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
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
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
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
Section _________ Page _____
County of ______________. Nomination paper of a
candidate or uncommitted delegation for the
presidential primary ballot.
State of )
California ) ss.
County of _______
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
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,
(If no street or number exists, a designation of my residence
adequate to readily ascertain its location
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____.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this ____ day of ____, 20____.
Notary Public (or
(SEAL) other official)