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2004 California Election Calendar
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SECTION 1: PARTY QUALIFICATION/QUALIFICATION FOR OFFICE
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  • Qualification of Political Party
  • Candidate Qualifications and Information for Partisan Offices
SECTION 2: NOMINATIONS
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  • Selected Presidential Candidates
  • Unselected Presidential Candidates
  • Declaration of Intention (non-presidential candidates)
  • Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers (non-presidential candidates)
  • Party Affiliation of Candidates for Partisan Office
  • Petition in Lieu of Filing Fee
  • Petition in Lieu of Filing Fee and/or Nomination Paper
  • Pre-Campaign Candidate Intention Requirements
SECTION 3: CANDIDATE FILING INFORMATION
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  • Candidate Filing Fees and Sponsor Signatures
  • Signature in Lieu Requirements - §8106(a)(6)
  • Presidential Candidates' Filing Dates - March 2, 2004
  • Candidates' Filing Dates - March 2, 2004 Primary
  • Candidates' Filing Dates - November 2, 2004 General
  • Notes
SECTION 4: WRITE-IN CANDIDATES
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  • Qualifications
  • Votes Required for Nomination - US Senate and Congress
  • Votes Required for Nomination - State Senate
  • Votes Required for Nomination - State Assembly
SECTION 5: THE PRIMARY ELECTION -- March 2, 2004
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  • Summary of Primary Election Calendar
  • Calendar for the Direct Primary Election
SECTION 6: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS, ELECTORAL COLLEGE
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  • Selection of Electors
  • Electoral College
SECTION 7: INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES
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  • Qualifications
  • Signature Requirements for US Senator
  • Signature Requirements for US Representative in Congress
  • Signature Requirements for State Senate
  • Signature Requirements for State Assembly
SECTION 8: THE GENERAL ELECTION -- November 2, 2004
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  • Summary of General Election Calendar
  • Calendar for the General Election
SECTION 9: POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS
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  • Political Subdivisions by County
  • Counties within Congressional Districts
  • Counties within State Senate Districts
  • Counties within Assembly Districts
  • Counties within Equalization and Courts of Appeal Districts
  • County Combinations of Assembly, Congressional, Senate, Equalization, and Appellate Districts
SECTION 10: CALENDARS
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  • 2002 Calendar
  • 2003 Calendar
  • 2004 Calendar
  • 2005 Calendar

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NOTE TO CANDIDATES
The 2004 California Election Calendar is intended to provide general information about the nomination and election of candidates and qualification of ballot measures. It does not have the force and effect of law, regulation or rule. It is distributed with the understanding that the Secretary of State is not rendering legal advice and, therefore, the calendar is not to be a substitute for legal counsel for the individual, organization or candidate using it. In case of conflict, the law, regulation or rule will apply. Unless otherwise indicated, all code section references are to the California Elections Code.

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