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Its not being strictly in accordance with the directions of this title, if it can be satisfactorily understood. En. March 12, 1872.

Cal.Rep.Cit. 77, 182.

CHAPTER VIII.

ELECTION TICKETS AND BALLOTS. $ 1185. Printing of ballots.

1186. Nomination of candidates. 1187. Nominations, certifying of.

1188. Nominations other than by conventions. $ 1189. Certificates of nomination, filing of.

1190. Nominations, limitation upon. $ 1191. Certificates of nomination, preservation of. $ 1192. Certificates of nomination, time of filing-Vacancies. $ 1193. Certifying names of candidates. $ 1194. Nominations sent to county committees Sample ballots. $ 1195. Constitutional amendments, how submitted. $ 1196. Providing ballots. $ 1197. Ballot law.

1198. Books and records of ballots, 1199. Number of ballots.

1200. Error or omission in name of candidate. $ 1201. Delivering ballots. $ 1202. Ballot clerks. $ 1203. "Ballot boxes-Booths for voters. $ 1204. Manner of voting. $ 1205. Idem. $ 1206. Occupancy of booths. $ 1207. Spoiled or unused ballots. $ 1208. Illiterate or helpless voters. $ 1209. Removal of slip from ballot. $ 1210. Sample ballots. $ 1211. Canvassing of votes-Marked or spoiled ballots. $ 1212. Time for voting. $ 1213. Certificate of nomination, destruction of or false making of. $ 1214. Destruction of supplies. § 1215. Disclosing name of candidate-Electioneering, etc. $ 1216. Registrar of voters.

$ 1185. Printing of ballots. All ballots cast in elections for public officers within this state shall be printed and distributed at public expense, as hereinafter provided. The printing of general tickets and cards of instruction to electors of each county, and the delivery of the same to the election officers, shall be a county charge, the payment of which shall be provided for in the same manner as the payment of other county expenses; and the printing and delivering of "municipal tickets,” and also in case of separate elections for city, city and county, or town officers, the printing and delivering of cards of instruction, shall be a charge upon the respective city, city and county, or town in which such "municipal tickets" and cards of instruction are to be used, the payment of which shall be provided for in the same manner as the payment of other city, city and county, or town expenses. En. March 12, 1872. Am'd. 1891, 165.

Cal.Rep.Cit. 122, 191.

$ 1186. Nomination of candidates. Any convention as hereinafter defined may make nominations of candidates for public office, including electors of president and vicepresident of the United States, to be filled by election within the state. A convention within the meaning of this chapter is an organized assemblage of delegates representing a political party or organization. If such convention be assembled to present candidates for public office to be elected within territory or political division in the whole of which the provisions of sections thirteen hundred and fifty-seven to thirteen hundred and seventy-five, both inclusive, of this code are mandatory or were in force and effect at the time of the election of delegates thereto, then and in such event all the delegates acting therein must have been chosen at a primary election held under the provisions of said sections of this code. If such convention be assembled to present candidates for public office to be elected within territory in a portion of which the said sections of this code are mandatory or in force and effect, and in a portion of which said sections are not in force or effect, then and in such event, the delegates acting in such convention representing therein territory or a political division where such said sections are in force and effect, must have been chosen at a primary election held under the provisions thereof. If such convention be assembled to present candidates for public office to be elected within territory or a political division in no portion of which said sections of this code are mandatory or in force and effect, then and in such event the political party which such organized assemblage of delegates represents, must have at the last election before the holding of such convention polled at least three per cent of the entire vote of the state, or of the county, city and county, district or other political division for which nominations are to be made; provided, that in any political division of this state wherein no general election shall have been held after its organization, a convention as last above referred to, of any political party polling at

least three per cent of the votes cast in the precincts composing said political division, shall have the same power, and its nominations the same effect, as though such political division had been organized before the next preceding general election. Any conventions as herein defined may, in addition to making nominations of candidates for public office, appoint or elect a governing committee for the political party which the delegates in such convention represent, for the territory which is thus represented, which committee shall serve for the next ensuing two years, and until the next biennial convention of the party which it represents has organized, but no longer; provided, that in years when a state convention assembles to select delegates to a national convention to nominate a candidate for president and for vice-president of the United States, such state convention shall have the power to choose a committee or governing body to represent the party in the territory which such convention represents, which committee or governing body shall hold and exercise its power until the next state convention to nominate a governor and other state officers shall assemble and select its successors. Whenever there shall be in any political subdivision of the state more than one body claiming to represent a certain political party or organization in such territory, if such political party have a state committee, such state committee, or its executive committee, if it have one, and has delegated such power to it, may determine which of such bodies represents such political party in such territory, and such decision shall be final and all officers shall be bound thereby. The decision shall be in writing, and shall name the chairman and secretary of the political committee for such political subdivision which it recognizes, and shall be attested by the secretary of the committee making the decision, and a duplicate must be filed with the election commissioners of such political subdivision or its clerk, secretary, or registrar of voters. En. March 12, 1872. Am’d. 1891, 165; 1899, 58; 1901, 590.

Cal.Rep.Cit. 96, 372; 114, 486.

$ 1187. Nominations, certifying of. All nominations made by any such convention shall be certified as follows: The certificate of nomination must be in writing and shall contain the name of each person nominated, his residence

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and the office for which he is nominated, and shall designate, the party or principle which such convention represents. It shall be signed by the chairman and secretary of such convention, who shall add to their signatures their respective places of residence, and make oath before an officer authorized to administer the same that the matter stated in such certificate is true to the best of their knowledge and belief, and a certificate of the oath shall be annexed to the certificate of nomination. The nominees may all be nominated by one certificate or by separate certificates, and where nominees of a district, or supervisoral convention are reported to state or local convention in which the delegates to such district or supervisoral conventions form a portion of the delegates composing such state or local convention, all such nomiDees may be included in one certificate of nomination with the nominees of such state or local convention, it being specified for what districts such district nominations are made, and all such nominations may be certified as above by the chairman and secretary of the state or local convention. If the chairman and secretary of any convention shall not deposit with the secretary of the political party committee representing the party in the territory for which such convention was held, the proper certificate or certificates of nomination of the nominees of such convention verified as herein required in due form for filing, on or before the fifth day preceding the latest day provided by law for filing such certificate or certificates of nomination, then such certificate or certificates of nomipation may be made and verified by the chairman and secretary of the political party which such convention represented, acting in and for the territory which such convention represented, in the manner and form hereinbefore provided, and upon an indorsement being made upon such certificate or certificates of nomination last mentioned by the secretary of such committee, to the effect that the chairman and secretary of the proper convention did not deposit with said secretary a certificate or certificates of nomination as required by this section, the secretary of state, clerk, registrar of voters, or proper officer with whom such certificate or certificates are required by law to be fled, must receive and file such certificate or certificates so made by the chairman and secretary of such

committee, and the same shall have the same force and effect as if made by the chairman and secretary of such convention; provided, such chairman and secretary may themselves file or cause to be filed such certificate within the time allowed by law; and the same, when so filed, if legal in form and substance, shall be the only lawful cer. tificate of such nominations made by such convention. The verified certificate of nominations made by a state convention and the districts thereof, when made pursuant to this section by such officers of such respective political committees, shall be in form substantially as follows:

If a statement of the nominations made by a state convention and the district conventions thereof: To the Secretary of State (or other proper officer):

The undersigned, the chairman and secretary, respectively, of the (giving the party designation) state commit. tee of California, hereby certify that at a meeting of the (giving the party designation) state convention, held at the city of - on the

days of - nineteen hundred and

the following nominations of candidates for public offices to be voted for at the next ensuing general election were duly and regularly made by said state convention and the district conventions thereof: o nice. Name of Nominee.

Residence. For Governor.

(Etc.) For Members of the

House of Representatives—

First District.

(Etc.) For Members of State

Board of Equalization

First District.

(Etc.)
For Railroad Commis.
sioners

First District.
(Etc.)

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