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DIVISION 11. RECALL ELECTIONS [11000 - 11386]

  ( Division 11 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 4. General Procedures: Final Steps in the Recall [11300 - 11386]

  ( Chapter 4 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 2. Ballots [11320 - 11327]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

11320.
  

The following shall appear on the ballots at every recall election, except in the case of a landowner voting district, with respect to each officer sought to be recalled:

(a) The question “Shall [name of officer sought to be recalled] be recalled (removed) from the office of [title of office]?”

(b) To the right of the foregoing question, the words “Yes” and “No” on separate lines with an enclosed voting space to the right of each.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

11322.
  

In addition to the material contained in Section 11320, the following shall appear on ballots at all recall elections, except at a landowner voting district recall election:

(a) The names of the candidates nominated to succeed the officer sought to be recalled shall appear under each recall question.

(b) Following each list of candidates, the ballot shall provide one blank line with a voting space to the right of it for the voter to write in a name not printed on the ballot.

(Added by renumbering Section 27312 by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1143, Sec. 67. Effective September 30, 1996.)

11323.
  

A voter shall indicate, by using the stamp or other marking device to place a mark in the voting space opposite either “Yes” or “No”, his vote for or against the recall proposal, respectively.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

11324.
  

(a) The official responsible for preparing the ballot shall, at least 10 days before the recall election, mail a voter information guide to each registered voter of the electoral jurisdiction of the officer sought to be recalled.

(b) In the case of a recall of a state officer, the official responsible for preparing the voter information guide pursuant to subdivision (a) shall include in the voter information guide the report of estimated costs of the recall prepared by the Department of Finance pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 11108.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 180, Sec. 13. (SB 117) Effective August 24, 2017.)

11325.
  

(a) With the voter information guide there shall be mailed, for each officer whose recall is sought, a printed copy of the following:

(1) The statement of reasons for recall that appeared on the notice of intent to recall that was filed by the proponents of the recall with the elections official or, in the case of a state officer, with the Secretary of State.

(2) The answer to the statement of reasons for recall that was filed by the officer whose recall is sought with the elections official or, in the case of a state officer, with the Secretary of State, if an answer was filed.

(b) The printed copies of the statement and the answer to that statement shall be mailed with the voter information guide either in a document separate from the voter information guide or as part of the voter information guide. Both the statement and answer shall be printed on the same page, or on facing pages of the document, and shall be of equal prominence.

(c) If the recall of more than one officer is sought, the statement and answer for each officer shall be printed together and shall be clearly distinguished from those of any other officer.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 269, Sec. 4. (AB 3258) Effective January 1, 2019.)

11327.
  

An officer whose recall is being sought may file a statement with the elections official in accordance with Section 13307, to be sent to each voter, together with the voter information guide.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 422, Sec. 59. (AB 2911) Effective January 1, 2017.)

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