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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 5. Green Party Presidential Primary [6850 - 6864]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 726, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 2. Qualification of Candidates for Presidential Preference Primary Ballot [6851 - 6853.5]
  ( Heading of Article 2 amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 86, Sec. 97. )

6851.
  

The Secretary of State shall place the name of a candidate upon the Green Party presidential preference primary ballot when the Secretary of State has determined that the candidate is generally advocated for or recognized throughout the United States or California as actively seeking the presidential nomination of the Green Party or the national political party with which the Green Party is affiliated.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 86, Sec. 98. (SB 1171) Effective January 1, 2017.)

6851.5.
  

On or before the 120th day preceding a presidential primary election, the Secretary of State shall send a letter by first-class mail to the Green Party Liaison to the Secretary of State informing the Green Party Liaison that, while a response is not required, any information the Green Party Liaison wishes to submit will be considered by the Secretary of State in the determination of candidates to be placed on the Green Party presidential preference primary ballot pursuant to Section 6851.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 149, Sec. 18. (SB 505) Effective July 30, 2019.)

6852.
  

On or before the 88th day preceding a presidential primary election, the Secretary of State shall publicly announce and distribute to the news media for publication a list of the candidates the Secretary of State intends to place on the ballot at the following presidential primary election. Following this announcement, the Secretary of State may add candidates to the Secretary of State’s selection, but the Secretary of State may not delete any candidate whose name appears on the announced list. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of the list and any subsequent additions to the list to the Green Party Liaison to the Secretary of State.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 149, Sec. 19. (SB 505) Effective July 30, 2019.)

6852.5.
  

When the Secretary of State decides to place the name of a candidate on the ballot pursuant to Sections 6851 and 6852, the Secretary of State shall notify the candidate that her or his name will appear on the Green Party presidential preference primary ballot.

(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 726, Sec. 2. (AB 477) Effective January 1, 2016.)

6853.
  

If a selected candidate or an unselected candidate files with the Secretary of State, no later than the 68th day before the presidential primary election, an affidavit stating without qualification that she or he is not a candidate for the office of President of the United States at the forthcoming presidential primary election, the name of that candidate shall be omitted from the list of names certified by the Secretary of State to the elections official for the ballot and the name of that candidate shall not appear on the presidential preference primary ballot.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 86, Sec. 99. (SB 1171) Effective January 1, 2017.)

6853.5.
  

An unselected candidate desiring to have her or his name placed on the presidential preference primary ballot shall have nomination papers circulated on her or his behalf. In order to qualify the name of that candidate for placement on the presidential preference primary ballot, the nomination papers of the candidate shall be signed by voters registered as preferring the Green Party equal in number to not less than 1 percent of the number of persons registered as preferring the Green Party as reflected in the report of registration issued by the Secretary of State on the 135th day before the presidential primary election.

(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 726, Sec. 2. (AB 477) Effective January 1, 2016.)

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