Article 6. Nomination Papers of California Elections Code >> Division 6. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 6.

Nomination papers to be circulated pursuant to Section 6061 shall be prepared, circulated, signed, and verified and shall be left for examination with the county elections official of the county in which they are circulated at least 73 days prior to the presidential primary election.
Upon the filing of nomination papers pursuant to Section 6061 signed by the required number of voters, the candidate or uncommitted delegation named in the papers shall be eligible to select a delegation for placement on the ballot which shall be voted upon in the presidential primary election.
Upon receipt of a sufficient number of signatures for the presidential primary ballot, the Secretary of State shall notify the chairperson of the steering committee of each unselected candidate or uncommitted delegation of that fact and advise him or her that no more signatures will be received.
Each signer of a nomination paper may sign only one paper. Each signer shall print his or her name, indicate his or her place of residence, and declare his or her intention to support the candidate or delegation named on the nomination paper.
Any nomination paper may be presented in sections. Each section shall contain the name of the candidate or chairperson of the steering committee in the case of uncommitted delegations. Each section shall bear the name of the county in which it is circulated. Only voters of the county whose affidavits of registration declare the Democratic Party as their party affiliation are competent to sign.
Each section shall be prepared with the lines for signatures numbered, and shall have attached the affidavit of the circulator who obtained signatures to it, which shall meet all of the requirements of Section 104. No other affidavit is required. The affidavit of any circulator shall be verified free of charge by any officer authorized to administer oaths.
A verified nomination paper is prima facie evidence that the signatures are genuine and that the persons signing it are voters, until it is otherwise proved by comparison of the signatures with the affidavits of registration in the office of the county elections official.
The nomination paper for the presidential primary ballot shall be in substantially the following form:
SECTION OF NOMINATION PAPER SIGNED BY VOTER ON BEHALF OF A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE OR UNCOMMITTED DELEGATE Section _________ Page _____ County of ______________. Nomination paper of a candidate or uncommitted delegation for the presidential primary ballot. State of ) California ) ss. County of _______ SIGNER'S STATEMENT I, the undersigned, am a voter of the County of ____, State of California, and am registered as affiliated with the Democratic Party. I hereby nominate ____ for the presidential primary to be held on the ____ day of ____, 20__. I have not signed the nomination paper of any other candidate or uncommitted delegation, and I further declare that I intend to support the candidate or uncommitted delegation named herein. __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ Number Signature Printed name Residence __________________________________________________ 1. ______________________________________________ 2. ______________________________________________ 3. ______________________________________________ etc. _____________________________________________ __________________________________________________
CIRCULATOR'S AFFIDAVIT I, ____________, solemnly swear (or affirm) all of the following: 1. That I am 18 years of age or older. 2. That my residence address, including street and number, is ________________________________________________________________. (If no street or number exists, a designation of my residence adequate to readily ascertain its location is ______________________________________________________________.) 3. That I secured signatures in the County of ____________ to the nomination paper of a candidate or uncommitted delegation for the presidential primary ballot named in the signer's statement above; that all the signatures on this section of the nomination paper numbered from 1 to ___, inclusive, were made in my presence, and that to the best of my knowledge and belief each signature is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be. The signatures were obtained between ____________, 20___, and ____________, 20____.
  (Signed)___________ Circulator _ Subscribed and sworn to before me this ____ day of ____, 20____. __________________ Notary Public (or ________________ (SEAL) other official)