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DIVISION 6. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS [6000 - 6954]

  ( Division 6 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

PART 1. PARTISAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES [6000 - 6884]

  ( Part 1 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 0.5. General Provisions [6000 - 6000.2]
  ( Chapter 0.5 added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 1, Sec. 13. )

6000.
  

All references to a voter’s or candidate’s party “registration” or “affiliation” in this part shall refer to the party preference or lack of party preference disclosed by the voter or candidate in accordance with Sections 2151 and 2152 and subdivision (b) of Section 2154.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 1, Sec. 13. (SB 6) Effective January 1, 2010. Operative January 1, 2011, pursuant to Sec. 67 of Ch. 1.)

6000.1.
  

“Generally advocated for or recognized candidate” or “recognized candidate” means an individual who has an authorized campaign committee registered with the Federal Election Commission for the office of President of the United States and submits proof, pursuant to Section 6000.2, of at least one of the following criteria:

(a) The candidate is qualified for funding under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1974 (52 U.S.C. Sec. 30101 et seq.).

(b) The candidate has appeared as a candidate in a national presidential debate hosted by a political party qualified to participate in a primary election, with at least two participating candidates, which is publicly available for viewing by voters in more than one state during the current presidential election cycle. For purposes of this subdivision, “political party qualified to participate in a primary election” means any political party qualified in California, a major or minor ballot-qualified political party in another state, or a national committee of a political party recognized by the Federal Election Commission.

(c) The candidate has been placed or has qualified for placement on a presidential primary ballot or a caucus ballot of a major or minor ballot-qualified political party in at least one other state in the current presidential election cycle.

(d) The candidate has been or has qualified to be a candidate in a caucus of a major or minor ballot-qualified political party in at least one other state in the current presidential election cycle.

(e) The candidate has all of the following:

(1) A current presidential campaign internet website or webpage hosted by the candidate or a qualified political party.

(2) A written request submitted on the candidate’s behalf to the Secretary of State requesting that the candidate be placed on the presidential primary ballot. The written request shall be from a party qualified to participate in a primary election, as set forth in Section 5100.

(Added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 149, Sec. 1. (SB 505) Effective July 30, 2019.)

6000.2.
  

(a) A candidate for the office of the President of the United States shall provide to the Secretary of State proof, in substantially the following form, of meeting at least one of the criteria set forth in Section 6000.1:

GENERALLY ADVOCATED FOR OR RECOGNIZED CANDIDATE
______, a candidate for the office of the President of the United States of America, is a generally advocated for or recognized candidate, as defined in Section 6000.1 of the Elections Code, and has met at least one of the following criteria:
The candidate is qualified for funding under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1974 (52 U.S.C. Sec. 30101, et seq.). Attach supporting documentation and provide a description: ______
The candidate has appeared as a candidate in a national presidential debate hosted by a political party qualified to participate in a primary election, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 6000.1 of the Elections Code, with at least two participating candidates, which is publicly available for viewing by voters in more than one state during the current presidential election cycle. Attach supporting documentation and provide a description:______
The candidate has been placed or has qualified for placement on a presidential primary ballot or a caucus ballot of a major or minor ballot-qualified political party in at least one other state in the current presidential election cycle. Attach supporting documentation and provide a description:______
The candidate has been or has qualified to be a candidate in a caucus of a major or minor ballot-qualified political party in at least one other state in the current presidential election cycle. Attach supporting documentation and provide a description: ______
The candidate has all of the following (attach documentation and provide a description for each item):
(1) A current presidential campaign internet website or webpage hosted by the candidate or a qualified political party.
(2) A written request submitted on the candidate’s behalf to the Secretary of State requesting that the candidate be placed on the presidential primary ballot. The written request is from a party qualified to participate in a primary election, as set forth in the Section 5100 of the Elections Code.
Dated this ____ day of ______, 20__.
_____________________________
Signature of candidate

(b) The candidate shall file the form set forth in subdivision (a) and any attached supporting documentation with the Secretary of State and specify the California qualified political party ballot on which the candidate seeks to appear on or before the 98th day before the presidential primary election.

(Added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 149, Sec. 2. (SB 505) Effective July 30, 2019.)

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