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Election Law

Are you tangled in a web of confusing election laws? California election law involves much more than voting. These reference materials are a must for any state or local official involved in elections of candidates or the administration of local ballot measures, nonprofit organizations involved in advocacy, and anyone interested in the recent developments in California election law. These reference materials will cover the basic election laws in California, including the conduct of the elections, campaign finance regulation, initiatives, referendums and recalls on the state and local level. Benefits for You •Learn the basic sources of federal, state and local election laws •Find out how state and local elections are conducted •How to properly raise and spend money in connection with candidate and ballot measure campaigns •Understand the different processes and limitations on the exercise of recall, referendum and initiative
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Sources of Election Laws: Federal, State and Local
(Break 10:30 am – 10:45 am)
— Richard R. Rios
  • U.S. Constitution
  • Federal Statutes
  • California Constitution
  • California Elections Code
  • Local Law: General Law Cities vs. Charter Cities
Conduct of Elections
— Richard R . Rios
  • Types of Elections
    • State and Local
    • Special Districts
  • Timing of Elections
  • Nominating Candidates
    • State and Local
  • Candidate Qualifications and Term Limits
    • Age
    • Residency and Citizenship
    • Term Limits
  • Determining the Winner of an Election
    • Plurality Vote ('Winner-take-all' or 'First Past the Post')
    • Majority Vote ('50 Percent Plus 1')
    • Instant Runoff Voting ('Ranked Choice')
Campaign Finance
— Richard R. Rios
  • Campaign Disclosure
  • Campaign Contribution Limits
    • Types and Jurisdictions
  • Expenditure Limits
  • Independent Expenditures
  • Other Regulated Political Activity
    • Issue Ads
    • Membership Communications
  • Communication Regulation
    • Disclaimers and Sender Identification
  • Public Financing
Recalls
— Ashlee N. Titus
Initiatives and Referendums
— Ashlee N. Titus
  • Differences Between Initiatives and Referendums
  • Acts Subject to Initiative Power
  • Single-subject Rule
  • Acts Subject to Referendum
  • Qualifying Initiatives, Referendums and Recalls for the Ballot
Election Litigation
— Brian T. Hildreth
  • Election Contests
  • Bringing or Defending Legal Challenges to Initiatives, Referendums and Recalls
  • Challenges to Ballot Materials
  • Local Officials' Involvement In Elections; Ethics
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Ashlee N. Titus – Moderator

Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, LLP

  • Associate with Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, LLP
  • Concentrates in compliance with the Federal Election Campaign Act, California Political Reform Act and equivalent local ordinances
  • Advises clients regarding campaign finance, election, lobbying and governmental ethics issues
  • Clients include: candidates; elected officials; lobbying firms and lobbyist employers; placement agents; corporations; trade and professional associations; proponents of initiatives, referenda and recalls
  • J.D. degree, Pacific McGeorge School of Law; B.A. degree, Chatham College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Can be contacted at 916-442-7757 or atitus@bmhlaw.com

Brian Hildreth

Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, LLP

Brian T. Hildreth

  • Attorney with Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, LLP
  • Practice areas include political law/election law; litigation, advice and counsel
  • Experience includes moderator, California Political Attorneys Association, “Overview of California Administrative Law”; panelist, National Business Institute, “Critical Legal Issues for Exempt Organizations”; presenter, California Chamber of Commerce, “Taking Your PAC to the Next Level”
  • Listed in Best Lawyers and Chambers USA
  • Licensed to practice law before all state courts and all federal district courts in California
  • J.D. degree, Tulane University School of Law; M.B.A. degree, UC Berkeley
  • Can be contacted at 916-442-7757 or bhildreth@bmhlaw.com

Richard R. Rios

Olson Hagel & Fishburn LLP

  • Senior associate with Olson Hagel & Fishburn LLP’s political compliance unit
  • Advises clients on state and federal campaign finance, election, ethics, and other laws affecting electoral and legislative activity
  • Clients include state and federal candidates and political committees, professional associations, labor unions, nonprofit organizations, political parties, individuals and businesses
  • Counsels lobbyists, lobbyist employers and lobbying firms regarding compliance with disclosure and gift laws
  • Elected to serve as a member of the executive board of the California Political Attorneys Association
  • Member of the Association’s Legislation and Regulatory Committee
  • Former advisor to Assembly Speaker Herb Wesson, Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero and other state legislators
  • J.D. degree, University of California at Davis School of Law; B.A. degree, University of Redlands
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Product ID: 389159
Published 2012
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