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DIVISION 8. NOMINATIONS [8000 - 8903]

  ( Division 8 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

PART 1. PRIMARY ELECTION NOMINATIONS [8000 - 8228]

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

CHAPTER 2. Judicial Officers [8200 - 8228]

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

ARTICLE 2. Adoption of Subdivision (d) of Section 16 of Article VI of the California Constitution [8220 - 8228]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

8220.
  

The voters of any county may adopt subdivision (d) of Section 16 of Article VI of the Constitution of this state as applicable to the judge of the superior court of the county if a majority of the voters of the county, voting on the question of its adoption, vote in favor thereof.

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

8221.
  

Subdivision (d) of Section 16 of Article VI may be adopted:

(a) In pursuance of an ordinance or resolution adopted by the board of supervisors of the county, declaring that the public interest requires the submission at an election of the proposal to adopt the provisions as applicable to the judge of the superior court of the county.

(b) In pursuance of a petition of voters of the county as provided in this article.

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

8222.
  

The petition shall state the name and address of a person to whom notice of the insufficiency of the petition shall be sent in the event the petition has not the required number of signatures of voters signed thereto.

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

8223.
  

The petition shall be signed by 10 percent of the voters of the county, computed upon the total number of votes cast therein for all candidates for Governor at the last preceding gubernatorial election, and it shall pray for the adoption of the provisions as applicable to the judge of the superior court of the county. The petition shall be filed in the office of the county elections official.

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

8224.
  

Within 20 days after the filing of the petition, the county elections official shall examine it and ascertain from the record of the registration of the voters of the county whether the petition is signed by the requisite number. If needed by the county elections official, the board of supervisors shall authorize him or her to employ persons to assist him or her in the work of examining the petition, and the board shall provide for their compensation.

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

8225.
  

Upon the completion of his or her examination, the elections official shall forthwith attach to the petition his or her certificate, duly dated, showing the results of his or her examination. If the certificate shows that the petition is signed by the requisite number of voters, he or she shall immediately present the petition to the board of supervisors if it is in session, otherwise at its next meeting.

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

8226.
  

If it appears by the certificate that the petition has not the required number of signatures, the elections official shall so notify the person designated as the person to whom notification of the insufficiency of the petition is to be sent. The petitioners shall have 30 days from and after the date of receiving the notice of insufficiency to present and file a supplement bearing additional signatures. Upon the receipt of the supplement, the elections official shall proceed forthwith to examine it. He or she shall complete his or her examination within 10 days from the date of its receipt by him or her. If it appears that the additional signatures and those which have not been legally rejected upon the original petition total the requisite number, the county elections official shall forthwith attach to the petition his certificate, duly dated, showing that the petition has been signed by the requisite number of voters, and shall immediately present it to the board of supervisors if it is in session, otherwise at its next meeting.

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

8227.
  

Upon the adoption of the ordinance or resolution or the presentation of a petition, the board of supervisors shall submit the proposal to the voters at the next succeeding general election, presidential primary, or countywide special election, occurring subsequent to 90 days after the adoption of the ordinance or resolution or the presentation of the petition.

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

8228.
  

If the proposal is approved by a majority of the votes cast thereon, the board of supervisors shall file a certificate, signed by the chairman of the board and duly dated, with the Secretary of State, reciting that the proposal to adopt subdivision (d) of Section 16 of Article VI of the California Constitution as applicable to the judge of the superior court of the county was approved by a majority of the votes cast thereon at the election. Upon the filing of the certificate the provisions of subdivision (d) of Section 16 of the California Constitution shall thereupon be applicable to the judge of the superior court of that county, and effective as to all vacancies in the office occurring after the date of filing of the certificate.

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

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