Law:Division 6. Presidential Elections (California)

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Part 1. Partisan Presidential Primaries

Chapter 0.5. General Provisions

Ca Codes (elec:6000) Elections Code Section 6000



6000. All references to a voter's or candidate's party "registration" or "affiliation" in this part shall refer to the party preference or lack of party preference disclosed by the voter or candidate in accordance with Sections 2151 and 2152 and subdivision (b) of Section 2154.


Chapter 1. Democratic Presidential Primary

Article 1. General Provisions

Ca Codes (elec:6000a-6003) Elections Code Section 6000a-6003



6000a. This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Alquist Open Presidential Primary Act."


6001. This chapter applies to the Democratic Party.


6002. (a) This chapter applies both to the selection of delegates and alternates pledged to the candidacy of a particular candidate and to the selection of delegates and alternates not expressing a preference for a particular candidate. (b) Except as otherwise specified in this chapter, the elements and practices to select delegates and alternates shall be the same as set forth in the standing rules and bylaws of the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Party of California, including the following: (1) The form and timeline for any required statement of candidacy for delegate candidates. (2) The identification of the presidential preference of delegate candidates. (3) The schedule for, conduct of, and type of districts used to organize, caucuses for the selection of district delegate and alternate candidates. (4) The selection of delegates and alternates other than those elected based on the results of district caucuses. (5) The allocation of delegates and alternates to presidential preferences based on the results of the primary election. (6) Any other goals relating to the composition of the delegation. (c) The Democratic Party of California shall post any standing rules and bylaws relating to this chapter on its Internet Web site.


6003. Participation in the delegate selection process in primaries shall be restricted to voters whose affidavits of registration declare the Democratic Party as their party affiliation and any other voter authorized under subdivision (c) of Section 13102.


Article 2. Number And Certification Of Delegates And Alternates

Ca Codes (elec:6020-6024) Elections Code Section 6020-6024



6020. (a) The Chairperson of the Democratic State Central Committee shall notify the Secretary of State on or before the 120th day preceding the presidential primary as to the number of delegates and alternates to represent the state in the next national convention of the Democratic Party. (b) The chairperson shall also notify the Secretary of State at the time prescribed in subdivision (a) as to the type of districts that may be used to select delegates and the number of delegates that may be selected from each district in connection with the presidential primary. The number of delegates and alternates that may be selected from each district shall be based on a formula adopted by the Democratic Party of California in compliance with the standing rules and bylaws of the Democratic National Committee for the national convention where the nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States will be selected.


6023. The notification of the number of delegates and alternate delegates shall be in substantially the following form: Statement of Number of Delegates and Alternate Delegates to Democratic National Convention and of Number of Delegates and Alternate Delegates to Be Selected from ____ Districts To the Secretary of State Sacramento, California You are hereby notified that the number of delegates and alternate delegates to represent the State of California in the next national convention of the Democratic Party is ____. You are hereby notified that the number of delegates which may be selected from all ____ districts as a part of the delegation to the national convention of the Democratic Party is as follows: District No. 1. __ delegates __ alternates. District No. 2. __ delegates __ alternates. District No. 3. __ delegates __ alternates. (Followed by the remaining districts). You are hereby notified that the categories and number of delegates, other than those selected by ____ districts, are as follows: Category ____. ____ Delegates. ____ Alternates. (Followed by the remaining categories and number of delegates and alternates). Dated this ____ day of ____, 20__. Chairperson of the State Central Committee of the Democratic Party.


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 Secretary of State shall ascertain the total number of delegates from the call for the national convention issued by the Democratic National Committee and shall compute the number of delegates that may be selected from each district based on a formula specified by the Democratic National Committee.


Article 3. Selection Of Candidates By The Secretary Of State 6040-6043

Ca Codes (elec:6040-6043) Elections Code Section 6040-6043



6040. This article shall apply to the designation of candidates by the Secretary of State for placement only on the presidential primary ballot.

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 generally advocated for or recognized throughout the United States or California as actively seeking the nomination of the Democratic Party for President of the United States. The Secretary of State shall include as criteria for selecting candidates the fact of qualifying for funding under the Federal Elections Campaign Act of 1974, as amended. Between the 150th day and the 68th day preceding a presidential primary election, the Secretary of State shall publicly announce and distribute to the news media for publication a list of the selected candidates that he or she intends to place on the ballot at the following presidential primary election.


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 that the candidate's name will appear on the ballot of this state in the presidential primary election. The secretary shall also notify the candidate that the candidate may withdraw his or her name from the list of recognized candidates by filing with the Secretary of State an affidavit pursuant to Section 6043 no later than the 68th day before the presidential primary election.

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 stating without qualification that he or she is not now a candidate for the office of President of the United States, and stating that similar documents, also without qualification, have been or will be timely filed, where applicable, with the appropriate public election official in all other states holding open presidential primaries, that candidate's name shall be omitted from the list of names certified by the Secretary of State to the county elections officials for the ballot and his or her name shall not appear on the ballot.


Article 4. Qualification Of Candidates And Uncommitted Delegations

Ca Codes (elec:6060-6061) Elections Code Section 6060-6061



6060. This article shall apply to the qualification for placement on the presidential primary ballot of candidates who are not selected candidates as referred to in Section 6041, and each group, consisting of at least seven voters of the state who are registered as affiliated with the Democratic Party, proposing the selection of delegates expressing no preference for a candidate for President, hereinafter referred to as an "uncommitted delegation." The additional candidates who qualify under this article shall hereinafter be referred to as unselected candidates.


6061. Any unselected candidate or uncommitted delegation desiring to be placed on the presidential primary ballot shall have nomination papers circulated on behalf of the candidacy. In order to qualify for placement on the presidential primary ballot, the candidate's or uncommitted delegation's nomination papers shall be signed by voters registered as affiliated with the Democratic Party equal in number to not less than 1 percent or 500, whichever is fewer, in each congressional district of the number of persons registered as members of the Democratic Party in the report of registration issued by the Secretary of State on the 135th day preceding the presidential primary election. The unselected candidates or uncommitted delegations shall meet the statewide signature requirements from each congressional district in order to be eligible for placement on the ballot in any one congressional district.


Article 5. Steering Committees

Ca Codes (elec:6080-6082) Elections Code Section 6080-6082



6080. Each candidate who seeks to qualify under Article 4 (commencing with Section 6060) and each group proposing an uncommitted delegation shall appoint a steering committee of seven members and shall appoint one of the members to serve as the chairperson.


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 containing the names and addresses of the members of the steering committee.

6082. Each steering committee shall be responsible for the circulation of nomination papers of candidates who seek to qualify under Article 4 (commencing with Section 6060) and groups proposing uncommitted delegations.


Article 6. Nomination Papers

Ca Codes (elec:6101-6108) Elections Code Section 6101-6108



6101. Nomination papers to be circulated pursuant to Section 6061 shall be prepared, circulated, signed, and verified and shall be left for examination with the county elections official of the county in which they are circulated at least 73 days prior to the presidential primary election.

6102. Upon the filing of nomination papers pursuant to Section 6061 signed by the required number of voters, the candidate or uncommitted delegation named in the papers shall be eligible to select a delegation for placement on the ballot which shall be voted upon in the presidential primary election.


6103. Upon receipt of a sufficient number of signatures for the presidential primary ballot, the Secretary of State shall notify the chairperson of the steering committee of each unselected candidate or uncommitted delegation of that fact and advise him or her that no more signatures will be received.


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 declare his or her intention to support the candidate or delegation named on the nomination paper.


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 the case of uncommitted delegations. Each section shall bear the name of the county in which it is circulated. Only voters of the county whose affidavits of registration declare the Democratic Party as their party affiliation are competent to sign.


6106. Each section shall be prepared with the lines for signatures numbered, and shall have attached the affidavit of the circulator who obtained signatures to it, stating that all the signatures to the attached section were made in his or her presence, and that to the best of his or her knowledge and belief each signature to the section is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be. No other affidavit is required. The affidavit of any circulator shall be verified free of charge by any officer authorized to administer oaths.

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 proved by comparison of the signatures with the affidavits of registration in the office of the county elections official.


6108. The nomination paper for the presidential primary ballot shall be in substantially the following form: SECTION OF NOMINATION PAPER SIGNED BY VOTER ON BEHALF OF A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE OR UNCOMMITTED DELEGATE Section ____ Page _ County of ____. Nomination paper of a candidate or uncommitted delegation for the presidential primary ballot. State of ) California ) ss. County of _______ SIGNER'S STATEMENT I, the undersigned, am a voter of the County of ____, State of California, and am registered as affiliated with the Democratic Party. I hereby nominate ____ for the presidential primary to be held on the ____ day of ____, 20__. I have not signed the nomination paper of any other candidate or uncommitted delegation, and I further declare that I intend to support the candidate or uncommitted delegation named herein. __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ Number Signature Printed name Residence __________________________________________________ 1. ______________________________________________ 2. ______________________________________________ 3. ______________________________________________ etc. _____________________________________________ __________________________________________________

CIRCULATOR'S AFFIDAVIT I, ____, solemnly swear (or affirm) that I secured signatures in the County of ____ to the nomination paper of a candidate or uncommitted delegation for the presidential primary ballot named in the signer's statement above; that all the signatures on this section of the nomination paper numbered from 1 to __, inclusive, were made in my presence, and that to the best of my knowledge and belief each signature is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be. The signatures were obtained between ____, 20__, and ____, 20__. (Signed)_______________________ Circulator Subscribed and sworn to before me this ____ day of ____, 20__. _______________________________ Notary Public (or other (SEAL) official)


Article 7. Circulators

Ca Codes (elec:6122-6123) Elections Code Section 6122-6123



6122. Circulators may obtain signatures to the nomination paper for which they were appointed at any time between the period of 130 days and 73 days, inclusive, prior to the presidential primary election.


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 any election booth or polling place.


Article 8. Arrangement And Examination Of Nomination Papers

Ca Codes (elec:6140-6146) Elections Code Section 6140-6146



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 duly authorized representatives. All the sections circulated in any county shall be collected by the steering committee, or its duly authorized representatives, and they shall arrange and leave the sections with the county elections official for examination.


6141. Prior to filing, the sections of a nomination paper shall be numbered in order.


6142. Nomination papers, properly assembled, may be consolidated and fastened together by counties, but nomination papers signed by voters in different counties shall not be fastened together.


6143. The county elections official shall examine all nomination papers left with him or her for examination and shall disregard and mark "not sufficient" the name of any voter of his or her county which does not appear in the same handwriting on an affidavit of registration in the office of the county elections official. The county elections official shall also disregard and mark "not sufficient" the name of any voter of his or her county who has not stated his or her intention to affiliate with the Democratic Party.


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 to them a certificate reciting that he or she has examined them and stating the number of names which have not been marked "not sufficient." (b) Transmit the papers with the certificate of examination to the Secretary of State, who shall file the papers.


6145. The county elections official's certificate to nomination papers shall be in substantially the following form: Certificate of County Elections Official to Nomination Papers To the Secretary of State: I, Elections Official of the County of ____, hereby certify that I have examined the nomination papers to which this certificate is attached, of the candidate or uncommitted delegation, as the case may be, for purposes of qualifying for placement on the ballot at the ensuing presidential primary, that the number of names which I have not marked "not sufficient" is ____. Dated this ____ day of ____, 20__. _________,County Elections Official (seal) By _______________, Deputy


6146. No filing fee shall be required from any person in order to file nomination papers.


Article 9. Notification Of Qualification From Secretary Of State 6160

Ca Codes (elec:6160) Elections Code Section 6160



6160. At least 68 days before a presidential primary, the Secretary of State shall notify each steering committee whether or not it has qualified a candidate or uncommitted delegation for placement on the ballot pursuant to Section 6060.


Article 10. Certified List Of Candidates And Uncommitted Delegations, Notice Of Election

Ca Codes (elec:6180) Elections Code Section 6180



6180. At least 68 days before a presidential primary election, the Secretary of State shall transmit to each county elections official a certified list containing the name of each candidate who is entitled to be voted for on the ballot at the presidential primary, and the name of each chairperson of a steering committee of an uncommitted delegation who is to be voted for on the same ballot. The certified list shall be in substantially the following form: Certified List of Presidential Candidates and Uncommitted Delegations To the County Elections Official of ____ County: I, ____, Secretary of State, do hereby certify that the following list contains the name of each person who is entitled to be voted for as a candidate of the Democratic Party at the presidential primary election to be held on the ____ day of ____, 20__, and the name of each chairperson of a steering committee of an uncommitted delegation which is entitled to be voted for on the ballot. List of Presidential Candidates and Uncommitted Delegations Linda Adams Joseph Black John Reardon Unpledged delegation Paul Minor, Chairperson Dated at Sacramento, California, this ____ day of ____, 20__. (seal) Secretary of State



Article 12. Canvass Of Returns And Certificate Of Selection

Ca Codes (elec:6220-6222) Elections Code Section 6220-6222



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 returns filed with him or her by the county elections officials. The compiled statement shall show for each candidate and uncommitted delegation the total of the votes received, and the votes received in each county.


6222. No fee shall be required of any person as a condition of receiving a certificate of selection as a delegate or an alternate.


Article 13. Write-in Candidates

Ca Codes (elec:6240-6241) Elections Code Section 6240-6241



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 candidate for nomination by the Democratic Party for President of the United States.

6241. Any person who believes his or her name may be used as a write-in candidate for nomination by the Democratic Party for President of the United States shall, not later than 21 days before the primary election, file for endorsement of his or her write-in candidacy with the Secretary of State, or no votes shall be counted for him or her.


Chapter 2. Republican Presidential Primary

Article 1. General Provisions

Ca Codes (elec:6300) Elections Code Section 6300



6300. (a) This chapter shall be applicable only to the presidential primary ballot of the Republican Party, and qualified parties for which no other provisions apply. (b) This chapter shall be applicable to the selection of delegates to the Republican Party National Convention to the extent that the constitution, bylaws, and rules of the Republican Party do not provide otherwise. The California Republican Party shall notify the Secretary of State of any material changes in the constitution, bylaws, and rules of the Republican Party relating to the selection of delegates to the Republican Party National Convention.


Article 2. Number And Certification Of Delegates

Ca Codes (elec:6320-6323) Elections Code Section 6320-6323



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 to the number of delegates to represent the state in the next national convention of his or her party.


6321. The notification of the number of delegates shall be in substantially the following form: STATEMENT OF NUMBER OF DELEGATES TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY NATIONAL CONVENTION To the Secretary of State Sacramento, California You are hereby notified that the number of delegates to represent the State of California in the next national convention of the Republican Party is ____. Dated this ________ day of ________, 19__

_______________________________________ Chairperson of the State Central Committee of the Republican Party.


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 number from the call for the national convention issued by the national committee of the party.


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 the number of delegates to be elected by the Republican Party.


Article 3. Selection Of Candidates By The Secretary Of State 6340-6343

Ca Codes (elec:6340-6343) Elections Code Section 6340-6343



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 that the candidate is generally recognized throughout the United States or California as a candidate for the nomination of the Republican Party for President of the United States. On or before the 120th day preceding a presidential primary election the Secretary of State shall publicly announce and distribute to the news media for publication a list of the candidates he or she intends to place on the ballot at the following presidential primary election. Following this announcement he or she may add candidates to his or her selection, but he or she may not delete any candidate whose name appears on the announced list.


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 that his or her name will appear on the ballot of this state in the presidential primary election. The secretary shall also notify the candidate that he or she may withdraw his or her name from the ballot by filing with the Secretary of State an affidavit pursuant to Section 6342 no later than the 68th day before that election.


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 affidavit stating without qualification that he or she is not now a candidate for the office of President of the United States at the forthcoming presidential primary election, his or her name shall be omitted from the list of names certified by the Secretary of State to the county elections officials for the ballot and his or her name shall not appear on the presidential primary ballot.

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 her behalf. In order to qualify his or her name for placement on the presidential primary ballot, the candidate's nomination papers shall be signed by voters registered as affiliated with the Republican Party equal in number to not less than 1 percent of the number of persons registered as members of the Republican Party, as reflected in the report of registration issued by the Secretary of State on the 135th day preceding the presidential primary election.


Article 4. Nomination Papers

Ca Codes (elec:6360-6365) Elections Code Section 6360-6365



6360. Nomination papers properly prepared, circulated, signed and verified shall be left, for examination, with the county elections official of the county in which they are circulated, at least 74 days prior to the presidential primary.

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 his or her place of residence, and give his or her street and number if any.

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 county in which it is circulated. Only voters of the county registered as intending to affiliate with the political party by which the nominations are to be made are competent to sign.


6363. Each section shall be prepared with the lines for signatures numbered, and shall have attached the affidavit of the circulator who obtained signatures to it, stating that all the signatures to the attached section were made in his or her presence, and that to the best of his or her knowledge and belief each signature to the section is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be. No other affidavit is required. The affidavit of any circulator shall be verified free of charge by any officer authorized to administer oaths.

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 proved by comparison of the signatures with the affidavits of registration in the office of the county elections official.


6365. The nomination paper for a candidate shall be in substantially the following form: SECTION OF NOMINATION PAPER SIGNED BY VOTER ON BEHALF OF CANDIDATE Section ____________ Page ____________ County of __________. Nomination paper for ____________ as presidential nominee of the Republican Party. State of ) California ) ss. County of _______ SIGNER'S STATEMENT I, the undersigned, am a voter of the County of ____________, State of California, and am registered as intending to affiliate with the Republican Party. I have not signed the nomination paper of any other candidates for the same office, and further declare that I intend to support the nomination of the candidate named herein at the Republican Party presidential primary to be held on the ____________ day of ____________, 20____. __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ Number Signature Printed name Residence __________________________________________________ 1. ______________________________________________ 2. ______________________________________________ 3. ______________________________________________ etc. _____________________________________________ CIRCULATOR'S AFFIDAVIT I, ________, solemnly swear (or affirm) that I secured signatures in the County of ________ to the nomination paper of the candidate named in the signer's statement above as candidate for nomination by the Republican Party at its presidential primary election; that all the signatures on this section of the nomination paper numbered from 1 to ____________, inclusive, were made in my presence, that the signatures were obtained between ____________, 20__ and ____________, 20__, and that to the best of my knowledge and belief each signature is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be.

(Signed)____________ Circulator Subscribed and sworn to before me this ____________ day of ____________, 20 ____. _______________________________ Notary Public (or other (SEAL) official)


Article 5. Circulators

Ca Codes (elec:6382-6383) Elections Code Section 6382-6383



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 presidential primary.


6383. A county elections official or deputy county elections official may not circulate a nomination paper. Circulators may not obtain signatures within 100 feet of any election booth or polling place.


Article 6. Arrangement And Examination Of Nomination Papers

Ca Codes (elec:6400-6406) Elections Code Section 6400-6406



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 circulated in any county shall be collected by the candidate or his or her designee and he or she shall arrange and leave the sections with the county elections official for examination.


6401. Prior to filing, the sections of a nomination paper for a candidate shall be numbered in order.


6402. Nomination papers, properly assembled, may be consolidated and fastened together by counties, but nomination papers signed by voters in different counties shall not be thus fastened together.


6403. The county elections official shall examine all nomination papers left with him or her for examination and shall disregard and mark "not sufficient" the name of any voter of his or her county which does not appear in the same handwriting on an affidavit of registration in the office of the county elections official. He or she shall also disregard and mark "not sufficient" the name of any voter of his or her county who has not stated his or her intention to affiliate with the Republican Party.


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 to them a certificate reciting that he or she has examined them and stating the number of names which have not been marked "not sufficient." (b) Transmit the papers with the certificate of examination to the Secretary of State, who shall file the papers.


6405. The county elections official's certificate to nomination papers of a candidate shall be in substantially the following form: COUNTY ELECTION OFFICIAL'S CERTIFICATE TO NOMINATION PAPERS OF A CANDIDATE To the Secretary of State: I, County Elections Official of the County of _____________, hereby certify that I have examined the nomination papers, to which this certificate is attached, of the candidate for the ensuing presidential primary, and that the number of names which I have not marked "not sufficient" is ______________. The candidate named in the nomination papers is ______________. Dated this ____________ day of ____________, 19____. ________________________ , County Elections Official By ____________________ , Deputy


6406. No filing fee is required from any person to be voted for at a presidential primary.


Article 7. Canvass Of Returns. Certificate Of Election

Ca Codes (elec:6420-6422) Elections Code Section 6420-6422



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 returns filed with him or her by the county elections officials. The compiled statement shall show for each candidate the total of the votes received and the votes received in each county.


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 largest vote cast of that party, that person thereby being the party's presidential nominee candidate from California.


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.


Article 8. Write-in Candidates

Ca Codes (elec:6440-6443) Elections Code Section 6440-6443



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 candidate for President of the United States.


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 the primary election, file his or her endorsement of his or her write-in candidacy with the Secretary of State, or no votes shall be counted for him or her.


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 election, file a list of delegates to the national convention of his or her political party with the Secretary of State in the manner prescribed in Section 6471.

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 vote shall, within 10 days of the end of the 10-day period required in Section 6442, file a list of delegates with the Secretary of State. The delegation shall go to the convention unpledged to any candidate.


Article 9. Selection Of Delegates

Ca Codes (elec:6460-6461) Elections Code Section 6460-6461



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 pledged to his or her candidacy in accordance with the result of the presidential preference primary or who wishes to have an official California delegation at the Republican National Convention shall form a delegation in compliance with Section 6461.


6461. (a) The delegation of each candidate shall be composed as follows: (1) Seventy-eight percent of the delegation, or the nearest whole number thereto which provides for a total number of district delegates equal to at least three times the number of congressional districts within the state, shall be composed of three delegates selected for each congressional district. (2) The remainder of the delegation shall be composed of delegates selected at large from throughout the state. The names of the persons chosen as delegates shall be submitted to the Secretary of State, by the candidate or his or her designee, no later than 30 days before the presidential primary election for certification. (b) There shall be no more than one alternate per delegate. Alternates shall be appointed by the candidate or his or her designee and shall be appointed by congressional districts, the number per congressional district to be no less than three. Such alternates shall be submitted to the Secretary of State within 30 days after the primary for certification. (c) Each delegate to the Republican National Convention shall use his or her best efforts at the convention for the party's presidential nominee candidate from California to whom the delegate has pledged support until the person is nominated for the office of President of the United States by the convention, receives less than 10 percent of the votes for nomination by the convention, releases the delegate from his or her obligation, or until two convention nominating ballots have been taken. Thereafter, each delegate shall be free to vote as he or she chooses, and no rule may be adopted by a delegation requiring the delegation to vote as a body or causing the vote of any delegate to go uncounted or unreported.


Article 10. Republican Presidential Primary Ballot

Ca Codes (elec:6480) Elections Code Section 6480



6480. The format of the presidential portion of the Republican primary ballot shall be governed by Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 13100) of Division 13, with the following exceptions: (a) Instructions to voters shall exclude any reference to groups of candidates preferring a person whose name appears on the ballot or references to any group of candidates not expressing a preference for a particular candidate. (b) In place of the heading: "FOR DELEGATES TO NATIONAL CONVENTION. Vote for One Group Only." shall appear the heading: "PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE. Vote for One." (c) Candidates for President shall be listed on the ballot in the same order provided for in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 13100) of Division 13 for statewide candidates. (d) Only the names of selected and unselected presidential candidates shall appear on the ballot in the spaces provided. No reference shall be made to their being preferred by candidates for delegates to the national convention.


Chapter 3. American Independent Party Presidential Primary

Article 1. General Provisions

Ca Codes (elec:6500-6502) Elections Code Section 6500-6502



6500. This chapter shall be applicable to the presidential primary ballot of the American Independent Party only.


6501. The presidential primary ballot shall be divided into a presidential preference portion and a delegate selection portion.


6502. No filing fee is required from any person to be voted for at any presidential primary.


Article 2. Qualification Of Candidates For Presidential Preference Portion Of Primary Ballot

Ca Codes (elec:6520-6524) Elections Code Section 6520-6524



6520. The Secretary of State shall place the name of a candidate upon the American Independent Party presidential preference ballot when the Secretary of State has determined that the candidate is generally advocated for or recognized in the news media throughout the United States or California as actively seeking the nomination of the American Independent Party for President of the United States. On or before the 120th day preceding a presidential primary election, the Secretary of State shall publicly announce and distribute to the news media for publication a list of the candidates he or she intends to place on the ballot at the following presidential primary election. Following this announcement he or she may add candidates to his or her selection, but he or she may not delete any candidate whose name appears on the announced list.


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 that his or her name will appear on the ballot of this state in the presidential primary. The Secretary of State shall also notify the candidate that he or she may withdraw his or her name from the ballot by filing with the Secretary of State an affidavit pursuant to Section 6522, no later than the 68th day before that election.


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 affidavit stating without qualification that he or she is not now a candidate for the office of President of the United States at the forthcoming presidential primary election, his or her name shall be omitted from the list of names certified by the Secretary of State to the county elections officials for the ballot and his or her name shall not appear on the presidential preference portion of the primary ballot.


6523. Any unselected candidate desiring to have his or her name placed on the presidential preference primary ballot without filing a group of candidates for delegates, shall have nomination papers circulated in his or her behalf. In order to qualify his or her name for placement on the presidential preference primary ballot, the candidate's nomination papers shall be signed by voters registered as affiliated with the American Independent Party equal in number to not less than 1 percent of the number of persons registered as members of the American Independent Party as reflected in the report of registration issued by the Secretary of State on the 135th day preceding the presidential primary election.


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 of the presidential primary ballot, shall, in addition, be automatically placed on the presidential preference portion of the ballot, without the filing of a separate petition for the presidential preference portion of the ballot.


Article 3. Determination Of Number Of Delegates To National Convention

Ca Codes (elec:6540-6543) Elections Code Section 6540-6543



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 preceding the presidential primary as to the number of delegates to represent the state in the next national convention of his or her party.


6541. The notification of the number of delegates shall be in substantially the following form:

STATEMENT OF NUMBER OF DELEGATES TO AMERICAN INDEPENDENT PARTY NATIONAL CONVENTION To the Secretary of State Sacramento, California You are hereby notified that the number of delegates to represent the State of California in the next national convention of the American Independent Party is ____. Dated this ____ day of ____, 19__. Chairperson of the State Central Committee of the American Independent Party.


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 number from the call for the national convention issued by the national committee of the party.


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 the number of delegates to be elected by the American Independent Party.


Article 4. Qualification Of Groups Of Candidates For Delegate Selection Portion Of Primary Ballot

Ca Codes (elec:6560-6568) Elections Code Section 6560-6568



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 proposing the nomination of a group of candidates for delegates. The committee may elect its officers, select the candidates for delegates, select the chairman of the committee, secure the endorsement of the person, if any, preferred by the committee as candidate for presidential nominee, appoint alternates, assemble and file all necessary papers, and take all other action which may be necessary for the organization and election of the group. The committee in performing its functions may act through its officers or designated representatives.


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 name of the committee and the names of its officers.

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.

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 each of these candidates shall be a resident of the district which he or she is selected to represent. Congressional district candidates shall be apportioned among congressional districts according to the ratio which the American Independent Party registration in the district bears to the total statewide registration of the party as determined by the Secretary of State on January 1 of the year in which the presidential primary is held, except that at least one candidate in the group shall be a resident of each congressional district. (b) No more than one-third may be selected from the state at large without regard to congressional district of residence. If the names are not so selected, the names shall not be certified to the county elections official by the Secretary of State.


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 by Section 6563.


6565. Each group of candidates for delegates that intends to pledge itself to the candidacy of a particular candidate for presidential nominee shall have the endorsement of the candidate for presidential nominee for whom the members of the group have filed a preference. The endorsement of the candidate for presidential nominee shall be filed with the Secretary of State before the circulation of any nomination papers of a group of candidates pledged to the support of his or her candidacy as presidential nominee.


6566. Any candidate whose nomination paper is filed in more than one group is disqualified from running as a member of any group.


6567. Each candidate for delegate to the American Independent Party convention shall file with the Secretary of State, before the circulation of nomination papers of the group of candidates of which he or she is a member, an affidavit which shall be in substantially the following form: AFFIDAVIT OF CANDIDATE FOR DELEGATE State of ) California ) ss. County of _______ I, ____, reside at No. ____ Street, in the City (or Town) of ____, in the County of ____ in the ____ Congressional District, State of California; my election precinct is ____ and I reside and am a voter therein, my post office address is ____, County of ____. I desire to be a candidate, at the presidential primary to be held on the ____ day of ____, 19__, for delegate to the next national convention of the American Independent Party, and if elected as delegate I will qualify. I personally prefer ____ as nominee of the American Independent Party for President of the United States, and hereby declare to the voters of my party in the State of California that if elected as delegate to their national party convention, I shall to the best of my judgment and ability, support ____ as nominee of the American Independent Party for president of the United States. (This statement of preference shall be omitted where the candidate for delegate is part of a group not expressing a preference for a particular candidate.) I express no preference for a particular candidate. The chairman of my group is ____. (This statement shall be omitted where the candidate for delegate is part of a group expressing a preference for a particular candidate.) I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. (Signed) _________________________________________________________


6568. Nomination papers for candidates for delegates shall be signed by voters registered as affiliated with the American Independent Party equal in number to not less than 1 percent of the number of persons registered as members of the American Independent Party as reflected in the report of registration issued by the Secretary of State on the 135th day preceding the presidential primary election.


Article 5. Preparation, Circulation, And Filing Of Nomination Papers

Ca Codes (elec:6580-6599) Elections Code Section 6580-6599



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 delegates pledged to the candidacy of a particular candidate, and to the nomination of a slate of delegates not expressing a preference for a particular candidate.


6581. Nomination papers properly prepared, circulated, signed and verified shall be left, for examination, with the elections official of the county in which they are circulated at least 74 days prior to the presidential primary.

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 support the presidential preference candidate or the group of candidates for delegates, add his or her place of residence, and give his or her street and number if any.


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 candidates for delegates comprising the group, and, if applicable, that they have expressed a preference for a named person as candidate for presidential nominee of the party. Each section shall bear the name of the county in which it is circulated. Only voters of the county registered as intending to affiliate with the American Independent Party are competent to sign.


6584. Each section shall be prepared with the lines for signatures numbered, and shall have attached the affidavit of the circulator who obtained signatures to it, stating, under penalty of perjury, that all the signatures to the attached section were made in his or her presence, and that to the best of his or her knowledge and belief each signature to the section is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be. No other affidavit is required.


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 proved by comparison of the signatures with the affidavits of registration in the office of the elections official.


6586. The nomination paper for a candidate for the presidential preference portion of the ballot shall be in substantially the following form: SECTION OF NOMINATION PAPER SIGNED BY VOTER ON BEHALF OF PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY CANDIDATE Section ____________ Page ____________ County of ______________. Nomination paper of a presidential preference candidate for the American Independent Party presidential primary ballot. State of ) California ) ss. County of _______ SIGNER'S STATEMENT I, the undersigned, am a voter of the County of ____________, State of California, and am registered as intending to affiliate with the American Independent Party. I hereby nominate ____________ for the presidential preference portion of the American Independent Party's presidential primary ballot, to be voted for at the presidential primary to be held on the ____________ day of ____________, 20____. I have not signed the nomination paper of any other candidate for the same office, or for any group of delegates, to the national convention of the party, and I further declare that I intend to support the candidate named herein.

________________________________________________ ________________________________________ Number Signature Printed name Residence 1. _____________________________________________ 2. _____________________________________________ 3. _____________________________________________ etc. ___________________________________________ CIRCULATOR'S AFFIDAVIT I, ______, solemnly swear (or affirm) that I secured signatures in the County of ____ to the nomination paper of a candidate in the presidential preference primary of the American Independent Party; that all the signatures on this section of the nomination paper numbered from 1 to ____, inclusive, were made in my presence, that the signatures were obtained between ____, 20_, and ____, 20_, and that to the best of my knowledge and belief each signature is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. (Signed) ____________ Circulator


6587. The nomination paper for a group of candidates for delegates, to the national convention shall be in substantially the following form: SECTION OF NOMINATION PAPER SIGNED BY VOTER ON BEHALF OF GROUP OF CANDIDATES FOR DELEGATES TO NATIONAL CONVENTION Section ____________ Page ____________ County of ______________. Nomination paper of group of candidates for election as delegates by the American Independent Party pledged to the candidacy of ____________ as presidential nominee or expressing no preference, as the case may be. State of California ) ss. County of ____________ ) SIGNER'S STATEMENT I, the undersigned, am a voter of the County of ____________, State of California, and am registered as intending to affiliate with the American Independent Party. I hereby nominate the following:

______________________ Residence city Number Names or town County 1. ________________________________________________ 2. _______________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________________ etc. ______________________________________________ (to such number as may be required) etc., as candidates for delegates to the American Independent Party's National Convention, to be voted for at the presidential primary to be held on the ____________ day of ____________, 20____. I have not signed the nomination paper of any other candidates for the same office, or of any candidate for the presidential preference portion of the primary ballot, and I further declare that I intend to support for nomination the candidates named herein. ___________________________________________________ ________________________________________ Number Signature Printed name Residence 1. ________________________________________________ 2. ________________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________________ etc. ______________________________________________ CIRCULATOR'S AFFIDAVIT I, ____, solemnly swear (or affirm) that I secured signatures in the County of ____ to the nomination paper of the group of candidates named in the signer's statement above as candidates for nomination and election by the American Independent Party as delegates to represent the State of California in the party's next national convention; that all the signatures on this section of the nomination paper numbered from 1 to ____, inclusive, were made in my presence, that the signatures were obtained between ____, 20_, and ____, 20_, and that to the best of my knowledge and belief each signature is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. (Signed) ____________ Circulator


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 prior to the presidential primary.


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 election booth or polling place.


6593. Each section of a nomination paper, after being verified, shall be returned to the candidate, committee, or duly authorized representatives. All the sections circulated in any county shall be collected by the candidate, committee, or duly authorized representatives, who shall arrange and leave the sections with the elections official for examination.


6594. Prior to filing, the sections of a nomination paper for any candidate or group of candidates shall be numbered in order.


6595. Nomination papers, properly assembled, may be consolidated and fastened together by counties, but nomination papers signed by voters in different counties shall not be fastened together.


6596. The elections official shall examine all nomination papers left with him or her for examination and shall disregard and mark "not sufficient" the name of any voter of his or her county that does not appear in the same handwriting on an affidavit of registration in the office of the elections official. He or she shall also disregard and mark "not sufficient" the name of any voter of his or her county who has not stated his or her intention to affiliate with the political party named in the nomination papers.


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 a certificate reciting that he or she has examined them and stating the number of names which have not been marked "not sufficient." (b) Transmit the papers with the certificate of examination to the Secretary of State, who shall file the papers.


6598. The certificate of the elections official to nomination papers of a candidate or group of candidates shall be in substantially the following form: Certificate of County Elections Official to Nomination Papers of Candidate or Group of Candidates To the Secretary of State: I, County Elections Official of the County of ________, hereby certify that I have examined the nomination papers, to which this certificate is attached, of the candidate or group of candidates for election at the ensuing presidential primary, and that the number of names which I have not marked "not sufficient" is __________. The candidate or group of candidates named in the nomination papers comprise the following (state names of candidates): etc. etc. etc. Dated this ________ day of ________, 19___. ________________________ (SEAL) County Elections Official By _____________ Deputy


6599. Upon receipt of a sufficient number of signatures for the nomination of a candidate for the presidential preference primary ballot, the Secretary of State shall notify the candidate, or his or her duly authorized representative, of that fact. Upon receipt of a sufficient number of signatures for the nomination of a group of candidates for delegates, the Secretary of State shall notify the chairperson of the committee of that fact. In each case, the Secretary of State shall advise the person receiving the notification that no more signatures will be received.



Article 6. American Independent Presidential Primary Ballot

Ca Codes (elec:6620-6621) Elections Code Section 6620-6621



6620. For the presidential primary election, the format of the American Independent Party ballot shall be governed by Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 13100) of Division 13, with the following exceptions: (a) In place of the heading "Delegates to National Convention, vote for one group only" shall appear the heading "Presidential Preference, vote for one". (b) Selected and unselected presidential candidates shall be listed below the heading specified in subdivision (a). (c) Below the presidential candidates shall appear in the same column, or in the next column if there is not sufficient space in the first column, the heading "Delegates to National Convention, vote for one group." (d) The instructions to voters shall be the same as provided for in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 13100) of Division 13 except that they shall begin with the words, "To express your preference for a candidate for nomination for President, stamp a cross (+) in the square opposite the name of the candidate. Your vote in this portion of the ballot is advisory only. Delegates to the national convention will be elected in the delegate selection portion of the ballot."


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 the primary election, file his or her endorsement of his or her write-in candidacy with the Secretary of State, or no votes shall be counted for him or her.


Article 7. Postelection Proceedings

Ca Codes (elec:6640-6647) Elections Code Section 6640-6647



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 returns filed with him or her by the election officials. The compiled statement shall show for each group the total of the votes received, the votes received in each county, and the names of the candidates comprising that group.


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 group that received the largest vote cast for any group of that party, the person thereby being elected as delegate to his or her national party convention.


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 election, file a list of delegates to the national convention with the Secretary of State in the manner prescribed in Sections 6563 and 6564.

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 required in Section 6642, file a list of delegates with the Secretary of State. The delegation shall go to the convention unpledged to any candidate.


6644. If a group of candidates for delegates preferring a particular presidential candidate are elected at the presidential primary, the delegates to the national convention shall, before leaving the state to attend the convention, meet together and select a chairperson of the delegation.


6645. If a group of candidates for delegates expressing no preference for a particular presidential candidate are elected, the chairperson of the group shall serve as chairperson of the delegation. If, for any reason, the chairperson of the group becomes unable to serve as chairperson of the delegation, the delegates shall meet and select a new chairperson as provided in Section 6644.


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.

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 the duties of that delegate. An alternate shall not vote in place of the delegate whom he or she represents when the delegate is occupying his or her seat at the convention.


Chapter 4. Peace And Freedom Party Presidential Primary

Article 1. General Provisions

Ca Codes (elec:6700-6702) Elections Code Section 6700-6702



6700. This chapter shall be applicable to the presidential primary ballot of the Peace and Freedom Party only.


6701. The Peace and Freedom Party presidential primary ballot shall be divided into a presidential preference portion and a national convention delegate selection portion.


6702. No filing fee is required from any person to be voted for at any Peace and Freedom Party presidential primary.


Article 2. Qualification Of Candidates For Presidential Preference Portion Of Primary Ballot

Ca Codes (elec:6720-6726) Elections Code Section 6720-6726



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 State has determined that the candidate is generally advocated for or recognized throughout the United States or California as actively seeking the presidential nomination of the Peace and Freedom Party or the national party with which the Peace and Freedom Party is affiliated.


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 Chairpersons of record of the Peace and Freedom Party State and County Central Committees, informing them that, while a response is not required, any information they wish to submit will be considered by the Secretary of State in the determination of candidates to be placed on the Peace and Freedom Party presidential preference primary ballot pursuant to Section 6720.


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 for publication a list of the candidates she or he intends to place on the ballot at the following presidential primary election. Following this announcement, the Secretary of State may add to her or his selection, but she or he may not delete any candidate whose name appears on the announced list. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of the list and any subsequent additions thereto to the Chairpersons of the Peace and Freedom Party State and County Central Committees.


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 notify the candidate that her or his name will appear on the Peace and Freedom Party presidential preference primary ballot of this state, but that a committee must be formed, delegates certified, and a petition filed pursuant to this chapter in order to have her or his name appear on the delegate selection portion of the presidential primary ballot. The Secretary of State shall also notify the candidate that she or he may withdraw her or his name from the ballot by filing with the Secretary of State an affidavit pursuant to Section 6724, no later than the 68th day before that election.


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 affidavit stating without qualification that she or he is not a candidate for the office of President of the United States at the forthcoming presidential primary election, the name of that candidate shall be omitted from the list of names certified by the Secretary of State to the elections official for the ballot and the name of that candidate shall not appear on the presidential preference portion of the primary ballot.


6725. Any unselected candidate desiring to have her or his name placed on the presidential preference primary ballot without filing a group of candidates for delegates, shall have nomination papers circulated on her or his behalf. In order to qualify the name of that candidate for placement on the presidential preference primary ballot, the nomination papers of the candidate shall be signed by voters registered as affiliated with the Peace and Freedom Party equal in number to not less than 1 percent of the number of persons registered as members of the Peace and Freedom Party as reflected in the report of registration issued by the Secretary of State on the 135th day preceding the presidential primary election.


6726. Whenever a group of candidates for delegates pledged to a particular presidential candidate qualifies by petition for the national convention delegate selection portion of the presidential primary ballot, the name of the presidential candidate to whom the group is pledged shall automatically be placed on the presidential preference portion of the ballot, without the filing of a separate petition for the presidential preference portion of the ballot.


Article 3. Determination Of Number To National Convention

Ca Codes (elec:6740-6745) Elections Code Section 6740-6745



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 presidential primary as to both of the following: (a) The name of that national party with which the Peace and Freedom Party has affiliated, by vote of its state central committee, and the address and telephone number of the principal office of that national party. (b) The number of delegates to represent the Peace and Freedom Party of California at the next national convention of that national party.


6741. The notification of national affiliation and number of national convention delegates shall be in substantially the following form: Statement of National Affiliation and Number of National Convention Delegates for the Peace and Freedom Party of California To the Secretary of State: Sacramento, California You are hereby notified that the Peace and Freedom Party of California, by vote of its state central committee, has affiliated on the national level with the ______ Party. The address of the ______ Party's principal office is ______, and its telephone number is _______. You are further notified that the number of delegates to represent the Peace and Freedom Party of California in the next national convention of the ______ Party is ______. Dated this ______ day of ______, 19__. _____________________________________ Chairperson of the State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party of California


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 preceding the presidential primary, the Secretary of State shall ascertain the national affiliation of the party and the number of delegates from the chairperson or any other officer of record of the party state central committee or from the national party with which the Peace and Freedom Party was affiliated as indicated by the most recent statement of the affiliation on file by the chairperson of the party state central committee.


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 each county: (a) The name of that national party with which the Peace and Freedom Party is presently affiliated and the address and telephone number of the principal office of that national party. (b) The number of delegates to represent the Peace and Freedom Party of California in the next national convention of that national party. (c) The number of delegate candidates to be selected from each territory pursuant to Sections 6744 and 6745 by each committee proposing a group of national convention delegates.


6744. For the purposes of this chapter, the boundary between the northern and southern territories of the state shall be that latitudinal line coinciding with the northern boundaries of San Luis Obispo, Kern, and San Bernardino Counties.

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 portion of the state's registered Peace and Freedom Party voters residing in each territory as reflected in statements of voters and political affiliation transmitted to the Secretary of State on the 135th day before the presidential primary election.


Article 4. Qualification Of Group Of Candidates For National Convention Delegate Portion Of Primary Ballot

Ca Codes (elec:6760-6769) Elections Code Section 6760-6769



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 nomination of a group of candidates for delegates. The committee may elect its officers, select the candidates for delegates, select the chairperson of the committee, secure the endorsement of the person, if any, preferred by the committee as candidate for presidential nominee, appoint alternates, assemble and file all necessary papers, and take all other action that may be necessary for the organization and election of the group. The committee in performing its functions may act through its officers or designated representatives.


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 name of the committee and the names, residence addresses and telephone numbers of at least five of its members, and its officers.


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 Freedom Party.


6763. The names of the grouped candidates shall be so selected that the portion of the candidates for national convention delegates residing in the northern and southern territories shall be proportional, to the nearest whole number, to the portion of the state's Peace and Freedom Party registered voters residing in each territory as computed and certified by the Secretary of State pursuant to Section 6743. If the names are not so selected, the names shall not be certified by the Secretary of State.


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 by Section 6763.


6765. Each group of candidates for delegate that intends to pledge itself to the candidacy of a particular candidate for presidential nominee shall have the endorsement of the candidate for presidential nominee for whom the members of the group have filed a preference. The endorsement of the candidate for presidential nominee shall be filed with the Secretary of State before the circulation of any nomination papers of a group of candidates pledged to the support of her or his candidacy as presidential nominee.


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.

6767. Each candidate for Peace and Freedom Party delegate to the national convention shall file with the Secretary of State, before the circulation of nomination papers of the group of candidates of which she or he is a member, a declaration which shall state all of the following: (a) Her or his residence, with street and number, if any. (b) That she or he is a voter registered as affiliated with the Peace and Freedom Party at her or his residence address. (c) That she or he is a candidate for office of delegate. (d) That she or he will not withdraw as a candidate before the presidential primary. (e) That she or he will qualify as a delegate if elected. (f) In the case of a candidate for delegate on a slate of delegates pledging itself to the candidacy of a particular candidate for presidential nominee, the following statement: "I personally prefer ____ as the nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party for President of the United States, and hereby declare to the voters of the Peace and Freedom Party in the State of California that if elected as delegate to the national convention, I shall to the best of my judgment and ability, support ____ as the nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party for President of the United States." (g) In the case of a candidate for delegate on a slate of delegates not expressing a preference for a particular presidential candidate the following statement: "I express no preference for a particular presidential candidate. The chairperson of my group is ____." The name of a candidate for presidential nominee shall not be placed on the ballot unless this declaration has been properly filed by each candidate for delegate of the group supporting the candidate.


6768. The declaration of a candidate for delegate shall be in substantially the following form: (Signed) _____ Declaration of Candidate for Delegate State of California ) ss. County of ____________ ) I, ______, reside and am a registered voter at __________________ , (street address) in the ________________ of ______________________ , (city or town) in the County of _______, State of California. I desire to be a candidate, at the presidential primary to be held on the ____ day of June 19_, for delegate to the next national convention of the ____ Party with which the Peace and Freedom Party of California is affiliated on the national level and I will qualify as a delegate if elected. I personally prefer ____ as the nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party for President of the United States, and hereby declare to the voters of the Peace and Freedom Party in the State of California that if elected as delegate to the national party convention, I shall to the best of my judgment and ability, support ____ as the nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party for President of the United States. (This statement of preference shall be omitted where the candidate for delegate is part of a group not expressing a preference for a particular presidential candidate.) I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed at ______, California, this ____ day of ____, 19_. (Signed) _____


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 not less than 1 percent of the number of persons registered as members of the Peace and Freedom Party, as reflected in the reports of registration transmitted to the Secretary of State on the 135th day before the presidential primary.


Article 5. Preparation, Circulation And Filing Of Nominating Papers

Ca Codes (elec:6780-6798) Elections Code Section 6780-6798



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 delegates pledged to the candidacy of a particular candidate, and to the nomination of a slate of delegates not expressing a preference for a particular candidate.


6781. Nomination papers properly prepared, circulated, signed and verified shall be left for examination with the elections official of the county in which they are circulated, at least 74 days prior to the presidential primary.

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 place of residence indicating city and giving the street and number, if any.

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 candidates for delegates comprising the group, and, if applicable, that they have expressed a preference for a named person as candidate for presidential nominee of the party. Each section shall bear the name of the county in which it is circulated. Only voters of the county registered as affiliated with the Peace and Freedom Party are competent to sign.


6784. Each section shall be prepared with the lines, for signatures numbered, and shall have attached the declaration of the circulator who obtained signatures to it, stating, under penalty of perjury, that she or he is a voter registered as affiliated with the Peace and Freedom Party, that all the signatures to the attached section were made in her or his presence, and that to the best of her or his knowledge and belief each signature to the section is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be. No other declaration is required to be made.


6785. A verified nomination paper is prima facie evidence that the signatures are genuine and that the persons signing it are voters registered as affiliated with the Peace and Freedom Party until it is otherwise proven by comparison of the signatures with the affidavits of registration in the office of the elections official.


6786. The nomination paper for a candidate for the presidential preference portion of the ballot shall be in substantially the following form: SECTION OF NOMINATION PAPER SIGNED BY VOTER ON BEHALF OF PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY CANDIDATE Section ______ Page ______ County of _________. Nomination paper of a presidential preference candidate for the Peace and Freedom Party presidential primary ballot. State of California ) ss. County of _________ ) SIGNER'S STATEMENT I, the undersigned, am a voter of the County of ______, State of California, and am registered as affiliated with the Peace and Freedom Party. I hereby nominate ________ for the presidential preference portion of the Peace and Freedom Party's presidential primary ballot, to be voted for at the presidential primary to be held on the ______ day of June, 20__. I have not signed the nomination paper of any other candidate for the same office, or for any group of delegates to the national convention of the ______ Party, with which the Peace and Freedom Party of California is affiliated on the national level. __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________

Residence Prin street ted address Number Signature name /city ___________________________________________________ 1. ________________________________________________ 2. ________________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________________ etc. ______________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ CIRCULATOR'S DECLARATION I, ______, affirm that I am a voter registered as affiliated with the Peace and Freedom Party in ____ County, that I secured signatures in the County of ____ to the nomination paper of a candidate in the presidential preference primary of the Peace and Freedom Party, that all the signatures on this section of the nomination paper numbered from 1 to ____, inclusive, were made in my presence, that the signatures were obtained between ____, 20_, and ____, 20_, and that to the best of my knowledge and belief each signature is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed at ____, California, this ____ day of ____, 20_. (Signed) _____________ Circulator (Printed name)______________________


6787. The nomination paper for a group of candidates for delegates to the national convention shall be in substantially the following form: SECTION OF NOMINATION PAPER SIGNED BY VOTER ON BEHALF OF GROUP OF CANDIDATES FOR DELEGATES TO NATIONAL CONVENTION Section ______ Page ______ County of _________. Nomination paper of group of candidates for election as delegates by the Peace and Freedom Party pledged to the candidacy of ______ as presidential nominee, or expressing no preference, as the case may be. State of California ) ss. County of _________ ) SIGNER'S STATEMENT I, the undersigned, am a voter of the County of ______, State of California, and am registered as affiliated with the Peace and Freedom Party. I hereby nominate the following: __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________

Residence city or Number Names town County ___________________________________________________ 1. ________________________________________________ 2. ________________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________________ etc. ______________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ (to the number as may be required) as candidates for delegate to the national convention of the ______ Party, with which the Peace and Freedom Party of California is affiliated on the national level, to be voted for at the presidential primary to be held on the ______ day of March, 20___. I have not signed the nomination paper of any other group of candidates for delegates to the national convention or of any candidate for the presidential preference portion of the primary ballot. ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________

Residence Prin street ted address Number Signature name /city ___________________________________________________ 1. ________________________________________________ 2. ________________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________________ etc. ______________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ CIRCULATOR'S DECLARATION I, ______, affirm that I am a voter registered as affiliated with the Peace and Freedom Party in ____ County, that I secured signatures in the County of ____ to the nomination paper of the group of candidates named in the signer's statement above as candidates for nomination and election by the Peace and Freedom Party as delegates to represent the Peace and Freedom Party of California in the ____ Party's next national convention, that all the signatures on this section of the nomination paper numbered from 1 to ____, inclusive, were made in my presence, that the signatures were obtained between ____, 20__, and ____, 20__, and that to the best of my knowledge and belief each signature is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed at ____, California, this ____ day of ____, 20__. (Signed) _____________ Circulator (Printed name)______________________


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 prior to the presidential primary.


6792. Each section of a nomination paper, after being verified, shall be returned by the verification deputy who circulated it to the candidate, committee, or duly authorized representatives. All the sections circulated in any county shall be collected by the candidate, committee, or duly authorized representatives, who shall arrange and leave the sections with the elections official for examination.


6793. Prior to filing, the sections of a nomination paper for any candidate or group of candidates shall be numbered in order.


6794. Nomination papers, properly assembled, may be consolidated and fastened together by counties, but nomination papers signed by voters in different counties shall not be fastened together.


6795. The elections official shall examine all nomination papers left with her or him for examination and shall disregard and mark "not sufficient" the name of any voter of that county that does not appear in the same handwriting on an affidavit of registration in the office of the elections official. The elections official shall also disregard and mark "not sufficient" the name of any voter of the county who is not registered as affiliated with the Peace and Freedom Party.


6796. Within five days after any nomination papers are left with the elections official for examination, the elections official shall: (a) Examine and affix to them a certificate reciting that she or he has examined them and stating the number of names that have not been marked "not sufficient." (b) Transmit the papers with the certificate of examination to the Secretary of State, who shall file the papers.


6797. The certificate of the elections official to nomination papers of a candidate or group of candidates shall be in substantially the following form: CERTIFICATE OF COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICIAL TO NOMINATION PAPERS OF CANDIDATE OR GROUP OF CANDIDATES To the Secretary of State: I, County Elections Official of the County of ______, hereby certify that I have examined the nomination papers, to which this certificate is attached, of the presidential candidate or group of candidates for delegates at the ensuing presidential primary, and that the number of names which I have not marked "not sufficient" is _______. The candidate or group of candidates named in the nomination papers comprise the following (state names of candidates): etc. etc. etc. Dated this ________ day of ________, 20___. ________________________ (SEAL) County Elections Official By _____________ Deputy


6798. (a) Upon receipt of a sufficient number of signatures for the nomination of a candidate for the presidential preference primary ballot, the Secretary of State shall notify the candidate or his or her duly authorized representative of that fact. (b) Upon receipt of a sufficient number of signatures for the nomination of a group of candidates for delegates, the Secretary of State shall notify the chairperson of the committee of that fact. (c) In each case, the Secretary of State shall advise the person receiving the notification that no more signatures will be received.


Article 6. Peace And Freedom Party Presidential Primary Ballot 6820-6822

Ca Codes (elec:6820-6822) Elections Code Section 6820-6822



6820. Upon the filing of nomination papers, the presidential preference primary candidate or slate of delegate candidates shall be voted upon, but the names of candidates for delegates to the national convention shall not be printed upon the ballot.


6821. For the presidential primary election, the format of the Peace and Freedom Party ballot shall be governed by Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 13100) of Division 13, with the following exceptions: (a) In place of the heading "Delegates to National Convention, vote for one group only" shall appear the heading "Presidential Preference, vote for one." (b) Selected and unselected presidential candidates shall be listed below the heading specified in subdivision (a). (c) Below the presidential candidates shall appear in the same column, or in the next column if there is not sufficient space in the first column, the heading "Delegates to National Convention, vote for one group". (d) Presidential candidates who have qualified for the ballot and to whom delegations are pledged, and the chairpersons of unpledged delegations which have qualified for the ballot, shall be listed below the heading specified in subdivision (c). (e) The instructions to voters shall be the same as provided for in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 13100) of Division 13, except that they shall begin with the words, "To express your preference for a candidate for nomination for President, stamp a cross (+) in the square opposite the name of the candidate. Your vote in this portion of the ballot is advisory only. Delegates to the national convention will be elected in the delegate selection portion of the ballot."


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 the primary election, file an endorsement of his or her write-in candidacy with the Secretary of State, or no votes shall be counted for that write-in candidate.


Article 7. Certification Of National Convention Delegates Elected And Postelection Proceedings

Ca Codes (elec:6840-6849) Elections Code Section 6840-6849



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 multiplying the total number of delegates to be elected by the ratio which that group's vote bears to the total of votes cast for all those groups of delegates, with the following to apply in order to adjust the total number of delegates certified to the total number to which the state is entitled: (a) If this procedure would result in a total number of delegates being elected greater than the number to which the state is entitled, the calculation outlined above shall be repeated using a total vote cast for all groups of delegates that is sufficiently larger than the actual total vote so as to give a total number of delegates elected equal to the number to which the state is entitled. (b) If this procedure would result in a total number of delegates being elected smaller than the number to which the state is entitled, the calculation outlined above shall be repeated using a total vote cast for all groups of delegates that is sufficiently smaller than the actual total vote so as to give a total number of delegates elected equal to the number to which the state is entitled. (c) If a tie renders unworkable the procedure for adjusting to the proper delegate total outlined in subdivisions (a) and (b), those delegate candidates so tied shall be certified as elected with a fractional vote proportional to their group's total vote so that the total number of delegates certified, including the fractional-vote delegates, equals the number to which the state is entitled.


6841. The Secretary of State shall send, not more than three business days after the presidential primary, to the chairperson of each committee qualifying a group of candidates for national convention delegates for the Peace and Freedom Party presidential primary ballot a copy of the semiofficial canvass of the vote for each of the group of delegates showing the vote for each group in each county, the total statewide vote for each group, and the tentative number of delegates which each group will be entitled to have declared elected.

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 members of the group shall be certified as elected by the Secretary of State. The order so determined shall commence with a resident of either the northern or the southern territories, and the names thereafter shall alternate between residents of the northern and southern territories until the alternation is no longer possible. The order so determined shall be certified to the Secretary of State by the chairperson of the committee forming the group not later than the 28th day after the election.


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 Peace and Freedom Party presidential preferential primary and the national convention delegate selection election, compiled from the returns filed with the Secretary of State by the county elections officials. The compiled statement shall show, for each candidate or group, the total of the votes received, the votes received in each county, and, in the case of a group, the names of the candidates comprising that group.


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 entitled to be declared elected from that group pursuant to Section 6840. The names certified from each group shall be certified in the order in which they were specified by the group pursuant to Section 6842. If no order was specified, the Secretary of State shall certify as many persons from the group as are entitled to be elected from the order in which the names of the candidates appeared on the nomination paper of the group, with the additional requirement that an equal number of names be selected of persons residing in the northern and the southern territories, or, if the number to be selected is odd, that one more person residing in the territory with the greater portion of the state's registered Peace and Freedom Party voters shall be certified than the number of persons certified residing in the other territory. Certification of any delegates to which a write-in candidate is entitled shall be made within three business days of the receipt of the names of those delegates pursuant to Sections 6846 and 6847.


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 Freedom Party presidential primary to be entitled to one or more convention delegates pursuant to Section 6840, shall, within 37 days after the primary election, file a list of as many delegates as the person is entitled to with the Secretary of State. The delegates selected shall meet the residence distribution requirement specified in Section 6763 and shall be voters registered as affiliated with the Peace and Freedom Party in California.


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 of the end of the 31-day period specified in Section 6845, file a list of those delegates with the Secretary of State. Any delegates so certified by the state central committee shall attend the convention unpledged to any candidate.


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 vacancies in the office of delegate or alternate.

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 discharge the duties of that delegate. An alternate shall not vote in the place of the delegate whom the alternate represents when the delegate is occupying her or his seat at the convention.


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 county central committee of record, the final list of national convention delegates.


Part 2. Elections For Presidential Electors

Chapter 1. General Provisions

Ca Codes (elec:6900-6909) Elections Code Section 6900-6909



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 an elector as defined in Section 321.


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 for electors of President and Vice President of the United States, the Secretary of State shall notify each candidate for elector of his or her nomination by the party. The Secretary of State shall cause the names of the candidates for President and Vice President of the several political parties to be placed upon the ballot for the ensuing general election.


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 voters of the state as many electors of President and Vice President of the United States as the state is then entitled to.


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 perform any other duties relating to presidential electors which are required of him or her by the laws of the United States.


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 following their election.


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 shall elect, from the citizens of the state, as many persons as will supply the deficiency.


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 the United States, who are, respectively, the candidates of the political party which they represent, one of whom, at least, is not an inhabitant of this state.


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.

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 votes for each, which lists they shall sign, certify, seal, and transmit by mail to the seat of the Government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate.


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 mile of travel from his or her domicile to the State Capitol and return. Their accounts therefor shall be certified by the Secretary of State, and audited by the Controller, who shall draw his or her warrants for the same on the Treasurer, payable out of the General Fund.


Chapter 2. Duties Of The Secretary Of State

Ca Codes (elec:6950-6954) Elections Code Section 6950-6954



6950. Within three days of receiving the names of delegate candidates from the chairpersons of the steering committees the Secretary of State shall transmit to each elections official a certified list, for each congressional district wholly or partially within that county, containing the names of the delegate candidates selected and pledged to each candidate or uncommitted delegation who is entitled to be voted for on the ballot at the presidential primary. The certified list shall be in substantially the following form:

Certified List of Delegate Candidates In the ____ Congressional District To the County Elections Official of ____ County: I, ____, Secretary of State, do hereby certify that the following persons, listed beneath the name of the presidential candidate or uncommitted delegation they are pledged to, are the delegate candidates who will represent the voters of this congressional district at the ____ Democratic National Convention to the extent, based on his or her proportional share of the total votes for president in this district, that each presidential candidate or uncommitted delegation is entitled to delegates from this district. List of Delegates Pledged to Presidential Candidates and Uncommitted Delegations In the _____ Congressional District Delegates Pledged Delegates Pledged to to Rosaly Janice Lever Atkinson Deborah John Mott- Seiler Smith Elaine Rosa Garcia- Ginnold Viteri George Mann Bruce Bolinger Darren Chesin Mary DeLost Delegates Pledged Delegates Pledged to to Unpledged Christopher Zirkle Delegation, James Ashford, Chairperson Mark Terry Abra Reynaga Romulo Sylvia Lopez Cheng Linda M. Michael Gonzalez Ognisty Joe Ayala Bill Pitts Lori Joseph Lynne Chinn Dated at Sacramento, California, this ________ day of ________, 20__. (seal) ______Secretary of State


6951. At least 68 days before the presidential primary, the Secretary of State shall transmit to each elections official a certified list containing the names of the candidates to appear on the Peace and Freedom Party presidential preference primary ballot and the names and addresses of the candidates for delegates for whom nomination papers have been filed and who are entitled to be voted for at the presidential primary.


6952. The certified list required by Section 6951 shall be in substantially the following form: CERTIFIED LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY AND CANDIDATES FOR NATIONAL CONVENTION DELEGATE To the County Elections Official of ______ County: I, ____, Secretary of State, do hereby certify that the names of the candidates to appear on the June ____, 20__, Peace and Freedom Party presidential preference primary ballot, in the order in which they are to appear, are: etc. etc. I further certify that the following list contains the name and post office address of each person who is entitled to be voted for at the June ____, 20__, Peace and Freedom Party presidential primary election as a candidate for delegate to the next national convention of the ____ Party with which the Peace and Freedom Party of California is affiliated on the national level. I further certify that the groups of candidates for delegate each appear under the name of the person for whom the group has expressed a preference as nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party for President, or under the name of the group chairperson in case of a group not expressing a preference, and that the groups are listed in the order in which they are to appear on the national convention delegate portion of the Peace and Freedom Party presidential primary ballot.

LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR NATIONAL CONVENTION DELEGATE PEACE AND FREEDOM PARTY ___________________________________________________ Candidates preferring __________________ ___________________________________________________ ______________ Name Address ___________________________________________________ Top of group 1 ______________ ____________________ 2 ______________ ____________________ 3 ______________ ____________________ etc. etc. ___________________________________________________ Candidates expressing no preference (Name of chairperson) ______________________ ___________________________________________________ ______________ Name Address ___________________________________________________ Top of group 1 ______________ ____________________ 2 ______________ ____________________ 3 ______________ ____________________ etc. etc. ___________________________________________________ Dated at Sacramento, California, this ____ day of _____, 20___. (SEAL) __________________________________ Secretary of State


6953. At least 68 days before a presidential primary, the Secretary of State shall transmit to each elections official a certified list containing the names and addresses of the candidates for delegates for whom nomination papers have been filed and who are entitled to be voted for at the presidential primary. The certified list shall be in substantially the following form: CERTIFIED LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR DELEGATE SECRETARY OF STATE To the Elections Official of ____ County: I, ____, Secretary of State, do hereby certify that the following list contains the name and post office address of each person for whom nomination papers have been filed in my office and who is entitled to be voted for at the presidential primary to be held on the ____ day of ____, 20__, as delegate to the next national convention of the American Independent Party; I further certify that in the list, under the name of the person for whom a preference as nominee of the American Independent Party for President has been expressed, or under the name of the chairman of a group not expressing a preference, there is stated the name of each candidate for delegate who has filed a statement pursuant to Section 6567, and who may be voted for as one of a group. LIST OF CANDIDATES American Independent Party ____________________________________________________ No preference Candidates Candidates (Name of preferring preferring chairman) _______________ _______________ ________________ ____________________________________________________ Name Name Name Address Address Address Top of group Top of group Top of group 1._____________ 1._____________ 1.______________ 2._____________ 2._____________ 2.______________ 3._____________ 3._____________ 3.______________ etc. etc. etc. Dated at Sacramento, California, this ______ day of ______, 20___. __________________________________ (SEAL) (Secretary of State)


6954. At least 68 days before a presidential primary, the Secretary of State shall transmit to each county elections official a certified list containing the names and addresses of the candidates for whom nomination papers have been filed and who are entitled to be voted for at the presidential primary. The certified list shall be in substantially the following form:

CERTIFIED LIST OF CANDIDATES SECRETARY OF STATE To the County Elections Official of ____ County: I, ____, Secretary of State, do hereby certify that the following list contains the name and post office address of each person for whom nomination papers have been filed in my office and who is entitled to be voted for at the presidential primary to be held on the ____ day of ____, 20__, as nominee of the Republican Party. List of Candidates Republican Party Name Address 1 ___________________ ________________________ 2 ___________________ ________________________ 3 ___________________ ________________________ etc. etc. Dated at Sacramento, California, this ______ day of ______, 20___. ________________________ (SEAL) Secretary of State


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