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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 4. Peace and Freedom Party Presidential Primary [6700 - 6849]

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

ARTICLE 4. Qualification of Group of Candidates for National Convention Delegate Portion of Primary Ballot [6760 - 6769]
  ( Article 4 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

6760.
  

Any five or more voters of the state who are registered as affiliated with the Peace and Freedom Party may join as a committee in proposing the nomination of a group of candidates for delegates. The committee may elect its officers, select the candidates for delegates, select the chairperson of the committee, secure the endorsement of the person, if any, preferred by the committee as candidate for presidential nominee, appoint alternates, assemble and file all necessary papers, and take all other action that may be necessary for the organization and election of the group. The committee in performing its functions may act through its officers or designated representatives.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 790, Sec. 22. Effective January 1, 2000.)

6761.
  

The committee, on or before the 104th day before the presidential primary election, shall file with the Secretary of State a statement containing the name of the committee and the names, residence addresses and telephone numbers of at least five of its members, and its officers.

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

6762.
  

The number of candidates for delegate grouped on a nomination paper shall be equal to the total number of delegates to be elected by the Peace and Freedom Party.

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

6763.
  

The names of the grouped candidates shall be so selected that the portion of the candidates for national convention delegates residing in the northern and southern territories shall be proportional, to the nearest whole number, to the portion of the state’s Peace and Freedom Party registered voters residing in each territory as computed and certified by the Secretary of State pursuant to Section 6743. If the names are not so selected, the names shall not be certified by the Secretary of State.

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

6764.
  

The number of alternates to be selected shall be no greater than one for each delegate, and the alternates shall be selected in the manner prescribed by Section 6763.

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

6765.
  

Each group of candidates for delegate that intends to pledge itself to the candidacy of a particular candidate for presidential nominee shall have the endorsement of the candidate for presidential nominee for whom the members of the group have filed a preference. The endorsement of the candidate for presidential nominee shall be filed with the Secretary of State before the circulation of any nomination papers of a group of candidates pledged to the support of her or his candidacy as presidential nominee.

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

6766.
  

Any candidate for delegate whose nomination paper is filed in more than one group is disqualified from running as a member of any group.

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

6767.
  

Each candidate for Peace and Freedom Party delegate to the national convention shall file with the Secretary of State, before the circulation of nomination papers of the group of candidates of which she or he is a member, a declaration which shall state all of the following:

(a) Her or his residence, with street and number, if any.

(b) That she or he is a voter registered as affiliated with the Peace and Freedom Party at her or his residence address.

(c) That she or he is a candidate for office of delegate.

(d) That she or he will not withdraw as a candidate before the presidential primary.

(e) That she or he will qualify as a delegate if elected.

(f) In the case of a candidate for delegate on a slate of delegates pledging itself to the candidacy of a particular candidate for presidential nominee, the following statement: “I personally prefer ____ as the nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party for President of the United States, and hereby declare to the voters of the Peace and Freedom Party in the State of California that if elected as delegate to the national convention, I shall to the best of my judgment and ability, support ____ as the nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party for President of the United States.”

(g) In the case of a candidate for delegate on a slate of delegates not expressing a preference for a particular presidential candidate the following statement: “I express no preference for a particular presidential candidate. The chairperson of my group is ____.”

The name of a candidate for presidential nominee shall not be placed on the ballot unless this declaration has been properly filed by each candidate for delegate of the group supporting the candidate.

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

6768.
  

The declaration of a candidate for delegate shall be in substantially the following form:

_____ (Signed)

Declaration of Candidate for Delegate

State of California

County of


ss.

I, ______, reside and am a registered voter at

_____ (street address) _____ ,

in the (city or town) of ,

in the County of _______, State of California.

I desire to be a candidate, at the presidential primary to be held on
the ____ day of ____, 20_, for delegate to the next national
convention of the ____ Party with which the Peace and Freedom
Party of California is affiliated on the national level and I will qualify
as a delegate if elected.

I personally prefer ____ as the nominee of the Peace and
Freedom Party for President of the United States, and hereby declare
to the voters of the Peace and Freedom Party in the State of
California that if elected as delegate to the national party convention,
I shall to the best of my judgment and ability, support ____ as the
nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party for President of the United
States. (This statement of preference shall be omitted where the
candidate for delegate is part of a group not expressing a preference
for a particular presidential candidate.)

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and
correct.

Executed at ______, California, this ____ day of ____,
20_.

_____ (Signed)

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 58, Sec. 8. (AB 3259) Effective January 1, 2019.)

6769.
  

Nomination papers for candidates for delegates shall be signed by voters registered as affiliated with the Peace and Freedom Party equal in number to not less than 1 percent of the number of persons registered as members of the Peace and Freedom Party, as reflected in the reports of registration transmitted to the Secretary of State on the 135th day before the presidential primary.

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

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