Chapter 1. General Provisions of California Elections Code >> Division 6. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 1.
The term "elector" or "presidential elector" as used in this
chapter means an elector of President and Vice President of the
United States, and not an elector as defined in Section 321.
Whenever a political party, in accordance with Section 6864,
7100, 7300, 7578, or 7843, submits to the Secretary of State its
certified list of nominees for electors of President and Vice
President of the United States, the Secretary of State shall notify
each candidate for elector of his or her nomination by the party. The
Secretary of State shall cause the names of the candidates for
President and Vice President of the several political parties to be
placed upon the ballot for the ensuing general election.
At the general election in each leap year, or at any other
time as may be prescribed by the laws of the United States, there
shall be chosen by the voters of the state as many electors of
President and Vice President of the United States as the state is
then entitled to.
On or before the day of meeting of the electors, the Governor
shall deliver to the electors a list of the names of electors, and
he or she shall perform any other duties relating to presidential
electors which are required of him or her by the laws of the United
The electors chosen shall assemble at the State Capitol at 2
o'clock in the afternoon on the first Monday after the second
Wednesday in December next following their election.
In case of the death or absence of any elector chosen, or if
the number of electors is deficient for any other reason, the
electors then present shall elect, from the citizens of the state, as
many persons as will supply the deficiency.
The electors, when convened, if both candidates are alive,
shall vote by ballot for that person for President and that person
for Vice President of the United States, who are, respectively, the
candidates of the political party which they represent, one of whom,
at least, is not an inhabitant of this state.
The electors shall name in their ballots the person voted for
as President, and in separate ballots the person voted for as Vice
The electors shall make separate lists of all persons voted
for as President and of all persons voted for as Vice President, and
of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign,
certify, seal, and transmit by mail to the seat of the Government of
the United States, directed to the President of the Senate.
Each presidential elector shall receive ten dollars ($10) for
his or her services, and mileage at the rate of five cents ($0.05)
per mile for each mile of travel from his or her domicile to the
State Capitol and return.
Their accounts therefor shall be certified by the Secretary of
State, and audited by the Controller, who shall draw his or her
warrants for the same on the Treasurer, payable out of the General