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NOVEMBER 6, 2018 – GENERAL ELECTION CALENDAR

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APPLIES TO

DATES

Amended Candidate Intention Statement
GOV §§85200, 85400, 85401, 85600, 85601

Candidates running for statewide office or State Senate or State Assembly

Jun. 19
E-140

State Initiative Measure Qualification
ELEC §9040

The last day for an initiative measure to qualify for the ballot.

Jun. 28
E-131

Candidate Statement Period for State Voter Information Guide

U.S. Senate and Statewide Candidates ONLY

Jun. 28 – Jul. 18
E-131 – 111   

School or Special District Vacancy – the last day for the governing body of the local jurisdiction to call an election to fill a vacancy
GOV §1780; EDC §5091

School or Special Districts

Jun. 29
E-130

Consolidation of School Elections
EDU §§5340, 5342 (County Superintendent of Schools shall notify the governing boards of all school districts under his/her jurisdiction that a consolidated election is required to be held)

County Superintendent of Schools

Jun. 29
E-130

Cities to publish election notice, if any city is consolidating an election
ELEC §§12101, 12111

Cities

Jul. 2 – Jul. 16
E-127 – 113     

County Holiday –Office Closed
Independence Day

 

July 4, 2018

Statement of Election Facts, Notice of Election, and District maps (if applicable)
ELEC §§10509, 10522, 10524

All Cities, Schools and Special Districts

Jul. 4
E-125

Adopted school resolutions due to Superintendent
EDU §5322

School Districts

Jul. 6
E-123

County Superintendent to deliver resolutions to call an election to county elections
EDU §§5324, 5325

County Superintendent

Jul. 9
E-120

Publication of Notice of Election
ELEC §§12109, 12112; GOV §6061; EDU §5363 (include date of election, offices to be filled, where nomination papers are available, and deadline for filing forms)

County Elections Department

Jul. 9 – Aug. 8
E-120 – 90

Last day for the remaining council to call an election to fill a vacancy.  City Clerk shall immediately publish Notice of Election.
ELEC §§12101-02; GOV §36512

Cities

Jul. 16
E-113

Filing Period of Declaration of Candidacy/Nomination Papers
*Candidate Statement of Qualifications due at the time of filing
ELEC §§13, 100, 104, 333, 8020, 8024, 8028, 8040, 8041, 8061, 8067, 10220, 10224-10227, 10407, 10510-10516, 10602, 10705, 13107, 13307-13308; CCP §2015.5, GOV §§87200-87201

All Offices

Jul. 16 – Aug. 10
E-113 – 88

 

Last day for Candidate Statement for State Voter Information Guide

U.S. Senate and Statewide Candidates ONLY

Jul. 18
E-111

Semi-Annual Campaign Statement
GOV §§84200(a), 84200.5

All Committees

Jul. 31
E-98

Last day to request a different ballot designation than the one used for the Primary Election
CA CCR., Title 2 §20711(e); ELEC §13107(e)

Top-two candidates for voter-nominated offices and local run-off candidates for general election.

Jul. 31
E-98

497 24-hour Contribution Report

Filed by state and local committees making or receiving contributions of $1,000 or more 90 days before election.

Aug. 8 – Nov. 6
E-90 – 0

Last day for run-off candidates to file and pay for Candidate Statement of Qualifications
ELEC §13307(a)(2)

Top-two candidates for voter-nominated offices and local run-off candidates for general election.

Aug. 10
E-88

Last day to file a Local Measure
ELEC §10403

Local Jurisdictions

Aug. 10
E-88

Last day to file a Tax Rate Statement for Bond Measures

Local Jurisdictions

Aug. 10
E-88

Candidate Filing Period Closes
ELEC §§8020, 10224, 10510, 10603(b)

All Offices

Aug. 10
E-88

Extended Candidate Filing Period
ELEC §§8022, 8024, 10516

Offices for which no eligible incumbent qualifies by Aug. 10. 

Aug. 11 – Aug. 15
E-87 – 83

10-day public review period of local measure on the ballot
ELEC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313

All Jurisdictions

Aug. 11 – Aug. 20
E-87 – 78

Period to file Primary Arguments in favor of or against local ballot measures
ELEC §§9162-9164, 9281-9283, 9286, 9315-9316, 9501-9502, 9600-9601

Local Jurisdictions
(not to exceed 300 words)

Aug. 11 – Aug. 16
E-87 - 82

Public review period of Candidate Statement of Qualifications
ELEC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313

All Candidates

Aug. 11 – Aug. 20
E-87 – 78

Public review period of Candidate Statement of Qualifications
ELEC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313

Candidate Statements of Qualifications filed during the extended period.

Aug. 16 – Aug. 25
E-82 – 73

"Write-In Candidacy" Filing Period Against Incumbent Judge Running Unopposed
ELEC §§8203(b), 8600-8605

Judicial Candidates

Aug. 11 – Aug. 15
E-87– 83

Last day to withdraw "Candidate Statement of Qualifications"
ELEC §13307(a)(3)

All Candidates

Aug. 13
E-85

Last day to withdraw "Candidate Statement of Qualifications"
ELEC §13307(a)(3)

Candidates who filed during the extended filing period

Aug. 16
E-82

Last day to file a petition forcing a contest on the general election ballot

Applies only to contests with insufficient candidates

Aug. 15
E-83

Last day for local jurisdiction to amend or withdraw ballot measure.
ELEC §§9604-05

Local Jurisdictions

Aug. 15
E-83

Extended Candidate Filing Period Closes
ELEC §§8022, 8024

Offices for which no eligible incumbent qualifies by Aug. 10. 

Aug. 15
E-83

Last day to file a Write-In Candidacy Against Incumbent Judge Running Unopposed
ELEC §§8203, 8600-8605

Judicial Write-In Candidates

Aug. 15
E-83

Randomized alphabet drawing for ballot placement (order of names on the ballot)
ELEC §§13111, 13112, 13113

Secretary of State/County Elections Department

Aug. 16
E-82

Elections official will designate letters for local measures
ELEC §13116

County Elections Department

Aug. 16
E-82

Last day to file Primary Arguments in favor of or against local ballot measures
ELEC §§9162-9164, 9281-9283, 9286, 9315-9316, 9501-9502, 9600-9601

Local Jurisdictions
(not to exceed 300 words)

Aug. 16
E-82

Last day to file Impartial Analysis regarding local ballot measures
ELEC §9160, 9163, 9280, 9313, 9314, 9500

County Counsel and/or City Attorneys
(not to exceed 500 words)

Aug. 16
E-82

10-day public review period for arguments
ELEC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313

All Jurisdictions

Aug. 17 – Aug. 27
E-81 – 71

Period to file Rebuttal Arguments in favor of or against local ballot measures
ELEC §§9163-9164, 9167, 9281-9286, 9316-9317, 9502, 9504, 9600-9601

Local Jurisdictions
(not to exceed 250 words)

Aug. 17 – Aug. 23
E-81 - 75

Last day to file Rebuttal Arguments in favor of or against local ballot measures.
ELEC §§9163-9164, 9167, 9281-9286, 9316-9317, 9502, 9504, 9600-9601

Local Jurisdictions
(not to exceed 250 words)

Aug. 23
E-75

10-day public review period for rebuttals
ELEC §§ 9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313

All Jurisdictions

Aug. 24 – Sep. 3
E-74– 64

Certified List of State Candidates

Secretary of State

Aug. 30
E-68

County Holiday –Office Closed
Labor Day

 

September 3, 2018

"Write-In Candidacy" Filing Period
ELEC §§8600-8605, 8606

Any qualified person
(not applicable to voter-nominated offices and local run-off elections)

Sep. 10 – Oct. 23
E-57– 14

1st Pre-Election Statement
(Period:  7/1/18 – 9/22/18)
GOV §§84200.5, 84200.8

Each candidate listed on the ballot must file either Form 460 or Form 470

Sep. 27
E-40

Counties may begin to mail county voter information guide
ELEC §§9094(c), 13303-13304

County Elections Department
*Please contact the elections department for exact date

Sep. 27 – Oct. 27
E-40– 10

Vote by Mail Ballots
ELEC §3001

Any registered voter may obtain a vote by mail ballot
*Please contact the elections office for exact date

Oct. 8 – Oct. 30
E-29– 7

Late Contribution/Independent Expenditure Report
GOV §§84101, 84108, 84203, 84204

All Committees

Oct. 21 – Nov. 5
E-16– 1

Last day to Register to Vote
ELEC §§ 2102

Any eligible citizen

Oct. 22
E-15

Last day to file a "Write-In Candidacy"
ELEC §§8600-8605, 8606

Write-In candidates
(not applicable to Voter-Nominated Offices and local runoff elections)

Oct. 23
E-14

Conditional Voter Registration
ELEC §§2170-2173

Any citizen or registrant eligible to register to vote (at Elections Office Only)

Oct. 23 – Nov. 6
E-14 – 0

New Citizens Registration Period
ELEC §§331, 3500, 3501

New Citizens (registration at the Elections office only)

Oct. 23 – Nov. 6
E-14– 0

2nd Pre-Election Statement
(Period:  9/23/18 – 10/20/18)
GOV §§84200.5, 84200.8

All candidates and committees must file this report

Oct. 25
E-12

Certified List of State Write-In Candidates

Secretary of State

Oct. 26
E-11

Last day to receive written request/application for a mail ballot. 
After this date, any registered voter may pick one up in-person until election day.
ELEC §3001

Any registered voter may obtain a vote by mail ballot.

Oct. 30
E-7

ELECTION DAY
ELEC §§1000, 1001, 1100, 1200, 14212

Polls are open from 7:00am to 8:00pm

November 6, 2018

Last day for county elections office to receive vote by mail ballots in the mail that are postmarked with the election date.
ELEC §§3017, 3020

County Elections Department

Nov. 9
E+3

County Holiday –Office Closed
Veterans Day

 

November 12, 2018

Last day to correct missing signature on vote by mail envelopes
ELEC §3019

County Elections Department

Nov. 14
E+8

County Holiday –Office Closed
Thanksgiving Day

 

Nov. 22 – Nov. 23

Deadline to certify the general election
ELEC §15372

County Elections Department

Dec. 6
E+30

 

 

 

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