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AB-562 Elections: ballots.(2015-2016)



SECTION 1.

 Section 13109 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

13109.
 The order of precedence of offices on the ballot shall be as listed below for those offices and measures that apply to the election for which this the  ballot is provided. Beginning in the column to the left:
(a) Under the heading, PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT:
Nominees of the qualified political parties and independent nominees for President and Vice President.
(b) Under the heading, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:
(1) Names of the presidential candidates to whom the delegates are pledged.
(2) Names of the chairpersons of unpledged delegations.
(c) Under the heading, STATE:
(1) Governor.
(2) Lieutenant Governor.
(3) Secretary of State.
(4) Controller.
(5) Treasurer.
(6) Attorney General.
(7) Insurance Commissioner.
(8) Member, State Board of Equalization.
(d) Under the heading, UNITED STATES SENATOR:
Candidates or nominees to the United States Senate.
(e) Under the heading, UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE:
Candidates or nominees to the House of Representatives of the United States.
(f) Under the heading, STATE SENATOR:
Candidates or nominees to the State Senate.
(g) Under the heading, MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY:
Candidates or nominees to the Assembly.
(h) Under the heading, COUNTY COMMITTEE: STATEWIDE EDUCATION: 
Superintendent of Public Instruction.
(i) Under the heading, COUNTY COMMITTEE:
Members of the County Central Committee.
(i) (j)  Under the heading, JUDICIAL:
(1) Chief Justice of California.
(2) Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
(3) Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal.
(4) Associate Justice, Court of Appeal.
(5) Judge of the Superior Court.
(6) Marshal.
(j) (k)  Under the heading, SCHOOL:
(1) Superintendent of Public Instruction.
(2) (1)  County Superintendent of Schools.
(3) (2)  County Board of Education Members.
(4) (3)  College District Governing Board Members.
(5) (4)  Unified District Governing Board Members.
(6) (5)  High School District Governing Board Members.
(7) (6)  Elementary District Governing Board Members.
(k) (l)  Under the heading, COUNTY:
(1) County Supervisor.
(2) Other offices in alphabetical order by the title of the office.
( (m) 
l
)  Under the heading, CITY:
(1) Mayor.
(2) Member, City Council.
(3) Other offices in alphabetical order by the title of the office.
(m) (n)  Under the heading, DISTRICT:
Directors or trustees for each district in alphabetical order according to the name of the district.
(n) (o)  Under the heading, MEASURES SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS and the appropriate heading from subdivisions (a) through (m), (n),  above, ballot measures in the order, state through district shown above, and within each jurisdiction, in the order prescribed by the official certifying them for the ballot.
(o) (p)  In order to allow for the most efficient use of space on the ballot in counties that use a voting system, as defined in Section 362, the county elections official may vary the order of subdivisions (j),  (k), (l), (m), (n),  and (n) (o)  as well as the order of offices within these subdivisions. However, the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction shall always precede any school, county, or city office, and  state measures shall always precede local measures.