Article 1. Members of California Elections Code >> Division 7. >> Part 4. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 1.
The state central committee shall consist of all of the
(a) All delegates to the state convention.
(b) The chairperson of each county central committee of the party.
(c) Members appointed pursuant to this part.
(d) Any person nominated to fill a vacancy in a partisan office in
a special election.
Each delegate to the state convention shall appoint to
membership on this committee one voter of the same sex as the
delegate and two voters of the opposite sex. These appointments when
so made shall be absolute.
A delegate to the state convention who at the date of that
state convention is the incumbent of any of the offices listed in
Section 7550 may appoint, without regard to sex, two additional
voters to membership on this committee of this party.
Any person who is a member of this committee by virtue of
having been nominated to fill a vacancy in a partisan office in a
special election, shall within 60 days of the special election,
appoint members to this committee in the same manner as delegates to
the state convention make those appointments.
Each delegate to the state convention shall send a notice by
mail to each person whom he or she has appointed as a member of this
committee, that will inform him or her that:
(a) He or she is a member of the committee.
(b) The committee will meet in Sacramento and the date of the
(c) The meeting may be attended either in person or by proxy.
(d) The proxy shall be in writing, and signed by the member under
penalty of perjury.
A person is not eligible for appointment to this committee if
he or she is not registered as affiliated with this party at the
time of his or her appointment.
This committee may remove any member who, during his or her
term of membership, affiliates with or registers as a member of
another party. This committee may also remove any appointed member
who publicly advocates that the voters should not vote for the
nominee of the party for any office, or who publicly gives support to
or avows a preference for a candidate of another party who is
opposed to a candidate nominated by this party.
In the event of the appointment of an ineligible person, or
whenever any member of this committee dies, resigns, or becomes
incapacitated to act, or removes from the jurisdiction of the
committee, or ceases to be a member of the committee's party, a
vacancy exists that shall be filled in the manner prescribed in
Section 7612. A vacancy shall also exist on this committee when a
member is removed from the committee pursuant to Section 7642, or
Section 7610, and the vacancy shall be filled in the manner
prescribed in Section 7612, the member to serve the remainder of the
unexpired term of the member removed.
Should a member appointed to membership pursuant to Section
7603 or 7604 cease to be a member for any of the reasons specified in
Section 7611, the vacancy shall be filled by the person who
appointed him or her, unless that person is himself or herself no
longer a member of this committee or indicates that he or she does
not wish to fill the vacancy, in which instances the committee shall
Notice shall be given by the committee to a person entitled to
fill a vacancy under this section as soon as possible after the
occurrence of the vacancy.
In the event the appointment of alternate or associate
members is authorized by statute or the rules of the committee, this
committee shall supply forms to the members for the appointment of
those members. The forms shall be in substantially the same language
as set forth in Section 7602, and shall contain suitable spaces
wherein there can be listed the addresses and the numbers of the
congressional, Assembly, and senatorial districts in which the
Each delegate to the state convention may appoint three
voters as associate members of this committee. An associate member
shall have those privileges and obligations as are given to him or
her by the rules of the committee but shall not be able to vote.