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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.
 “Direct primary” is the primary election held on either  the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June in each even-numbered year,  an even-numbered year that is not evenly divisible by the number four, or on a date described in Section 340 in 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.

 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  in  any year that is evenly divisible by the number four, and at which delegations to national party conventions are to be chosen. The presidential primary shall be held on either of the following dates: 
(a) The third Tuesday in March.
(b) A date selected by the Governor that is before the third Tuesday in March, provided that the Governor issues a proclamation calling the election at least 240 days before the date the Governor selects.

SEC. 3.

 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) In a year that is evenly divisible by the number four, either of the following dates:
(1) The third Tuesday in March.
(2) A date selected by the Governor that is before the third Tuesday in March, provided that the Governor issues a proclamation calling the election at least 240 days before the date the Governor selects.

SEC. 4.

 Section 1001 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

1001.
 Elections held in June and November of each even-numbered year  The following  are statewide elections and the dates of those elections  their dates  are statewide election dates. dates: 
(a) An election held in November of an even-numbered year.
(b) An election held in June of an even-numbered year that is not evenly divisible by the number four.
(c) An election held on a date set pursuant to Section 1202.

SEC. 5.

 Section 1201 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

1201.
 The statewide direct primary shall be held on either  the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June of each even-numbered year. an even-numbered year that is not evenly divisible by the number four, or on a date set pursuant to Section 1202 in a year that is evenly divisible by the number four. 

SEC. 6.

 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  consolidated with the statewide direct primary held in that year, and shall be held  in any year that is evenly divisible by the number four, and shall be consolidated with the statewide direct primary held in that year. four on either of the following dates: 
(a) The third Tuesday in March.
(b) A date selected by the Governor that is before the third Tuesday in March, provided that the Governor issues a proclamation calling the election at least 240 days before the date the Governor selects.