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DIVISION 7. POLITICAL PARTY ORGANIZATION AND CENTRAL COMMITTEE ELECTIONS [7000 - 7928]

  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

PART 5. PEACE AND FREEDOM PARTY [7700 - 7884]

  ( Part 5 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 2. Members of Central Committees [7750 - 7784]

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

ARTICLE 2. Election [7770 - 7784]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

7770.
  

The state party chairperson, no later than the 135th day before the presidential primary election, shall notify the Secretary of State whether or not a county central committee election will be held. In the event that a county central committee election is not held, a county central committee will be convened pursuant to rules adopted by the party.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 507, Sec. 23. (SB 1272) Effective January 1, 2013.)

7771.
  

The elections official, no later than the 115th day before the presidential primary election, shall compute the number of members of central committees to be elected in each supervisorial or Assembly district if the election of the members is to be by supervisorial or Assembly district pursuant to this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 507, Sec. 24. (SB 1272) Effective January 1, 2013.)

7772.
  

In each county, the name of each candidate for member of central committees shall appear on the ballot only if she or he has done either of the following:

(a) Filed a nomination paper pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 8020) to Article 6 (commencing with Section 8100), inclusive, of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 8, signed in the candidate’s behalf by the voters of the central committee election district in which she or he is a candidate.

(b) Qualified to have her or his name printed on the presidential primary ballot as a candidate for the Peace and Freedom Party nomination to a partisan public office.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 507, Sec. 25. (SB 1272) Effective January 1, 2013.)

7772.1.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if the elections official, on the 73rd day prior to the presidential primary election, finds that the number of candidates nominated for election to a central committee from any election jurisdiction does not exceed the number to be elected from that jurisdiction, the designation of the office and the names of the candidates shall not be printed on this party’s ballot in that jurisdiction. In lieu thereof, the board of supervisors shall declare elected the candidates who have been nominated.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 507, Sec. 26. (SB 1272) Effective January 1, 2013.)

7773.
  

In counties where members of central committees are to be elected by supervisorial or Assembly district, a person seeking election as a member of central committees may seek election only in the supervisorial or Assembly district in which he or she resides.

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

7774.
  

A person qualifying as a candidate for member of central committees by virtue of qualification to have her or his name appear on the primary ballot for a partisan public office shall have her or his name listed on the ballot for member of central committees only in the central committee election district of her or his residence.

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

7775.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, a person may obtain and circulate nomination papers both for nomination to a public office and for election as a member of central committees.

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

7776.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, the number of sponsors which shall be required of a person to be a candidate for member of central committees shall be the lesser of either of the following:

(a) Not less than 20 nor more than 30.

(b) Not less than 2 percent of the number of voters registered as affiliated with the Peace and Freedom Party in the central committee election district.

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

7777.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, up to three candidates for member of central committees in a single central committee election district may have their names listed on a single sponsor’s certificate, and the signatures thereon shall be counted toward the sponsor requirement of each and every candidate whose name is listed on the certificate. However, in no case shall the number of candidates having their names on a sponsor’s certificate exceed the number of members of central committees to be elected in the district.

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

7778.
  

The elections official of each county shall include the office of member of central committees and the candidates therefor in a place and manner similar to the office of county central committee and the candidates therefor on various official lists.

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

7779.
  

The order of appearance of the names of the candidates for member of central committees on the ballot shall be determined by a public drawing held at the time, place, and manner prescribed for determining the order of names of county central committee members pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 13100) of Division 13.

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

7780.
  

The office of member of central committees may be placed on the presidential primary ballot under the heading “Party Central Committees” in the place and manner designated for the office of county central committee pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 13100) of Division 13. The subheading printed under party central committees on the presidential primary ballot shall be in substantially the following form:


Member of Peace and Freedom Party
Central Committees, 55th Assembly District
or
Member of Peace and Freedom Party
Central Committees, Alpine County


(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 507, Sec. 27. (SB 1272) Effective January 1, 2013.)

7781.
  

A party nominee for partisan office qualifying to be declared elected as a member of central committees pursuant to Section 7755 shall not be additionally declared directly elected as a member of central committees pursuant to Section 15490 and shall not possess a multiple membership on either the state central committee or on a county central committee.

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

7783.
  

The votes cast for each candidate for member of central committees shall be included in the canvass and statement of results in a manner similar to the vote for each candidate for county central committee pursuant to Division 15 (commencing with Section 15000).

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

7784.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a county central committee, in accordance with the rules and regulations adopted by the committee and subject to the bylaws of the state central committee, may select its members at any time by holding a caucus or convention, or by using any other method of selection approved by the committee.

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 507, Sec. 28. (SB 1272) Effective January 1, 2013.)

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