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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 3. Preparation, Circulation, and Filing of Nominating Papers [6854 - 6860]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 726, Sec. 2. )

6854.
  

This article applies to the nomination of a Green Party candidate for the presidential preference primary ballot.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 86, Sec. 100. (SB 1171) Effective January 1, 2017.)

6854.5.
  

Nomination papers properly prepared, circulated, signed, and verified shall be left, for examination, with the elections official of the county in which they are circulated at least 81 days before the presidential preference primary election.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 149, Sec. 20. (SB 505) Effective July 30, 2019.)

6855.
  

Each signer of a nomination paper for the presidential preference primary ballot may sign only one paper. The signer shall add her or his printed name and place of residence indicating city and giving the street and number, if any.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 86, Sec. 102. (SB 1171) Effective January 1, 2017.)

6855.5.
  

A nomination paper may be presented in sections. Each section shall contain the name of the presidential preference candidate. Each section shall bear the name of the county in which it is circulated. Only voters of the county registered as preferring the Green Party are competent to sign.

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

6856.
  

Each section shall be prepared with the lines for signatures numbered, and shall have attached the declaration of the circulator who obtained signatures to it, which shall meet all of the requirements of Section 104. No other declaration is required to be made.

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

6856.5.
  

A verified nomination paper is prima facie evidence that the signatures are genuine and that the persons signing it are voters registered as preferring the Green Party until it is otherwise proven by comparison of the signatures with the affidavits of registration in the office of the elections official.

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

6857.
  

The nomination paper for a candidate for the presidential preference primary ballot shall be in substantially the following form:

SECTION OF NOMINATION PAPER SIGNED BY VOTER ON
BEHALF OF PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY CANDIDATE

Section ____________Page ____________

County of __________.

Nomination paper of a presidential preference candidate for the Green Party presidential preference primary ballot.

State of California

County of


ss.

SIGNER’S STATEMENT

I, the undersigned, am a voter of the County of ____________, State of California, and am registered as preferring the Green Party. I hereby nominate ____________ for the presidential preference portion of the Green Party’s presidential primary ballot, to be voted for at the presidential preference primary to be held on the____________ day of ____________, 20____. I have not signed the nomination paper of any other candidate for the same office.

Number_________Signature_________Printed name_________Residence

 1.

 2.

 3.

etc.

CIRCULATOR’S DECLARATION

I, ________, affirm all of the following:

1.That I am 18 years of age or older.

2.That my residence address, including street number, is
.
 [If no street or number exists, a designation of my residence adequate to readily ascertain its location is
.]

3.That I secured signatures in the County of ________ to the nomination paper of a candidate in the presidential preference primary of the Green Party, that all the signatures on this section of the nomination paper numbered from 1 to ______, inclusive, were made in my presence, that the signatures were obtained between ____________, 20__, and ____________, 20__, and that to the best of my knowledge and belief each signature is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be.

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

Executed at ________, California, this ____ day of ____, 20__.

[Signed] ______________________________

Circulator

[Printed Name] _____________________________

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 86, Sec. 103. (SB 1171) Effective January 1, 2017.)

6857.2.
  

Circulators may obtain signatures to the nomination paper of the candidate or group of candidates at any time not more than 120 nor less than 81 days prior to the presidential primary.

(Added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 149, Sec. 21. (SB 505) Effective July 30, 2019.)

6857.5.
  

Before filing, the sections of a nomination paper for a candidate shall be numbered in order.

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

6858.
  

Nomination papers, properly assembled, may be consolidated and fastened together by counties, but nomination papers signed by voters in different counties shall not be fastened together.

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

6858.5.
  

The elections official shall examine all nomination papers left with her or him for examination and shall disregard and mark “not sufficient” the name of any voter of that county that does not appear in the same handwriting on an affidavit of registration in the office of the elections official. The elections official shall also disregard and mark “not sufficient” the name of any voter of the county who is not registered as preferring the Green Party.

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

6859.
  

Within five days after any nomination papers are left with the elections official for examination, the elections official shall do both of the following:

(a) Examine and affix to the nomination papers a certificate reciting that she or he has examined them and stating the number of names that have not been marked “not sufficient.”

(b) Transmit the nomination papers with the certificate of examination to the Secretary of State, who shall file the papers.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 86, Sec. 104. (SB 1171) Effective January 1, 2017.)

6859.5.
  

The certificate of the elections official to nomination papers of a candidate shall be in substantially the following form:

CERTIFICATE OF COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICIAL TO NOMINATION
PAPERS OF A CANDIDATE

To the Secretary of State:

I, County Elections Official of the County of ______, hereby certify that I have examined the nomination papers, to which this certificate is attached, of the presidential candidate, and that the number of names which I have not marked “not sufficient” is _______.
The candidate named in the nomination papers is comprised of the following:

_______________________________________________________

Dated this ________ day of ________, 20___.

________________________

(SEAL)

County Elections Official

By Deputy

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

6860.
  

Upon receipt of a sufficient number of signatures for the nomination of a candidate for the presidential preference primary ballot, the Secretary of State shall notify the candidate or her or his duly authorized representative of that fact.

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

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