Article 8. Arrangement And Examination Of Nomination Papers of California Elections Code >> Division 6. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 8.
Each section of a nomination paper, after being verified,
shall be returned by the circulator who circulated it to the steering
committee, or to its duly authorized representatives. All the
sections circulated in any county shall be collected by the steering
committee, or its duly authorized representatives, and they shall
arrange and leave the sections with the county elections official for
Prior to filing, the sections of a nomination paper shall be
numbered in order.
Nomination papers, properly assembled, may be consolidated
and fastened together by counties, but nomination papers signed by
voters in different counties shall not be fastened together.
The county elections official shall examine all nomination
papers left with him or her for examination and shall disregard and
mark "not sufficient" the name of any voter of his or her county
which does not appear in the same handwriting on an affidavit of
registration in the office of the county elections official. The
county elections official shall also disregard and mark "not
sufficient" the name of any voter of his or her county who has not
stated his or her intention to affiliate with the Democratic Party.
Within five days after any nomination papers are left with
him or her for examination, the county elections official shall:
(a) Examine and affix to them a certificate reciting that he or
she has examined them and stating the number of names which have not
been marked "not sufficient."
(b) Transmit the papers with the certificate of examination to the
Secretary of State, who shall file the papers.
The county elections official's certificate to nomination
papers shall be in substantially the following form:
Certificate of County Elections Official to
To the Secretary of
I, Elections Official of the County of
____________, hereby certify that I have
examined the nomination papers to which this
certificate is attached, of the candidate or
uncommitted delegation, as the case may be, for
purposes of qualifying for placement on the
ballot at the ensuing presidential primary, that
the number of names which I have not marked "not
Dated this ____________ day of ____________,
____________________, County Elections Official
(SEAL) By , Deputy
No filing fee shall be required from any person in order to
file nomination papers.