California Laws - Election Code


Article 1. Members (7850-7857) (2501)(1-click HTML)

7850. At its first meeting on the second Tuesday in July following the direct primary election and at subsequent meetings, a county central committee, in its sole discretion, may appoint any additional members to the county central committee as it may desire. (2502)

7851. A county central committee may require a balance of elected and appointed committee members to create a total membership division of 50 percent women and 50 percent men. (2503)

7852. No person shall be appointed to membership on a county central committee unless she or he is registered as a voter affiliated with the Peace and Freedom Party in the county, or is a resident of the county who would register as a voter affiliated with this party if not legally prohibited from doing so. (2504)

7853. Any member of a committee who misses more than three consecutive regularly scheduled meetings may be removed by a vote of the committee concerned, unless the absence of the member is caused by illness or temporary absence from the county on the date of the meeting. (2505)

7854. The removal of residence by an elected or appointed member of a county central committee from the county from which the member was elected shall constitute the member's automatic resignation from the committee. (2506)

7855. A committee may remove any elected or appointed member, who during the term of membership, affiliates with or registers as a member of another political party, publicly advocates that the voters should not vote for the nominee of the party for any office, publicly gives support to or avows a preference for a candidate of another party or candidate who is opposed to a candidate nominated by this party, or has violated the bylaws or constitution of the committee. (2507)

7856. Whenever any person is appointed to a committee, the chairperson of the committee shall file notices of the appointment with the county elections official and the chairperson of the state central committee within 30 days after it is made. The notices shall contain the name and address of the person appointed and shall indicate the date of the appointment. (2508)

7857. If no members of central committees have been elected in a county at the preceding direct primary election or, if for any reason all the members of a county central committee are removed from office or cease to be registered as affiliated as members of the Peace and Freedom Party, then an interim county central committee with full powers may be appointed by the state central committee under the procedures specified in Section 7840. (2509)

Article 2. Meetings (7870-7871) (2510)(1-click HTML)

7870. The Department of General Services shall permit any committee that desires to do so to hold meetings in a state building within the county, at least one of which meetings each month shall be without charge. (2511)

7871. All meetings of the committee shall be held in quarters which shall be accessible to persons with disabilities. (2512)

Article 3. General (7880-7884) (2513)(1-click HTML)

7880. A committee shall have charge of the party campaign under general direction of the state central committee or of the executive committee selected by the state central committee. (2514)

7881. A committee may make rules and regulations providing for the following: (2515)

(a) How officers of the committee may be removed. (2516)

(b) How meetings may be called, and any provisions so made shall supersede anything in this chapter to the contrary. (2517)

(c) Whether or not proxies may be used and the conditions under which they may be used. (2518)

7882. The committees shall perform other duties and services for this political party as seem to be for the benefit of the party. They shall continue to function and exist until the members of the new committees take office after the succeeding direct primary election. (2519)

7883. If the chairperson of a committee refuses to call a meeting, a meeting may be called upon five days' notice by a majority of the members of the committee. (2520)

7884. Within five days after a committee meets for its organizational meeting, the newly elected chairperson of the committee shall notify the county elections official of his or her name. (2521)


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