California Laws - Election Code
DIVISION 11. RECALL ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROCEDURES: GENERAL PROVISIONS AND INITIAL STEPS IN THE RECALL

Article 2. The Notice of Intention, Statement, and Answer (11020-11024) (4105)(1-click HTML)

11020. The notice of intention shall contain all of the following: (4106)

(a) The name and title of the officer sought to be recalled. (4107)

(b) A statement, not exceeding 200 words in length, of the reasons for the proposed recall. (4108)

(c) The printed name, signature, and residence address of each of the proponents of the recall. If a proponent cannot receive mail at the residence address, he or she must provide an alternative mailing address. The minimum number of proponents is 10, or equal to the number of signatures required to have been filed on the nomination paper of the officer sought to be recalled, whichever is higher. (4109)

(d) The provisions of Section 11023. (4110)

11021. A copy of the notice of intention shall be served by personal delivery, or by certified mail, on the officer sought to be recalled. Within seven days of serving the notice of intention, the original thereof shall be filed, along with an affidavit of the time and manner of service, with the elections official or, in the case of the recall of a state officer, the Secretary of State. A separate notice of intention shall be filed for each officer sought to be recalled. (4111)

11022. A copy of the notice, except the provisions required by subdivision (d) of Section 11020, shall be published at the proponents' expense pursuant to Section 6061 of the Government Code. Publication shall be required unless there is no newspaper of general circulation able to provide timely publication in the jurisdiction of the officer sought to be recalled. If this publication is not possible, the notice, except the provisions required by subdivision (d) of Section 11020, shall be posted in at least three public places within the jurisdiction of the officer to be recalled. (4112)

11023. (a) Within seven days after the filing of the notice of intention, the officer sought to be recalled may file with the elections official, or in the case of a state officer, the Secretary of State, an answer, in not more than 200 words, to the statement of the proponents. (4113)

(b) If an answer is filed, the officer shall, within seven days after the filing of the notice of intention, also serve a copy of it, by personal delivery or by certified mail, on one of the proponents named in the notice of intention. (4114)

(c) The answer shall be signed and shall be accompanied by the printed name and business or residence address of the officer sought to be recalled. (4115)

11024. The statement and answer are intended solely for the information of the voters. No insufficiency in form or substance thereof shall affect the validity of the election proceedings. (4116)

  

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