California Elections Code

Sec. § 10734


(a)

A special primary election shall not be held for a special general election conducted pursuant to this chapter. Candidates at the special general election shall be nominated in the manner set forth in Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 8000) of Part 1 of Division 8, except that nomination papers shall not be circulated more than 46 days before the special general election, shall be left with the county elections official for examination not less than 39 days before the special general election, and shall be filed with the Secretary of State not less than 35 days before the special general election.

(b)

Notwithstanding Section 3001, applications for vote by mail voter ballots may be submitted not more than 30 days before the special general election. Applications received by the elections official prior to the 30th day shall not be returned to the sender, but shall be held by the elections official and processed by him or her following the 30th day prior to the election in the same manner as if received at that time.
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