AB 372, as introduced, Bigelow. Elections: write-in candidates.
Existing law generally prohibits requiring write-in candidates for office to pay a fee or charge. Existing law requires other candidates to pay a filing fee or to submit a petition containing signatures of registered voters in lieu of a filing fee, as specified.
This bill would require write-in candidates for a voter-nominated office who advance to the general election to pay the prescribed filing fee in order to appear on the general election ballot.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 8604 of the Elections Code is amended
begin deleteNo end deletefee or charge shall be required of a write-in
begin delete candidate except in the case of a candidate for city office, as .
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