Nonpartisan Offices

Under the California Constitution, political parties are not entitled to nominate candidates for nonpartisan offices at the Primary Election, and a candidate nominated for a nonpartisan office at the Primary Election is not the official nominee of any party for the office in question at the ensuing General Election.  A candidate for nomination or election to a nonpartisan office may NOT designate his or her party preference, or lack of party preference, on the Primary and General Election ballot.  The top two vote-getters at the Primary Election advance to the General Election for the nonpartisan office.