The Americans Elect party has turned in more than a million signatures to secure a place on the June primary ballot.
That makes California the 12th state in which the Americans Elect hopes to nominate candidates.
The Washington, D.C.-based group wants to offer a nonpartisan candidate who doesn't answer to any political affiliation.
Critics have noted that the group's status as a nonprofit group allows it to shield information about its donors, who include some wealthy benefactors.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.