Chapter 2. Presidential Electors of California Elections Code >> Division 8. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 2.
Any group of individuals, equal in number to the number of
presidential electors to which this state is entitled, who desire to
be write-in candidates for presidential electors pledged to a
particular candidate for President and Vice President of the United
States shall file a declaration of write-in candidacy.
The declaration of write-in candidacy for presidential
elector shall contain the following information:
(a) Candidate's name.
(b) Residence address.
(c) A declaration stating that he or she is a write-in candidate
for the office of presidential elector.
(d) Oath or affirmation as set forth in Section 3 of Article XX of
the California Constitution.
(e) The date of the general election.
(f) The names of the candidates for President and Vice President
of the United States for which the group of presidential electors are
The declaration of write-in candidacy shall be filed with the
Secretary of State no later than the 14th day prior to the general
Only those names written on the ballot at the general
election for the office of President and Vice President of the United
States for which a group of presidential electors are pledged on the
declaration of write-in candidacy filed pursuant to Section 8650
shall be counted as votes.