Every person who solicits any circulator to affix to any initiative, referendum, or recall petition any false or forged signature, or to cause or permit a false or forged signature to be affixed, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

Terms Used In California Elections Code 18610

  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Signature: includes either of the following:

    California Elections Code 354.5