Article 4. Nomination Papers of California Elections Code >> Division 6. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 4.

Nomination papers properly prepared, circulated, signed and verified shall be left, for examination, with the county elections official of the county in which they are circulated, at least 74 days prior to the presidential primary.
Each signer of a nomination paper may sign only one paper. He or she shall declare his or her intention to support the candidate for nomination, add his or her place of residence, and give his or her street and number if any.
Any nomination paper may be presented in sections. Each section shall contain the names of the candidate. Each section shall bear the name of the county in which it is circulated. Only voters of the county registered as intending to affiliate with the political party by which the nominations are to be made 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 a candidate shall be in substantially the following form:
SECTION OF NOMINATION PAPER SIGNED BY VOTER ON BEHALF OF CANDIDATE Section ____________ Page ____________ County of __________. Nomination paper for ____________ as presidential nominee of the Republican Party. 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 intending to affiliate with the Republican Party. I have not signed the nomination paper of any other candidates for the same office, and further declare that I intend to support the nomination of the candidate named herein at the Republican Party presidential primary to be held on the ____________ day of ____________, 20____. __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ 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 the candidate named in the signer's statement above as candidate for nomination by the Republican Party at its presidential primary election; that all the signatures on this section of the nomination paper numbered from 1 to ____________, inclusive, were made in my presence, that the signatures were obtained between ____________, 20__, and ____________, 20__, 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.
(Signed)____________ Circulator Subscribed and sworn to before me this ____________ day of ____________, 20 ____. _______________________________ Notary Public (or other (SEAL) official)