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California Laws | Election Code
DIVISION 3. VOTE BY MAIL VOTING, NEW RESIDENT, AND NEW CITIZEN VOTING
CHAPTER 5. NEW RESIDENTS APPLICATION AND VOTING PROCEDURES (3400-3408)

3403. The envelope into which a new resident is to place the ballot shall bear upon its face the name and official title of the county elections official and upon the other side a printed affidavit in substantially the following form: (962)

State of (963)

California ) ss. (964)

County of ____________ (965)

I, ____, declare that I am a citizen of the United (966)

States, that (967)

on the day of the next election for federal (968)

offices shall be at least 18 (969)

years of age, a resident of this state prior to (970)

the election, and am (971)

resident of the City or Town of ____, County of (972)

____, State (973)

of California; I have not voted, nor shall I cast (974)

a vote on a ballot from (975)

the state from which I have removed. (976)

I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws (977)

of the State of (978)

California that the foregoing is true and correct. (979)

___________________________________________________ (980)

(Date) (981)

___________________________________________________ (982)

(Signature) (983)

___________________________________________________ (984)

(Residence address) (985)

3404. The new resident shall mark the ballot, place it in the identification envelope, and fill out and sign the declaration printed on the identification envelope. (986)

3405. The ballots of new residents shall be received and canvassed at the same time and under the same procedure as vote by mail voter ballots, insofar as that procedure is not inconsistent with this chapter. (987)

3408. The county elections official shall keep open to public inspection a list showing the names and addresses of all persons who have voted as new residents. (988)

CHAPTER 6. NEW CITIZENS APPLICATION AND VOTING PROCEDURES (3500-3503) (989)(Text)

3500. Any new citizen is eligible to register and vote at the office of the county elections official at any time beginning on the 14th day before an election and ending on the seventh day prior to election day. (990)

3501. A new citizen registering to vote after the close of registration shall provide the county elections official with proof of citizenship prior to voting, and shall declare that he or she has established residency in California. Upon receipt of proof of citizenship and California residency, the county elections official shall instate the affiant as a registered voter and include his or her affidavit of registration in the permanent file of affidavits. (991)

3502. The ballots of new citizens shall be received and canvassed at the same time and under the same procedure as vote by mail voter ballots, insofar as that procedure is not inconsistent with this chapter. (992)

3503. The county elections official shall keep open to public inspection a list of all persons who have registered as new citizens. (993)

DIVISION 4. MAIL BALLOT ELECTIONS (994)(Text)

CHAPTER 1. CONDITIONS FOR MAIL BALLOT ELECTION (4000-4004) (995)(Text)

4000. A local, special, or consolidated election may be conducted wholly by mail provided that all of the following conditions apply: (996)

(a) The governing body of the local agency authorizes the use of mailed ballots for the election. (997)

(b) The election is held on an established mailed ballot election date pursuant to Section 1500. (998)

(c) The election is one of the following: (999)

(1) An election in which no more than 1,000 registered voters are eligible to participate. (1000)

(2) An election on a measure or measures restricted to (A) the imposition of special taxes, or (B) expenditure limitation overrides, or (C) both (A) and (B), in a city, county, or special district with 5,000 or less registered voters calculated as of the time of the last report of registration by the county elections official to the Secretary of State. (1001)

(3) An election on the issuance of a general obligation water bond in accordance with Section 12944.5 of the Water Code. (1002)

(4) An election of the Directors of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District as authorized in Section 122 of Chapter 527 of the Statutes of 1977, known as the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Law. (1003)

(5) An election of the Aliso Water Management Agency, or its affected member agencies, pursuant to Sections 13416 and 13417 of the Water Code. (1004)

(6) An election of the San Jacinto Mountain Area Water Study Agency pursuant to Sections 13416 and 13417 of the Water Code. (1005)

(7) An election of the San Lorenzo Valley Water District pursuant to Sections 13416 and 13417 of the Water Code. (1006)

(8) An election or assessment ballot proceeding required or authorized by Article XIII C or XIII D of the California Constitution. However, when an assessment ballot proceeding is conducted by mail pursuant to this section, the following rules apply: (1007)

(A) The proceeding shall be denominated an "assessment ballot proceeding" rather than an election. (1008)

(B) Ballots shall be denominated "assessment ballots." (1009)

4002. Notwithstanding Section 4000, a special district may conduct its elections by mail in accordance with Sections 1500, 4104, 4105, and 4108. (1010)

4003. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, whenever any district has adopted the all-mailed ballot procedure for conducting general district elections pursuant to Section 4104 and any other election is scheduled to be held in territory that is the same or partly the territory of the district on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of the odd-numbered year, the district may, by resolution of the governing board, revoke the adoption of the all-mailed ballot procedure and order the general district election consolidated with the other election pursuant to Section 10402. (1011)

4004. (a) "Small city" means a city with a population of 100,000 or less, as determined by the annual city total population rankings by the Demographic Research Unit of the Department of Finance. (1012)

(b) "Eligible entity" means a school district or a special district. (1013)

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