Chapter 5. Arrangement And Examination Of Nomination Papers of California Elections Code >> Division 8. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 5.
Each section of a nomination paper, after being verified,
shall be returned by the circulator who circulated it to the
candidate. All the sections circulated in any area shall be collected
by the candidate and shall be arranged for filing and examination.
For all nominations of candidates to be voted for in more
than one county or throughout the state, the nomination papers,
properly assembled, may be fastened together by counties, but in no
case shall nomination papers signed by voters of different counties
be fastened together.
Nomination papers shall be left with the county elections
official for examination and filed by him or her pursuant to the time
limitations set forth in Section 8403.
The county elections official shall examine all nomination
papers left with him or her for filing or for examination and shall
disregard and mark "not sufficient" any name appearing on them which
does not appear in the same handwriting on an affidavit of
registration in his or her office made on or before the date when the
name was signed.
Within 24 days after any nomination papers are left for
examination, the county elections official shall examine them and
prepare a certificate reciting that he or she has examined them, and
stating the number of names which have not been marked "not
sufficient." The certificate shall be forwarded immediately to the
Secretary of State for those offices that are certified by the
Secretary of State.