California Code, Elections Code - ELEC § 13502

(a) With each nonpartisan vote by mail ballot that is sent to a voter who has declined to disclose a political party preference, the county elections official shall include a notice informing the voter that he or she may request a political party's ballot at the next ensuing partisan primary election if the political party has so authorized.

(b) In addition to any other method permitted by law, a voter who has declined to disclose a political party preference may request the ballot of a political party that has authorized a voter who has declined to disclose a political party preference to vote in its partisan primary election as follows:

(1) In his or her vote by mail application pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 3006 .

(2) By telephone pursuant to Section 3007.8 .

(3) Over the Internet if available pursuant to Section 3007.7 .

(4) By email or by facsimile transmission if permitted by the county elections official.

(c) No later than seven days before the date of a partisan primary election, a voter who has declined to disclose a political party preference and who has received a nonpartisan vote by mail ballot may return his or her unvoted ballot to the county elections official and request and receive the ballot for a political party if the political party has authorized a voter who has declined to disclose a political party preference to vote in its partisan primary election.


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