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AB-84 Primary elections: election date.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.
 It is the intent of the Legislature that, beginning in 2020, the presidential primary election be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March of a presidential primary election year. It is also the intent of the Legislature that the statewide direct primary election be held on that same day during a presidential primary election year, but continue to be held on the first Monday in June of an even-numbered year in which the presidential primary election is not held. This act will not change the date on which the statewide direct primary election will be held in 2018.

SECTION 1.SEC. 2.

 Section 316 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

316.
 “Direct primary” is the primary election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June in each even-numbered year,  of an even-numbered year that is not evenly divisible by the number four, or the primary election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March of a year that is evenly divisible by the number four,  to nominate candidates to be voted for at the ensuing general election or to elect members of a party central committee.

SEC. 2.SEC. 3.

 Section 340 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

340.
 “Presidential primary” is the primary election that is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June in any March of a  year that is evenly divisible by the number four, and at which delegations to national party conventions are to be chosen.

SEC. 3.SEC. 4.

 Section 1000 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

1000.
 The established election dates are as follows:
(a) The second Tuesday of in  April in of  each even-numbered year.
(b) The first Tuesday after the first Monday in March of each odd-numbered year.
(c) The first Tuesday after the first Monday in June in of  each year.
(d) The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each year.
(e) The first Tuesday after the first Monday in March of each year that is evenly divisible by the number four.

SEC. 4.SEC. 5.

 Section 1001 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

1001.
 Elections held in June  March, June,  and November of each an  even-numbered year are statewide elections and the dates of those elections are statewide election dates.

SEC. 5.SEC. 6.

 Section 1201 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

1201.
 The statewide direct primary election  shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June of each even-numbered year. year that is not evenly divisible by the number four, and on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March of each year that is evenly divisible by the number four. 

SEC. 6.SEC. 7.

 Section 1202 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

1202.
 The presidential primary shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June March  in any a  year that is evenly divisible by the number four, and shall be consolidated with the statewide direct primary held in that year.