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"NONE OF THE ABOVE" BALLOT OPTION. INITIATIVE STATUTE. In general elections for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Controller, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner, Assembly and State Senate, voters shall have option of voting for "None of the Above." If "None of the Above" receives a plurality of votes cast, no candidate may assume office and second election shall be held within 60-90 days. Candidates, in the first election other than write-in candidates, will be ineligible to run in second election. In second election, candidate receiving the most votes shall assume office. Relaxes nomination signature requirements for independent candidates. Summary of fiscal impact by Department of Finance and Legislative Analyst: This measure could result in significant costs to state and county governments. These costs would result if a plurality of voters chose "None of the Above" for any office and a subsequent election was held. Costs could vary from hundreds of thousands to tens of millions of dollars if the subsequent elections were for a legislative seat or statewide office.
William K. Gallagher Debra H. Lamana, 1750 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 200, Santa Monica, California 90405 (310) 392-5304
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"None Of The Above" Ballot Option. California Initiative 790 (1998).