California Bill Moving Primary from June to March is Amended from Late March to Early March

On August 31, California Senator Ricardo Lara amended his SB 568.  This is the bill that moves the primary in all election years from June to March.  As amended on the Senate floor, the bill now sets the primary date on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March.  Previously it had set it on the third Tuesday in March, with a provision that the Governor could move it even earlier.  The bill no longer has any provision for the Governor to change the date.

The bill is expected to pass the legislature during September.


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California Bill Moving Primary from June to March is Amended from Late March to Early March — 2 Comments

  1. If they were to make it effective in 2018, they could push Josh Newman’s recall until March, even if Padilla were forced to certify the recall petition on September 7 or later.

  2. The HACK gerrymander incumbents (aka ruling class oligarchs) want early primary dates to confuse the voters even more.

    NO primaries.
    ONE election day.
    Ballot access via nominating petitions or filing fees.
    PR and AppV.

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