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DIVISION 13. BALLOTS, SAMPLE BALLOTS, AND VOTER PAMPHLETS [13000 - 13502]

  ( Division 13 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 6. Partisan Primary Elections [13500 - 13502]
  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 819, Sec. 1. )

13500.
  

This chapter applies only to partisan primary elections.

(Added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 819, Sec. 1. (AB 837) Effective January 1, 2018.)

13501.
  

(a) The Secretary of State shall include in the state voter information guide the information specified in subdivision (a) of Section 9083.5, including a statement explaining that a voter who has declined to disclose a political party preference may not vote in a political party’s primary election unless the political party has authorized a voter who has declined to disclose a political party preference to vote in its primary election.

(b) The Secretary of State shall make all of the following information available on the Secretary of State’s Internet Web site:

(1) A statement that a voter who has declined to disclose a political party preference may vote in a political party’s 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 in the next ensuing partisan primary election.

(2) The name of each political party that authorizes a voter who has declined to disclose a political party preference to vote in the partisan primary election.

(3) A statement that a voter who has declined to disclose a political party preference may request the ballot of one of the political parties that authorizes a voter who has declined to disclose a political party preference to vote in the partisan primary election.

(c) A county elections official shall include all of the information described in paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, of subdivision (b) in the nonpartisan county voter information guide prepared pursuant to Section 13300 and shall make the information available on the official’s Internet Web site. In addition, the county elections official shall send an email to the email address of a voter who has declined to disclose a political party preference notifying the voter that he or she may request a political party’s ballot at the next ensuing partisan primary election if the political party has so authorized. The county elections official shall also provide the notice to a voter who has declined to disclose a political party preference by text message if the voter has provided written consent to receive text messages from the county elections official.

(Added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 819, Sec. 1. (AB 837) Effective January 1, 2018.)

13502.
  

(a) With each nonpartisan vote by mail ballot that is sent to a voter who has declined to disclose a political party preference, the county elections official shall include a notice informing the voter that he or she may request a political party’s ballot at the next ensuing partisan primary election if the political party has so authorized.

(b) In addition to any other method permitted by law, a voter who has declined to disclose a political party preference may request the ballot of a political party that has authorized a voter who has declined to disclose a political party preference to vote in its partisan primary election as follows:

(1) In his or her vote by mail application pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 3006.

(2) By telephone pursuant to Section 3007.8.

(3) Over the Internet if available pursuant to Section 3007.7.

(4) By email or by facsimile transmission if permitted by the county elections official.

(c) No later than seven days before the date of a partisan primary election, a voter who has declined to disclose a political party preference and who has received a nonpartisan vote by mail ballot may return his or her unvoted ballot to the county elections official and request and receive the ballot for a political party if the political party has authorized a voter who has declined to disclose a political party preference to vote in its partisan primary election.

(Added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 819, Sec. 1. (AB 837) Effective January 1, 2018.)

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