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AB-2650 Elections: no party preference voters: partisan primary elections. (2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/20/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2650


Introduced by Assembly Member Berman

February 20, 2020


An act to add Section 13206.7 to the Elections Code, relating to elections.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2650, as introduced, Berman. Elections: no party preference voters: partisan primary elections.
Existing law generally requires a voter to disclose a preference for a political party in order to participate in the political party’s primary election. Existing law permits a voter who has declined to disclose a political party preference to request the ballot of a political party at a partisan primary election if the political party, by party rule duly noticed to the Secretary of State, authorizes a voter who has declined to disclose a political party preference to vote the ballot of the political party at that election. Existing law requires, at a partisan primary election, a member of the precinct board to provide a no party preference voter with a uniform notification informing the voter that the voter may request a political party’s ballot, as specified.
This bill would authorize, at a partisan primary election, a nonpartisan ballot to include a statement informing a no party preference voter of the procedure for that voter to obtain a ballot that includes candidates for partisan office. The statement would be required to include an explanation of how the voter may change the voter’s party preference and how the voter may request a ballot of one of the political parties that has authorized no party preference voters to vote in its primary election.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 13206.7 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

13206.7.
 At a partisan primary election, a nonpartisan ballot may include a statement informing a voter who has declined to disclose a political party preference of the procedure for that voter to obtain a ballot that includes candidates for partisan office. The statement shall include an explanation of how the voter may change the voter’s party preference and how the voter may request a ballot of one of the political parties that has authorized a voter who has declined to disclose a party preference to vote in its primary election.