected or appointed member of a county central committee from the county from which the member was elected shall...
California Elections Code Section 7855
A committee may remove any elected or appointed member, who during the term of membership, affiliates with or registers as a member of another...
California Elections Code Section 7856
Whenever any person is appointed to a committee, the chairperson of the committee shall file notices of the appointment with the county elections...
California Elections Code Section 7857
If no members of central committees have been elected in a county at the preceding direct primary election or, if for any reason all the members of a
California Elections Code Section 7870
The Department of General Services shall permit any committee that desires to do so to hold meetings in a state building within the county, at least...
California Elections Code Section 7871
All meetings of the committee shall be held in quarters which shall be accessible to persons with disabilities.
California Elections Code Section 7880
A committee shall have charge of the party campaign under general direction of the state central committee or of the executive committee selected by...
California Elections Code Section 7881
A committee may make rules and regulations providing for the following: (a) How officers of the committee may be removed. (b) How meetings may...
California Elections Code Section 7882
The committees shall perform other duties and services for this political party as seem to be for the benefit of the party. They shall continue to...
California Elections Code Section 7883
If the chairperson of a committee refuses to call a meeting, a meeting may be called upon five days' notice by a majority of the members of the...
California Elections Code Section 7884
Within five days after a committee meets for its organizational meeting, the newly elected chairperson of the committee shall notify the county...
California Elections Code Section 8000
This chapter does not apply to: (a) Recall elections. (b) Presidential primary. (c) Nomination of officers of cities or counties whose...
California Elections Code Section 8001
(a) No declaration of candidacy for a partisan office or for membership on a county central committee shall be filed, by a candidate unless (1) at...
California Elections Code Section 8002
If a candidate is a candidate for a nonpartisan office, all reference to party affiliation shall be omitted on all forms required to be filed.
California Elections Code Section 8003
This chapter does not prohibit the independent nomination of candidates under Part 2 (commencing with Section 8300), subject to the following...
California Elections Code Section 8004
(a) In the event that no candidate files for a party's nomination for any partisan office that would appear on the ballot in a county or a political...
California Elections Code Section 8020
(a) No candidate's name shall be printed on the ballot to be used at the direct primary unless the following nomination documents are delivered for...
California Elections Code Section 8021
All nomination documents which are delivered for filing to the elections official in compliance with Section 8020 and that are not required by this...
California Elections Code Section 8022
Notwithstanding Section 8020 or any other provision of the law, if nomination documents for an incumbent state Senator, Member of the Assembly, state
California Elections Code Section 8023
(a) Except in the case of a judicial office filled in accordance with subdivision (d) of Section 16 of Article VI of the Constitution, every...
California Elections Code Section 8024
Notwithstanding Section 8020 or any other provision of the law, if nomination documents for an incumbent officer of a county are not delivered by 5...
California Elections Code Section 8025
If only one candidate has declared a candidacy for a partisan nomination at the direct primary election for a party qualified to participate at that...
California Elections Code Section 8026
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, except for an election for a judicial office, an election shall not be conducted and no votes cast...
California Elections Code Section 8027
(a) Filing of nomination papers for a nonpartisan office, except for a judicial office, shall be reopened when an incumbent who is a candidate for a...
California Elections Code Section 8028
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), a candidate shall not remove a declaration of candidacy form from the office of the elections official,...
California Elections Code Section 8040
(a) The declaration of candidacy by a candidate shall be substantially as follows: DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY I...
California Elections Code Section 8041
(a) The nomination paper shall be in substantially the following form: NOMINATION PAPER I, the undersigned signer for ______ for the ____...
California Elections Code Section 8060
A candidate who declares his or her candidacy shall have registered voters sign his or her nomination papers pursuant to this article.
California Elections Code Section 8061
If a candidate submits an in-lieu-filing-fee petition pursuant to Section 8106, any or all signatures appearing on the petition, which would be valid
California Elections Code Section 8062
(a) The number of registered voters required to sign a nomination paper for the respective offices are as follows: (1) State office or United...
California Elections Code Section 8063
The nomination paper shall be delivered to the elections official of the county in which the signer resides and is a voter.
California Elections Code Section 8064
The declaration of candidacy shall be obtained from, and delivered to, the elections official of the county in which the candidate resides and is a...
California Elections Code Section 8065
The elections official shall not accept for filing any nomination paper unless all blanks in the certificate are filled.
California Elections Code Section 8066
Circulators shall be voters in the district or political subdivision in which the candidate is to be voted on and shall serve only in that district...
California Elections Code Section 8067
No more signers shall be secured for any candidate than the maximum number required in this article. If, however, through miscalculation or...
California Elections Code Section 8068
Signers shall be voters in the district or political subdivision in which the candidate is to be voted on and shall be affiliated with the party, if...
California Elections Code Section 8069
No signer shall, at the time of signing a certificate, have his or her name signed to any other nomination paper for any other candidate for the same
California Elections Code Section 8070
The elections official shall transmit to the Secretary of State the nomination document for each candidate for state office, United States Senator,...
California Elections Code Section 8080
No fee or charge shall be made or collected by any officer for verifying any nomination document or circulator's affidavit.
California Elections Code Section 8081
Before any nomination document is filed in the office of the county elections official or forwarded for filing in the office of the Secretary of...
California Elections Code Section 8082
All nomination documents that are required to be filed in the office of the Secretary of State, within five days after being left with the county...
California Elections Code Section 8083
The county elections official's statement to the Secretary of State of the number of signers shall be in substantially the following form: ...
California Elections Code Section 8084
If the number of signatures affixed to an in-lieu filing fee petition filed pursuant to Section 8106 is 100 or more, the county elections official...
California Elections Code Section 8100
All nomination documents shall be filed as follows: (a) For state offices, United States Senators, Representatives in Congress, Members of the...
California Elections Code Section 8101
All forms required for nomination and election to all congressional, state, county, and political party county central committee offices shall be...
California Elections Code Section 8102
No defect in any nomination document presented shall prevent the filing of another nomination document within the period allowed for presenting the...
California Elections Code Section 8103
(a) The following fees for filing declarations of candidacy shall be paid to the Secretary of State by each candidate: (1) Two percent of the...
California Elections Code Section 8104
The filing fee to be paid to the county elections official for filing a declaration of candidacy for an office to be voted for wholly within one...
California Elections Code Section 8105
(a) The filing fees for all candidates shall be paid at the time the candidates obtain their nomination forms from the county elections official. The
California Elections Code Section 8106
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, a candidate may submit a petition containing signatures of registered voters in lieu of a...
California Elections Code Section 8107
The county elections official shall pay to the county treasurer all fees received from candidates pursuant to Section 8105. Within 10 days after...
California Elections Code Section 8120
At least 68 days before the direct primary, the Secretary of State shall transmit to each county elections official a certified list of candidates...
California Elections Code Section 8121
Not less than five days before he or she transmits the certified list of candidates to the county elections officials, as provided in Section 8120,...
California Elections Code Section 8122
The Secretary of State shall certify and transmit the list of candidates for nomination to each office according to Assembly districts, in the order...
California Elections Code Section 8123
The Secretary of State, at the time he or she transmits the list of candidates to the county elections official, shall inform the county elections...
California Elections Code Section 8124
The certified list of candidates sent to each county elections official by the Secretary of State shall show: (a) The name of each candidate. ...
California Elections Code Section 8125
The certified list of candidates sent to each county elections official by the Secretary of State shall be in substantially the following form:
California Elections Code Section 8140
Any candidate for a nonpartisan office who at a primary election receives votes on a majority of all the ballots cast for candidates for that office...
California Elections Code Section 8141
If no candidate has been elected to a nonpartisan office pursuant to Section 8140 or if the number of candidates elected at the primary election is...
California Elections Code Section 8142
In the case of a tie vote, nonpartisan candidates receiving the same number of votes shall be candidates at the ensuing general election if they...
California Elections Code Section 8143
If the number of candidates elected at a primary election to any nonpartisan office is less than the number of persons to be elected to that office,...
California Elections Code Section 8144
The candidates for election to membership on the county central committee, equal in number to the number to be elected, receiving the highest number...
California Elections Code Section 8145
It is the duty of the officers charged with the canvass of the returns of any primary election in any county or city to issue: (a) Certificates of
California Elections Code Section 8146
Certificates of nomination or election issued by county or municipal officers shall be issued immediately upon the completion of the canvass of the...
California Elections Code Section 8147
The Secretary of State shall issue certificates of nomination to candidates nominated for Representatives in Congress, Members of the State Senate...
California Elections Code Section 8148
Not less than 68 days before the general election, the Secretary of State shall deliver to the appropriate county elections official a certificate...
California Elections Code Section 8149
The Secretary of State shall certify and transmit the list of candidates for each office according to Assembly districts, in the order of arrangement
California Elections Code Section 8150
The certificate of the Secretary of State showing candidates nominated or selected at a primary election, and justices of the Supreme Court and...
California Elections Code Section 8200
In any election at which two or more judges or justices of any court are to be voted for or elected for the same term, it shall be deemed that there...
California Elections Code Section 8201
(a) A declaration of candidacy for election or a nomination by the Governor, made pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 16 of Article VI of the...
California Elections Code Section 8202
The numerically designated offices shall be grouped and arranged on all ballots in numerical order. No person may be a candidate nor have his or her...
California Elections Code Section 8203
In any county in which only the incumbent has filed nomination papers for the office of superior court judge, his or her name shall not appear on the
California Elections Code Section 8204
(a) If an incumbent of a judicial office dies on or before the last day prescribed for the filing of nomination papers, or files a declaration of...
California Elections Code Section 8220
The voters of any county may adopt subdivision (d) of Section 16 of Article VI of the Constitution of this state as applicable to the judge of the...
California Elections Code Section 8221
Subdivision (d) of Section 16 of Article VI may be adopted: (a) In pursuance of an ordinance or resolution adopted by the board of supervisors of...
California Elections Code Section 8222
The petition shall state the name and address of a person to whom notice of the insufficiency of the petition shall be sent in the event the petition
California Elections Code Section 8223
The petition shall be signed by 10 percent of the voters of the county, computed upon the total number of votes cast therein for all candidates for...
California Elections Code Section 8224
Within 20 days after the filing of the petition, the county elections official shall examine it and ascertain from the record of the registration of...
California Elections Code Section 8225
Upon the completion of his or her examination, the elections official shall forthwith attach to the petition his or her certificate, duly dated,...
California Elections Code Section 8226
If it appears by the certificate that the petition has not the required number of signatures, the elections official shall so notify the person...
California Elections Code Section 8227
Upon the adoption of the ordinance or resolution or the presentation of a petition, the board of supervisors shall submit the proposal to the voters...
California Elections Code Section 8228
If the proposal is approved by a majority of the votes cast thereon, the board of supervisors shall file a certificate, signed by the chairman of the
California Elections Code Section 8300
A candidate for any public office, including that of presidential elector, for which no nonpartisan candidate has been nominated or elected at any...
California Elections Code Section 8301
A candidate for whom a nomination paper has been filed as a partisan candidate at a primary election, and who is defeated for his or her party...
California Elections Code Section 8302
For the purposes of this chapter, Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 8000) of Part 1, and Part 4 (commencing with Section 8800), so far as consistent
California Elections Code Section 8303
Whenever a group of candidates for presidential electors, equal in number to the number of presidential electors to which this state is entitled,...
California Elections Code Section 8304
When a group of candidates for presidential electors designates the presidential and vice presidential candidates for whom all of the group pledge...
California Elections Code Section 8400
Nomination papers for a statewide office for which the candidate is to be nominated shall be signed by voters of the state equal to not less in...
California Elections Code Section 8401
(a) Upon receiving the nomination paper if, from the examination of such pursuant to Section 8400, more than 500 signatures have been signed on the...
California Elections Code Section 8402
When a nomination paper or sections of a nomination paper have been received which contain the number of valid signatures required in Section 8400,...
California Elections Code Section 8403
(a) (1) Nomination papers shall be prepared, circulated, signed, and delivered to the county elections official for examination no earlier than 148...
California Elections Code Section 8404
Each signer of a nomination paper shall sign but one paper for the same office, except that in case two or more persons are to be elected to the same
California Elections Code Section 8405
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, if an independent candidate submits an in-lieu-filing-fee petition pursuant to Section...
California Elections Code Section 8406
Any nomination paper may be presented in sections, but each section shall contain the name of the candidate and the name of the office for which he...
California Elections Code Section 8407
The affidavit of any circulator obtaining signatures under this chapter shall be verified free of charge by any officer authorized to administer...
California Elections Code Section 8408
A verified nomination paper is prima facie evidence that the signatures to it are genuine and that the persons signing it are voters unless it is...
California Elections Code Section 8409
Each candidate or group of candidates shall submit a nomination paper that shall be substantially in the following form: County of _______. ...
California Elections Code Section 8451
Circulators shall be voters in the district or political subdivision in which the candidate is to be voted on and shall serve only in that district...
California Elections Code Section 8452
A county elections official or a deputy county elections official may not circulate nomination papers, and circulators shall not obtain signatures...
California Elections Code Section 8454
(a) Circulators obtaining signatures to the nomination paper of any candidate may, at any time not more than 148 nor less than 88 days prior to the...
California Elections Code Section 8500
Each section of a nomination paper, after being verified, shall be returned by the circulator who circulated it to the candidate. All the sections...
California Elections Code Section 8501
For all nominations of candidates to be voted for in more than one county or throughout the state, the nomination papers, properly assembled, may be...
California Elections Code Section 8502
Nomination papers shall be left with the county elections official for examination and filed by him or her pursuant to the time limitations set forth
California Elections Code Section 8503
The county elections official shall examine all nomination papers left with him or her for filing or for examination and shall disregard and mark...
California Elections Code Section 8504
Within 24 days after any nomination papers are left for examination, the county elections official shall examine them and prepare a certificate...
California Elections Code Section 8550
At least 88 days prior to the election, each candidate shall leave with the officer with whom his or her nomination papers are required to be left, a
California Elections Code Section 8600
Every person who desires to be a write-in candidate and have his or her name as written on the ballot of an election counted for a particular office...
California Elections Code Section 8601
The statement and nomination papers shall be available on the 57th day prior to the election for which the candidate is filing as a write-in...
California Elections Code Section 8602
The nomination papers for a write-in candidate shall be substantially in the same form as set forth in Section 8041.
California Elections Code Section 8603
Signers of nomination papers for write-in candidates shall be voters in the district or political subdivision in which the candidate is to be voted...
California Elections Code Section 8604
No fee or charge shall be required of a write-in candidate except in the case of a candidate for city office, as provided in Section 10228.
California Elections Code Section 8605
No person whose name has been written in upon a ballot for an office at the direct primary may have his or her name placed upon the ballot as a...
California Elections Code Section 8650
Any group of individuals, equal in number to the number of presidential electors to which this state is entitled, who desire to be write-in...
California Elections Code Section 8651
The declaration of write-in candidacy for presidential elector shall contain the following information: (a) Candidate's name. (b) Residence...
California Elections Code Section 8652
The declaration of write-in candidacy shall be filed with the Secretary of State no later than the 14th day prior to the general election.
California Elections Code Section 8653
Only those names written on the ballot at the general election for the office of President and Vice President of the United States for which a group...
California Elections Code Section 8700
(a) FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATES; BALLOT ACCESS. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of State, or other elections official...
California Elections Code Section 8800
No candidate whose declaration of candidacy has been filed for any primary election may withdraw as a candidate at that primary election.
California Elections Code Section 8801
No candidate nominated at any primary election may withdraw as a candidate at the ensuing general election except those candidates permitted to...
California Elections Code Section 8802
Any person nominated by a party at the direct primary election for a partisan office may be appointed to fill a vacancy on the general election...
California Elections Code Section 8803
No vacancy on the ballot for a general election shall be filled except if the candidate dies and that fact has been ascertained by the officer...
California Elections Code Section 8804
Notwithstanding Sections 8803 and 8810, any candidate who has been nominated at any primary election for superior court judge in which election there
California Elections Code Section 8805
Whenever a candidate for nomination for a partisan office at a primary election dies on or before the day of the election, and a sufficient number of
California Elections Code Section 8806
Vacancies permitted to be filled may, in the case of legislative offices, be filled by the county central committee or committees of the party in...
California Elections Code Section 8807
If the vacancy occurs among candidates chosen at the direct primary to go on the ballot for the succeeding general election for a nonpartisan office,
California Elections Code Section 8808
A vacancy authorized to be filled because of the death of a candidate shall be filled, and the name of the person named to fill the vacancy shall be...
California Elections Code Section 8809
Whenever a candidate has declared a candidacy for a primary election, the candidate's name shall be printed upon the ballot for the primary election,
California Elections Code Section 8810
Whenever a candidate has been nominated at any primary election after having filed a declaration of candidacy, the name of the candidate shall be...
California Elections Code Section 8811
Whenever, upon the death of any candidate, the vacancy created is filled by a party committee, a certificate to that effect shall be filed with the...
California Elections Code Section 9000
This article applies only to initiative and referendum measures affecting the Constitution or laws of the state.
California Elections Code Section 9001
The heading of a proposed initiative measure shall be in substantially the following form: Initiative Measure to Be Submitted Directly to the...
California Elections Code Section 9002
Prior to the circulation of any initiative or referendum petition for signatures, a draft of the proposed measure shall be submitted to the Attorney...
California Elections Code Section 9003
In the event that the Attorney General is a proponent of a proposed measure, the title and summary of the chief purpose and points of the proposed...
California Elections Code Section 9004
Upon receipt of a draft of a petition, the Attorney General shall prepare a summary of the chief purposes and points of the proposed measure. The...
California Elections Code Section 9005
Notwithstanding Section 9004, the Attorney General, in preparing a title or summary for an initiative measure, shall determine whether the substance...
California Elections Code Section 9006
If, for any reason, any initiative or referendum measure proposed by petition as provided by this article is not submitted to the voters at the next...
California Elections Code Section 9007
Immediately upon the preparation of the summary of an initiative or referendum petition, the Attorney General shall forthwith transmit copies of the...
California Elections Code Section 9008
Every proposed initiative measure, prior to circulation, shall have placed across the top of the petition in 12-point or larger roman boldface type,...
California Elections Code Section 9009
A space at least one inch wide shall be left blank across the top of each page of every initiative petition and after the name of each voter who has...
California Elections Code Section 9010
Across the top of each page of a referendum petition, there shall be printed in 12-point boldface type the following: "Referendum Against an Act...
California Elections Code Section 9011
Across the top of each page after the first page of every referendum petition or section of a referendum petition, which is prepared and circulated,...
California Elections Code Section 9012
Officers required by law to receive or file in their offices any initiative or referendum petition shall not receive or file any initiative or...
California Elections Code Section 9013
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no initiative shall be placed on a statewide special election ballot that qualifies less than 131 days...
California Elections Code Section 9014
Any initiative or referendum petition may be presented in sections, but each section shall contain a full and correct copy of the title and text of...
California Elections Code Section 9015
The Secretary of State shall prepare and provide to any person, upon request, a pamphlet describing the procedures and requirements for preparing and
California Elections Code Section 9020
The petition sections shall be designed so that each signer shall personally affix all of the following: (a) His or her signature. (b) His or...
California Elections Code Section 9021
A person who is a voter or who is qualified to register to vote in this state may circulate an initiative or referendum petition anywhere within the...
California Elections Code Section 9022
(a) Each section shall have attached thereto the declaration of the person soliciting the signatures setting forth the information required by...
California Elections Code Section 9030
(a) Each section of the petition shall be filed with the elections official of the county or city and county in which it was circulated, but all...
California Elections Code Section 9031
(a) If the statistical sampling shows that the number of valid signatures is within 95 to 110 percent of the number of signatures of qualified voters
California Elections Code Section 9032
The right to file the petition shall be reserved to its proponents, and any section thereof presented for filing by any person or persons other than...
California Elections Code Section 9033
When the Secretary of State has received from one or more elections officials or registrars a petition, certified as herein provided to have been...
California Elections Code Section 9034
Upon the certification of an initiative measure for the ballot, the Secretary of State shall transmit copies of the initiative measure, together with
California Elections Code Section 9035
An initiative measure may be proposed by presenting to the Secretary of State a petition that sets forth the text of the proposed statute or...
California Elections Code Section 9040
Every constitutional amendment, bond measure, or other legislative measure submitted to the people by the Legislature shall appear on the ballot of...
California Elections Code Section 9041
Whenever the Legislature submits any measure to the voters of the state, the author of the measure and no more than two persons appointed by the...
California Elections Code Section 9042
If a measure submitted to the voters by the Legislature was not adopted unanimously, one Member of the Senate who voted against it shall be appointed
California Elections Code Section 9043
Arguments prepared by legislators and their appointees shall be submitted to the Secretary of State no later than a date to be designated by the...
California Elections Code Section 9044
If an argument for or an argument against a measure submitted to the voters by the Legislature has not been filed by a Member of the Legislature, any
California Elections Code Section 9050
The Attorney General shall provide and return to the Secretary of State a ballot title for each measure submitted to the voters of the whole state.
California Elections Code Section 9051
Any person who is interested in any proposed measure may at any time, prior to 150 days before the election at which the measure is to be voted upon,
California Elections Code Section 9052
Immediately upon receipt of the ballot title prepared by the Attorney General, the Secretary of State shall mail to all persons who may have...
California Elections Code Section 9053
Each measure shall be designated on the ballot by the ballot title certified to the Secretary of State by the Attorney General.
California Elections Code Section 9054
(a) Whenever a city, county, or city and county is required by Section 203 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1973aa-1a) or Section 4(f)(4) (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1973b(f)(4))
California Elections Code Section 9060
In case either the argument for or the argument against any measure placed on the ballot is not prepared and filed, the Secretary of State shall, by...
California Elections Code Section 9061
The press release shall be mailed at least 120 days prior to the date of the election at which a measure is to be voted upon.
California Elections Code Section 9062
The press release shall consist of an announcement containing: (a) A summary of the essential nature or purpose of the measure for or against...
California Elections Code Section 9063
The summary of a measure given in the press release shall be the official summary that has been prepared by the Attorney General. The Legislative...
California Elections Code Section 9064
Any voter or group of voters may, at any time within the time limit, prepare and file with the Secretary of State an argument for or against any...
California Elections Code Section 9065
A ballot argument shall not be accepted under this article unless accompanied by all of the following: (a) The name, business or home address, and
California Elections Code Section 9067
If more than one argument for or more than one argument against any measure is filed within the time prescribed, the Secretary of State shall select...
California Elections Code Section 9068
(a) No more than three signatures shall appear with any argument printed in the ballot pamphlet. In case any argument is signed by more than three...
California Elections Code Section 9069
When the Secretary of State has received the arguments that will be printed in the ballot pamphlet, the Secretary of State, within five days of...
California Elections Code Section 9080
The provisions of Sections 9084 to 9093, inclusive, are a restatement of, and shall be construed in conformity with, Sections 88001 to 88007,...
California Elections Code Section 9081
There shall be a state ballot pamphlet, that the Secretary of State shall prepare.
California Elections Code Section 9082
The Secretary of State shall cause to be printed as many ballot pamphlets as needed to comply with this code. The ballot pamphlets shall be...
California Elections Code Section 9082.5
The Secretary of State shall cause to be produced an audiocassette recorded version of the state ballot pamphlet. This recorded cassette version...
California Elections Code Section 9082.7
The Secretary of State shall disseminate the complete state ballot pamphlet over the Internet.
California Elections Code Section 9083
If the ballot contains a question as to the confirmation of a justice of the Supreme Court or a court of appeal, the Secretary of State shall include
California Elections Code Section 9084
The ballot pamphlet shall contain all of the following: (a) A complete copy of each state measure. (b) A copy of the specific constitutional or
California Elections Code Section 9085
(a) The ballot pamphlet shall also contain a section, located near the front of the pamphlet, that provides a concise summary of the general meaning...
California Elections Code Section 9086
The ballot pamphlet shall contain as to each state measure to be voted upon, the following, in the order set forth in this section: (a) Upon the...
California Elections Code Section 9087
The Legislative Analyst shall prepare an impartial analysis of the measure describing the measure and including a fiscal analysis of the measure...
California Elections Code Section 9088
(a) At each statewide election at which state bond measures will be submitted to the voters for their approval or rejection, the ballot pamphlet for...
California Elections Code Section 9089
Measures shall be printed in the ballot pamphlet, so far as possible, in the same order, manner and form in which they are designated upon the...
California Elections Code Section 9090
The ballot pamphlet shall be printed according to the following specifications: (a) The pamphlet shall be printed in clear readable type, no less...
California Elections Code Section 9091
The Legislative Counsel shall prepare and proofread the texts of all measures and the provisions which are repealed or revised.
California Elections Code Section 9092
Not less than 20 days before he or she submits the copy for the ballot pamphlet to the State Printer, the Secretary of State shall make the copy...
California Elections Code Section 9093
Notwithstanding Section 81012 of the Government Code, the Legislature may without restriction amend this article to add to the ballot pamphlet...
California Elections Code Section 9094
(a) The Secretary of State shall mail ballot pamphlets to voters, in those instances in which the county elections official uses data processing...
California Elections Code Section 9095
Any costs incurred by a county for mailing the ballot pamphlets pursuant to the provisions of subdivisions (b) and (c) of Section 9094 shall be...
California Elections Code Section 9096
(a) As soon as copies of the ballot pamphlet are available, the Secretary of State shall immediately mail the following number of copies to the...
California Elections Code Section 9100
In addition to any other method provided by law, ordinances may be enacted by any county pursuant to this article.
California Elections Code Section 9101
Any proposed ordinance may be submitted to the board of supervisors by filing an initiative petition with the county elections official, signed by...
California Elections Code Section 9102
Any proposal to enact, amend, or otherwise revise a county charter by initiative petition may be submitted to the board of supervisors and shall be...
California Elections Code Section 9103
(a) Before circulating any initiative petition in a county, or any petition relating to the annexation of territory by a county, the consolidation of
California Elections Code Section 9104
The notice of intention shall contain the printed name, signature, and business or residence address of at least one but not more than five...
California Elections Code Section 9105
(a) The county elections official shall immediately transmit a copy of any proposed measure to the county counsel. Within 15 days after the proposed
California Elections Code Section 9106
Any elector of the county may seek a writ of mandate requiring the ballot title or summary prepared by the county counsel to be amended. The court...
California Elections Code Section 9107
The county elections official shall ascertain the number of signatures required to sign the petition by obtaining the number of votes cast within the
California Elections Code Section 9108
The proponents may commence to circulate the petitions among the voters of the county for signatures by any registered voter of the county after...
California Elections Code Section 9109
Each petition section shall have attached to it an affidavit to be completed by the circulator. The affidavit shall be substantially in the same...
California Elections Code Section 9110
Signatures shall be secured and the petition shall be presented to the county elections official for filing within 180 days from the date of receipt...
California Elections Code Section 9111
(a) During the circulation of the petition or before taking either action described in subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 9116, or Section 9118, the
California Elections Code Section 9112
On or before April 1 of each odd-numbered year, the county elections official of each county shall file a report with the Secretary of State...
California Elections Code Section 9113
The petition shall be filed by the proponents, or by any person or persons authorized in writing by the proponents. All sections of the petition...
California Elections Code Section 9114
Except as provided in Section 9115, within 30 days from the date of filing of the petition, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, the elections
California Elections Code Section 9115
(a) Within 30 days from the date of filing of the petition, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, if, from the examination of petitions...
California Elections Code Section 9116
If the initiative petition is signed by voters not less in number than 20 percent of the entire vote cast within the county for all candidates for...
California Elections Code Section 9118
If the initiative petition is signed by voters not less in number than 10 percent of the entire vote cast in the county for all candidates for...
California Elections Code Section 9119
Whenever any ordinance is required by this article to be submitted to the voters of a county at any election, the county elections official shall...
California Elections Code Section 9120
Article 3 (commencing with Section 9160) shall govern the procedures for submitting arguments for county initiatives.
California Elections Code Section 9121
Any number of proposed ordinances may be voted upon at the same election.
California Elections Code Section 9122
If a majority of the voters voting on a proposed ordinance vote in its favor, the ordinance shall become a valid and binding ordinance of the county.
California Elections Code Section 9123
If the provisions of two or more ordinances adopted at the same election conflict, the ordinance receiving the highest number of affirmative votes...
California Elections Code Section 9124
The enacting clause of an ordinance submitted to the voters of a county shall be substantially in the following form: "The people of the County of
California Elections Code Section 9125
No ordinance proposed by initiative petition and adopted either by the board of supervisors without submission to the voters or adopted by the voters
California Elections Code Section 9126
This article does not apply to any statewide initiative measure.
California Elections Code Section 9140
The board of supervisors may submit to the voters, without a petition, an ordinance for the repeal, amendment, or enactment of any ordinance. The...
California Elections Code Section 9141
(a) Except an ordinance granting a franchise, the following ordinances shall take effect immediately: (1) Those calling or otherwise relating to...
California Elections Code Section 9142
(a) Notwithstanding Section 9141, ordinances authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds by a county as part of a joint powers entity pursuant to...
California Elections Code Section 9143
Notwithstanding Section 9141, that portion of any ordinance that changes supervisorial salaries shall become effective 60 days from the date of its...
California Elections Code Section 9144
If a petition protesting the adoption of an ordinance is presented to the board of supervisors prior to the effective date of the ordinance, the...
California Elections Code Section 9145
If the board of supervisors does not entirely repeal the ordinance against which a petition is filed, the board shall submit the ordinance to the...
California Elections Code Section 9146
The provisions of this code relating to the form of petitions, the duties of the county elections official, and the manner of holding elections, when
California Elections Code Section 9147
(a) The heading of a proposed referendum measure shall be in substantially the following form: Referendum Against an Ordinance Passed by the...
California Elections Code Section 9160
(a) Whenever any county measure qualifies for a place on the ballot, the county elections official shall transmit a copy of the measure to the county
California Elections Code Section 9161
If there is no other method provided by law, arguments for and against any county measure may be submitted to the qualified voters of the county...
California Elections Code Section 9162
The board of supervisors or any member or members of the board authorized by the board, or any individual voter who is eligible to vote on the...
California Elections Code Section 9163
Based on the time reasonably necessary to prepare and print the arguments, analysis, and sample ballots and to permit the 10-calendar-day public...
California Elections Code Section 9164
A ballot argument shall not be accepted under this article unless accompanied by the printed name and signature or printed names and signatures of...
California Elections Code Section 9166
If more than one argument for or more than one argument against any county measure is submitted to the county elections official within the time...
California Elections Code Section 9167
(a) When an argument in favor and an argument against a measure have been selected for publication in the voter information pamphlet the official...
California Elections Code Section 9168
(a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, this article shall apply to any district bond election called by, and the returns of which...
California Elections Code Section 9180
Whenever the county elections official is required to mail official matter, as provided in Sections 9119, 9120, 9160, 9162, and 9167, only one copy...
California Elections Code Section 9190
(a) The county elections official shall make a copy of the materials referred to in Sections 9119, 9120, 9160, 9162, and 9167 available for public...
California Elections Code Section 9200
Ordinances may be enacted by and for any incorporated city pursuant to this article.
California Elections Code Section 9201
Any proposed ordinance may be submitted to the legislative body of the city by a petition filed with the elections official of the legislative body,...
California Elections Code Section 9202
(a) Before circulating an initiative petition in any city, the proponents of the matter shall file with the elections official a notice of intention...
California Elections Code Section 9203
(a) Any person who is interested in any proposed measure shall file a copy of the proposed measure with the elections official with a request that a...
California Elections Code Section 9204
Any elector of the city may seek a writ of mandate requiring the ballot title or summary prepared by the city attorney to be amended. The court...
California Elections Code Section 9205
A notice of intention and the title and summary of the proposed measure shall be published or posted or both as follows: (a) If there is a...
California Elections Code Section 9206
Within 10 days after the date of publication or posting, or both, of the notice of intention and title and summary, the proponents shall file a copy...
California Elections Code Section 9207
The proponents may commence to circulate the petitions among the voters of the city for signatures by any registered voter of the city after...
California Elections Code Section 9208
Signatures upon petitions and sections of petitions shall be secured, and the petition, together with all sections of the petition, shall be filed...
California Elections Code Section 9209
Each section shall have attached thereto the declaration of the person soliciting the signatures. This declaration shall be substantially in the...
California Elections Code Section 9210
The petition shall be filed by the proponents or by any person or persons authorized in writing by the proponents. All sections of the petition...
California Elections Code Section 9211
After the petition has been filed, as herein provided, the elections official shall examine the petition in the same manner as are county petitions...
California Elections Code Section 9212
(a) During the circulation of the petition, or before taking either action described in subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 9214, or Section 9215,...
California Elections Code Section 9213
On or before April 1 of each odd-numbered year, the elections official of each legislative body shall file a report with the Secretary of State...
California Elections Code Section 9214
If the initiative petition is signed by not less than 15 percent of the voters of the city according to the last report of registration by the county
California Elections Code Section 9215
If the initiative petition is signed by not less than 10 percent of the voters of the city, according to the last report of registration by the...
California Elections Code Section 9216
In cities having a mayor, or like officer, with the veto power, when the passage of an ordinance petitioned for by the voters is vetoed, the failure...
California Elections Code Section 9217
If a majority of the voters voting on a proposed ordinance vote in its favor, the ordinance shall become a valid and binding ordinance of the city. ...
California Elections Code Section 9218
Any number of proposed ordinances may be voted upon at the same election, but the same subject matter shall not be voted upon twice within any...
California Elections Code Section 9221
If the provisions of two or more ordinances adopted at the same election conflict, the ordinance receiving the highest number of affirmative votes...
California Elections Code Section 9222
The legislative body of the city may submit to the voters, without a petition therefor, a proposition for the repeal, amendment, or enactment of any...
California Elections Code Section 9223
Whenever any ordinance or measure is required by this article to be submitted to the voters of a city at any election, the elections official of the...
California Elections Code Section 9224
The enacting clause of an ordinance submitted to the voters of a city shall be substantially in the following form: "The people of the City of...
California Elections Code Section 9226
This article does not apply to any statewide initiative measure.
California Elections Code Section 9235
No ordinance shall become effective until 30 days from and after the date of its final passage, except: (a) An ordinance calling or otherwise...
California Elections Code Section 9236
(a) Notwithstanding Section 9235, ordinances authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds by a city as part of a joint powers entity pursuant to Section
California Elections Code Section 9237
If a petition protesting the adoption of an ordinance, and circulated by a person who is a registered voter or who is qualified to be a registered...
California Elections Code Section 9237.5
The provisions of this code relating to the form of petitions, the duties of the county elections official, and the manner of holding elections shall
California Elections Code Section 9238
(a) Across the top of each page of the referendum petition there shall be printed the following: "Referendum Against an Ordinance Passed by the
California Elections Code Section 9239
Petitions shall be accepted for filing by the elections official and the determination of the number of signatures thereon shall be made by the...
California Elections Code Section 9240
After the petition has been filed as herein provided, the elections official shall examine the petition and certify the results in the same manner as
California Elections Code Section 9241
If the legislative body does not entirely repeal the ordinance against which the petition is filed, the legislative body shall submit the ordinance...
California Elections Code Section 9242
Signatures upon petitions, and sections thereof, shall be secured, and the petition, together with all sections thereof, shall be filed, within 30...
California Elections Code Section 9243
Elections pursuant to this article shall be held in accordance with Sections 9217 to 9225, inclusive.
California Elections Code Section 9244
Whenever the legislative body of a city has voted in favor of the repeal of an ordinance protested against by the voters, as provided in this...
California Elections Code Section 9245
If approval of an ordinance by the mayor or like officer is necessary, the date of approval shall be deemed the date of its final passage by the...
California Elections Code Section 9246
Any duty imposed in this chapter upon the legislative body of a city with regard to calling a municipal election, or in connection with an election...
California Elections Code Section 9247
Article 1 (commencing with Section 9200) and this article do not apply to cities having a charter adopted under Section 3 of Article XI of the...
California Elections Code Section 9255
(a) The following city or city and county charter proposals shall be submitted to the voters at either a special election called for that purpose, at
California Elections Code Section 9256
The proponents of a measure proposing to amend a charter shall publish or post, or both, a notice of intent to circulate the petition in the same...
California Elections Code Section 9257
The petition signed by registered voters of the city or city and county proposing an amendment to a charter shall set forth in full the text of the...
California Elections Code Section 9258
The petition may be circulated in sections, but each section shall contain a correct copy of the text of the proposed amendment.
California Elections Code Section 9259
Each signer of the petition shall sign it in the manner prescribed by Section 9020.
California Elections Code Section 9260
The petition shall be in substantially the following form: Petition for Submission to Voters of Proposed Amendment to the Charter of the City...
California Elections Code Section 9261
Each section shall have attached thereto the affidavit of the person soliciting the signatures. This affidavit shall be substantially in the same...
California Elections Code Section 9262
Each petition section shall consist of sheets of white paper, uniform in size, with dimensions no smaller than 81/2 by 11 inches or greater than 81/2
California Elections Code Section 9263
The sheets comprising each petition section shall be fastened together securely and remain so during circulation and filing.
California Elections Code Section 9264
A voter may withdraw his or her signature from a petition in the manner prescribed in Section 9602.
California Elections Code Section 9265
The petition shall be filed with the elections official by the proponents, or by any person or persons authorized in writing by the proponents. All...
California Elections Code Section 9266
After the petition has been filed, the elections official shall examine the petition in the same manner as are county petitions in accordance with...
California Elections Code Section 9267
Petitions that do not substantially conform to the form requirements of this article shall not be accepted for filing by the elections official.
California Elections Code Section 9268
The conduct of election and publication requirements shall substantially conform with Part 1 (commencing with Section 10000) and Part 2 (commencing...
California Elections Code Section 9269
Upon the completion of the canvass of votes, the governing body of a city or city and county shall pass a resolution reciting the fact of the...
California Elections Code Section 9280
Whenever any city measure qualifies for a place on the ballot, the governing body may direct the city elections official to transmit a copy of the...
California Elections Code Section 9281
If no other method is provided by general law, or, in the case of a chartered city, by the charter or by city ordinance, arguments for and against...
California Elections Code Section 9282
(a) For measures placed on the ballot by petition, the persons filing an initiative petition pursuant to this article may file a written argument in...
California Elections Code Section 9283
A ballot argument may not be accepted under this article unless accompanied by the printed name and signature or printed names and signatures of the...
California Elections Code Section 9285
(a) (1) When an elections official receives an argument relating to a city measure that will be printed in the ballot pamphlet, the elections...
California Elections Code Section 9286
(a) Based on the time reasonably necessary to prepare and print the arguments and sample ballots and to permit the 10-calendar-day public examination
California Elections Code Section 9287
If more than one argument for or more than one argument against any city measure is submitted to the city elections official within the time...
California Elections Code Section 9290
Whenever the elections official is required to mail official matter, as provided in Sections 9223, 9280, 9281, 9282, and 9285, only one copy of each...
California Elections Code Section 9295
(a) The elections official shall make a copy of the material referred to in Sections 9223, 9280, 9281, 9282, and 9285 available for public...
California Elections Code Section 9300
In addition to any other method provided by law, ordinances may be enacted by any district pursuant to this article, except that this article shall...
California Elections Code Section 9301
Any proposed ordinance may be submitted to the governing board of the district by an initiative petition filed with the district elections official.
California Elections Code Section 9302
Before circulating an initiative petition in any district, the proponents of that measure shall publish a notice of intention. The notice shall be...
California Elections Code Section 9303
A notice of intention and statement as referred to in Section 9302 shall be published or posted, or both, as follows: (a) If there is a newspaper...
California Elections Code Section 9304
Within 10 days after the date of publication or posting, or both, of the notice of intention and statement, the proponents shall file a copy of the...
California Elections Code Section 9305
After the publication or posting, or both, of the notice of intention and statement, the petition may be circulated among the voters of the district...
California Elections Code Section 9306
Signatures upon petitions and sections thereof shall be secured, and the petition, together with all sections thereof, shall be filed within 180 days
California Elections Code Section 9307
Each section of the petition shall have attached thereto the affidavit of the person soliciting the signatures. This affidavit shall be...
California Elections Code Section 9308
(a) Except as provided in Section 9309, within 30 days from the date of filing of the petition, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, the...
California Elections Code Section 9309
(a) Within 30 days from the date of filing of the petition, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, if, from the examination of petitions...
California Elections Code Section 9310
(a) If the initiative petition is signed by voters not less in number than 10 percent of the voters in the district, where the total number of...
California Elections Code Section 9311
If the initiative petition does not request a special election, the district board shall do either of the following: (a) Adopt the ordinance,...
California Elections Code Section 9312
Whenever any ordinance is required by this article to be submitted to the voters of a district at any election, the district elections official shall
California Elections Code Section 9313
Except as provided in Section 9314, whenever any petition is submitted to the voters, the district elections official shall transmit a copy of the...
California Elections Code Section 9314
(a) Whenever any petition is submitted to the voters of a water district, the district elections official shall transmit a copy of the measure to the
California Elections Code Section 9315
The persons filing an initiative petition pursuant to this article may file a written argument in favor of the ordinance. The district board may...
California Elections Code Section 9316
Based on the time reasonably necessary to prepare and print the arguments and sample ballots, and to permit the 10-calendar-day public examination as
California Elections Code Section 9317
(a) When an argument in favor and an argument against a measure have been selected for publication in the voter information pamphlet the elections...
California Elections Code Section 9319
Any number of proposed ordinances may be voted upon at the same election.
California Elections Code Section 9320
If a majority of the voters voting on a proposed ordinance vote in its favor, the ordinance shall become a valid and binding ordinance of the...
California Elections Code Section 9321
If the provisions of two or more ordinances adopted at the same election conflict, the ordinance receiving the highest number of affirmative votes...
California Elections Code Section 9322
The enacting clause of an ordinance submitted to the voters of a district shall be substantially in the following form: "The people of the ____...
California Elections Code Section 9323
No ordinance proposed by initiative petition and adopted either by the district board without submission to the voters or adopted by the voters shall
California Elections Code Section 9340
The voters of any district that is a local public entity as defined by Section 900.4 of the Government Code, and to which Section 9300 applies, shall
California Elections Code Section 9341
(a) Notwithstanding Section 9340, ordinances authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds by a school district, special district, or any other local...
California Elections Code Section 9342
The governing board of any district to which Section 9340 applies may refer legislative questions to the voters of the district in the same manner as
California Elections Code Section 9360
Whenever the elections official is required to mail official matter, as provided in Sections 9312, 9315, and 9317, only one copy of each such...
California Elections Code Section 9380
(a) The elections official shall make a copy of the materials referred to in Sections 9312, 9315, and 9317 available for public examination in his or
California Elections Code Section 9400
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, this chapter applies to all bond issues proposed by a county, city and county, city, district, or other...
California Elections Code Section 9401
(a) In connection with each bond issue specified in Section 9400, a statement shall be mailed to the voters with the sample ballot for the bond...
California Elections Code Section 9402
All official materials, including any ballot pamphlet prepared, sponsored, or distributed by the jurisdiction that has proposed the bond issue or...
California Elections Code Section 9403
Failure to comply with this chapter shall not affect the validity of any bond issue following the sale and delivery of the bonds.
California Elections Code Section 9404
The Legislature declares that the essence of compliance with this chapter is good faith in presenting to voters the most accurate available...
California Elections Code Section 9405
Whenever the elections official is required to mail a statement, as provided in Section 9401, only one copy of the statement shall be mailed to a...
California Elections Code Section 9500
Whenever a school measure qualifies for a place on the ballot, the county elections official shall transmit a copy of the measure to the county...
California Elections Code Section 9501
The governing board of the district or any member or members of the board authorized by the board, or any individual voter who is eligible to vote on
California Elections Code Section 9501.5
A ballot argument shall not be accepted under this article unless accompanied by the printed name and signature or printed names and signatures of...
California Elections Code Section 9502
Based on the time reasonably necessary to prepare and print the arguments, and to permit the 10-calendar-day public examination as provided in...
California Elections Code Section 9503
If more than one argument for or more than one argument against any school measure is submitted to the person conducting the election within the time
California Elections Code Section 9504
(a) When an argument in favor and an argument against a measure have been selected for publication in the voter information pamphlet the elections...
California Elections Code Section 9508
Whenever a proposition relating to the approval of district bonds and a proposition, which is conditioned by the State Allocation Board on the...
California Elections Code Section 9509
(a) The elections official shall make a copy of the materials referred to in Sections 9500, 9501, and 9504 available for public examination in his or
California Elections Code Section 9600
All arguments concerning measures filed pursuant to this division shall be accompanied by the following form statement, to be signed by each...
California Elections Code Section 9601
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this code, whenever any ballot arguments for or against any measure submitted to the voters for approval are...
California Elections Code Section 9602
Any voter who has signed any initiative or referendum petition, and who subsequently wishes his or her name withdrawn, may do so by filing a written...
California Elections Code Section 9603
(a) Each city, county, school district, community college district, county board of education, and special district may hold, at its discretion, an...
California Elections Code Section 9604
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any person may engage in good faith bargaining between competing interests to secure legislative...
California Elections Code Section 9605
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, whenever a legislative body has ordered that a measure or proposal be submitted to the voters of any...
California Elections Code Section 9606
A county elections official who is required, pursuant to this division, to examine signatures on an initiative, referendum, recall, nomination, or...
California Elections Code Section 9607
The proponents of an initiative measure shall ensure that any person, company, or other organization that is paid, or who volunteers, to solicit...
California Elections Code Section 9608
(a) A proponent of an initiative measure shall execute and submit, along with the request for a title and summary for the proposed measure, a signed...
California Elections Code Section 9609
(a) Prior to allowing a person to circulate an initiative petition for signatures, the person, company official, or other organizational officer who...
California Elections Code Section 9610
(a) Prior to soliciting signatures on an initiative petition, a circulator shall execute and submit to the person, company official, or other...
California Elections Code Section 10000
Every person is entitled to vote at a local, special, or consolidated election who is registered in any one of the precincts which compose the local,
California Elections Code Section 10001
Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, all statewide special elections shall be called, conducted, and canvassed as provided by this code...
California Elections Code Section 10002
The governing body of any city or district may by resolution request the board of supervisors of the county to permit the county elections official...
California Elections Code Section 10003
A county may by ordinance or resolution limit campaign contributions in county elections.
California Elections Code Section 10004
If the governing body of any special district fails to call or to take any other steps necessary to the holding of the regular district election at...
California Elections Code Section 10100
Whenever the county elections official is required to examine the signatures upon any nomination paper or petition of any candidate for a municipal...
California Elections Code Section 10101
This part shall apply to all municipal elections, except where otherwise provided for in the Constitution of the state, or in a charter duly adopted...
California Elections Code Section 10102
Section 13107, relating to ballot designations, shall apply to municipal elections, whether held in a general law or chartered city.
California Elections Code Section 10103
Part 3 (commencing with Section 8600) of Division 8 and Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 15350) of Division 15, relating to write-in votes, shall...
California Elections Code Section 10104
(a) Notwithstanding Section 15, if the last day for the performance of any act provided for or required by this code is a day when the elections...
California Elections Code Section 10200
This chapter shall be liberally construed to promote its objects, and no error, omission or irregularity shall invalidate an election if there has...
California Elections Code Section 10201
A proposition may be submitted at a regular election, or a special election may be called, by ordinance or resolution, for the purpose of voting on a
California Elections Code Section 10202
A city may, by ordinance or resolution, limit campaign contributions in municipal elections.
California Elections Code Section 10204.1
It is the official position of the People of the State of California that our elected officials should vote to enact, by amendment to the U.S....
California Elections Code Section 10204.2
It is the will of the People of the State of California that application be made to Congress on behalf of the People of California and the California
California Elections Code Section 10204.3
The California Legislature, due to the desire of the People of the State of California to establish term limits on the Congress of the United States,
California Elections Code Section 10204.4
Each state legislator is hereby instructed to use all of his or her delegated powers to pass the Article V application to Congress set forth in...
California Elections Code Section 10204.5
(a) As provided in this act, at each election for the office of United States Representative, United States Senator, State Senator, or Member of the...
California Elections Code Section 10204.6
Each member of the California congressional delegation is hereby instructed to use all of his or her delegated powers to pass the Congressional Term...
California Elections Code Section 10204.7
All primary, general, and special election ballots shall have the information "DISREGARDED VOTERS' INSTRUCTION ON TERM LIMITS" printed adjacent to...
California Elections Code Section 10204.8
The information "DISREGARDED VOTERS' INSTRUCTION ON TERM LIMITS" may not appear adjacent to the names of a candidate for Congress if the...
California Elections Code Section 10204.9
Notwithstanding any other provision of California law, (a) A nonincumbent candidate for the office of U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator, State...
California Elections Code Section 10204.10
At such time as the Congressional Term Limits Amendment set forth in Section 10204.2 has become part of the U.S. Constitution, this article...
California Elections Code Section 10204.11
Severability. If any portion, clause, or phrase of this act is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent...
California Elections Code Section 10220
Candidates may be nominated for any of the elective offices of the city in the following manner: Not earlier than the 113th day nor later than the
California Elections Code Section 10220.5
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a candidate shall not file nomination papers for more than one municipal office or term of office for the
California Elections Code Section 10221
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the signatures to each nomination paper shall be appended on the same sheet of paper, and each signer...
California Elections Code Section 10222
Every nomination paper shall have annexed an affidavit of the person who circulated it, to the effect that he or she saw written all the signatures...
California Elections Code Section 10223
Each nomination paper shall be accompanied by a verified statement of the candidate that he or she will accept the nomination, and will also accept...
California Elections Code Section 10224
All nomination papers shall be filed with the city elections official during regular business hours as posted, not later than the 88th day before the
California Elections Code Section 10225
(a) Notwithstanding Sections 10220 and 10224, if nomination papers for an incumbent officer of the city are not filed by or on the 88th day before...
California Elections Code Section 10226
The nomination papers and affidavits shall be substantially in the following form: "NOMINATION PAPER We, the...
California Elections Code Section 10227
All forms required for nomination and election to all municipal offices shall be furnished only by the city elections official during regular...
California Elections Code Section 10228
A filing fee proportionate to the costs of processing a candidate's nomination papers or a candidate's supplemental nomination papers filed pursuant...
California Elections Code Section 10229
(a) If, by 5 p.m. on the 88th day prior to the day fixed for a regularly scheduled municipal election or the 83rd day if an incumbent fails to file...
California Elections Code Section 10230
If the date of a general municipal election is changed by municipal ordinance pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 10403.5 or by charter, the...
California Elections Code Section 10240
The city elections official shall have the necessary ballots printed and shall procure and furnish to the election officers the necessary supplies...
California Elections Code Section 10241
Before opening the polls, the election officers shall sign a declaration to discharge faithfully the duties of an election officer, before the...
California Elections Code Section 10242
The polls shall be open on the day of election between the hours that the governing body determines, but not less than eight consecutive hours. The...
California Elections Code Section 10243
A majority of the members of any precinct board shall be present at the polling place at all times while the polling place is open.
California Elections Code Section 10260
The votes shall be counted, the result of the votes cast shall be posted, the supplies and records of the election shall be returned to the city...
California Elections Code Section 10261
The city elections official, or a canvassing board appointed by him or her, shall count the votes cast by vote by mail voters. The city elections...
California Elections Code Section 10262
The canvass shall be conducted by the elections official. Sections 15302 and 15303 shall govern the conduct of the canvass. Upon the completion of...
California Elections Code Section 10263
Upon the completion of the canvass and before installing the new officers, the governing body shall adopt a resolution reciting the fact of the...
California Elections Code Section 10264
As soon as the result of the election is declared, the elections official of the governing body shall enter on its records a statement of the...
California Elections Code Section 10265
The elections official shall immediately sign and deliver to each person elected a certificate of election. He or she shall also administer to each...
California Elections Code Section 10266
Recount of votes in municipal elections shall be governed by Article 1 (commencing with Section 15600) of Chapter 12 of Division 15.
California Elections Code Section 10300
The voters of a city may present a petition to the Governor for the appointment of three commissioners of election pursuant to this chapter if: ...
California Elections Code Section 10301
The petition to the Governor shall set forth: (a) The name of the city, with the date and manner of organization. (b) The date of the last...
California Elections Code Section 10302
The petition shall be signed by not less than 75 persons in the city, each of whom possesses all the qualifications mentioned in the body of the...
California Elections Code Section 10303
Upon the presentation of the petition to the Governor, he or she shall either act upon it or require additional evidence of the matters set forth in...
California Elections Code Section 10304
The Governor shall issue a commission to the commissioners, and the issuance of the commission shall be conclusive evidence of the regularity of all...
California Elections Code Section 10305
The commissioners may, by an order entered in their minutes, call an election for the officers required by the charter of the city, to be elected...
California Elections Code Section 10306
Prior to the election, the commission shall appoint precinct boards and fix the places of holding the election, as required in the city charter. The
California Elections Code Section 10307
Except that the returns shall be returned and delivered to the commission, the precinct boards shall make return of the election as required in the...
California Elections Code Section 10308
Within five days after the election, the commissioners shall canvass the returns and declare which persons were elected. The commission shall issue...
California Elections Code Section 10309
Within 10 days after issuance of the certificates of election, the officers shall qualify and enter upon the discharge of their duties, in accordance
California Elections Code Section 10310
At the first meeting of the governing body of the city after the election, the commissioners shall deliver to the governing body all books and papers
California Elections Code Section 10311
Whenever the officers elected at the election, and the officers authorized by the charter to be elected or appointed by the governing body or...
California Elections Code Section 10312
Whenever the government of the city is in full operation, the governing body shall enter a resolution in its minutes declaring that fact. The...
California Elections Code Section 10400
Whenever two or more elections, including bond elections, of any legislative or congressional district, public district, city, county or other...
California Elections Code Section 10401
Where one of the elections to be consolidated is a statewide election, the board of supervisors of the county in which the consolidation is to be...
California Elections Code Section 10402
When local elections are to be consolidated, and no specific procedure is specified for their consolidation, the procedure set forth in Section 10403
California Elections Code Section 10402.5
Any state, county, municipal, district, and school district election held on a statewide election date pursuant to Section 1002 shall be consolidated
California Elections Code Section 10403
Whenever an election called by a district, city or other political subdivision for the submission of any question, proposition, or office to be...
California Elections Code Section 10403.5
(a) (1) Any city ordinance requiring its general municipal election to be held on a day specified in subdivision (b) of Section 1301 shall be...
California Elections Code Section 10404
(a) This section applies only to special districts electing members of the governing body in November of odd-numbered years. As used in this...
California Elections Code Section 10404.5
(a) A resolution of the governing board of a school district or county board of education to establish an election day pursuant to subdivision (b) of
California Elections Code Section 10404.7
A school district in Tehama County or the Tehama County Board of Education, by itself or in concert with other school districts or county boards of...
California Elections Code Section 10405
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Registrar-Recorder of the County of Los Angeles and the Registrar of Voters of Orange County may,...
California Elections Code Section 10405.7
(a) The resolution of the community college district governing board to establish an election day pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 1302 shall...
California Elections Code Section 10405.8
In a community college district that includes the trustee areas authorized to be established pursuant to the third paragraph of Section 72023 of the...
California Elections Code Section 10406
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if a statewide special election is called less than 88 days prior to the date of that election, a...
California Elections Code Section 10407
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, whenever other elections are consolidated with a regularly scheduled election, the period for the...
California Elections Code Section 10408
When the county precinct boundaries at a consolidated election called by the board of supervisors of the county in which the city, district or other...
California Elections Code Section 10409
When the boundaries of the territory within which an election is to be held, or the boundaries of the precincts established therefor, do not fully...
California Elections Code Section 10410
Within the territory affected by the order of consolidation, the election precincts, polling places and voting booths shall, in every case, be the...
California Elections Code Section 10411
In case of the consolidation of any election called by the legislative body of a city, district, or other political subdivision with an election held
California Elections Code Section 10412
In the case of the consolidation of any election called by the governing body of a city, district or other political subdivision with an election...
California Elections Code Section 10413
When the returns of any elections consolidated pursuant to this part are required to be canvassed by the same body, the elections shall be held in...
California Elections Code Section 10416
Except as otherwise provided in this part, when elections are consolidated, the governing body ordering consolidation may, in the territory affected...
California Elections Code Section 10417
Where under any law of the state the precincts, polling places or names of members of precinct boards are required to be described or otherwise set...
California Elections Code Section 10418
Whenever an election is to be held on the same day as a statewide election, including a statewide special election, or an election held pursuant to...
California Elections Code Section 10500
(a) This part may be cited as the Uniform District Election Law. (b) As used in this part, the following definitions apply: (1) "Affected...
California Elections Code Section 10501
It is the purpose of this part to provide a procedure for the election of elective officers of districts. These elections shall be called and...
California Elections Code Section 10502
(a) This part shall apply to all districts and agencies whose principal acts so provide. However, the provisions of this part requiring the county...
California Elections Code Section 10503
Where this part provides that the principal act shall govern, and the principal act contains no provisions on the matter, the general election laws...
California Elections Code Section 10504
Whenever this part requires the secretary of a district to deliver a notice or other information to the county elections official on or before a...
California Elections Code Section 10505
The terms of office of elective officers in all new districts shall be determined as follows: (a) If the district is formed in an odd-numbered...
California Elections Code Section 10506
Whenever a district shall increase the number of divisions, if there are any, the terms of office of the offices of director thus created shall be...
California Elections Code Section 10507
Except as otherwise provided in this part, the term of office of each elective officer, elected or appointed pursuant to this part, is four years or...
California Elections Code Section 10508
The principal act shall govern whether directors of a district are elected by divisions or by the district at large.
California Elections Code Section 10509
On the 125th day prior to the day fixed for the general district election, the secretary shall deliver a notice to the county elections official. ...
California Elections Code Section 10510
(a) Forms for declarations of candidacy for all district offices shall be obtained from the office of the county elections official. The county...
California Elections Code Section 10511
The declaration of candidacy shall be in substantially the following form: I, _______________, do hereby declare myself as a candidate for election
California Elections Code Section 10512
Each candidate shall set forth in full the oath or affirmation set forth in Section 3 of Article XX of the California Constitution, which shall be...
California Elections Code Section 10513
Upon filing each declaration of candidacy, the county elections official shall examine the declaration to determine if it conforms with the...
California Elections Code Section 10514
The qualifications of a candidate for elective office, and of an elective officer, of a district shall be determined by the principal act of that...
California Elections Code Section 10515
(a) If, by 5 p.m. on the 83rd day prior to the day fixed for the general district election: (1) only one person has filed a declaration of...
California Elections Code Section 10516
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in any district or agency election, if a declaration of candidacy for an incumbent elective officer...
California Elections Code Section 10517
Except as otherwise provided by this part, the county elections official of each affected county shall conduct the general district election for the...
California Elections Code Section 10518
If, within any portion of a county, only one district has scheduled a general district election, the county elections official may authorize the...
California Elections Code Section 10519
At the request of a district governing body, the county elections official may perform any of the duties of the district secretary and the...
California Elections Code Section 10520
Each district involved in a general district election in an affected county shall reimburse the county for the actual costs incurred by the county...
California Elections Code Section 10521
Qualifications of voters of a district, the number of votes each voter may cast, and the method of determining that number of votes shall be governed
California Elections Code Section 10522
At least 125 days prior to the day fixed for the general district election, the secretary of a resident voting district shall deliver to the county...
California Elections Code Section 10523
Notwithstanding any provision in the principal act, elections shall be at large in any resident voter district in which there are fewer than 100...
California Elections Code Section 10524
At least 125 days prior to the date fixed by the general district election, the secretary of a landowner voting district shall deliver to the county...
California Elections Code Section 10525
(a) At least 35 days prior to the date fixed for the landowner district election, the secretary of a landowner district for which an election has not
California Elections Code Section 10526
At least 30 days prior to the day fixed for the next general district election, the county elections official shall have prepared a sufficient number
California Elections Code Section 10527
At least 20 days prior to the date fixed for the next general district election, the county elections official shall have prepared a sufficient...
California Elections Code Section 10528
Except as otherwise provided by this part, the form of the ballot to be used by the voters of a landowner voting district participating in the...
California Elections Code Section 10529
Whenever a candidate has filed a declaration of candidacy, and the candidate's declaration of candidacy has been certified as sufficient pursuant to...
California Elections Code Section 10530
Vote by mail voting shall be allowed and conducted as nearly as practicable in accordance with Division 3 (commencing with Section 3000) pertaining...
California Elections Code Section 10531
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, vote by mail voting shall be allowed in lieu of voting by proxy in any landowner district election in...
California Elections Code Section 10532
Nothing in this part shall prohibit a voter of a district, or his legal representative, from voting by proxy if this right is provided for by the...
California Elections Code Section 10533
(a) The county elections official shall prepare for each precinct one voter list and one roster for each ballot form to be used at the polling place...
California Elections Code Section 10534
If the county elections official fails to appoint a precinct board or the members appointed are not present when the polls open on the day of the...
California Elections Code Section 10535
The inspector is chairman of the precinct board.
California Elections Code Section 10536
If during the election any judge or elections official ceases to act, the inspector may appoint a substitute.
California Elections Code Section 10537
If the inspector ceases to act, a majority of the remaining members of the precinct board may appoint a substitute.
California Elections Code Section 10538
Any member of a precinct board may administer and certify oaths required to be administered during an election.
California Elections Code Section 10539
Before opening the polls, each member of the precinct board shall sign a declaration to perform faithfully his or her duties, before the inspector or
California Elections Code Section 10540
Candidates' statements of their qualifications submitted in accordance with Section 13307 shall be filed with the county elections official, who...
California Elections Code Section 10541
The polls shall open at 7 a.m. and remain open until 8 p.m. In any precinct in which all of the eligible voters have voted prior to the time for...
California Elections Code Section 10542
The principal act of each landowner voting district participating in the general district election shall govern the manner in which the ballot is...
California Elections Code Section 10543
Voting shall be conducted, the canvass at the polls made, and the returns delivered to the county elections official, except as otherwise provided by
California Elections Code Section 10544
A governing body of a district may, by resolution, limit campaign contributions in elections to district offices.
California Elections Code Section 10545
The envelope, certificate with the roster of voters, tally lists, voter list, and the marked copy of index of voters, if it is used, shall be: (a)
California Elections Code Section 10546
Recount of votes in any general district election shall be governed by the provisions of Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 15600) of Division 15.
California Elections Code Section 10547
The county elections official shall commence the canvass of the returns not later than the first Thursday after each general district election.
California Elections Code Section 10548
The canvass shall be made in public and by opening the returns and determining the vote for each person voted for and declaring the results thereof.
California Elections Code Section 10549
No roster, tally list, or certificate returned from any general district election shall be set aside or rejected for want of form if it can be...
California Elections Code Section 10550
As soon as the result of the canvass by the county elections official is declared, the county elections official shall prepare and mail a statement...
California Elections Code Section 10551
(a) No later than the Monday before the first Friday in December the county elections official shall declare the elected candidate or candidates. If
California Elections Code Section 10552
No later than December 31 immediately following a general district election, the county elections official shall file with the Secretary of State a...
California Elections Code Section 10553
The county elections official shall immediately make and deliver to each person elected a certificate of election signed by the county elections...
California Elections Code Section 10554
Elective officers, elected or appointed pursuant to this part, take office at noon on the first Friday in December next following the general...
California Elections Code Section 10555
Notwithstanding Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1000) of Division 1, no landowner voting district election shall be consolidated with any resident
California Elections Code Section 10556
No informalities in the conduct of the general district election or any matters related to it shall invalidate the election if fairly conducted.
California Elections Code Section 10600
When one member of the governing board of a school district or community college district is to be elected, the candidate receiving the highest...
California Elections Code Section 10601
Notwithstanding Section 10600, the governing board of any community college district may, by a resolution adopted by a majority vote of the board,...
California Elections Code Section 10602
(a) The forms for declaration of candidacy for governing board elections shall be in substantially the following form: "I, _____, do hereby...
California Elections Code Section 10603
(a) In any school district or community college district governing board election the name of any person shall be placed on the ballot, subject to...
California Elections Code Section 10604
(a) Notwithstanding Section 10603, if a declaration of candidacy for an incumbent member of a school district or community college district governing
California Elections Code Section 10700
The Governor shall call all statewide special elections by issuing a proclamation pursuant to Section 12000. Except as provided by Chapter 3...
California Elections Code Section 10701
(a) When a vacancy occurs in a congressional office after the close of the nomination period in the final year of the term of office, the Governor...
California Elections Code Section 10702
Except as provided by Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 10730), this chapter provides the procedures for nomination and election of candidates at...
California Elections Code Section 10703
(a) A special election to fill a vacancy in the office of Representative in Congress, State Senator, or Member of Assembly shall be conducted on a...
California Elections Code Section 10704
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), a special primary election shall be held in the district in which the vacancy occurred on the eighth...
California Elections Code Section 10705
(a) All candidates shall be listed on one ballot and, except as provided in subdivision (b), if any candidate receives a majority of all votes cast,...
California Elections Code Section 10706
(a) If no candidate receives a majority of votes cast, the name of that candidate of each qualified political party who receives the most votes cast...
California Elections Code Section 10707
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this code, whenever a special general election, or a special primary election, to fill a vacancy in Congress...
California Elections Code Section 10720
If a vacancy occurs in the representation of this state in the Senate of the United States, the Governor may appoint and commission an elector of...
California Elections Code Section 10730
(a) This chapter provides the procedures for nomination and election of candidates at a special election to fill vacancies in the House of...
California Elections Code Section 10731
For purposes of this chapter: (a) "Catastrophe" means a natural or man-made event that causes a vacancy in at least one-fourth of the total number
California Elections Code Section 10732
Within seven calendar days of a catastrophe, the Governor shall issue a proclamation calling a special election pursuant to Section 10703.
California Elections Code Section 10733
In the event of a catastrophe, a special election to fill a vacancy in the office of Representative in Congress shall be conducted on a Tuesday at...
California Elections Code Section 10734
(a) No special primary election shall be held. Candidates at the special general election shall be nominated in the manner set forth in Chapter 1...
California Elections Code Section 11000
This division governs the recall of elective officers of the State of California and of all counties, cities, school districts, county boards of...
California Elections Code Section 11001
For the purposes of this division, judges of courts of appeal shall be considered state officers, and judges of trial courts shall be considered...
California Elections Code Section 11002
For the purposes of this division, "elections official" means one of the following: (a) A county elections official in the case of the recall of...
California Elections Code Section 11003
For the purposes of this division, "governing board" means a city council, the board of supervisors of a county, the board of trustees of a school...
California Elections Code Section 11004
For the purposes of this division, a "local officer" is an elective officer of a city, county, school district, community college district, or...
California Elections Code Section 11005
The proponents of a recall must be registered voters of the electoral jurisdiction of the officer they seek to recall.
California Elections Code Section 11006
Proceedings may be commenced for the recall of any elective officer, including any officer appointed in lieu of election or to fill a vacancy, by the
California Elections Code Section 11007
Except when a person has been appointed to office pursuant to Section 10229 because no person had been nominated to office, proceedings may not be...
California Elections Code Section 11020
The notice of intention shall contain all of the following: (a) The name and title of the officer sought to be recalled. (b) A statement, not...
California Elections Code Section 11021
A copy of the notice of intention shall be served by personal delivery, or by certified mail, on the officer sought to be recalled. Within seven...
California Elections Code Section 11022
A copy of the notice, except the provisions required by subdivision (d) of Section 11020, shall be published at the proponents' expense pursuant to...
California Elections Code Section 11023
(a) Within seven days after the filing of the notice of intention, the officer sought to be recalled may file with the elections official, or in the...
California Elections Code Section 11024
The statement and answer are intended solely for the information of the voters. No insufficiency in form or substance thereof shall affect the...
California Elections Code Section 11040
(a) The petition may consist of any number of separate sections, which shall be duplicates except as to signatures and matters required to be affixed
California Elections Code Section 11041
(a) The proponents shall use the recall petition format provided by the Secretary of State and available from the county elections official or the...
California Elections Code Section 11042
(a) Within 10 days after filing of the answer to the notice of intention, or, if no answer is filed, within 10 days after the expiration of the...
California Elections Code Section 11043
(a) The petition sections shall be designed so that each signer shall personally affix all of the following: (1) His or her signature. (2) His...
California Elections Code Section 11043.5
(a) The Secretary of State shall provide to county elections officials a recall petition format for distribution to proponents of a recall. The...
California Elections Code Section 11044
Separate petitions are necessary to propose the recall of each officer.
California Elections Code Section 11045
Only registered voters of the electoral jurisdiction of the officer sought to be recalled are qualified to circulate or sign a recall petition for...
California Elections Code Section 11046
To each section of a petition shall be attached a declaration, signed by the circulator thereof, that complies with Section 104. The declaration...
California Elections Code Section 11047
When a petition is circulated in more than one county for the recall of an officer, each section of the petition shall bear the name of the county...
California Elections Code Section 11100
(a) This chapter applies only to the recall of state officers. (b) In addition to this chapter, Sections 13 to 18, inclusive, of Article 11 of the
California Elections Code Section 11101
Unless and until it is otherwise proven upon official investigation, it shall be presumed that the petition presented contains the signatures of the...
California Elections Code Section 11102
Each section of a recall petition shall be filed with the elections official of the county for which it was circulated.
California Elections Code Section 11103
Each section of the petition shall be filed by the proponents or by any person or persons authorized, in writing, by a proponent. Each time an...
California Elections Code Section 11104
(a) The elections official, 30 days after a recall has been initiated and every 30 days thereafter, or more frequently at the discretion of the...
California Elections Code Section 11105
Upon each submission, if fewer than 500 signatures are submitted to the elections official, he or she shall count the number of signatures and submit
California Elections Code Section 11106
Immediately after the deadline for submission of all signatures, the elections official shall verify any remaining signatures in the same manner set...
California Elections Code Section 11107
The elections official, upon the completion of each examination, shall forthwith attach to the petition a certificate, properly dated, showing the...
California Elections Code Section 11108
When the Secretary of State has received from one or more county elections officials a petition certified to have been signed by the stated number of
California Elections Code Section 11109
When the Secretary of State determines that the proponents have collected sufficient signatures, he or she shall certify that fact to the Governor.
California Elections Code Section 11110
Upon receiving certification of the sufficiency of the recall petitions from the Secretary of State, the Governor shall make or cause to be made...
California Elections Code Section 11200
This chapter shall apply to the recall of local officers.
California Elections Code Section 11201
When the city or county elections official is the officer sought to be recalled, the duties imposed upon him or her shall be performed by some other...
California Elections Code Section 11220
(a) A recall petition shall be submitted to the elections official for filing in his or her office during normal office hours as posted within the...
California Elections Code Section 11221
The number of qualified signatures required in order to qualify a recall for the ballot shall be as follows: (a) In the case of an officer of a...
California Elections Code Section 11222
(a) The petition shall be filed by the proponents, or by any person or persons authorized, in writing, by a proponent. All sections of the petition...
California Elections Code Section 11223
If the petition was circulated in more than one county, the elections official of each county shall affix, with the certificate showing the results...
California Elections Code Section 11224
(a) Except as provided in Section 11225, within 30 days from the date of filing of the petition, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, the...
California Elections Code Section 11225
(a) Within 30 days from the date of filing of the petition, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, if, from the examination of petitions...
California Elections Code Section 11226
If the certificate shows that the petition is insufficient, no action shall be taken on it, but the petition shall remain on file.
California Elections Code Section 11227
If the elections official finds the signatures on the petition to be sufficient, he or she shall submit his or her certificate as to the sufficiency...
California Elections Code Section 11240
Within 14 days after the meeting at which the governing body received the certificate of sufficiency as specified in Section 11227, the governing...
California Elections Code Section 11241
If the governing board fails to issue the order within the time specified in Section 11240, the county elections official, within five days, shall...
California Elections Code Section 11242
The election shall be held not less than 88, nor more than 125, days after the issuance of the order, and if a regular or special election is to be...
California Elections Code Section 11300
No insufficiency in a petition against any officer shall bar the later filing of a new petition against that officer.
California Elections Code Section 11301
If a petition is found insufficient by the elections official or, in the case of the recall of a state officer, the Secretary of State, the petition...
California Elections Code Section 11302
If a vacancy occurs in an office after a recall petition is filed against the vacating officer, the recall election shall nevertheless proceed. The...
California Elections Code Section 11303
Any voter who has signed a recall petition shall have his or her signature withdrawn from the petition upon filing a written request therefor with...
California Elections Code Section 11320
The following shall appear on the ballots at every recall election, except in the case of a landowner voting district, with respect to each officer...
California Elections Code Section 11322
In addition to the material contained in Section 11320, the following shall appear on ballots at all recall elections, except at a landowner voting...
California Elections Code Section 11323
A voter shall indicate, by using the stamp or other marking device to place a mark in the voting space opposite either "Yes" or "No", his vote for or
California Elections Code Section 11324
The official responsible for preparing the ballot shall, at least 10 days prior to the recall election, mail a sample ballot to each registered voter
California Elections Code Section 11325
(a) With the sample ballot there shall be mailed for each officer whose recall is sought, a printed copy of the following: (1) The statement of...
California Elections Code Section 11327
An officer whose recall is being sought may file a statement with the elections official in accordance with Section 13307, to be sent to each voter,...
California Elections Code Section 11328
A recall election shall be conducted, canvassed, and the results declared in substantially the manner provided by law for a regular election for the...
California Elections Code Section 11329
One election is sufficient for the recall of several officers.
California Elections Code Section 11381
Nominations of candidates to succeed the recalled officer shall be made in the manner prescribed for nominating a candidate to that office in a...
California Elections Code Section 11383
If one-half or more of the votes at a recall election are "No", the officer sought to be recalled shall continue in office.
California Elections Code Section 11384
If a majority of the votes on a recall proposal are "Yes", the officer sought to be recalled shall be removed from office upon the qualification of...
California Elections Code Section 11385
If at a recall election an officer is recalled, the candidate receiving the highest number of votes for the office shall be declared elected for the...
California Elections Code Section 11386
If the candidate who received the highest number of votes fails to qualify within 10 days after receiving his or her certificate of election, the...
California Elections Code Section 12000
For each statewide election, the Governor shall issue a proclamation calling the election. The proclamation shall be issued by the Governor under...
California Elections Code Section 12001
For a special local election, the governing body of the local agency shall issue a proclamation or a resolution calling the election.
California Elections Code Section 12101
(a) Not earlier than the 127th nor later than the 113th day before any municipal election to fill offices, the city elections official shall publish...
California Elections Code Section 12102
The notice of the municipal election shall be substantially in the following form: Notice is hereby given that a ____ (general or special)...
California Elections Code Section 12103
At least 158 days before the direct primary, the Secretary of State shall prepare and transmit to each county elections official a notice designating
California Elections Code Section 12104
(a) A notice designating the offices for which candidates are to be nominated shall be in substantially the following form: NOTICE BY SECRETARY
California Elections Code Section 12105
(a) The elections official shall, not less than one week before the election, publish the list of the polling places designated for each election...
California Elections Code Section 12105.5
(a) Not less than one week before the election, the elections official shall post a list of all current polling places in each precinct and a list of
California Elections Code Section 12106
(a) The elections official shall publish, as provided in this section and Section 12105, the list of polling places designated for each election...
California Elections Code Section 12107
(a) The elections official shall let the contracts for publication, pursuant to Section 12106, of the list of polling places designated for each...
California Elections Code Section 12108
In any case where this chapter requires the posting or distribution of a list of the names of precinct board members, or a portion of the list, the...
California Elections Code Section 12109
Whenever the ballots at any election or from any precincts are to be tallied at a central place and not at the precincts, the elections official or...
California Elections Code Section 12110
In case of a municipal election to fill offices, the city elections official shall not later than one week before the election publish a list of the...
California Elections Code Section 12111
(a) In case of a municipal election on any measure, the city elections official shall publish a synopsis of the measure at least one time not later...
California Elections Code Section 12112
(a) At least 90 days, and not more than 120 days, before the day fixed for the general district election, the elections official of the principal...
California Elections Code Section 12113
For each school or special district, the county elections official immediately shall deliver a copy of all published notices to the district...
California Elections Code Section 12200
This chapter applies to all jurisdictions.
California Elections Code Section 12220
The elections official shall divide the jurisdiction into precincts and prepare detail maps or exterior descriptions thereof, or both, and as many...
California Elections Code Section 12221
In any order establishing precincts, their boundaries shall be defined by reference to exterior descriptions or delineation thereof on a map or maps.
California Elections Code Section 12222
(a) No precinct shall be established so that its boundary crosses the boundary of any supervisorial district, congressional district, senatorial...
California Elections Code Section 12223
(a) Whenever a jurisdiction is divided into election precincts or whenever the boundary of an established precinct is changed or a new precinct is...
California Elections Code Section 12224
At the discretion of the elections official, the voters of the precinct may be divided into two or more groups, as nearly equal as possible, and one...
California Elections Code Section 12225
Whenever a precinct is entirely owned or controlled by the United States, and no permission is granted by the federal authorities for the...
California Elections Code Section 12241
(a) The elections official conducting local, special, or consolidated elections, or statewide elections other than the direct primary, presidential...
California Elections Code Section 12260
(a) The elections official may change or alter any precinct boundaries. (b) If any changes or alterations are made the elections official shall...
California Elections Code Section 12261
(a) The boundaries of precincts for the general election shall be the same as those established for the direct primary election, except to the extent
California Elections Code Section 12262
Jurisdictional boundary changes occurring less than 88 days before an election shall not be effective for purposes of that election. Voters residing...
California Elections Code Section 12280
When designating polling places, the elections official shall undertake necessary measures in the locating of polling places to ensure that polling...
California Elections Code Section 12281
(a) If, for any valid reason, the polling place designated for any precinct cannot be used, and this fact is known in sufficient time to allow a...
California Elections Code Section 12282
Property exempted from taxation pursuant to Section 214 of the Revenue and Taxation Code shall be made available free of charge to the elections...
California Elections Code Section 12283
(a) The governing body having jurisdiction over school buildings or other public buildings may authorize the use of its buildings for polling places...
California Elections Code Section 12284
Upon request of the elections official, state-owned buildings, parking lots, and other facilities shall be made available free of charge for use as...
California Elections Code Section 12285
A mobilehome may be used as a polling place if the elections official determines that no other facilities are available for the convenient exercise...
California Elections Code Section 12286
(a) At least 29 days prior to the election, the elections official shall do all of the following: (1) Establish a convenient number of election...
California Elections Code Section 12287
A candidate's residence shall not be designated as a polling place for an election at which that candidate's name will appear on the ballot.
California Elections Code Section 12288
A place where the primary purpose of the establishment is the sale and dispensation of alcoholic beverages may not be used as a polling place. A...
California Elections Code Section 12300
Any voter may file an application with the elections official for the position of precinct board member. The elections official may require the...
California Elections Code Section 12301
The persons appointed to serve as election officers for each precinct at any election shall constitute the precinct board for that precinct.
California Elections Code Section 12302
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), a member of a precinct board shall be a voter of the state. The member may serve only in the precinct for...
California Elections Code Section 12303
(a) No person who cannot read or write the English language is eligible to act as a member of any precinct board. (b) It is the intent of the...
California Elections Code Section 12304
(a) The composition of the precinct board shall be determined by the elections official based on election precinct size. The precinct board shall...
California Elections Code Section 12306
The county elections official of any county, in appointing members of the several precinct boards to serve in the direct primary and general...
California Elections Code Section 12307
Upon filing the list of names and addresses of those who have been appointed members of the precinct board, the elections official shall immediately...
California Elections Code Section 12309
(a) Following the appointment of members of precinct boards, the elections official shall instruct inspectors so appointed concerning their duties in
California Elections Code Section 12309.5
(a) No later than June 30, 2005, the Secretary of State shall adopt uniform standards for the training of precinct board members, based upon the...
California Elections Code Section 12310
Each member of a precinct board shall receive a stipend for services fixed by the governing body of the jurisdiction. This sum shall be paid out of...
California Elections Code Section 12311
No public agency shall be required as the result of any assignment or transfer to pay the stipend of an election officer for services to any person...
California Elections Code Section 12312
No person shall be suspended or discharged from any service or employment because of absence while serving as an election officer on election day.
California Elections Code Section 12313
If any member of a precinct board does not appear at the opening of the polls on the morning of an election, those voters present, including members...
California Elections Code Section 12314
The inspector may appoint a voter to replace any precinct board member who ceases to act or becomes incapacitated during the progress of an election.
California Elections Code Section 12315
If the inspector ceases to act, a majority of the remaining members of the precinct board may appoint a substitute.
California Elections Code Section 12316
In constituting precinct boards, the elections official may excuse persons appointed whom the elections official is satisfied ought to be excused. ...
California Elections Code Section 12318
(a) Following the notification of the precinct board members appointed pursuant to Section 12307, the county elections official shall mail or deliver
California Elections Code Section 12319
The elections official shall immediately mail or deliver to each person appointed as inspector a notice showing the precinct polling place and the...
California Elections Code Section 12320
No person is eligible to act as an election officer until the declaration required by Section 12321 has been signed.
California Elections Code Section 12321
(a) (1) Each inspector shall sign a declaration of intention to faithfully discharge the duties of inspector and shall return it to the elections...
California Elections Code Section 12327
(a) If the precinct board members for any precinct have not been appointed or cannot serve, or the polling place has not been designated prior to an...
California Elections Code Section 13000
The person in charge of elections for any county, city and county, city, or district shall provide ballots for any elections within his or her...
California Elections Code Section 13001
All expenses authorized and necessarily incurred in the preparation for, and conduct of, elections as provided in this code shall be paid from the...
California Elections Code Section 13002
All ballot paper and punchcards used by any jurisdiction holding an election pursuant to the laws of California, shall be tinted and watermarked or...
California Elections Code Section 13004
The Secretary of State shall adopt regulations governing the manufacture, distribution, and inventory control of punchcards and requiring the...
California Elections Code Section 13005
(a) Before any user may purchase punchcards, the user shall request in writing a release for a specific quantity of these punchcards from the...
California Elections Code Section 13006
No user, vendor, or manufacturer shall warehouse for a subsequent election any ballot paper or punchcards furnished or released by the Secretary of...
California Elections Code Section 13007
There shall be a revolving fund for the purchase of ballot paper and punchcards. The fund shall be continuously appropriated and shall be...
California Elections Code Section 13100
All ballots used in all elections shall be governed by this chapter unless otherwise specifically provided.
California Elections Code Section 13101
In the case of the prevention of an election in any precinct by the loss or destruction of the ballots intended for that precinct, the inspector or...
California Elections Code Section 13102
(a) All voting shall be by ballot. There shall be provided, at each polling place, at each election at which public officers are to be voted for, but
California Elections Code Section 13103
Every ballot shall contain all of the following: (a) The title of each office, arranged to conform as nearly as practicable to the plan set forth...
California Elections Code Section 13104
If a candidate changes his or her name within one year of any election, the new name shall not appear upon the ballot unless the change was made by...
California Elections Code Section 13105
(a) In the case of candidates for partisan office in a general election or in a special election to fill a vacancy in the office of Representative in
California Elections Code Section 13106
No title or degree shall appear on the same line on a ballot as a candidate's name, either before or after the candidate's name, in the case of any...
California Elections Code Section 13107
(a) With the exception of candidates for Justice of the State Supreme Court or Court of Appeal, immediately under the name of each candidate, and not
California Elections Code Section 13107.3
(a) Each candidate who submits a ballot designation pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 13107 shall file, in addition to the nomination documents...
California Elections Code Section 13107.5
(a) A candidate's ballot designation as "community volunteer" shall constitute a valid principal vocation or occupation for purposes of subdivision...
California Elections Code Section 13108
(a) At the first elections for Representative in Congress, State Senator, Assemblyman and Members of the Board of Equalization in each congressional,
California Elections Code Section 13109
The order of precedence of offices on the ballot shall be as listed below for those offices and measures that apply to the election for which this...
California Elections Code Section 13110
The group of names of candidates for any partisan office or nonpartisan office shall be the same on the ballots of all voters entitled to vote for...
California Elections Code Section 13111
Candidates for each office shall be printed on the ballot in accordance with the following rules: (a) The names of presidential candidates to whom
California Elections Code Section 13112
The Secretary of State shall conduct a drawing of the letters of the alphabet, the result of which shall be known as a randomized alphabet. The...
California Elections Code Section 13113
(a) In the case of an election of candidates in a special district, school district, charter city (whose charter does not provide to the contrary),...
California Elections Code Section 13114
(a) At any regular meeting of a city council held prior to the date on which the Secretary of State conducts the randomized alphabet drawing...
California Elections Code Section 13115
The order in which all state measures that are to be submitted to the voters shall appear upon the ballot is as follows: (a) Bond measures in the...
California Elections Code Section 13116
(a) In an election at which state, county, city, or other local measures are submitted to a vote of the voters, all state measures shall be numbered...
California Elections Code Section 13117
(a) Commencing with the November 3, 1998, general election, all state measures in all elections at which state measures are submitted to a vote of...
California Elections Code Section 13118
The following rules apply whenever any person who is a candidate for any office believes that some other person with a name that is so similar that...
California Elections Code Section 13119
The ballots used when voting upon a proposed county, city, or district ordinance submitted to the voters of the respective local government as an...
California Elections Code Section 13120
The ballots used when voting upon a state, county, city, or district statute or ordinance referred to the voters of the respective jurisdiction as a...
California Elections Code Section 13121
Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, the county elections official conducting any school election shall not be required to provide more...
California Elections Code Section 13200
Ballots not printed in accordance with this chapter shall not be cast nor counted at any election.
California Elections Code Section 13201
The ballots of each political party's central committee shall be designed so that each ballot may be easily and clearly distinguished from, and not...
California Elections Code Section 13202
All ballots of the same sort prepared by any county elections official, clerk or secretary of a legislative body, or other person having charge of...
California Elections Code Section 13203
Across the top of the ballot shall be printed in heavy-faced gothic capital type not smaller than 30-point, the words "OFFICIAL BALLOT." However, if...
California Elections Code Section 13204
(a) The instructions to voters shall be printed at least three-eighths of an inch below the district designation. The instructions shall begin with...
California Elections Code Section 13205
Additional instructions to voters shall appear on the ballot prior to those provided for in Section 13204 under the following conditions: (a) In a
California Elections Code Section 13206
(a) On the partisan ballot used in a direct primary election, immediately below the instructions to voters, there shall be a box one-half inch high...
California Elections Code Section 13207
(a) There shall be printed on the ballot in parallel columns all of the following: (1) The respective offices. (2) The names of candidates with
California Elections Code Section 13208
(a) In the right-hand margin of each column light vertical lines shall be printed in such a way as to create a voting square after the name of each...
California Elections Code Section 13209
Whenever a foreign translation of the ballot is required by the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended by Public Law 94-73, to appear on the...
California Elections Code Section 13210
(a) In the case of candidates for delegate to national convention, there shall be printed in boldface gothic type, not smaller than 12-point, across...
California Elections Code Section 13211
The names of the candidates shall be printed on the ballot, without indentation, in roman capital, boldface type not smaller than eight-point,...
California Elections Code Section 13211.5
(a) Each group of names of candidates for a particular office shall be printed in immediate succession to another group of names of candidates for a...
California Elections Code Section 13212
Under the designation of each office shall be printed as many blank spaces, defined by light lines or rules at least three-eighths of an inch apart...
California Elections Code Section 13213
Each group of names of candidates for a particular office shall be separated from the succeeding group by a three-point rule. Each series of groups...
California Elections Code Section 13214
The left-hand side of the first column of names on the ballot and the right-hand side of the last column of voting squares on the ballot shall be...
California Elections Code Section 13215
The ballots shall be printed on the same leaf with a stub not over one inch in depth. The stub shall be separated from the ballot by a horizontal...
California Elections Code Section 13216
(a) On each ballot a horizontal non-solid-ruled line shall extend across the top of the ballot one inch below the horizontal perforated line. The...
California Elections Code Section 13217
The number on each ballot shall be the same as that on the corresponding stub, and the ballots and stubs shall be numbered consecutively in each...
California Elections Code Section 13219
When printed, all ballots shall be bound in stub books, of such size as the clerk may determine. A record of the number of ballots printed shall be...
California Elections Code Section 13220
If two or more officers are to be elected for the same office for different terms, the terms for which each candidate for the office is nominated...
California Elections Code Section 13230
(a) If the county elections official determines that, due to the number of candidates and measures that must be printed on the ballot, the ballot...
California Elections Code Section 13231
If the elections official of any county finds it necessary in connection with the use of any approved method of vote counting, he or she may provide...
California Elections Code Section 13232
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for the purpose of conducting the Democratic Party Presidential Primary Election, the Secretary of State...
California Elections Code Section 13233
In a municipal election, if the number of candidates for an office is such that all of the names will not fit in one column of reasonable length, a...
California Elections Code Section 13240
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this code, the ballots to be counted by means of electronic or electromechanical devices may be of a size,...
California Elections Code Section 13241
The names of the candidates and the respective offices shall be printed on the ballot in parallel columns at least 21/2 inches wide.
California Elections Code Section 13242
Where electromechanical vote tabulating devices are used to count all or part of the ballots, the names of presidential candidates may be printed in...
California Elections Code Section 13243
The ballots may contain printed code marks or punched holes that may be used for placing the ballots in correct reading position in the counting...
California Elections Code Section 13244
The sample ballot provided pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 13300) shall be a substantial facsimile of the official ballot, including...
California Elections Code Section 13246
The device for marking the ballot may be of any size, shape, or form, and the impression made on the ballot may be in the form of a cross, square,...
California Elections Code Section 13247
(a) The statement of all measures submitted to the voters shall be abbreviated on the ballot. The statement shall contain not more than 75 words of...
California Elections Code Section 13260
In approving ballots and ballot cards, the Secretary of State shall not give his or her approval unless the following are true: (a) The size,...
California Elections Code Section 13261
(a) Each ballot card shall have two stubs attached. The stubs shall be separated from the ballot card and from each other by perforated lines so...
California Elections Code Section 13262
(a) The ballot shall contain the same material as to candidates and measures, and shall be printed in the same order as provided for paper ballots,...
California Elections Code Section 13263
The sample ballot provided pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 13300) shall be printed in either of two formats: (a) booklet form, or (b)
California Elections Code Section 13264
If more than one ballot card is used at an election, different tints of cardboard stock or other suitable means may be used for each series of ballot
California Elections Code Section 13265
If the number of offices and measures to be voted upon at an election cannot be accommodated on one ballot card, the elections official may, at his...
California Elections Code Section 13266
If punchcard ballots are used for vote by mail voting, the ballots shall be marked by pencil, or by a marking device that enables the voter to...
California Elections Code Section 13267
If an official ballot consisting of one or more individual ballot cards upon which the names of candidates and measures are printed is used for vote...
California Elections Code Section 13280
The ballot labels for measures shall contain a condensed statement in, where possible, not more than 20 words of each measure to be voted on,...
California Elections Code Section 13281
The ballot label for measures to be voted on throughout the state shall be composed by the Attorney General and shall be a condensed statement of the
California Elections Code Section 13282
Whenever the Attorney General prepares a condensed statement of a ballot title, the Attorney General shall file a copy of the statement with the...
California Elections Code Section 13283
The ballot label shall be printed by the elections official in black ink on clear material of a size that will fit the machine, of a color that may...
California Elections Code Section 13284
The list of offices and candidates and the statements of measures used on the voting machines is an official ballot.
California Elections Code Section 13285
The county elections official shall furnish sufficient ballot labels for the voting machines used at any election.
California Elections Code Section 13286
The officers or board charged with the duty of providing ballots for any polling place shall provide the polling place with two sample ballots, which
California Elections Code Section 13287
The sample ballots shall be either in full or reduced size, and shall contain suitable illustrated directions for voting on the voting machine.
California Elections Code Section 13288
The ballot labels shall be delivered to the officer in charge of the voting machines at least 30 days before the election.
California Elections Code Section 13289
At the presidential primary, if the voting machine will accommodate it, the county central committee election ballot shall be placed upon the voting...
California Elections Code Section 13300
(a) By at least 29 days before the primary, each county elections official shall prepare separate sample ballots for each political party and a...
California Elections Code Section 13300.5
In order to facilitate the timely production and distribution of sample ballots, the county elections official may prepare a combined sample ballot.
California Elections Code Section 13301
(a) At the time the county elections official prepares sample ballots for the presidential primary, he or she shall also prepare a list with the name
California Elections Code Section 13302
The county elections official shall forthwith submit the sample ballot of each political party to the chairperson of the county central committee of...
California Elections Code Section 13303
(a) For each election, each appropriate elections official shall cause to be printed, on plain white paper or tinted paper, without watermark, at...
California Elections Code Section 13304
The notice of the polling place which is sent to each voter as provided in Section 13303 may, at the option of the local elections official, inform...
California Elections Code Section 13305
(a) In each county, the county central committee of each qualified political party may supply to its county elections official, not less than 83 days
California Elections Code Section 13306
Notwithstanding Sections 13300, 13301, 13303, and 13307, sample ballots and candidates' statements need not be mailed to voters who registered after...
California Elections Code Section 13307
(a) (1) Each candidate for nonpartisan elective office in any local agency, including any city, county, city and county, or district, may prepare a...
California Elections Code Section 13307.5
A candidate for United States Representative may purchase the space to place a statement in the voter information portion of the sample ballot that...
California Elections Code Section 13308
In addition to the restrictions set forth in Section 13307, any candidate's statement submitted pursuant to Section 13307 shall be limited to a...
California Elections Code Section 13309
(a) Notwithstanding Section 13307, if a candidate alleges to be indigent and unable to pay in advance the requisite fee for submitting a candidate...
California Elections Code Section 13310
Prior to the nomination period for an election, the governing body of the local agency conducting the election may determine that Section 13307 is...
California Elections Code Section 13311
Notwithstanding the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code), the...
California Elections Code Section 13312
Each voter's pamphlet prepared pursuant to Section 13307 shall contain a statement in the heading of the first page in heavy-faced gothic type, not...
California Elections Code Section 13313
(a) The elections official shall make a copy of the material referred to in Section 13307 available for public examination in the elections...
California Elections Code Section 13314
(a) (1) Any elector may seek a writ of mandate alleging that an error or omission has occurred, or is about to occur, in the placing of any name on,...
California Elections Code Section 13315
The officer charged with the duty of providing sample ballots for any election at which vote by mail voter ballots may be cast shall cause to be...
California Elections Code Section 13316
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a county, city, city and county, or district using voting machines may use reasonable...
California Elections Code Section 13317
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a county, city, city and county, or district using vote tabulating devices may use...
California Elections Code Section 14000
(a) If a voter does not have sufficient time outside of working hours to vote at a statewide election, the voter may, without loss of pay, take off...
California Elections Code Section 14001
Not less than 10 days before every statewide election, every employer shall keep posted conspicuously at the place of work, if practicable, or...
California Elections Code Section 14002
Sections 14000 and 14001 shall apply to all public agencies and the employees thereof, as well as to employers and employees in private industry.
California Elections Code Section 14003
Except in time of war or public danger, no voter is obliged to perform militia duty on any election day.
California Elections Code Section 14025
This act shall be known and may be cited as the California Voting Rights Act of 2001.
California Elections Code Section 14026
As used in this chapter: (a) "At-large method of election" means any of the following methods of electing members to the governing body of a...
California Elections Code Section 14027
An at-large method of election may not be imposed or applied in a manner that impairs the ability of a protected class to elect candidates of its...
California Elections Code Section 14028
(a) A violation of Section 14027 is established if it is shown that racially polarized voting occurs in elections for members of the governing body...
California Elections Code Section 14029
Upon a finding of a violation of Section 14027 and Section 14028, the court shall implement appropriate remedies, including the imposition of...
California Elections Code Section 14030
In any action to enforce Section 14027 and Section 14028, the court shall allow the prevailing plaintiff party, other than the state or political...
California Elections Code Section 14031
This chapter is enacted to implement the guarantees of Section 7 of Article I and of Section 2 of Article II of the California Constitution.
California Elections Code Section 14032
Any voter who is a member of a protected class and who resides in a political subdivision where a violation of Sections 14027 and 14028 is alleged...
California Elections Code Section 14100
The county elections official, in providing the materials required by this division, shall not be required to utilize the services of the county...
California Elections Code Section 14101
(a) On or before the first day of January of each even-numbered year, the Secretary of State and the Attorney General shall prepare a brief digest...
California Elections Code Section 14102
(a) (1) For each statewide election, the elections official shall provide a sufficient number of official ballots in each precinct to reasonably meet
California Elections Code Section 14103
Before the opening of the polls at any election, the elections official shall cause to be delivered to the precinct board in each precinct in which...
California Elections Code Section 14104
The elections official shall prepare a receipt for each polling place, enumerating the packages and stating the date of delivery to the precinct...
California Elections Code Section 14105
The elections official shall furnish to the precinct officers all of the following: (a) Printed copies of the indexes. (b) Necessary printed...
California Elections Code Section 14105.3
(a) The federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-252) requires voting information to be publicly posted at each polling place on the day of...
California Elections Code Section 14105.5
Members of the precinct board shall not display, distribute, or make available at the polling place any materials other than those required pursuant...
California Elections Code Section 14106
In addition to the materials required by Section 14105, the elections official shall provide signs, or materials for making signs, advising voters...
California Elections Code Section 14107
(a) The roster to be kept by each precinct board shall be substantially in the following form: Roster of the...
California Elections Code Section 14108
In addition to the provisions contained in Section 14107, the roster shall contain, in no less than 6-point type at the head of each page, the...
California Elections Code Section 14109
Notwithstanding Sections 14105 and 14107, the roster to be kept by each precinct board may be in a form of an index to the affidavits of registration
California Elections Code Section 14110
All officers required by law to designate polling places shall furnish the polling places with a sufficient number of places, booths, or...
California Elections Code Section 14111
Translations of the ballot measures and ballot instructions, as required by Section 14201, shall be provided by a person selected by the elections...
California Elections Code Section 14112
All voting equipment shall be transferred to the polling places in charge of an authorized official, who shall certify to their delivery in good...
California Elections Code Section 14113
Ballots and other election supplies appropriate to the system shall be furnished as provided for other precincts except that: (a) No rubber stamps
California Elections Code Section 14200
A member of each precinct board shall cause the following voting information to be publicly posted at each polling place on the day of each...
California Elections Code Section 14201
(a) (1) The precinct board shall post, in a conspicuous location in the polling place, at least one facsimile copy of the ballot with the ballot...
California Elections Code Section 14202
(a) Before opening the polls, the precinct board shall post in separate, convenient places at or near the polling place, and of easy access to the...
California Elections Code Section 14203
The precinct officer shall post the signs required by Section 14106 in plain view within each voting booth or compartment whenever an election has...
California Elections Code Section 14210
The members of each precinct board shall distribute the duties devolving upon the precinct board, which are in addition to their individual duties,...
California Elections Code Section 14211
The polling places shall be arranged so that neither the ballot containers nor the voting booths or compartments shall be hidden from the view of...
California Elections Code Section 14212
The polls shall be open at 7 a.m. of the day of any election, and shall be kept open until 8 p.m. of the same day, when the polls shall be closed,...
California Elections Code Section 14213
Before the precinct board receives any ballots, it shall proclaim aloud at the place of election that the polls are open.
California Elections Code Section 14214
Voting shall commence as soon as the polls are opened and shall be continued during the time the polls remain open.
California Elections Code Section 14215
Before receiving any ballots, the precinct board, in the presence of any persons assembled at the polling place, shall open and exhibit and close the
California Elections Code Section 14216
Any person desiring to vote shall announce his or her name and address in an audible tone of voice, and when one of the precinct officers finds the...
California Elections Code Section 14217
If the precinct board is unable to find a voter's name upon the index of registration, it shall inform the voter that he or she may cast a...
California Elections Code Section 14218
If the surname of any person offering to vote has been changed since the person has registered, the person shall sign his or her name as it was...
California Elections Code Section 14219
The precinct board shall provide, upon request, to any voter for use in the voting booth or compartment, a copy of the facsimile ballot containing...
California Elections Code Section 14220
At any election, a majority of the members of any precinct board shall be present at the polling place at all times while the polling place is open.
California Elections Code Section 14221
Only voters engaged in receiving, preparing, or depositing their ballots and persons authorized by the precinct board to keep order and enforce the...
California Elections Code Section 14222
Nothing contained in this code shall prevent a voter from being accompanied by a child or children under the age of 18 years while the voter is...
California Elections Code Section 14223
(a) Only members of the precinct board, and persons while signing their names on the roster, shall be permitted, during the hours within which voting
California Elections Code Section 14224
Except as provided in Section 14222, voting booths or compartments shall not be occupied by more than one person at a time, unless the voter is...
California Elections Code Section 14225
Members of the precinct board shall not deposit in the ballot container any ballot from which the slip containing the number of the ballot has not...
California Elections Code Section 14227
Any member of the precinct board, when using a language other than English at the polls, shall communicate with voters in that language only as he or
California Elections Code Section 14240
(a) A person offering to vote may be orally challenged within the polling place only by a member of the precinct board upon any or all of the...
California Elections Code Section 14241
A piece of mailed matter returned undelivered by the post office shall not be accepted or used as evidence upon which to initiate a challenge as to...
California Elections Code Section 14242
The ground for challenge set forth in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 14240 shall not apply to any person duly registered as a voter in...
California Elections Code Section 14243
If the challenge is on the ground that the person seeking to vote is not the person whose name appears on the index, a member of the precinct board...
California Elections Code Section 14244
If the challenge is on the ground that the person seeking to vote is not a resident of the precinct, the person challenged shall be sworn to answer...
California Elections Code Section 14245
If the challenge is on the ground that the person challenged has already cast a ballot for this election, a member of the precinct board shall tender
California Elections Code Section 14246
If the challenge is on the ground either that the person challenged is not the person whose name appears on the index, or that he or she has voted...
California Elections Code Section 14247
Challenges of voters that they are not residents of the precinct or citizens of the United States shall be tried and determined by the precinct board
California Elections Code Section 14248
Before administering an oath to a person regarding his or her place of residence, a member of the precinct board shall read to the person challenged,
California Elections Code Section 14249
If any person challenged refuses to take the oaths tendered, or refuses to be sworn and to answer the questions concerning the matter of residence,...
California Elections Code Section 14250
The precinct board, in determining the place of residence of any person, shall be governed by the rules set forth in Article 2 (commencing with...
California Elections Code Section 14251
Any doubt in the interpretation of the law shall be resolved in favor of the challenged voter.
California Elections Code Section 14252
The precinct board shall compile a list showing all of the following: (a) The name and address of each person challenged. (b) The name,...
California Elections Code Section 14253
In the event that the precinct board determines that persistent challenging of voters is resulting in a delay of voting sufficient to cause voters to
California Elections Code Section 14270
The procedure at the polls where voting is conducted pursuant to this division shall be the same as at other polling places, except as provided in...
California Elections Code Section 14271
After the opening of the polls, the precinct board shall not allow any voter to enter the voting booth until it ascertains that he or she is entitled
California Elections Code Section 14272
Before each voter enters the voting booth, the precinct board shall inform him or her how to operate the voting device. If a marking or punching...
California Elections Code Section 14273
The device for marking the ballot may be handed to the voter with his or her ballot before the voter goes into the voting booth, and shall be...
California Elections Code Section 14274
In any election where ballots are to be counted both manually and by electromechanical tabulating devices, the marking device used for marking...
California Elections Code Section 14275
Before leaving the voting booth or compartment, the voter shall fold or place the ballot card in the envelope so that the ballot markings of the...
California Elections Code Section 14276
After his or her ballot is marked, a voter shall not show it to any person in such a way as to reveal its contents.
California Elections Code Section 14277
The voter shall hand the folded ballot or the envelope containing the ballot to a precinct board member, who shall remove the ballot stub, hand it to
California Elections Code Section 14278
The precinct board shall give each voter only one ballot, as provided in Section 13102.
California Elections Code Section 14279
Unless otherwise provided by law, no person shall apply for or receive any ballot at any precinct other than that in which the voter is entitled to...
California Elections Code Section 14280
Unless otherwise provided by law, a voter shall not receive a ballot from any person other than one of the precinct officers. No person other than a
California Elections Code Section 14281
On receiving a ballot, the voter shall forthwith retire alone to one of the booths or compartments provided, and mark the ballot, unless Section...
California Elections Code Section 14282
(a) When a voter declares under oath, administered by any member of the precinct board at the time the voter appears at the polling place to vote,...
California Elections Code Section 14283
The precinct officers shall keep a list of the voters who have been assisted in marking their ballots. The list of assisted voters shall be...
California Elections Code Section 14284
(a) All ballots, except vote by mail voter ballots, shall be marked only with the marking device provided by law. (b) To prevent voters from...
California Elections Code Section 14285
Where two or more candidates for the same office are to be elected, and the voter desires to vote for candidates for that office, the voter shall, by
California Elections Code Section 14286
When a measure is submitted to the voters, the voter shall place a mark on the ballot in the appropriate space opposite the answer the voter desires...
California Elections Code Section 14287
No voter shall place any mark upon a ballot that will make that ballot identifiable.
California Elections Code Section 14288
If a voter spoils or defaces a ballot, the voter shall at once return it to the ballot clerk and receive another ballot. A voter shall not receive...
California Elections Code Section 14290
The precinct board shall immediately cancel, without unfolding them, all the spoiled ballots returned. The board shall write the word "spoiled" on...
California Elections Code Section 14291
After the ballot is marked, a voter shall not show it to any person in such a way as to reveal its contents.
California Elections Code Section 14292
Before leaving the voting booth or compartment, the voter shall fold the ballot according to the instructions on it, so that the marks on its face...
California Elections Code Section 14293
Having folded the ballot, the voter shall deliver it folded to a member of the precinct board, who shall then separate the slip containing the number
California Elections Code Section 14294
At all elections, a member of the precinct board shall mark, on one of the copies of the index posted at or near the polling place, the name of each...
California Elections Code Section 14295
No voter shall deliver to any member of the precinct board any ballot other than the one received from the board member.
California Elections Code Section 14296
Any voter who does not vote the ballot he or she has received, shall, before leaving the polling place, return it to the board member having charge...
California Elections Code Section 14297
No later than the time at which the voter delivers the voted ballot, a precinct board member in charge of the index shall write in the space opposite
California Elections Code Section 14298
(a) The precinct board shall maintain the copies of the index posted during the whole time of voting. These copies shall not be marked in any manner
California Elections Code Section 14299
(a) If a precinct board is unable to furnish a ballot to a qualified voter because there is an insufficient number of ballots at the precinct, the...
California Elections Code Section 14300
(a) In the case of an election for a state or federal office, each polling place using a direct recording electronic voting system, as defined by...
California Elections Code Section 14310
(a) At all elections, a voter claiming to be properly registered but whose qualification or entitlement to vote cannot be immediately established...
California Elections Code Section 14311
(a) A voter who has moved from one address to another within the same county and who has not reregistered to vote at that new address may, at his or...
California Elections Code Section 14312
This article shall be liberally construed in favor of the provisional voter.
California Elections Code Section 14400
At any election, all members of the precinct board shall be present at the closing of the polls.
California Elections Code Section 14401
When the polls are closed, the precinct board shall proclaim that fact aloud at the place of election. After the proclamation no ballot shall be...
California Elections Code Section 14402
Any one who arrives at the polling place after the time provided for closing the polls shall not be entitled to vote, even though the polls are open...
California Elections Code Section 14402.5
If the time for closing the polls is extended pursuant to a court order, all votes cast during the time that the closing of the polls is extended...
California Elections Code Section 14403
Immediately upon the closing of the polls and before any voted ballot is taken from any of the ballot containers, the precinct board member shall, in
California Elections Code Section 14404
Immediately upon the arrival of the hour when the polls are required by law to be closed on election day, the elections official conducting the...
California Elections Code Section 14405
(a) The members of the precinct board shall account for the ballots delivered to them by returning a sufficient number of unused ballots to make up,...
California Elections Code Section 14420
(a) As soon as the polls are closed, the precinct board shall remove the voted ballots from the ballot container and take them out of the secrecy...
California Elections Code Section 14421
The precinct board shall group voted ballot cards and voted separate write-in ballots, as directed by the elections official, and place them in...
California Elections Code Section 14430
The precinct board, as soon after the polls are closed as possible, shall prepare the supplies, including the copies of the index posted at or near...
California Elections Code Section 14431
The precinct board shall enclose and seal in one or more packages, as determined by the elections official, all voted, spoiled, canceled, or unused...
California Elections Code Section 14432
The precinct board shall enclose and seal in one or two packages, as determined by the elections official, all of the following: (a) Two tally...
California Elections Code Section 14433
If ballots are counted at precincts pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 15340) or Article 5 (commencing with Section 15360) of Chapter 4...
California Elections Code Section 14434
The sealed packages containing the lists, papers, and ballots shall be delivered by two of its members without delay, unopened, to the elections...
California Elections Code Section 14435
No list, tally, paper, or certificate returned from any election shall be set aside or rejected for want of form, nor because it is not strictly in...
California Elections Code Section 14440
Before any election, the governing body of the jurisdiction holding the election shall decide that certain offices or measures to be voted on are of...
California Elections Code Section 14441
The elections official shall prepare and forward to each selected precinct forms containing a list of the offices and measures designated as being of
California Elections Code Section 14442
Upon receipt from the precincts of the reports of votes cast on the specially designated offices and measures, the elections official shall tabulate...
California Elections Code Section 14443
If ballots are counted by means of electronic, electromechanical, or punchcard device, the elections official may provide for early tabulation and...
California Elections Code Section 15000
No later than seven days prior to any election conducted pursuant to this code, the elections official shall conduct a test or series of tests to...
California Elections Code Section 15001
(a) A copy of each election computer vote count program for a statewide election or state special election to fill vacancies shall be deposited with...
California Elections Code Section 15002
No later than January 1 of each even-numbered year, the Secretary of State shall review, and if necessary amend, administrative procedures for use...
California Elections Code Section 15003
Elections officials shall adopt semifinal official and official canvass procedures to conform to the applicable voting system procedures that have...
California Elections Code Section 15004
(a) Each qualified political party may employ, and may have present at the central counting place or places, not more than two representatives to...
California Elections Code Section 15100
The provisions of this chapter apply to the processing of vote by mail ballots during the 29-day period before any election, during the semifinal...
California Elections Code Section 15101
(a) Any jurisdiction in which vote by mail ballots are cast may begin to process vote by mail ballot return envelopes beginning 29 days before the...
California Elections Code Section 15102
The official shall appoint a special counting board or boards in numbers that he or she deems adequate to count the vote by mail ballots. The...
California Elections Code Section 15103
The elections official shall pay a reasonable compensation to each member of the canvassing board of vote by mail ballots. This compensation shall be
California Elections Code Section 15104
(a) The processing of vote by mail ballot return envelopes, and the processing and counting of vote by mail ballots shall be open to the public, both
California Elections Code Section 15105
Prior to processing and opening the identification envelopes of vote by mail voters, the elections official shall make available a list of vote by...
California Elections Code Section 15106
Except as otherwise provided, the processing of vote by mail ballot return envelopes, the processing and counting of vote by mail ballots, and the...
California Elections Code Section 15107
If a challenge is overruled, the board shall open the identification envelope without defacing the affidavit printed on it or mutilating the enclosed
California Elections Code Section 15108
If a challenge is allowed, the board shall endorse on the face of the identification envelope the cause of the challenge and its action thereon.
California Elections Code Section 15109
Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the counting and canvassing of vote by mail ballots shall be conducted in the same manner and under the
California Elections Code Section 15110
Reports to the Secretary of State of the findings of the canvass of vote by mail ballots shall be made by the elections official pursuant to Chapter...
California Elections Code Section 15111
The elections official shall keep an accurate list of all voters who have received and voted a vote by mail ballot at each election and compare this...
California Elections Code Section 15112
When elections are consolidated pursuant to Division 10 (commencing with Section 10000), and only one form of ballot is used at the consolidated...
California Elections Code Section 15150
For every election, the elections official shall conduct a semifinal official canvass by tabulating vote by mail and precinct ballots and compiling...
California Elections Code Section 15151
(a) The elections official shall transmit the semifinal official results to the Secretary of State in the manner and according to the schedule...
California Elections Code Section 15152
Neither the elections official, any member of a precinct board, nor any other person shall count any votes, either for a ballot proposition or...
California Elections Code Section 15153
During the semifinal official canvass, write-in votes shall be counted in accordance with Article 3 (commencing with Section 15340) of Chapter 4.
California Elections Code Section 15154
(a) Any ballot that is not marked as provided by law or that is marked or signed by the voter so that it can be identified by others shall be...
California Elections Code Section 15200
If paper ballots are used in conjunction with this system, counting shall be as provided in Article 5 (commencing with Section 15270) and Article 6...
California Elections Code Section 15201
(a) As soon as the polls are closed, the precinct board shall, in the presence of the public do all of the following: (1) Seal the container used...
California Elections Code Section 15202
If the ballots are to be counted at a central counting place, no fewer than two precinct board members shall, following the close of the polls,...
California Elections Code Section 15203
The vote tabulating device may be located at any place within the state approved by the elections official of the county or other political...
California Elections Code Section 15204
All proceedings at the central counting place, or counting places, if applicable, shall be open to the view of the public but no person, except one...
California Elections Code Section 15205
(a) A person may be employed to count, tally, and certify the ballots if he or she is not a candidate at the election and if he or she satisfies...
California Elections Code Section 15206
The elections official or any deputy authorized by the elections official may excuse or dismiss any person from any counting board and enforce the...
California Elections Code Section 15207
The elections official or authorized deputy shall segregate the persons employed to count the ballots into counting boards. These counting boards...
California Elections Code Section 15208
Each container of ballots shall be opened and its contents removed. The ballots shall be checked to ascertain if the ballots are properly grouped...
California Elections Code Section 15209
Any magnetic or electronic storage medium used for the ballot tabulation program and any magnetic or electronic storage medium containing election...
California Elections Code Section 15210
In preparing the voted ballots for processing, any ballot that is torn, bent, or otherwise defective shall be corrected so that every vote cast by...
California Elections Code Section 15211
If paper ballots are used for vote by mail voting, the canvass may be conducted in accordance with Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 15000), or the...
California Elections Code Section 15212
If voting at all precincts within a county is not conducted using the same voting system, the result as to the precincts not subject to this article...
California Elections Code Section 15213
In case of an emergency in which it becomes impossible to transport the ballots from the precinct to a central counting place, the elections official
California Elections Code Section 15250
The ballots may be counted at the polls if a counting or tabulating machine approved therefor pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 19200)...
California Elections Code Section 15251
Upon receipt of the result of votes cast from the precinct boards, the elections official shall compile and make available to the public the results...
California Elections Code Section 15260
(a) The elections official of the jurisdiction shall establish one or more election return centers for the purpose of facilitating the compilation of
California Elections Code Section 15261
The elections official may establish one or more centers to count ballots from designated precincts and transmit the results via voice telephone...
California Elections Code Section 15270
This article applies to all elections in which ballots are counted by hand.
California Elections Code Section 15271
As soon as the polls are finally closed, the precinct board shall commence to count the votes by taking the ballots cast, unopened, out of the box...
California Elections Code Section 15272
The count shall be public and shall be continued without adjournment until completed and the result is declared. During the reading and tallying,...
California Elections Code Section 15273
Unless otherwise provided in this code, the precinct board members may not constitute themselves into separate squads in an attempt to conduct more...
California Elections Code Section 15274
The members of the precinct board may relieve each other in the duties of counting ballots.
California Elections Code Section 15275
Those ballots not rejected shall be placed in one pile, and the board shall proceed to count by tallying the vote for one or more offices or measures
California Elections Code Section 15276
The precinct board members shall ascertain the number of votes cast for each person and for and against each measure in the following manner: One...
California Elections Code Section 15277
(a) Two of the precinct board members shall each keep a tally sheet in a form prescribed by the elections official. Each tally sheet shall contain...
California Elections Code Section 15278
On completion of the canvass of the returns for each election, the elections official shall compare the vote by mail voters' list with the roster of...
California Elections Code Section 15278.5
No precinct board member may make any tally of votes in any other manner than is provided in this article, nor in any place other than on the tally...
California Elections Code Section 15279
The ballots, as soon as all of the names and measures marked on them as voted for are read and tallied, shall not thereafter be examined by any...
California Elections Code Section 15280
The precinct board shall complete, sign, and return to the elections official all furnished forms requiring its signatures. When votes are counted
California Elections Code Section 15281
The precinct board shall sign and post conspicuously on the outside of the polling place a copy of the result of the votes cast. The copy shall...
California Elections Code Section 15290
Ballots that are to be counted manually in a central place shall be transported as provided in Sections 15201 and 15202. Each counting board shall...
California Elections Code Section 15300
This chapter applies to all elections.
California Elections Code Section 15301
The canvass shall commence no later than the Thursday following the election, shall be open to the public, and, for state or statewide elections,...
California Elections Code Section 15302
The official canvass shall include, but not be limited to, the following tasks: (a) An inspection of all materials and supplies returned by poll...
California Elections Code Section 15303
If the returns from any precinct are incomplete, ambiguous, not properly authenticated, or otherwise defective, the elections official may issue and...
California Elections Code Section 15304
In jurisdictions using a central counting place, the elections official may appoint not less than three deputies to open the envelopes or containers...
California Elections Code Section 15320
Vote by mail ballots and mail ballot precinct ballots returned to the elections office and to the polls on election day that are not included in the...
California Elections Code Section 15321
For any statewide election or special election to fill a vacancy in a congressional or legislative office, votes cast by vote by mail ballot and...
California Elections Code Section 15340
Each voter is entitled to write the name of any candidate for any public office, including that of President and Vice President of the United States,
California Elections Code Section 15341
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no name written upon a ballot in any election shall be counted for an office or nomination unless the...
California Elections Code Section 15342
Any name written upon a ballot for a qualified write-in candidate, including a reasonable facsimile of the spelling of a name, shall be counted for...
California Elections Code Section 15350
Provisional ballots cast pursuant to Section 14310 shall be processed and counted in accordance with the provisions outlined in Chapter 3 (commencing
California Elections Code Section 15360
(a) During the official canvass of every election in which a voting system is used, the official conducting the election shall conduct a public...
California Elections Code Section 15370
After ballots are counted and sealed, the elections official may not open any ballots nor permit any ballots to be opened except as permitted in...
California Elections Code Section 15371
Upon completion of the count, the elections official shall add to the results as so determined, the results of the write-in votes and any paper...
California Elections Code Section 15372
The elections official shall prepare a certified statement of the results of the election and submit it to the governing body within 28 days of the...
California Elections Code Section 15373
When ballots are counted under this article, the result of the vote shall be shown by precinct.
California Elections Code Section 15374
(a) The statement of the result shall show all of the following: (1) The total number of ballots cast. (2) The number of votes cast at each...
California Elections Code Section 15375
The elections official shall send to the Secretary of State within 35 days of the election in an electronic format in the manner requested one...
California Elections Code Section 15376
The elections official shall deliver a duplicate of the certified statement of the result of votes cast to the chairperson of the county central...
California Elections Code Section 15400
The governing body shall declare elected or nominated to each office voted on at each election under its jurisdiction the person having the highest...
California Elections Code Section 15401
The elections official shall make out and deliver to each person elected or nominated, as declared by the governing body, a certificate of election...
California Elections Code Section 15402
Whenever a candidate whose name appears upon the ballot at any election dies after the 68th day before the election, the votes cast for the deceased...
California Elections Code Section 15450
A plurality of the votes given at any election shall constitute a choice where not otherwise directed in the California Constitution, provided that...
California Elections Code Section 15451
The person who receives the highest number of votes at a primary election as the candidate of a political party for the nomination to an office is...
California Elections Code Section 15452
The person who receives a plurality of the votes cast for any office is elected or nominated to that office in any election, except: (a) An...
California Elections Code Section 15460
In each county the number of candidates for membership in a county central committee in each Assembly or supervisorial district who receive the...
California Elections Code Section 15470
In each county the number of candidates for membership in a committee in each Assembly or supervisorial district who receive the highest number of...
California Elections Code Section 15480
In each county the number of candidates for membership in a county central committee in each Assembly or supervisor district who receive the highest...
California Elections Code Section 15490
In each county the number of candidates for member of central committees to be elected in each central committee election district who receive the...
California Elections Code Section 15500
The Secretary of State, commencing with the first results from the semifinal official canvass received from the elections officials, shall compile...
California Elections Code Section 15501
(a) Except as to presidential electors, the Secretary of State shall compile the results for all of the following: (1) All candidates for...
California Elections Code Section 15502
Within 120 days of the filing of the statement of the vote, the Secretary of State, upon the basis of the information provided, shall compile a...
California Elections Code Section 15503
On the 39th day after the election, or as soon within that time as the returns have been received from the entire state or a congressional district,...
California Elections Code Section 15504
The Secretary of State shall make out and deliver, or transmit by mail, a certificate of election or nomination to each person elected or nominated.
California Elections Code Section 15505
On the first Monday in the month following the election, or as soon as the results have been received from all the counties in the state, if received
California Elections Code Section 15550
The records and supplies of any election when received by the elections official shall be disposed of in the manner set forth in this chapter.
California Elections Code Section 15551
If a contest or any such criminal prosecution has been commenced prior to the date fixed for its destruction, the package containing the voted...
California Elections Code Section 15600
Except as provided in this chapter, this chapter applies to all elections. The recount of votes cast for candidates for presidential electors shall...
California Elections Code Section 15601
The Secretary of State, within the Secretary of State's existing budget, shall adopt regulations no later than January 1, 2008, for each voting...
California Elections Code Section 15610
If no election contest is pending wherein a recount of the ballots in a precinct has been or will be ordered, the elections official may order that...
California Elections Code Section 15620
Following completion of the official canvass, any voter may, within five days thereafter, file with the elections official responsible for conducting
California Elections Code Section 15621
Following completion of the official canvass, any voter may, within five days beginning on the 29th day after a statewide election, file with the...
California Elections Code Section 15622
The request may specify the order in which the precincts shall be recounted.
California Elections Code Section 15623
Any time during the conduct of a recount and for 24 hours thereafter, any other voter may request the recount of any precincts in an election for the
California Elections Code Section 15624
The voter filing the request seeking the recount shall, before the recount is commenced and at the beginning of each day following, deposit with the...
California Elections Code Section 15625
The recount shall be conducted under the supervision of the elections official by special recount boards consisting of four voters of the county...
California Elections Code Section 15626
The recount shall be commenced not more than seven days following the receipt by the elections official of the request for the recount under Section...
California Elections Code Section 15627
(a) If in the election which is to be recounted the votes were recorded by means of a punchcard voting system or by electronic or electromechanical...
California Elections Code Section 15628
Not less than one day prior to commencement of the recount, the elections official shall post a notice as to the date and place of the recount and...
California Elections Code Section 15629
The recount shall be conducted publicly.
California Elections Code Section 15630
All ballots, whether voted or not, and any other relevant material, may be examined as part of any recount if the voter filing the declaration...
California Elections Code Section 15631
On recount, ballots may be challenged for incompleteness, ambiguity, or other defects, in accordance with the following procedure: (a) The person...
California Elections Code Section 15632
In lieu of the returns as reported in the official canvass, upon completion of the recount showing that a different candidate was nominated or...
California Elections Code Section 15633
A copy of the results of any recount conducted pursuant to this chapter shall be posted conspicuously in the office of the elections official.
California Elections Code Section 15634
This chapter does not: (a) Authorize the opening or recounting of ballots for any precinct except for the purposes specified in this chapter. ...
California Elections Code Section 15640
(a) When requested by the board of supervisors or the grand jury, the district attorney may petition the superior court for an order directing a...
California Elections Code Section 15641
Section 15001 shall apply unless a court orders the program held pending the conclusion of litigation challenging the outcome of an election. If...
California Elections Code Section 15642
Any tape, diskette, cartridge, or other magnetic or electronic storage medium used in the programming of vote totals shall be kept in a secure...
California Elections Code Section 15650
This article does not apply to any primary election.
California Elections Code Section 15651
(a) If at any election, except as provided in subdivision (b) and an election for Governor or Lieutenant Governor, two or more persons receive an...
California Elections Code Section 15652
If the tie vote has been determined pursuant to Section 15651, the person declared elected by the Secretary of State or the election board is...
California Elections Code Section 15653
When two or more persons have an equal and highest number of votes for either Governor or Lieutenant Governor, the Secretary of State shall deliver a
California Elections Code Section 15654
In case any two or more persons have an equal and highest number of votes for either Governor or Lieutenant Governor, the Legislature shall, by a...
California Elections Code Section 15670
This article applies only to: (a) Candidates for delegates to a national convention for the nomination of party candidates for President and Vice...
California Elections Code Section 15671
In case of a tie vote for member of the State Board of Equalization, state Senator, Member of the Assembly, Representative in Congress or member of a
California Elections Code Section 15672
In the case of a tie vote for an office other than a judicial or school office to be voted on in more than one county, the Secretary of State shall...
California Elections Code Section 15673
The summons mentioned in this article shall in every case be mailed to the address of the candidate as it appears upon his or her affidavit of...
California Elections Code Section 15700
It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this chapter to provide guidance in interpreting Section 2.5 of Article II of the California...
California Elections Code Section 15701
If a postelection deadline imposed by this code prevents the proper tabulation or recounting of ballots, the county elections official of the...
California Elections Code Section 15702
For purposes of Section 2.5 of Article II of the California Constitution, "vote" includes all action necessary to make a vote effective in any...
California Elections Code Section 16000
The general election contest provisions of this division, exclusive of Article 1 (commencing with Section 16700) of Chapter 8, Chapter 9 (commencing...
California Elections Code Section 16002
When used in this division, "contestant" means any person initiating an election contest. "Defendant" means that person whose election or nomination
California Elections Code Section 16003
In a contest of the election of presidential electors the action or appeal shall have priority over all other civil matters. Final determination and...
California Elections Code Section 16100
Any elector of a county, city, or of any political subdivision of either may contest any election held therein, for any of the following causes: ...
California Elections Code Section 16101
Any candidate at a primary election may contest the right of another candidate to nomination to the same office by filing an affidavit alleging any...
California Elections Code Section 16200
This chapter shall not apply to elections for the office of state Senator or Member of the Assembly of the California Legislature.
California Elections Code Section 16201
No irregularity or improper conduct in the proceedings of the precinct board members, or any of them, is malconduct that avoids an election, unless...
California Elections Code Section 16202
When any election held for an office exercised in and for a county is contested on account of any malconduct on the part of the precinct board of any
California Elections Code Section 16203
An election shall not be set aside on account of illegal votes, unless it appears that a number of illegal votes has been given to the person whose...
California Elections Code Section 16204
An election shall not be set aside on account of eligible voters being denied the right to vote, unless it appears that a sufficient number of voters
California Elections Code Section 16300
Irregularity or improper conduct shall annul or set aside a nomination only if it appears that illegal votes in the precinct have been given to the...
California Elections Code Section 16400
When an elector contests any election he or she shall file with the clerk of the superior court having jurisdiction a written statement setting forth
California Elections Code Section 16401
The contestant shall verify the statement of contest, as provided by Section 446 of the Code of Civil Procedure, and shall file it within the...
California Elections Code Section 16402
When the reception of illegal votes is alleged as a cause of contest, it is sufficient to state generally that in one or more specified voting...
California Elections Code Section 16402.5
An election shall not be set aside on account of eligible voters being denied the right to vote, unless it appears that a sufficient number of voters
California Elections Code Section 16403
A statement of the grounds of contest shall not be rejected nor the proceedings dismissed by any court for want of form, if the grounds of contest...
California Elections Code Section 16404
The affidavit shall specify separately each precinct in which any irregularity or improper conduct took place, or in which a recount is demanded, and
California Elections Code Section 16420
The defendant shall be named in the affidavit.
California Elections Code Section 16421
The affidavit shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the superior court having jurisdiction, within five days after the completion of the...
California Elections Code Section 16440
This article applies only to contests on the grounds that: (a) The defendant is not eligible to the office in dispute. (b) The defendant has...
California Elections Code Section 16441
If the nomination contested is for an office including a political subdivision of more than one county, the superior court of any county within the...
California Elections Code Section 16442
After the affidavit is filed with the clerk of the superior court, a copy of the affidavit shall be personally served upon the defendant or sent to...
California Elections Code Section 16443
The defendant, after receipt of the copy of the affidavit, may file an answer and a cross-contest affidavit within five days.
California Elections Code Section 16444
No special appearance, demurrer or objection may be taken other than by the affidavits which shall be considered a general appearance in the contest.
California Elections Code Section 16460
This article applies only to contests on the ground that due to mistake, error, or misconduct the votes in any precinct were so incorrectly counted...
California Elections Code Section 16461
The superior court of that county in which is located the precinct in which the contestant demands a recount has jurisdiction.
California Elections Code Section 16462
No service other than as provided in this section need be made upon the defendant. The affidavit shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the...
California Elections Code Section 16463
All candidates at any primary election are permitted to be candidates under this code only upon the condition that jurisdiction for the purposes of...
California Elections Code Section 16464
At any time within three days after the filing of the affidavit of the contestant to the effect that he or she has sent by registered mail a copy of...
California Elections Code Section 16465
The defendant shall appear, either in person or by attorney, at the time and place fixed for the hearing, and shall take notice of the order fixing...
California Elections Code Section 16466
The defendant may not make any special appearance for any purpose except as provided in this article. Any appearance whatever of the defendant or...
California Elections Code Section 16467
The court, if the defendant appears, shall require the answer to be made within three days from the time and place set for hearing. If the defendant
California Elections Code Section 16500
Within five days after the end of the time allowed for filing statements of contest, the clerk of the superior court shall notify the superior court...
California Elections Code Section 16501
The clerk of the superior court shall thereupon issue a citation for the defendant to appear at the time and place specified in the order, which...
California Elections Code Section 16502
The clerk of the superior court shall issue subpoenas for witnesses at the request of any party, which shall be served as other subpoenas. The...
California Elections Code Section 16503
The contestant shall, in the first instance, be liable for the expenses involved in making any recount. He or she shall pay into court in advance...
California Elections Code Section 16520
The clerk of the superior court, within five days after the end of the time for filing affidavits, shall present all the affidavits to the presiding...
California Elections Code Section 16521
The clerk of the superior court, after an order setting a contest for trial, shall issue a citation to both parties containing a copy of the order. ...
California Elections Code Section 16540
On the fifth day after the end of the time for filing contestant's affidavit, the clerk of the superior court shall present the affidavits of the...
California Elections Code Section 16600
The court shall meet at the time and place designated, to determine the contested election, and shall have all the powers necessary to the...
California Elections Code Section 16601
At the trial the ballots shall be opened and a recount taken, in the presence of all the parties, of the votes cast for the various candidates in all
California Elections Code Section 16602
In the trial and determination of election contests, the court shall be governed by the rules of law and evidence governing the determination of...
California Elections Code Section 16603
The court shall continue in session to hear and determine all issues arising in contested elections. After hearing the proofs and allegations of the
California Elections Code Section 16620
The court shall meet at the time and place designated in the order setting the contest for trial, and shall have all powers necessary to determine...
California Elections Code Section 16640
If the number of votes that are sought to be recounted or the number of contests are such that the judge in a county in which there is but one...
California Elections Code Section 16641
If the proceeding is in a county where there is more than one superior court judge, the judge to whom the case is assigned shall notify the presiding
California Elections Code Section 16642
The judges designated by the order to hear the contest, including the judge to whom the contest was originally assigned, shall convene upon notice...
California Elections Code Section 16643
The proceedings before every judge in making a recount of the precincts assigned to him or her, as to the appointment of the elections official and...
California Elections Code Section 16700
The person declared elected by the superior court is entitled to a certificate of election. If a certificate has not already been issued to him or...
California Elections Code Section 16701
If the elections official has issued any certificate for the same office to any other person than the one declared elected by the court, or if the...
California Elections Code Section 16702
Whenever an election is annulled or set aside by the judgment of the superior court, and no appeal has been taken within 10 days thereafter, the...
California Elections Code Section 16703
If in any election contest it appears that another person than the defendant has the highest number of legal votes, the court shall declare that...
California Elections Code Section 16720
After the court has heard the proofs and allegations of the parties, it shall file its findings of fact and conclusions of law and immediately...
California Elections Code Section 16740
When the recount has been completed in the manner required by Article 4 (commencing with Section 16460) of Chapter 5, and Article 3 (commencing with...
California Elections Code Section 16741
A certified copy of the judgment shall be served upon the elections official and may be enforced summarily in the same manner as provided in Section...
California Elections Code Section 16742
If the contest proceeds in more than one county, and the nominee is to be certified by the Secretary of State from the compilation of election...
California Elections Code Section 16800
If the proceedings in a general election contest under this division are dismissed for insufficiency or for want of prosecution, or the election is...
California Elections Code Section 16801
Where two or more contested elections are joined for the purpose of recounting votes, the costs shall be apportioned among the parties in the...
California Elections Code Section 16802
Primarily each party is liable for the costs created by himself or herself to the officers and witnesses entitled thereto, which costs may be...
California Elections Code Section 16803
The provisions relating to costs in contested final elections apply to primary election contests conducted under this division.
California Elections Code Section 16900
Any party aggrieved by the judgment of the court may appeal therefrom to the court of appeal, as in other cases of appeal thereto from the superior...
California Elections Code Section 16920
Either party to a contest may appeal to the district court of appeal of the district where the contest is brought, if the appeal is perfected by the...
California Elections Code Section 16940
The judgment of the court is final in every respect. No party may appeal.
California Elections Code Section 17000
(a) The elections official shall preserve all canceled original affidavits of registration for a period of five years, after which they may be...
California Elections Code Section 17001
The elections official shall keep a copy of the index to the affidavits of registration described in Section 2180 on file as a public record for...
California Elections Code Section 17100
(a) All nomination documents and signatures in lieu of filing fee petitions filed in accordance with this code shall be held by the officer with whom
California Elections Code Section 17200
(a) Elections officials required by law to receive or file in their offices any initiative or referendum petition shall preserve the petition until...
California Elections Code Section 17300
(a) The elections official shall preserve all rosters of voters or combined rosters and indexes as provided for in Section 14109, if applicable,...
California Elections Code Section 17301
(a) The following provisions shall apply to those elections where candidates for one or more of the following offices are voted upon: President, Vice
California Elections Code Section 17302
(a) The following provisions shall apply to all state or local elections not provided for in subdivision (a) of Section 17301. An election is not...
California Elections Code Section 17303
(a) The following provisions shall apply to those elections where candidates for one or more of the following offices are voted upon: President, Vice
California Elections Code Section 17304
(a) The following provisions shall apply to all state or local elections not provided for in subdivision (a) of Section 17303. An election is not...
California Elections Code Section 17305
(a) The following provisions shall apply to those elections where candidates for one or more of the following offices are voted upon: President,...
California Elections Code Section 17306
(a) The following provisions shall apply to all state or local elections not provided for in subdivision (a) of Section 17305. An election is not...
California Elections Code Section 17400
(a) The elections official or, in the case of the recall of a state officer, the Secretary of State, shall preserve in his or her office all recall...
California Elections Code Section 17501
Following each general election, the county elections official shall file copies of all precinct maps with the Secretary of State. If there is no...
California Elections Code Section 17502
(a) The following provisions shall apply to those elections where candidates for one or more of the following offices are voted upon: President, Vice
California Elections Code Section 17503
(a) The following provisions shall apply to all state or local elections not provided for in subdivision (a) of Section 17502. An election is not...
California Elections Code Section 17504
(a) The following provisions apply to those elections where candidates for one or more of the following offices are voted upon: President of the...
California Elections Code Section 17505
(a) The following provisions apply to all state or local elections not provided for in subdivision (a) of Section 17504. An election is not deemed a...
California Elections Code Section 17506
The elections official shall preserve the list of new resident voters voting pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 3400) of Division 3 for...
California Elections Code Section 18000
This division applies to all elections.
California Elections Code Section 18001
Upon a conviction for any crime punishable by imprisonment in any jail or prison, in relation to which no fine is herein prescribed, the court may...
California Elections Code Section 18002
Every person charged with the performance of any duty under any law of this state relating to elections, who willfully neglects or refuses to perform
California Elections Code Section 18100
(a) Every person who willfully causes, procures, or allows himself or herself or any other person to be registered as a voter, knowing that he or she
California Elections Code Section 18101
Every person who knowingly and willfully completes, or causes or procures the completion of, in whole or in part, an affidavit of registration or a...
California Elections Code Section 18102
Any deputy elections official or registration elections official who knowingly registers a nonexistent person, knowingly registers a person under a...
California Elections Code Section 18103
Any person who knowingly or negligently (a) interferes with the prompt transfer of a completed affidavit of registration to the county elections...
California Elections Code Section 18104
Any deputy registrar of voters having charge of affidavits of registration is guilty of a misdemeanor who knowingly neglects or refuses to return...
California Elections Code Section 18105
No affidavit of registration or voter registration card shall contain, and no person other than the registrant shall write on or affix thereto, or...
California Elections Code Section 18106
Every person is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months or two or three years or in the county jail for not more than one year...
California Elections Code Section 18107
Every person who willfully violates Section 2158 is guilty of an infraction, punishable by a fine not to exceed two hundred dollars ($200).
California Elections Code Section 18107.5
Every person who willfully violates subdivision (c) of Section 3008 is guilty of an infraction, punishable by a fine not to exceed two hundred...
California Elections Code Section 18108
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (c), any person who receives money or other valuable consideration to assist another to register to vote by...
California Elections Code Section 18108.1
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (c), any person who receives money or other valuable consideration to assist another to register to vote by...
California Elections Code Section 18108.5
(a) Any person, company, or other organization that agrees to pay money or other valuable consideration, whether on a per-affidavit basis or...
California Elections Code Section 18109
(a) It is a misdemeanor for any person in possession of information obtained pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 2180) of Chapter 2 of...
California Elections Code Section 18110
(a) For purposes of this section, "home address" means only street address and does not include an individual's city or post office address. (b)...
California Elections Code Section 18111
Any person, individual, or organization that knowingly violates Section 2138.5 is guilty of an infraction, punishable by a fine not to exceed five...
California Elections Code Section 18200
Every person who subscribes to any nomination petition a fictitious name, or who intentionally subscribes thereto the name of another, or who causes...
California Elections Code Section 18201
Any person who falsely makes or fraudulently defaces or destroys all or any part of a nomination paper, is punishable by a fine not exceeding one...
California Elections Code Section 18202
Every person acting on behalf of a candidate is guilty of a misdemeanor who deliberately fails to file at the proper time and in the proper place any
California Elections Code Section 18203
Any person who files or submits for filing a nomination paper or declaration of candidacy knowing that it or any part of it has been made falsely is...
California Elections Code Section 18204
Any person who willfully suppresses all or any part of a nomination paper or declaration of candidacy either before or after filing is punishable by...
California Elections Code Section 18205
A person shall not directly or through any other person advance, pay, solicit, or receive or cause to be advanced, paid, solicited, or received, any...
California Elections Code Section 18301
In addition to any other penalty, any person who prints or otherwise duplicates, or causes to be printed or duplicated, a simulated ballot or...
California Elections Code Section 18302
Every person is guilty of a misdemeanor who knowingly causes to be mailed or distributed, or knowingly mails or distributes, literature to any voter...
California Elections Code Section 18303
Every person who violates Section 84305 of the Government Code relating to mass mailing is subject to the penal provisions set forth in Chapter 11...
California Elections Code Section 18304
(a) Any person who uses or allows to be used any reproduction or facsimile of the seal of the county or the seal of a local government agency in any...
California Elections Code Section 18310
A person shall not directly or through any other person pay or receive any money or other valuable consideration before, during, or after an election
California Elections Code Section 18311
Every person is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months or two or three years who: (a) Gives or offers a bribe to any officer
California Elections Code Section 18320
(a) This act shall be known and may be cited as the "California Political Cyberfraud Abatement Act." (b) It is unlawful for a person, with intent...
California Elections Code Section 18321
This article does not apply to a domain name registrar, registry, or registration authority.
California Elections Code Section 18322
In addition to any other remedies available under law, a court may order the transfer of a domain name as part of the relief awarded for a violation...
California Elections Code Section 18323
Jurisdiction for actions brought pursuant to this article shall be in accordance with Section 410.10 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
California Elections Code Section 18340
Every person who, by threats, intimidations, or unlawful violence, willfully hinders or prevents electors from assembling in public meetings for the...
California Elections Code Section 18350
Every person is guilty of a misdemeanor who, with intent to mislead the voters in connection with his or her campaign for nomination or election to a
California Elections Code Section 18351
Any candidate in an election or incumbent in a recall election who knowingly makes a false statement of a material fact in a candidate's statement,...
California Elections Code Section 18360
Any person who violates Section 20201 is guilty of a misdemeanor.
California Elections Code Section 18361
Upon the complaint of the affected candidate or committee, any person who violates Section 20202 or 20203 is guilty of a misdemeanor.
California Elections Code Section 18370
No person, on election day, or at any time that a voter may be casting a ballot, shall, within 100 feet of a polling place or an elections official's
California Elections Code Section 18371
(a) No candidate or representative of a candidate, and no proponent, opponent, or representative of a proponent or opponent, of an initiative,...
California Elections Code Section 18380
(a) No person, during any election, shall do any of the following: (1) Remove or destroy any of the supplies or other conveniences placed in the...
California Elections Code Section 18390
No agency or department of the state may use its publications to advise state employees of any constitutional officer' s choice of candidates for...
California Elections Code Section 18400
Any person who makes, uses, keeps, or furnishes to others, any paper or punchcards watermarked or overprinted in imitation of ballot paper or...
California Elections Code Section 18401
Every person who prints any ballot not in conformity with Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 13100) of Division 13, or who circulates or gives to...
California Elections Code Section 18402
Any individual, group, or organization that knowingly distributes any application for a vote by mail ballot that does not conform to Chapter 1...
California Elections Code Section 18403
Any person other than an elections official or a member of the precinct board who receives a voted ballot from a voter or who examines or solicits...
California Elections Code Section 18500
Any person who commits fraud or attempts to commit fraud, and any person who aids or abets fraud or attempts to aid or abet fraud, in connection with
California Elections Code Section 18501
Any public official who knowingly violates any of the provisions of this chapter, and thereby aids in any way the illegal casting or attempting to...
California Elections Code Section 18502
Any person who in any manner interferes with the officers holding an election or conducting a canvass, or with the voters lawfully exercising their...
California Elections Code Section 18520
A person shall not directly or through another person give, offer, or promise any office, place, or employment, or promise to procure or endeavor to...
California Elections Code Section 18521
A person shall not directly or through any other person receive, agree, or contract for, before, during or after an election, any money, gift, loan,...
California Elections Code Section 18522
Neither a person nor a controlled committee shall directly or through any other person or controlled committee pay, lend, or contribute, or offer or...
California Elections Code Section 18523
A person shall not directly or through any other person advance or pay, or cause to be paid, any money or other valuable thing to or for the use of...
California Elections Code Section 18524
A person shall not directly or through any other person advance or pay, or cause to be paid, any money or other valuable thing to or for the use of...
California Elections Code Section 18540
(a) Every person who makes use of or threatens to make use of any force, violence, or tactic of coercion or intimidation, to induce or compel any...
California Elections Code Section 18541
(a) No person shall, with the intent of dissuading another person from voting, within 100 feet of a polling place, do any of the following: (1)...
California Elections Code Section 18542
Every employer, whether a corporation or natural person, or any other person who employs, is guilty of a misdemeanor if, in paying his or her...
California Elections Code Section 18543
(a) Every person who knowingly challenges a person's right to vote without probable cause or on fraudulent or spurious grounds, or who engages in...
California Elections Code Section 18544
(a) Any person in possession of a firearm or any uniformed peace officer, private guard, or security personnel or any person who is wearing a uniform
California Elections Code Section 18545
Any person who hires or arranges for any other person in possession of a firearm or any uniformed peace officer, private guard, or security personnel
California Elections Code Section 18546
As used in this article: (a) "Elections official" means the county elections official, registrar of voters, or city clerk. (b) "Immediate...
California Elections Code Section 18547
(a) In addition to any other fine or penalty imposed by this article, the court may order any person convicted of violating this article to pay a...
California Elections Code Section 18548
The Voter Intimidation Restitution Fund is hereby established in the State Treasury. Upon appropriation by the Legislature, moneys in the fund shall...
California Elections Code Section 18560
Every person is guilty of a crime punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months or two or three years, or in county jail not exceeding
California Elections Code Section 18561
Every person is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months or two or three years who: (a) Procures, assists, counsels, or...
California Elections Code Section 18562
Every member of a precinct board is guilty of a misdemeanor who, prior to putting the ballot of a voter in the ballot box, commits any of the...
California Elections Code Section 18563
Every member of a precinct board is guilty of a misdemeanor who, without the consent of a voter, discloses the name of any candidate the board member
California Elections Code Section 18564
Any person is guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in a state prison for two, three, or four years who, before or during an election: ...
California Elections Code Section 18564.5
(a) The Secretary of State, Attorney General, and any local elections official in the county in which the act occurs, may bring a civil action...
California Elections Code Section 18565
Any person who aids or abets in the commission of any of the offenses described in Section 18564 is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for
California Elections Code Section 18566
Every person is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years who: (a) Forges or counterfeits returns of an...
California Elections Code Section 18567
Every person who willfully adds to or subtracts from the votes actually cast at an election, in any official or unofficial returns, or who alters the
California Elections Code Section 18568
Every person is punishable by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months or two or...
California Elections Code Section 18569
Every person who aids or abets in the commission of any of the offenses mentioned in Section 18566, 18567, or 18568 is punishable by imprisonment in...
California Elections Code Section 18570
Every person is guilty of a misdemeanor who does any one of the following: (a) Removes or defaces any posted copy of the results of votes cast...
California Elections Code Section 18571
Any person acting on any counting board who refuses to obey any lawful order of the county elections official or his or her deputy is guilty of a...
California Elections Code Section 18572
Each counting board and its members are subject to the liabilities and penalties to which precinct boards or their members are subject where the...
California Elections Code Section 18573
Every person is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months or two or three years who furnishes any voter wishing
California Elections Code Section 18574
Every person who, after being required by the precinct board at an election, refuses to be sworn or, being sworn, refuses to answer any pertinent...
California Elections Code Section 18575
Every person is guilty of a felony, and on conviction shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three or four years, who at any...
California Elections Code Section 18576
Any person who willfully (a) interferes with the prompt delivery of a completed vote by mail ballot application, (b) retains a completed vote by mail
California Elections Code Section 18577
Any person having charge of a completed vote by mail ballot who willfully interferes or causes interference with its return to the local elections...
California Elections Code Section 18578
Any person who applies for, or who votes or attempts to vote, a vote by mail ballot by fraudulently signing the name of a fictitious person, or of a...
California Elections Code Section 18600
Every person is guilty of a misdemeanor who: (a) Circulating, as principal or agent, or having charge or control of the circulation of, or...
California Elections Code Section 18601
Any person working for the proponent or proponents of an initiative or referendum measure or recall petition who refuses to allow a prospective...
California Elections Code Section 18602
Any person working for the proponent or proponents of a statewide initiative or referendum measure who covers or otherwise obscures the summary of...
California Elections Code Section 18603
Every person who offers or gives money or other valuable consideration to another in exchange for his or her signature on a state, county, municipal,
California Elections Code Section 18610
Every person who solicits any circulator to affix to any initiative, referendum, or recall petition any false or forged signature, or to cause or...
California Elections Code Section 18611
Every person is punishable by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000), or by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months or two or...
California Elections Code Section 18612
Every person is guilty of a misdemeanor who knowingly signs his or her own name more than once to any initiative, referendum, or recall petition, or...
California Elections Code Section 18613
Every person who subscribes to any initiative, referendum, or recall petition a fictitious name, or who subscribes thereto the name of another, or...
California Elections Code Section 18614
Every person is punishable by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000), or by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months or two or...
California Elections Code Section 18620
Every person who seeks, solicits, bargains for, or obtains any money, thing of value, or advantage of or from any person, firm, or corporation for...
California Elections Code Section 18621
Any proponent of an initiative or referendum measure or recall petition who seeks, solicits, bargains for, or obtains any money or thing of value of...
California Elections Code Section 18622
Every person who offers to buy or does buy from a circulator any referendum, initiative, or recall petition on which one or more persons have affixed
California Elections Code Section 18630
Every person who threatens to commit an assault or battery on a person circulating a referendum, initiative, or recall petition or on a relative of a
California Elections Code Section 18631
Every person who forcibly or by stealth takes from the possession of a circulator any initiative, referendum, or recall petition on which one or more
California Elections Code Section 18640
Any person working for the proponent or proponents of an initiative or referendum measure or recall petition who solicits signatures to qualify the...
California Elections Code Section 18650
No one shall knowingly or willfully permit the list of signatures on an initiative, referendum, or recall petition to be used for any purpose other...
California Elections Code Section 18660
Every person is punishable by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000), or by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months or two or...
California Elections Code Section 18661
Every public official or employee is punishable by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000), or by imprisonment in the state prison for 16
California Elections Code Section 18670
Every person is guilty of a misdemeanor who, either as principal or agent, files in the office of the Secretary of State, county elections official,...
California Elections Code Section 18671
Any petition, or any section of a petition, filed by any person other than the proponents of an initiative or referendum measure and with an...
California Elections Code Section 18680
Every person who is entrusted with money or things of value for the purpose of promoting or defeating any initiative, referendum, or recall petition...
California Elections Code Section 18700
Any voter who has filed an application for the position of, and been appointed as a precinct board member and who, without being excused by the...
California Elections Code Section 19001
This division shall be liberally construed so that the real will of the electors will not be defeated by any informality or failure to comply with...
California Elections Code Section 19002
Any provision of this division, insofar as it is inconsistent with any other provision of this code relating to the same subject matter, shall be...
California Elections Code Section 19003
Notwithstanding any other provision of the law to the contrary, including any city or county ordinance, unless that other provision of the law is...
California Elections Code Section 19004
Voting equipment may be loaned or rented for any purposes with the consent of the board of supervisors, if payment for the expenses incident to the...
California Elections Code Section 19005
In the case of electrical failure or other emergency, the official conducting the election may direct that ballots may be marked by pencil or ink. ...
California Elections Code Section 19100
The Secretary of State shall study and adopt regulations governing the use of voting machines, voting devices, and vote tabulating devices.
California Elections Code Section 19101
The Chairperson of the Senate Standing Committee on Elections and Reapportionment and the Chairperson of the Assembly Standing Committee on...
California Elections Code Section 19102
The Secretary of State may investigate any alleged violation of this code or the Secretary of State's regulations with the power to subpoena all...
California Elections Code Section 19103
(a) No later than 10 business days after the Secretary of State approves the use of a new or updated voting system, the vendor of the voting system...
California Elections Code Section 19200
The Secretary of State shall not approve any voting system, or part of a voting system, unless it fulfills the requirements of this code and the...
California Elections Code Section 19200.5
The Secretary of State shall not approve any voting system that permits a voter to exit a polling place with a facsimile of the ballot cast by that...
California Elections Code Section 19201
(a) No voting system, in whole or in part, shall be used unless it has received the approval of the Secretary of State prior to any election at which
California Elections Code Section 19202
Any person or corporation owning or being interested in any voting system or part of a voting system may apply to the Secretary of State to examine...
California Elections Code Section 19203
The Secretary of State may make all arrangements for the time and place to examine voting equipment proposed to be sold in this state. He or she...
California Elections Code Section 19204
Prior to giving its decision approving or withholding approval of any voting machine, voting device, or vote tabulating device, the Secretary of...
California Elections Code Section 19205
The Secretary of State shall establish the specifications for and the regulations governing voting machines, voting devices, vote tabulating devices,
California Elections Code Section 19206
For the purpose of assistance in examining a voting system the Secretary of State may employ not more than three expert electronic technicians at a...
California Elections Code Section 19207
Within 30 days after completing the examination of any voting system, the Secretary of State shall place on file a report stating whether in his or...
California Elections Code Section 19208
If the report states that the voting system can be used, it shall be deemed approved by the Secretary of State and machines or devices of its kind...
California Elections Code Section 19209
Within 10 days after filing the report, the Secretary of State shall send a copy to the board of supervisors of each county.
California Elections Code Section 19210
The governing board may adopt for use at elections any kind of voting system, any combination of voting systems, any combination of a voting system...
California Elections Code Section 19211
The governing board, without formally adopting a system that it might lawfully adopt, may provide for its experimental use at an election in one or...
California Elections Code Section 19212
The governing board may provide for the payment of the cost of the voting system equipment in any manner and by any method as it may deem for the...
California Elections Code Section 19213
When a voting system or a part of a voting system has been approved by the Secretary of State, it shall not be changed or modified until the...
California Elections Code Section 19214
The Secretary of State may seek injunctive and administrative relief when a voting system has been compromised by the addition or deletion of...
California Elections Code Section 19214.5
(a) The Secretary of State may seek all of the following relief for an unauthorized change in hardware, software, or firmware to any voting system...
California Elections Code Section 19215
(a) The Secretary of State may seek injunctive relief requiring an elections official, or any vendor or manufacturer of a voting machine, voting...
California Elections Code Section 19216
The Secretary of State shall not approve any voting system that uses paper ballots unless the paper used for the ballots is of sufficient quality...
California Elections Code Section 19217
A voting system shall comply with all of the following: (a) No voting system or part of a voting system shall be connected to the Internet at any...
California Elections Code Section 19220
The elections official of any county or city using voting or vote tabulating equipment shall inspect the machines or devices at least once every two...
California Elections Code Section 19221
If the Secretary of State has reason to believe that a local inspection of equipment is not adequate, he or she may cause the equipment to be...
California Elections Code Section 19222
The Secretary of State shall review voting systems periodically to determine if they are defective, obsolete, or otherwise unacceptable. The...
California Elections Code Section 19223
The Secretary of State shall conduct random audits of the software installed on direct recording electronic voting systems, as defined in Section...
California Elections Code Section 19225
The Legislature finds and declares as follows: (a) Microchip and digital technologies are increasingly changing the way Americans vote. (b)...
California Elections Code Section 19226
As used in this article: (a) "Access" means the ability to receive, use, select, and manipulate data and operate controls included in voting...
California Elections Code Section 19227
(a) The Secretary of State shall adopt rules and regulations governing any voting technology and systems used by the state or any political...
California Elections Code Section 19227.5
In requiring nonvisual access pursuant to this article, the Secretary of State shall obtain recommendations from representatives of blind consumer...
California Elections Code Section 19228
Compliance with this article in regard to voting technology and systems purchased prior to the effective date of this article shall be achieved at...
California Elections Code Section 19229
(a) A person injured by a violation of this article may maintain an action for injunctive relief to enforce this article. (b) An action for...
California Elections Code Section 19229.5
This article does not apply to voting by vote by mail ballot.
California Elections Code Section 19230
This article shall be known and may be cited as the Voting Modernization Bond Act of 2002 (Shelley-Hertzberg Act).
California Elections Code Section 19231
The State General Obligation Bond Law (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 16720) of Part 3 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code), except...
California Elections Code Section 19232
As used in this article, the following words have the following meanings: (a) "Board" means the Voting Modernization Board, established pursuant...
California Elections Code Section 19233
(a) The Voting Modernization Finance Committee is hereby established for the purpose of authorizing the issuance and sale, pursuant to the State...
California Elections Code Section 19234
(a) The committee may create a debt or debts, liability or liabilities, of the State of California, in the aggregate amount of not more than two...
California Elections Code Section 19234.5
The Legislature may amend subdivisions (c) and (d) of Section 19234 and Section 19235 by a statute, passed in each house of the Legislature by...
California Elections Code Section 19235
The Voting Modernization Board is hereby established and designated the "board" for purposes of the State General Obligation Bond Law, and for...
California Elections Code Section 19236
(a) All bonds authorized by this article, when duly sold and delivered as provided herein, constitute valid and legally binding general obligations...
California Elections Code Section 19237
Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, there is hereby continuously appropriated from the General Fund, for purposes of this article,...
California Elections Code Section 19238
For the purposes of this article, the Director of Finance may, by executive order, authorize the withdrawal from the General Fund of a sum of money...
California Elections Code Section 19239
The board may request the Pooled Money Investment Board to make a loan from the Pooled Money Investment Account, in accordance with Section 16312 of...
California Elections Code Section 19240
Upon request of the board, supported by a statement of its plans and projects approved by the Governor, the committee shall determine whether to...
California Elections Code Section 19241
(a) The committee may authorize the Treasurer to sell all or any part of the bonds authorized by this article at the time or times established by the
California Elections Code Section 19242
Out of the first money realized from the sale of bonds as provided herein, there shall be redeposited in the General Obligation Bond Expense...
California Elections Code Section 19243
Any bonds issued and sold pursuant to this article may be refunded in accordance with Article 6 (commencing with Section 16780) of Chapter 4 of Part...
California Elections Code Section 19244
Notwithstanding any provision of the bond act, if the Treasurer sells bonds under this article for which bond counsel has issued an opinion to the...
California Elections Code Section 19245
The Legislature hereby finds and declares that, inasmuch as the proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this article are not "proceeds of...
California Elections Code Section 19250
(a) On and after January 1, 2005, the Secretary of State shall not approve a direct recording electronic voting system unless the system has received
California Elections Code Section 19251
For purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings: (a) "Accessible" means that the information provided on the...
California Elections Code Section 19252
To the extent that they are available for expenditure for the purposes of this article, federal funds or moneys from the Voting Modernization Fund,...
California Elections Code Section 19253
(a) On a direct recording electronic voting system, the electronic record of each vote shall be considered the official record of the vote, except as
California Elections Code Section 19254
The Secretary of State shall not approve a direct recording electronic voting system unless the paper used for its voter verified paper audit trail...
California Elections Code Section 19255
(a) For each statewide election, the Secretary of State shall conduct parallel monitoring of each direct recording electronic voting system on which...
California Elections Code Section 19300
A voting machine shall, except at a direct primary election, permit the voter to vote for all the candidates of one party or in part for the...
California Elections Code Section 19301
A voting machine shall provide in the general election for grouping under the name of the office to be voted on, all the candidates for the office...
California Elections Code Section 19302
The labels on voting machines and the way in which candidates' names are grouped shall conform as nearly as possible to the form of ballot provided...
California Elections Code Section 19303
If the voting machine is so constructed that a voter can cast a vote in part for presidential electors of one party and in part for those of one or...
California Elections Code Section 19304
A write-in ballot shall be cast in its appropriate place on the machine, or it shall be void and not counted.
California Elections Code Section 19320
Before preparing a voting machine for any general election, the elections official shall mail written notice to the chairperson of the county central
California Elections Code Section 19321
The elections official shall affix ballot labels to the machines to correspond with the sample ballot for the election. He or she shall employ...
California Elections Code Section 19322
When a voting machine has been properly prepared for an election, it shall be locked against voting and sealed. After that initial preparation, a...
California Elections Code Section 19323
The elections official shall deliver to the polling place the supplies necessary to conduct the election, including two sample ballots, one envelope...
California Elections Code Section 19340
Any member of a precinct board who has not previously attended a training class in the use of the voting machines and the duties of a board member...
California Elections Code Section 19341
The precinct board shall consist of one inspector and two judges who shall be appointed and compensated pursuant to the general election laws. One...
California Elections Code Section 19360
Before unsealing the envelope containing the keys and opening the doors concealing the counters the precinct board shall determine that the number on
California Elections Code Section 19361
The keys to the voting machines shall be delivered to the precinct board no later than 12 hours before the opening of the polls. They shall be in an
California Elections Code Section 19362
The exterior of the voting machine and every part of the polling place shall be in plain view of the election precinct board and the poll watchers. ...
California Elections Code Section 19363
Voters shall not remain in or occupy the booths or compartments longer than is necessary to mark their ballots, which shall not exceed five minutes.
California Elections Code Section 19370
As soon as the polls are closed, the precinct board, in the presence of the watchers and all others lawfully present, shall immediately lock the...
California Elections Code Section 19371
Before adjourning, the precinct board shall seal the operating lever with the seal provided and lock the machine so that the voting and counting...
California Elections Code Section 19380
During the reading of the result of votes cast, any candidate or watcher who may desire to be present shall be admitted to the polling place. The...
California Elections Code Section 19381
In each election district where voting machines are used, statements of the results of the vote cast shall be printed to conform with the type of...
California Elections Code Section 19382
The statement of the result of votes cast, which shall be certified by the precinct board, shall contain: (a) The total number of votes cast. ...
California Elections Code Section 19383
A member of the precinct board shall enter the vote, as registered, on the statements of result of votes cast, in the same order on the space that...
California Elections Code Section 19384
The precinct board shall, before it adjourns, post conspicuously on the outside of the polling place a copy of the result of the votes cast at the...
California Elections Code Section 19385
The precinct board shall immediately transmit unsealed to the elections official a copy of the result of the votes cast at the polling place, the...
California Elections Code Section 19386
Before proceeding to canvass the returns of an election at which voting machines have been used to register the votes cast, the board authorized to...
California Elections Code Section 20000
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Truth in Endorsements Law.
California Elections Code Section 20001
The Legislature hereby finds the following to be true: (1) The major political parties have become an integral part of the American governmental...
California Elections Code Section 20006
The superior court, in any case brought before it by any registered voter, may issue a temporary or permanent restraining order or injunction against
California Elections Code Section 20007
No candidate or committee in his or her behalf shall represent in connection with an election campaign, either orally or in campaign material, that...
California Elections Code Section 20008
Any paid political advertisement that refers to an election or to any candidate for state or local elective office and that is contained in or...
California Elections Code Section 20009
(a) Every simulated ballot or simulated sample ballot shall bear on each surface or page thereof, in type or lettering at least half as large as the...
California Elections Code Section 20010
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), no person, firm, association, corporation, campaign committee, or organization may, with actual malice,...
California Elections Code Section 20100
If the name of a corporation includes all or part of the name of any person, together with either (a) all or part of the title of any elective...
California Elections Code Section 20200
As used in this article "person" includes a firm, association, corporation, campaign committee or organization.
California Elections Code Section 20201
It is unlawful for any person that includes in any part of its name the name of any political party that was qualified to participate in the last...
California Elections Code Section 20202
It is unlawful for any person who solicits funds for the purpose of supporting or promoting any candidates or committees to include in any part of...
California Elections Code Section 20203
Any person who solicits or receives contributions on behalf of any candidate or committee for the purported and exclusive use of that committee or...
California Elections Code Section 20301
This chapter shall not be construed to impose any reporting obligations in addition to those obligations imposed by other provisions of law, nor...
California Elections Code Section 20400
The Legislature declares that the purpose of this chapter is to encourage every candidate for public office in this state to subscribe to the Code of
California Elections Code Section 20420
As used in this chapter, "Code" means the Code of Fair Campaign Practices.
California Elections Code Section 20440
At the time an individual is issued his or her declaration of candidacy, nomination papers, or any other paper evidencing an intention to be a...
California Elections Code Section 20441
The Secretary of State shall print, or cause to be printed, blank forms of the code. The Secretary of State shall supply the forms to the elections...
California Elections Code Section 20442
The elections official shall accept, at all times prior to the election, all completed forms that are properly subscribed to by a candidate for...
California Elections Code Section 20443
Every code subscribed to by a candidate for public office pursuant to this chapter is a public record open for public inspection.
California Elections Code Section 20444
In no event shall a candidate for public office be required to subscribe to or endorse the code.
California Elections Code Section 20500
The provisions of Part 2 (commencing with Section 43) of Division 1 of the Civil Code, relating to libel and slander, are fully applicable to any...
California Elections Code Section 20501
(a) A candidate or state measure proponent is liable for any slander or libel committed by a committee that is controlled by that candidate or state...
California Elections Code Section 20502
(a) In any action for libel or slander brought by a candidate, the willingness or unwillingness of the defendant to retract or correct a...
California Elections Code Section 21000
The county elections official in each county shall compile and make available to the Legislature or any appropriate committee of the Legislature any...
California Elections Code Section 21001
(a) Appropriate committees of the Legislature shall prepare detailed maps showing the boundaries of any districts established by this division on or...
California Elections Code Section 21002
Each house of the Legislature shall be a proper party to, and, if not originally named as a party, shall have the right to intervene in, any action...
California Elections Code Section 21100
This chapter sets forth the Senate districts.
California Elections Code Section 21101
Senate District 1 consists of the following: Whole counties in District 1 Alpine Amador Calaveras El Dorado Lassen Modoc ...
California Elections Code Section 21102
Senate District 2 consists of the following: Whole counties in District 2 Humboldt Lake Mendocino Napa Partial counties in District
California Elections Code Section 21103
Senate District 3 consists of the following: Whole counties in District 3 Marin Partial counties in District 3 San Francisco Whole...
California Elections Code Section 21104
Senate District 4 consists of the following: Whole counties in District 4 Butte Colusa Del Norte Glenn Shasta Siskiyou ...
California Elections Code Section 21105
Senate District 5 consists of the following: Whole counties in District 5 Yolo Partial counties in District 5 Sacramento Whole Tracts...
California Elections Code Section 21106
Senate District 6 consists of the following: Partial counties in District 6 Sacramento Whole Tracts in Sacramento county 1.00, 2.00,...
California Elections Code Section 21107
Senate District 7 consists of the following: Partial counties in District 7 Contra Costa Whole Tracts in Contra Costa County 3010.00,...
California Elections Code Section 21108
Senate District 8 consists of the following: Partial counties in District 8 San Francisco Whole Tracts in San Francisco County 133.00,...
California Elections Code Section 21109
Senate District 9 consists of the following: Partial counties in District 9 Alameda Whole Tracts in Alameda County 4001.00, 4002.00,...
California Elections Code Section 21110
Senate District 10 consists of the following: Partial counties in District 10 Alameda Whole Tracts in Alameda County 4309.00, 4310.00,...
California Elections Code Section 21111
Senate District 11 consists of the following: Partial counties in District 11 San Mateo Whole Tracts in San Mateo County 6092.00,...
California Elections Code Section 21112
Senate District 12 consists of the following: Whole counties in District 12 Merced San Benito Partial counties in District 12 Madera
California Elections Code Section 21113
Senate District 13 consists of the following: Partial counties in District 13 Santa Clara Whole Tracts in Santa Clara County 5001.00,...
California Elections Code Section 21114
Senate District 14 consists of the following: Whole counties in District 14 Mariposa Tuolumne Partial counties in District 14 Fresno
California Elections Code Section 21115
Senate District 15 consists of the following: Whole counties in District 15 San Luis Obispo Partial counties in District 15 Monterey ...
California Elections Code Section 21116
Senate District 16 consists of the following: Whole counties in District 16 Kings Partial counties in District 16 Fresno Whole Tracts...
California Elections Code