“Nominate” means the selection, at a state-conducted primary election, of candidates who are entitled by law to participate in the general election for that office, but does not mean any other lawful mechanism that a political party may adopt for the purposes of choosing the candidate who is preferred by the party for a nonpartisan or voter-nominated office.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 296, Sec. 78. (AB 1023) Effective January 1, 2012.)

Terms Used In California Elections Code 332.5

  • candidate: includes any officeholder who is subject to a recall election. See California Elections Code 305
  • Election: means any election including a primary that is provided for under this code. See California Elections Code 318
  • General election: means either of the following:

    California Elections Code 324

  • Party: means a political party or organization that has qualified for participation in any primary or presidential general election. See California Elections Code 338
  • Voter-nominated office: means a congressional or state elective office for which a candidate may choose to have his or her party preference or lack of party preference indicated upon the ballot. See California Elections Code 359.5