§ 1 This act shall be known as the Elections Code.
§ 2 The provisions of this code, insofar as they are substantially the …
§ 3 If any provision of this code or the application thereof to any …
§ 4 Unless the provision or the context otherwise requires, these general …
§ 5 Division, part, chapter, article, and section headings do not in any …
§ 6 Whenever a power is granted to, or a duty is imposed upon, a public …
§ 7 Writing includes any form of recorded message capable of …
§ 8 As used in this code, the present tense includes the past and future …
§ 9 (a) Counting of words, for purposes of this code, shall be as …
§ 10 (a) The Secretary of State is the chief elections officer of the …
§ 10.5 (a) There is established within the Secretary of State the …
§ 11 On written call of the Secretary of State, the county elections …
§ 12 Whenever any candidate files a declaration of candidacy, nomination …
§ 13 (a) A person shall not be considered a legally qualified …
§ 13.5 (a) (1) Notwithstanding subdivision (a) of Section 13, no …
§ 14 In case of a disaster in which a portion or all of the voting records …
§ 15 Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if the last day for the …
§ 16 A copy of Section 84305 of the Government Code shall be provided by …
§ 17 The Secretary of State shall establish and maintain administrative …
§ 20 (a) A person shall not be considered a candidate for, and is not …

Terms Used In California Codes > Elections Code > Division 0.5 > Chapter 1 - General Provisions

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • General election: means either of the following:

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  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Joint session: When both chambers of a legislature adopt a concurrent resolution to meet together.
  • Party: means a political party or organization that has qualified for participation in any primary or presidential general election. See California Elections Code 338
  • Primary election: includes all primary nominating elections provided for by this code. See California Elections Code 341
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Voter: means any elector who is registered under this code. See California Elections Code 359
  • 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