Cal. Elec. Code § 8600

Current through the 2023 Legislative Session.
Section 8600 - Statement of write-in candidacy

Every person who desires to be a write-in candidate and have his or her name as written on the ballot of an election counted for a particular office shall file:

(a) A statement of write-in candidacy that contains the following information:
(1) Candidate's name.
(2) Residence address.
(3) A declaration stating that he or she is a write-in candidate.
(4) The title of the office for which he or she is running.
(5) The party nomination which he or she seeks, if running in a partisan primary election.
(6) The date of the election.
(7) A certification of the candidate's complete voter registration and party affiliation/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, if running for a voter-nominated office.
(8) For any of the offices described in Section 13.5, a statement that the candidate meets the statutory and constitutional requirements for that office as described in that section.
(b) The requisite number of signatures on the nomination papers, if any, required pursuant to Sections 8062, 10220, and 10510, or, in the case of a special district not subject to the Uniform District Election Law (Part 4 (commencing with Section 10500) of Division 10), the number of signatures required by the principal act of the district.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person may not be a write-in candidate at the general election for a voter-nominated office.

Ca. Elec. Code § 8600

Amended by Stats 2011 ch 214 (AB 362),s 2, eff. 1/1/2012.
Amended by Stats 2009 ch 1 (SB 6),s 33, eff. operative only if SCA 4 (Chapter 2, 2009 legislative session) is approved by the voters