Chapter 1. General Provisions of California Elections Code >> Division 8. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 1.
A candidate for a partisan office, including that of
presidential elector, may be nominated subsequent to, or by other
means than, a primary election pursuant to this chapter. A candidate
for nonpartisan office or for voter-nominated office may be nominated
subsequent to, or by other means than, a primary election pursuant
to this chapter only if a candidate was not nominated or elected at
the primary election for that office.
A candidate for whom a nomination paper has been filed as a
partisan candidate at a primary election, and who is defeated for his
or her party nomination at the primary election, is ineligible for
nomination as an independent candidate.
For the purposes of this chapter, Chapter 1 (commencing with
Section 8000) of Part 1, and Part 4 (commencing with Section 8800),
so far as consistent with this chapter, shall apply to all offices
for which nominations are made at the presidential primary and direct
primary elections, as well as to elections for any other office to
which those provisions would not ordinarily apply.
Whenever a group of candidates for presidential electors,
equal in number to the number of presidential electors to which this
state is entitled, files a nomination paper with the Secretary of
State pursuant to this chapter, the nomination paper may contain the
name of the candidate for President of the United States and the name
of the candidate for Vice President of the United States for whom
all of those candidates for presidential electors pledge themselves
When a group of candidates for presidential electors
designates the presidential and vice presidential candidates for whom
all of the group pledge themselves to vote, the names of the
presidential candidate and vice presidential candidate designated by
that group shall be printed on the ballot pursuant to Chapter 2
(commencing with Section 13100) of Division 13.