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Allows all voters in presidential primary elections in California to vote for any candidate, regardless of party affiliation. Gives each political party the option to choose its presidential candidate for the general election ballot based on highest vote received among the party's candidates at the primary election, or based on its own procedures. Eliminates constitutional requirement that the state provide for elections for political party and party central committees. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Unknown, but probably not significant fiscal impact on the state and county governments.
Steve Peace and Jeff Marston (619) 255-6741
Elections. Presidential Primaries. Political Party Offices. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. California Initiative 1597 (2013).