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California Laws | Election Code
DIVISION 12. PREELECTION PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 2. PREELECTION NOTICES (12101-12113)

NOMINEES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE (4320)

Notice is hereby given that the following persons have been nominated for the offices mentioned below to be filled at the general municipal election to be held in the ____ of ____on ____ the ____ day of ____, 20__. (4321)

(Here follow with the list of nominees.) (4322)

Dated, ____ (4323)

________________________ (4324)

City Elections Official (4325)

12111. (a) In case of a municipal election on any measure, the city elections official shall publish a synopsis of the measure at least one time not later than one week before the election in a newspaper of general circulation in the city. If there is no newspaper of general circulation published and circulated in the city, the notice shall be typewritten and copies shall be posted conspicuously within the time prescribed in at least three public places in the city. (4326)

The notice shall be headed "Measure To Be Voted On" in conspicuous type and shall be substantially in the following form: (4327)

MEASURE TO BE VOTED ON (4328)

Notice is hereby given that the following measure is to be voted on at the ____ (general or special) municipal election to be held in the City of ____, on Tuesday, the ____ day of ____, 2___. (4329)

(Synopsis of measure or measures) (4330)

Dated ____ (4331)

________________________ (4332)

City Elections (4333)

Official (4334)

City of _____________ (4335)

(b) The city elections official shall consolidate the notice of election and the notice of measure to be voted on into one notice if the measure was placed on the ballot before the notice of election is published pursuant to Section 12101. (4336)

12112. (a) At least 90 days, and not more than 120 days, before the day fixed for the general district election, the elections official of the principal county shall publish a notice of the election once in a newspaper of general circulation published in the district or, if no such newspaper is published in the district, in a newspaper having general circulation in the district published in any affected county in the district. The notice shall contain the date of the general district election, name the offices for which candidates may file, and state the qualifications required by the principal act for each office. The notice shall state the location where official declarations of candidacy for eligible candidates desiring to file for any of the elective offices may be obtained, the office in which completed declarations of candidacy are required to be filed, and the date and time after which no declarations of candidacy may be accepted for filing. The notice shall state that appointment to each elective office will be made as prescribed by Section 10515 in the event there are no nominees or an insufficient number of nominees for the office and a petition for an election is not filed with the elections official within the time period prescribed by Section 10515. (4337)

(b) In addition to the requirements of subdivision (a), the county elections official shall, by a general press release, set forth both of the following: (4338)

(1) The elective offices of the district to be filled at the ensuing district election. (4339)

(2) A telephone number that voters of the district may utilize in order to obtain information regarding filing for the elective district office. (4340)

12113. For each school or special district, the county elections official immediately shall deliver a copy of all published notices to the district secretary. Each notice shall be posted in the district office. (4341)

CHAPTER 3. PRECINCTS (4342)(Text)

Article 1. General Provisions (12200) (4343)(Text)

12200. This chapter applies to all jurisdictions. (4344)

Article 2. Precinct Formation (12220-12225) (4345)(Text)

12220. The elections official shall divide the jurisdiction into precincts and prepare detail maps or exterior descriptions thereof, or both, and as many copies as the elections official may determine. The county surveyor, if requested by an elections official, shall provide assistance to the elections official in the preparation of these maps or exterior descriptions. (4346)

12221. In any order establishing precincts, their boundaries shall be defined by reference to exterior descriptions or delineation thereof on a map or maps. (4347)

12222. (a) No precinct shall be established so that its boundary crosses the boundary of any supervisorial district, congressional district, senatorial district, Assembly district, board of equalization district, judicial district, incorporated city, ward, or city council district. To the extent possible, without subjecting the voter to significant inconvenience, precinct boundaries should not cross census tract or enumeration district lines. (4348)

(b) If, at any election, any precinct contains an insufficient number of qualified persons to make up a precinct board, the precinct may be consolidated with an adjoining precinct. (4349)

12223. (a) Whenever a jurisdiction is divided into election precincts or whenever the boundary of an established precinct is changed or a new precinct is created, the precinct boundary shall be fixed in a manner so that the number of voters in the precinct does not exceed 1,000 on the 88th day prior to the day of election, unless otherwise provided by law. (4350)

(b) An elections official may subtract the number of permanent vote by mail voters, pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 3200) of Division 3, from the total number of voters for purposes of complying with subdivision (a) if after subtracting the number of permanent vote by mail voters, the number of voters in the precinct does not exceed the percentage of nonpermanent vote by mail voters in the jurisdiction on the 88th day prior to the election multiplied by 1,000, unless otherwise provided by law. (4351)

12224. At the discretion of the elections official, the voters of the precinct may be divided into two or more groups, as nearly equal as possible, and one precinct board appointed to serve each group. When the voters of a precinct are so divided, there may be one or more polling places, but there shall be a ballot box for and a set of returns from each group. (4352)

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