CA Legislation Affecting Election Administration
2011-2012 Session of the California Legislature - Updated on October 10, 2012: the Session has concluded and the fate of the bills listed below is known.
The following is a selected list of bills related to election management which were introduced in 2011 or 2012. The more recent bills are generally at the top of each category. The status of the bill follows the description and, if the bill was chaptered or vetoed, that information is in bold. Many of the bills passed in 2011 were signed into law while several other bills passed in 2011 were vetoed and were possibly going to be reconsidered in 2012 but ultimately were not reconsidered. Many bills on this liste were signed into law in 2012 and only two were vetoed in 2012.
To see the status, history or text of any bill listed below go to http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html. The default session should be '(2011-2012)Current,' chose the appropriate house (Assembly for AB or ACA and Senate for SB) and then enter the bill number and click on 'search.'
The first year of the regular 2011-2012 Legislative Session began on January 3, 2011 and adjourned on September 9, 2011. The Governor had until October 9, 2011 to sign or veto bills that had passed both chambers. The second year of the regular 2011-2012 Legislative Session began on January 4, 2012. August 31, 2012 was the last day for each house to pass bills, and the Governor had until Sept 30, 2012 to sign or veto the bills passed before September 1, 2010.
Bills Regarding Voter Registration
AB 1436 - CONDITIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION
Establishes the conditional voter registration for registrants whose information cannot be verified. Authorizes a unique identification number to be issued. Increases the maximum fine for election-related crimes for which no fine is prescribed. Requires the county elections official to offer conditional voter registration and provisional voting at its permanent offices and to offer same at satellite offices on election day. Requires cancellation of any duplicate registrations that may arise. Goes into effect January 1 following the year in which the Secretary of State certifies that the state has a HAVA-compliant statewide voter registration database. Chapter 497, 2012 Statutes, September 24, 2012
SB 641 - CONDITIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION
Establishes conditional voter registration, using an affidavit of registration, whereby a person would be permitted to register to vote after the 15th day prior to an election or on election day, and cast a provisional ballot to be counted if the conditional voter registration is deemed effective, as specified. Requires the county elections official to cancel, as specified, duplicate voter registrations that may arise due to conditional voter registration. Increases the fine for a felony to $25,000 for conviction of a crime pertaining to an election for which no fine is prescribed, that a court may impose, in addition to any prescribed imprisonment. (Introduced February 18, 2011, in Assembly Appropriations since August 25, 2011.)
AB 2479 - PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP
Requires a person registering to vote to prove citizenship by presenting a birth certificate, passport, naturalization documents or proof established pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, or Bureau of Indian Affairs card number, tribal treaty card number, or tribal enrollment number. (Introduced February 24, 2012, failed to pass first committee)
AB 84 - ELECTIONS: NEW CITIZENS
Authorizes a new citizen to register and vote at the office of, or at another location designated by, the county elections official at any time beginning on the 14th day before an election and ending at the close of polls on the election day following the date on which that person became a citizen. Revises the definition of a new citizen to mean any person who meets all the requirements of an elector of, and who has established residency in, this state, except that he or she will become a U.S. citizen after the 15th day prior to an election. Chapter 186, 2011 Statutes, August 8, 2011
AB 1357 - VOTER REGISTRATION
States the intent of Legislature that county elections officials shall be permitted to provide affidavit of registration forms and voter registration cards online as specified, provided the form is posted online on or before January 1, 2012, and that the affidavit meets specified requirements. Requires the Secretary of State, in consultation the county elections officials, to make available online an affidavit of registration, as specified. Chapter 192, 2011 Statutes, August 8, 2011
SB 397 - ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION
Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Secretary of State to develop a process and the infrastructure to allow electronic copies of the applicants' signatures and other information, as specified, that is in the possession of the department to be transferred to the Secretary of State and to the county election management systems to allow a person who is qualified to register to vote in California to register to vote under, specified conditions. Provides that if an applicant cannot electronically submit the information required as specified, he or she can complete the affidavit of voter registration electronically on the Secretary of State’s Internet Web, print a hard copy of the completed affidavit, and mail or deliver it to the Secretary of State or the appropriate county elections official. Chapter 561, 2011 Statutes, October 7, 2011
SB 205 - VOTER REGISTRATION: PAID REGISTRATION ACTIVITIES
Prohibits any person, company, or other organization from agreeing to pay money on a per-affidavit basis to any person who assists another person to register to vote. Provides that a violation would be a misdemeanor. Makes changes to existing law that requires an elections official to notify the person, company, or other organization that assists others to register to vote, if 3 or more affidavits submitted by the person assisting do not comply with specified provisions. Vetoed by the Governor October 7, 2011, then in Senate: consideration of Governor's veto pending. On March 1, 2012: consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file and veto sustained.
Bills Regarding Petitions
SB 1233 - TRANSLATIONS OF BALLOT MEASURE PETITIONS AND STATE OFFICER RECALL PETITIONS
Requires the proponents of an initiative or referendum measure, at the time of submitting the text of the proposed measure to the Attorney General, to submit a list of specified counties in which the initiative or referendum petition will be circulated. Upon submission of the list, this bill would require the Attorney General to prepare a translation of the circulating title and summary of the proposed initiative or referendum measure in a language other than English according to the languages and counties covered under Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act. Requires the Attorney General to provide a copy of the circulating title and summary and its translations to the proponents and the Secretary of State within 25 days for a proposed initiative measure and within 20 days after receipt of a proposed referendum measure. Requires a copy of the applicable translated circulating title and summary prepared by the Attorney General to be attached to the petition and available to each person whom the circulator solicits in that language to sign the petition and requires a circulator to provide a copy of the applicable translated circulating title and summary to any person upon request. Parallel provision for petitions to recall state officers: Requires the proponents of a recall of a state officer, at the time of filing the 2 blank copies of the petition with the Secretary of State, to submit a list of specified counties in which the recall petition will be circulated. Requires the Secretary of State, within 10 days after ascertaining that the proposed form and wording of the recall petition meet specified requirements, to prepare and provide to proponents a translation of the petition in each applicable minority language (according to Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act) of the counties identified by the proponents. Requires a copy of the applicable translation of the petition prepared by the Attorney General Secretary of State to be attached to the petition and available to each person whom the circulator solicits in that language to sign the petition and requires the circulator to provide a copy of the translation of the petition to any person upon request. Vetoed by Governor on September 30, 2012 - veto message
SB1188 - INITIATIVES: PETITIONS: CIRCULATOR’S SIGNATURE
Amends existing law that requires initiatives and nominating petitions have a specified declaration attached signed by the circulator as to the truthfulness and correctness of the content of the declaration, under penalty of perjury, with the signature of the person's name at length, including given name, middle name or initial, or initial and middle name. Deletes the requirement that the circulator's signature be made at length. Chapter 132, 2012 Statutes
SB 168 - PETITIONS: COMPENSATION FOR SIGNATURES
Misdemeanor to pay or receive compensation based on the number of signatures obtained on a state and local initiative, referendum or recall petition. Prescribes penalties for doing so. Vetoed by the Governor August 1, 2011, then in Senate: consideration of Governor's veto pending. On February 2, 2012: consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file.
SB 448 - ELECTIONS
Requires an individual who receives compensation to circulate an initiative, referendum, or recall petition to wear a badge stating, in no smaller than 30-point font print, that he or she is a "paid signature gatherer". Requires the individual to wear the badge on his or her chest in clear view of all individuals signing or asked to sign the petition. Vetoed by the Governor September 6, 2011, then in Senate: consideration of Governor's veto pending. On February 29, 2012: consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file and veto sustained.
AB 651 - INITIATIVES: PAID CIRCULATORS
Requires a professional petition firm, as defined, that pays individuals to circulate petitions and gather signatures for state and local ballot measures to register annually with the Secretary of State (SOS) and pay a registration fee established by the SOS, failure to register would be punishable by a fine, as specified. Requires the Secretary of State to, use the fees collected to maintain a directory of these firms on its Internet Web site, as specified. Establishes the requirements for a member of a firm to review the law before the paid petition circulator obtains any signatures for the firm, and submit a statement signed by each petition circulator and member with a copy of the training materials provided to the petition circulator, as specified, to the Secretary of State, failure to submit the required training or verification materials is punishable by a fine, as specified. Vetoed by the Governor October 7, 2011.
Bills Regarding Candidacy
AB 2062 - ELECTRONIC FILING OF STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS
Authorizes all local government agencies to permit the electronic filing of a statement of economic interests. Requires the Commission to approve and certify an electronic filing system proposed by an agency, upon payment by the agency of a fee of $1,000 to the Commission (unless agency is a city or county already using the existing pilot program). Authorizes the Fair Political Practices Commission to conduct discretionary audits of an agency's electronic filing system. Authorizes a city or county that developed an electronic filing system pursuant to a pilot program to continue to use that system. Authorizes the commission to accept electronic copies of states of economic interests. Chapter 500, 2012 Statutes, September 24, 2012.
AB 2452 - ONLINE DISCLOSURE
Authorizes a local government agency to require an elected officer, candidate, committee, or other person required to file specified statements, reports, or other documents online or electronically with a local filing officer. Provide exceptions. Prescribes criteria that must be satisfied by a local government agency that requires online or
electronic filing that is available free of charge to filers and to the public to view filings, and that the system include signature requirement procedures. Chapter 126, 2012 Statutes, July 13, 2012.
AB 362 - ELECTIONS: SPECIFIED LOCAL OFFICES: WRITE-IN CANDIDATE
Revises the number of voter signatures required on a write-in petition for the office of superior court judge, to at least 0.1 percent of the registered voters qualified to vote with respect to the office, provided that the petition contains at least 100 signatures but need not contain more than 600 signatures. Requires that, a statement of the write-in candidate meets the statutory and constitutional requirements for that office as specified. Chapter 214, 2011 Statutes, September 6, 2011.
AB 754 - ELECTIVE OFFICE: MILITARY SERVICE
Permits a person who is deployed on active military service outside of the state to have a declaration of candidacy, nomination paper, or any other paper necessary for the deployed person to run for office filed by an attorney-in-fact who is commissioned and empowered in writing for that purpose through a power of attorney, as specified. Chapter 57, 2011 Statutes, July 1, 2011.
SB 327 - ELECTIONS: PROCEDURE
Requires a verified statement of the candidate, submitted with nomination papers, to include a statement indicating his or her residence address. Specifies that the deadline is the close of business on either the 88th or 83rd day before the election, whichever applies. Imposes a state-mandated local program. Chapter 248, 2011 Statutes, September 6, 2011.
Bills Regarding Local and State Ballot Measures
AB 1851 - COUNTY INITIATIVE POSITIONS
Require proponents of a city, county or district measure to submit certain materials to the county elections office before circulating a petition and requires the county election office to retain the materials and make the materials available to any person upon request (and permitted to charge for copies). Chapter 240, 2012 Statutes, September 7, 2012.
AB 732 - BALLOT PAMPHLET: LEGISLATIVE ANALYST: TABLE
Requires that for state bond measures that are submitted to the voters for their approval or rejection, the summary of the Legislative Analyst’s estimate of the net state and local government fiscal impact to include an explanatory table of the information in the summary, as specified. Specified sections amended by this bill SB 334 and AB 1021, shall become operative only if both bill are enacted, both bills become effective on or before January 1, 2012, and this bill is enacted last. Chapter 453, 2011 Statutes, October 4, 2011.
SB 202 - ELECTIONS: BALLOT MEASURES
Provides that the term “general election”, means only the election held throughout the state on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each even-numbered year for purposes of submitting to the voters an initiative or referendum measure that is certified for the ballot on or after July 1, 2011. Repeals existing provisions that require the Secretary of State to submit ACA 4 to the voters at the 2012, statewide presidential primary election and instead requires ACA 4 to be submitted to the voters at the November 4, 2014, statewide general election. Chapter 558, 2011 Statutes, October 7, 2011.
Bills Regarding Ballot Content
AB 1626 - ELECTION MATERIALS PUBLIC EXAMINATION - WRIT OF MANDATE OR INJUNCTION BY ELECTION OFFICIALS
Allows election officials to seek writ of mandate or injunction to amend or delete errors in ballot materials for special district or school district elections, as they already can do for county and municipal elections. Chapter 191, 2012 Statutes, August 27, 2012.
[This law addresses an issue that arose when a school district ballot measure argument was submitted with incorrect information and the county election official could not amend it.]
SB 88 - ELECTIONS: NAMES OF CANDIDATES
Requires that if a jurisdiction provides a translation of candidates’ alphabet-based names into a character-based language, such as Chinese, Japanese or Korean, phonetic transliterations of the alphabet-based names of candidates be provided. Requires if a candidate’s name is to appear on the ballot in more than one jurisdiction in an election, then all of those jurisdictions must use the same phonetic transliteration or character-based translation of the name. Requires a county to purchase voting equipment that permits compliance. Vetoed by the Governor September 6, 2011, then in Senate: consideration of Governor's veto pending. On February 29, 2012: consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file and veto sustained.
Bills Regarding Sample Ballot Mailings
SB 441 - ELECTIONS: CONTRIBUTIONS
Repeals existing provisions that permit the county central committee of each qualified political party to supply county elections officials with party contribution envelopes or letters, as specified, to be included with the mailing of the sample ballot to each of the registered voters who indicated the same political party affiliation. Chapter 563, 2011 Statutes, October 7, 2011.
Bills Regarding Vote-by-Mail
AB 1466 - VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS
(on August 22, 2012 election related language amended into a bill about CSU Scholarships)
Provides that any vote by mail ballot is timely cast if it is received by the voter's elections official no later than 3 days after election day, and either the ballot is postmarked on or before election day or the voter has executed a declaration under penalty of perjury stating that the ballot was voted and mailed prior to 8 p.m. on election day. Extends the deadline for elections official to submit the certified statement of the results of the election to the governing body from 28 days to 31 days after the election. (In Senate Rules Committee since August 27, 2012 - bill died.)
AB 1805 - MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTING
Implements the policies of the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act, as adopted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Applies military and overseas voting procedures for federal election to state and local elections. Applies military and overseas voting procedures to citizens living overseas, whether temporarily or permanently, if the citizen was a resident of California when last living within the territorial limits of the United States. Specifies that a citizen of the United States born outside of the United States whose parent or legal guardian was a resident of California when last living within the United States, provided that the voter has never been registered to vote in another state, can become a California voter. Requires unvoted voting materials to be electronically transmitted to a military or overseas voter, and would expand the use of the federal post card application and federal write-in absentee ballot in the state. Chapter 744, 2012 Statutes, September 29, 2012.
AB 2080 - VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS
Eliminates the requirement that a vote by mail voter be ill or physically disabled in order to designate a spouse, child, parent, grandmother, grandchild, brother, sister, or a person residing in the same household to return his or her marked ballot. Chapter 501, 2012 Statutes, September 24, 2012.
AB 2054 - VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS
This bill would authorize a voter to return his or her vote by mail ballot to a precinct board at any polling place within the state. The bill would require the elections official of a county where a vote by mail ballot is returned, if the ballot is returned to a polling place in a county other than the county of the elections official who issued the ballot, to forward the ballot to the elections official who issued the ballot. Requires these forwarded ballots be processed and counted during the official canvass. Vetoed by Governor on September 29, 2012 - veto message
SB 908 - SUBMISSION OF BALLOTS BY ELECTRONIC MAIL
Permits a special absentee voter who is temporarily living outside of the territorial limits of the United States or the District of Columbia, or is called for military services within the United States on or after the final date to make application for a vote by absent voter ballot, to return his or her ballot by electronic mail, as prescribed. Requires the ballot to be accompanied by a copy of an identification envelope and an oath of voter declaration in substantially the form described with respect to facsimile transmission of ballots. Requires the elections official to determine the voter's eligibility to vote by comparing the signature on the scanned copy of the identification envelope with the signature on
the voter’s affidavit of registration. Impose a state-mandated local program. (Introduced February 18, 2011, In Assembly first committee since July 5, 2011)
AB 1716 - VOTER IDENFTIFCATION FOR VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS
Requires that the vote by mail identification envelope include the last 4 digits of the voter's California driver's license number or California identification card number or, if the voter does not possess either of those types of identification, the last 4 digits of the voter's social security number. Requires that the voter's signature and numeric identifying information be verified as being consistent with the voter's state or federal records. (Introduced February 16, 2012, failed to pass first committee.)
AB 1343 - VOTE BY MAIL: PROCEDURES: PERMANENT VOTE BY MAIL VOTERS
Requires that a permanent vote by mail voter be removed from the list of qualified permanent vote by mail voters if the voter fails to return an executed vote by mail ballot in 4 consecutive statewide general elections. Chapter 191, 2011 Statutes, August 8, 2011.
AB 413 - ELECTIONS: ALL-MAILED BALLOT ELECTIONS
Authorizes Yolo County, until December 31, 2017, to conduct elections, other than statewide primary or general elections or special elections to fill a vacancy in a state office, the Legislature, or Congress, wholly by mail if specified conditions are satisfied. Requires ballot dropoff locations provided shall consist of a locked ballot box located in a secure public building that meets the accessibility requirements for a polling place. Requires if, the county conducts an all-mailed ballot election, to report as specified to the Legislature and to the Secretary of State. Remains effective until January 1, 2018. Chapter 187, 2011 Statutes, August 8, 2011.
AB 1412 - VOTE BY MAIL
Makes nonsubstantive changes to existing law that governing elections defines the term ballot card as meaning a card or a number of cards upon which are printed, or identified by reference to the ballot, the names of candidates for nomination or election to one or more offices or the ballot titles of one or more measures and authorizes voters to vote by mail if certain conditions are shown to be met. Chapter 118, 2011 Statutes, July 25, 2011.
AB 293 - VOTE BY MAIL BALLOTS
Requires the local elections official to establish a free access system that allows a vote by mail voter to find out whether his or her vote by mail ballot was counted and, if not, the reason why it was not counted. Imposes a state-mandated local program. Vetoed by the Governor September 6, 2011.
SB 199 - ELECTIONS: VOTE BY MAIL BALLOTS
Permits a voter to return a vote by mail ballot to any polling place in the state. Requires a vote by mail ballot returned to a precinct located in a county other than the county of the elections official who issued the ballot, the elections official responsible for the polling place at which the ballot is returned shall forward the ballot to the elections official who issued the ballot. Imposes a state-mandated local program. Vetoed by the Governor October 7, 2011, then in Senate: consideration of Governor's veto pending. On March 1, 2012: consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file and veto sustained.
Bills Regarding Voting and Polling Places
AB 1724 - TIME ALLOWED FOR MARKING BALLOT
Deletes existing provisions permitting a voter to remain for a longer period of time if no other voter would be inconvenienced and would, instead, permit a voter to remain for longer than 10 minutes if the voter informs a precinct board member that the voter requires additional time to mark his or her ballot. However, if the precinct board member determines that the voter is attempting to interfere with the conduct of the election and does not require additional time to mark his or her ballot, this bill would permit the precinct board member to contact the elections official, who would be authorized to order that the voter not be provided with additional time to mark his or her ballot. Repeals existing provisions that limit a voter to 5 minutes in a voting booth or compartment while marking his or her ballot using a voting machine. Chapter 238, 2012 Statutes, September 7, 2012.
AB 1929 - BALLOT MARKING SYSTEMS
Exempts a ballot marking system from the definition of a voting system. Defines a ballot marking system. Requires the Secretary of State to study and adopt regulation governing the use of ballot marking systems. Establishes procedures to govern the approval of ballot marking systems by the Secretary of State. Prohibits the use of a ballot marking system at an election until it has been approved by the Secretary of State as meeting prescribed criteria. Chapter 694, 2012 Statutes, September 28, 2012.
AB 1814 - VOTING RIGHTS: LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE
Revises the language assistance recruitment provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to apply to precincts in which the precinct board is required to post translated facsimile ballots. Requires a county to submit a specified report to the Secretary of State describing the county's plan for compliance with state and federal laws. Requires the Secretary to post these reports on his or her Web site. Require a county elections official to evaluate complaints filed against precinct board members. (Passed Assembly, 'held under submission' in Senate Appropriations Committee since August 16, 1012)
SB 1346 - ELECTION DAY PROCEDURES - BALLOT CONTAINERS REMOVED PRIOR TO CLOSING OF POLLS
Allows the county elections official for certain large counties to direct that, in 3% or less of the precincts, ballot containers be sealed prior to the closing of the polls and direct 2 members of the precinct board to remove from a polling place and the presence of any bystanders prior to the closing of the polls a sealed ballot container of voted untallied ballots. Requires that official to identify each precinct from which such containers will be removed prior to the closing of the polls. Allows processing of ballots upon receipt of containers, but would prohibit the official from tallying the ballots or releasing any results prior to the closing of the polls. (Introduced February 24, 2012, as of May 8, 2012 amended in but not yet passed by first committee.)
AB 193 - POLLING PLACE DESIGNATION
Prohibits a polling place from being designated at a single family residence where a registered sex offender resides. Requires elections officials to consult the Megan’s Law sex offenders; database maintained by the Department of Justice not more than 60 days prior to designating a single-family residence as a polling place. Imposes a state-mandated local program. Chapter 137, 2011 Statutes, July 27, 2011.
AB 547 - VOTING
Provides that a person who is providing care or direct supervision to an elder in a state-licensed or state-subsidized facility or program, and coerces or deceives the elder into voting for or against a candidate or measure contrary to the elder's intent or in the absence of any intent of the elder to cast a vote for or against that candidate or measure is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail or a fine or by both, as specified. Imposes a state-mandated local program. Chapter 260, 2011 Statutes, September 6, 2011.
SB 183 - BALLOTS: IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
Prohibits a voter from placing personal information upon a ballot that identifies the voter. Provides that a ballot that contains personal information is not invalid. Deletes a requirement that a ballot marked in a manner so as to identify the voter is void. Requires a ballot that contains personal information to be segregated in a specified manner, also requires that a duplicate be prepared. Imposes a state-mandated local program. Chapter 739, 2011 Statutes, October 9, 2011.
Bills Regarding Post Election Canvass and Audits
AB 461 - WRITE-IN CANDIDATES
Requires that in the event of a manual recount conducted under specified circumstances, existing write-in vote processing provisions shall be liberally construed to ensure that each ballot is counted if the intent of the voter can be determined, regardless of whether the voter has complied with the voting instructions. Chapter 189, 2011 Statutes, August 8, 2011.
AB 503 - PROCESSING WRITE-IN VOTES
Authorizes an elections official, in an election that uses a voting system which write-in spaces appear directly below the list of candidates for that office and provide a voting space, after tallying all eligible votes but prior to completion of an official canvass and the issuance of the certified statement of the results, and upon the request of a qualified write-in candidate, including a write-in candidate for an office for which a voter may vote for multiple candidates, to hand tally the votes for a write-in candidate if the elections official makes a specified determination. Requires an elections official who conducts a hand tally, as specified, to include the results of the hand tally in the official canvass of the election. Chapter 190, 2011 Statutes, August 8, 2011.
AB 985 - ELECTIONS: OFFICIAL CANVASS: MANUAL TALLY
Authorizes the local elections official, during the official canvass of an election in which a voting system is used, to conduct a manual tally of the ballots cast in 1 percent of the precincts chosen at random by the elections official and a separate manual tally of not less than 1 percent of the vote by mail ballots casts in the election. Chapter 52, 2011 Statues, July 1, 2011.
Bills Regarding Primary Elections
SB 1272 - ELECTION OF COUNTY CENTRAL COMMITTEES
Deletes a requirement that county central committee members be elected at every statewide direct primary election. Relates to write-in campaigns and candidates entitlements to receive certificates of election. Permits those members to be elected at every presidential primary election. Specifies that a county central committee of any of specified political parties may select its members at any time by holding a caucus or convention or by using any other approved method of selection. Chapter 507, 2012 Statutes, September 24, 2012.
AB 1413 - VOTER-NOMINATED PRIMARY ELECTION PROCESS
Revises existing provisions to reflect the “voter-nominated primary election” process. Prescribes the procedures applicable in the case of a tie in the primary election for voter-nominated offices. Requires that a statement of write-in candidacy for a voter-nominated office also include a certification of the candidate’s complete voter registration and party affiliation or preference history for the preceding 10 years, or for as long as he or she has been eligible to vote in the state if less than 10 years. Requires the name of a candidate who dies but is otherwise entitled to appear on the general election ballot to appear on the ballot, and that the votes cast for the deceased candidate be counted in determining the results of the election for that office. Chapter 3, 2012 Statutes, February 10, 2012.
AB 80 - PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY: ELECTION DATE
Requires the date of the presidential primary election be changed to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June of presidential election years, and consolidates the presidential primary election with the statewide direct primary election. Chapter 138, 2011 Statutes, July 29, 2011.