GPCA Elections Code
This page contains the recent (2005 - 2006) efforts on drafting the California Elections Code sections for the GPCA.
Each ballot qualified party has their own sections of the code that address, primarily, two topics:
Recent Elections Code Drafts
- Oct. 2006 Technical Correction
The final version for circulation (Oct. 2006 R3) is available, with the changes incorporated, in RTF or PDF format.
After the code was adopted by the GA, an inaccuracy was found in section 7929. An undocumented change had made its way into the code resulting in this section being inconsistent with GPCA bylaws. The issue was discussed on the ERWG list and the source of the change could not be determined so it was concluded to be an unintentional change.
Accordingly, section 7929 was changed to match the bylaws. A change document shows the wording changes and provides details of this action.
The notes on needed bylaw changes have been removed from this revision. See the Apr. 2006 document for those notes.
- Apr. 2006
The proposal contains background info and explanations of the major features in the proposed draft. The only substantive change from the Dec 05 draft is that Limited Voting is included as an option for counties rather than a requirement. Several edits have been included as well as embellished explanations.
The draft of the GPCA Elections Code presented at the Ventura General Assembly. There is a list of needed bylaws on the last page.
This draft was adopted by the June '06 GA without amendment. It will now be submitted to the legislature for adoption into the CA Elections Code.
You can download this document in RTF format.
Changes to the code since the Dec. 05 draft.
- Dec. 2005
The proposal contains background info and explanations of the major features in the proposed draft. The proposal was withdrawn by the presenters.
The draft of the GPCA Elections Code presented at the Yolo General Assembly. There is a list of needed bylaws on the last page.
You can download this document in PDF.
Changes to the code since the June 04 draft.
Code activities during 2004.
Major work on the code in 2001 - 2002.
Notes from May 2001
Notes from Nov. 2001, after a General Assembly presentation
Chronology of the code project.
NOTA / NOC
NOTA (none of the above) and NOC (no other choice) are voting options long supoorted by the GP. We first sued the Secratary of State in 1990 to allow NOTA. The state appealed that decision in 1995 and we lost NOTA.
The current effort is to define NOTA/NOC in terms that address the court's objections.
- Notes and Summary
Notes and opinions on the court's 1995 decision.
- Court Decision
The 1995 court opinion on Green Party of California v. Jones, 31 Cal.App.4th 747
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