Cal. Elec. Code § 100

Current with legislation from the 2019 Regular Session effective as of November 1, 2019
Section 100 - Signer of petition or paper
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, whenever an initiative, referendum, recall, nominating petition or paper, or any other petition or paper, is required to be signed by voters of a county, city, school district, or special district subject to petitioning, only a person who is an eligible registered voter at the time of signing the petition or paper is entitled to sign the petition or paper. A person who submits his or her affidavit of registration pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 2102 is not eligible to sign a petition or paper unless at the time of the signing of the petition or paper he or she is 18 years of age.
(b) A signer shall at the time of signing the petition or paper personally affix his or her signature, printed name, and place of residence, including the street and number of the place of residence, and if no street or number for the place of residence exists, then a designation of the place of residence that will enable the location to be readily ascertained. An incomplete or inaccurate apartment or unit number in the signer's residence address shall not invalidate his or her signature pursuant to Section 105. A space at least one inch wide shall be left blank after each name for the use of the elections official in verifying the petition or paper.
(c) The part of a petition for the signatures, printed names, and residence addresses of the voters and for the blank spaces for verification purposes shall be numbered consecutively commencing with the number one and continuing through the number of signature spaces allotted to each section. The petition format shall be substantially in the following form:

Official Use Only

+------------------+------------------+------------+ | (Print Name) | (Residence | | |1. _______________| Address | | | (Signature) | ONLY) | | | |_________________ | | | | (City) | | +------------------+------------------+------------+ | | (Residence | | | | Address | | | (Print Name) | ONLY) | | |2. _______________|_________________ | | | (Signature) | (City) | | +------------------+------------------+------------+

Ca. Elec. Code § 100

Amended by Stats 2014 ch 909 (AB 2562),s 3, eff. 1/1/2015.

Amended by Stats 2009 ch 364 (AB 30),s 1, eff. only if the Secretary of State certifies that the state has a statewide voter registration database that complies with the requirements of the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 15301 et seq.). Certification issued 9/26/2016.

Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. .