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SB-568 Primary elections: election date.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 316 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

316.
 (a)  “Direct primary” is the primary election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June in each even-numbered year, to nominate candidates to be voted for at the ensuing general election or to elect members of a party central committee.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 2.

 Section 316 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

316.
 (a) “Direct primary” is the primary election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March in each even-numbered year.
(b) This section shall become operative January 1, 2019.

SEC. 3.

 Section 340 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

340.
 (a)  “Presidential primary” is the primary election that is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June in any year that is evenly divisible by the number four, and at which delegations to national party conventions are to be chosen.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 4.

 Section 340 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

340.
 (a) “Presidential primary” is the primary election that is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March of any year that is evenly divisible by four.
(b) This section shall become operative January 1, 2019.

SEC. 5.

 Section 1000 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

1000.
 The established election dates are as follows:
(a) The second Tuesday of April in 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 each year.
(d) The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each year.
(e) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 6.

 Section 1000 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

1000.
 The established election dates are as follows:
(a) The second Tuesday of April in 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 November of each year.
(d) The first Tuesday after the first Monday in March in each even-numbered year.
(e) This section shall become operative January 1, 2019.

SEC. 7.

 Section 1001 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

1001.
 (a)  Elections held in June and November of each even-numbered year are statewide elections and the dates of those elections are statewide election dates.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 8.

 Section 1001 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

1001.
 The following are statewide elections and their dates are statewide election dates:
(a) An election held in November of an even-numbered year.
(b) An election held in March of an even-numbered year.
(c) This section shall become operative January 1, 2019.

SEC. 9.

 Section 1201 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

1201.
 (a)  The statewide direct primary shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June of each even-numbered year.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 10.

 Section 1201 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

1201.
 (a) The statewide direct primary shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March of each even-numbered year.
(b) This section shall become operative January 1, 2019.

SEC. 11.

 Section 1202 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

1202.
 (a)  The presidential primary shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June in any year that is evenly divisible by the number four, and shall be consolidated with the statewide direct primary held in that year.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 12.

 Section 1202 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

1202.
 (a) The presidential primary shall be consolidated with the statewide direct primary in any year that is evenly divisible by four, and the consolidated primary shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March.
(b) This section shall become operative January 1, 2019.