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ELECTIONS DIVISION SECRETARY OF STATE
(916) 657-2166 1500 - 11th STREET
POLITICAL REFORM SACRAMENTO, CA 95814
DIVISION
(916) 653-6224
e-mail: [email protected]
Summary of qualifications and requirements for
PARTISAN NOMINATION
for the Office of
MEMBER, STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
June 6, 2006 Primary Election
I. QUALIFICATIONS
Every candidate shall:
A. Be a registered voter and otherwise qualified to vote for that office at the time
nomination papers are issued to the person. § 2011
B. Satisfy the following registration requirements:
1. Be registered with the political party whose nomination he or she is seeking for not
less than three months immediately prior to the time the declaration of candidacy is
presented to the county elections official or, if eligible to register for less than three
months, for as long as he or she has been eligible to register to vote in California.
2. Not have been registered as affiliated with any other qualified political party within
twelve months immediately prior to the filing of the declaration of candidacy. §8001
C. Not have served two terms as a Member of the State Board of Equalization since
November 6, 1990. Cal. Const. Art. XIII, §17
II. REQUIREMENTS
A. CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE FILINGS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Any individual who intends to be a candidate for an elective state office shall:
1. Statement of Intention
File with the Secretary of State Political Reform Division a statement of intention to
be a candidate for a specific state office (Form 501). This statement shall be signed
under penalty of perjury and filed prior to the solicitation or receipt of any
contribution or loan, including personal funds used for campaign purposes.Govt. Code §85200
1 Unless otherwise stated, all code section references are to the California Elections Code.
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2. Campaign Contribution Account
Establish one campaign contribution account at an office of a financial institution
located in California upon filing the statement of intention.
a. All contributions or loans made to the candidate, to a person on behalf of the
candidate, or to the candidate's controlled committee shall be deposited in the
account.
b. Any personal funds, which will be used to promote the election of the candidate,
shall be deposited in the account prior to expenditure.
c. All campaign expenditures shall be made from the account.
Govt. Code §§85200 & 85201
3. Exceptions
a. Parts 1 and 2 (b) and (c), above, do not apply to a candidate's payment of a filing
fee and statement of qualifications fee from his or her personal funds.
Govt. Code §§85200 & 85201(f)
b. Part 2, above, does not apply if the candidate does not receive contributions and
makes campaign expenditures from personal funds of less than $1,000 in a
calendar year, excluding payment of the filing fee and statement of qualifications
fee. Govt. Code §85201(g)
c. An individual who raises contributions from others for his or her campaign, but
who raises or spends less than $1,000 in a calendar year shall establish a
campaign contribution account, but is not required to file a committee statement
of organization or other statement of bank account information.
Govt. Code §85201(h)
B. FILING FEE
Full Payment of Filing Fee
Pay a filing fee equal to 1% of the first year's salary. Currently, the filing fee for
Member, State Board of Equalization is $1,312.50. The filing fee must be paid at the time
the candidate obtains nomination forms. §§8103 & 8105
Signatures In Lieu Of Filing Fee
A candidate may choose to submit by February 23, 2006, a minimum of 5,250 valid
signatures on petitions in lieu of filing fee. §8106(a)(4)
The 5,250 in-lieu signature requirement applies only to candidates seeking the
nomination of the Democratic or Republican parties. Candidates seeking the nomination
of the American Independent, Green, Libertarian, Natural Law, or Peace and Freedom
parties may submit petitions containing signatures of 10% of the registered voters of the
party whose nomination the candidate is seeking, signers being residents of the district in
which the candidate seeks nomination, or 150 signatures, whichever is fewer. §8106(a)(6)
1. The petitions for in-lieu signatures may be obtained from the county elections official
and circulated between December 30, 2005 and February 23, 2006. Sections of
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petitions in lieu of filing fee shall be filed with the county elections official of the
county in which the signers reside. §8106
2. The candidate may submit signatures to cover all or any prorated portion of the filing
fee. §8106(b)(3)
3. Any registered voter may sign an in-lieu-of-filing-fee petition for any candidate for
whom he or she is eligible to vote. However, candidates filing signatures-in-lieu
pursuant to the provisions of §8106 (a)(6) are limited to members of their own party.
§§8106(a)(6) & 8106(b)(1)
4. Each circulator of an in-lieu-of-filing-fee petition shall be a registered voter of the
district in which the candidate is running. The circulator shall serve within the
county in which he or she resides. §8106(b)(4)
5. Within 10 days after receipt of the petition, the county elections official shall notify
the candidate of any deficiency. The candidate shall then, prior to March 10, 2006,
either submit a supplemental petition containing additional signatures or pay a pro
rata portion of the filing fee to cover the deficiency. §8106(b)(3)
6. Signatures in lieu of the filing fee may be counted towards the nomination sponsor
signature requirements if signers are of the same political party as the candidate.
§8106(d)
C. NOMINATION DOCUMENTS
1. Between February 13 and March 10, 2006, obtain nomination documents from the
county elections official. Nomination documents include a set of nomination papers
for collecting signatures and a declaration of candidacy that must be executed by the
candidate. §§333 & 8020
a. If an eligible incumbent fails to file the nomination documents by March 10,
2006, any other person, if otherwise qualified, may obtain and file the nomination
documents not later than March 15, 2006. §8022
b. The declaration of candidacy shall be obtained from, and delivered to, the county
elections official of the county, in which the candidate resides and is a voter.§8064
c. Upon request of a candidate, the county elections official shall provide the
candidate with a declaration of candidacy. The county elections official shall not
require a candidate to sign, file, or sign and file a declaration of candidacy as a
condition of receiving nomination papers. §8020(d)
d. The county elections official shall require all candidates filing a declaration of
candidacy to execute the declaration in his or her office unless the candidate
designates a third party to obtain the declaration form from the county elections
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official and to deliver it to the candidate. The written statement shall state that the
candidate is aware that the declaration of candidacy must be properly executed
and delivered not later than March 10,2006 to the office of the county elections
official from whom it was received. The statement must be signed and dated by
the candidate. Any person may return the completed declaration of candidacy.
§8028
2. Nomination Signatures
Secure between 40 and 60 signatures on the nomination paper prior to filing. §8062
a. Signatures on the in-lieu-of-filing-fee petitions may satisfy this signature
requirement if the signers are members of the same political party as the
candidate. §8061
b. All signers must be registered voters of the district and members of the same
political party as the candidate. §8068
c. The candidate may appoint persons to circulate the nomination paper. Circulators
shall be voters in the district in which the candidate is seeking election and serve
only in that district. §8066
d. Between February 13 and March 10, 2006, each section of the nomination paper
shall be delivered to the county elections official of the county in which the signer
resides and is a voter. §8020
3. If only one person has declared a candidacy for a partisan nomination at the Primary
Election, and that candidate dies after March 10, but on or before March 15, 2006,
any person qualified under the provisions of Section 8001 may circulate and deliver
nomination documents for the partisan nomination for that office to the county
elections official by 5 p.m. on March 24, 2006. §8025
D. STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS
Each candidate must file a Statement of Economic Interests with the county elections
official disclosing investments, interests in real property, and any income received during
the immediately preceding 12 months pursuant to the requirements of the Political
Reform Act of 1974, As Amended. Gov. Code §87201
This statement is to be filed between February 13 and March 10, 2006. It is not required
if the candidate has filed such statements within the past sixty days for the same
jurisdiction.
III.GENERAL INFORMATION
A. Each of the forms mentioned above is available free of charge from the county elections
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official.
B. The Board of Equalization consists of five voting members: the State Controller and the
four elected board members. The term of office for the board member elected to
represent each district is four years, beginning January 8, 2007.
C. Because of the requirements of the Political Reform Act, As Amended, a candidate
should visit the website of the Fair Political Practices Commission at www.fppc.ca.gov
for the most recent copy of the Information Manual on Campaign Disclosure Provisions
of the Political Reform Act, which gives the filing requirements for reporting campaign
contributions, etc.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
This Information Sheet of Qualifications and Requirements
is for general information only and does not have the force
and effect of law, regulation or rule. In case of conflict, the
law, regulation or rule will apply. The candidate should
obtain the most up-to-date information available because of
possible changes in law or procedure since the publication of
this information.
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