Article 1. General Provisions of California Elections Code >> Division 15. >> Chapter 6. >> Article 1.
A plurality of the votes given at any election shall
constitute a choice where not otherwise directed in the California
Constitution, provided that it shall be competent in all charters of
cities, counties, or cities and counties framed under the authority
of the California Constitution to provide the manner in which their
respective elective officers may be elected and to prescribe a higher
proportion of the vote therefor.
The nominees for a voter-nominated office shall be
determined in accordance with Section 8141.5 and subdivision (b) of
The person who receives a plurality of the votes cast for
any office is elected or nominated to that office in any election,
(a) An election for which different provision is made by any city
or county charter.
(b) A municipal election for which different provision is made by
the laws under which the city is organized.
(c) The election of local officials in primary elections as
specified in Article 8 (commencing with Section 8140) of Part 1 of
(d) The nomination of candidates for voter-nominated office at the
primary election to participate in the general election for that
office as specified in Article 8 (commencing with Section 8140) of
Part 1 of Division 8.