FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2016
CONTACT: Sam Mahood
SACRAMENTO – Pursuant to state law, Secretary of State Alex Padilla today released the list of generally recognized candidates who will be placed on the June 7, 2016, Presidential Primary Election ballot in California.
The Secretary of State can place additional candidate names on the list until April 1, when the list of presidential candidates is officially certified. He cannot remove any names from the generally recognized list, unless a candidate requests to be removed by filing an affidavit with the Secretary of State’s office.
Candidates who are not on the generally recognized list may still qualify for the ballot through signature gathering.
Procedure for qualifying for the presidential ballot through the circulation of nomination papers can be found online:
24 candidates were placed on the generally recognized list for the last presidential primary, in June 5, 2012. This year, the candidate list has 43 names.