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AB-2233 Primary elections: petitions: signatures.(2013-2014)

As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 21, 2014


 Section 8106.5 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

 (a) If the number of days for a candidate to collect signatures on a petition in lieu of a filing fee for a special election that is held to fill a vacancy is less than the number of days that a candidate would have to collect signatures on a petition for a regular election for the same office, the elections official shall reduce the required number of signatures for the petition, as specified in subdivision (a) of Section 8106, by the same proportion as the reduction in time for the candidate to collect signatures. In determining the proportion of time by which the period for a candidate to collect signatures has been reduced, the elections official shall exclude any days allotted for filing a supplemental petition pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 8106.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the number of signatures required on an in-lieu-filing-fee petition for a special election held to fill a vacancy in the office of Representative in Congress, state Senator, or Member of the Assembly shall be not less than 100.