2012 California Election Calendar

Table of Contents (PDF)

Section 1: General Information (PDF)

  • Political Party Qualification
  • Candidate Qualifications and Information

Section 2: Nomination Requirements (PDF)

  • Presidential Candidates
  • U.S. Senate, Representative in Congress, and Member of the State Legislature Candidates
  • Petition In Lieu of Filing Fee
  • Petition In Lieu of Filing Fee and/or Nomination Papers
  • Campaign Filings and Responsibilities

Section 3: Candidate Filing Information (PDF)

  • Primary Election - Required Filing Fees, In-Lieu Signatures, and Nomination Signatures
  • Primary Election - Filing Dates and Deadlines for Presidential Candidates
  • Primary Election - Filing Dates and Deadlines for U.S. Senate, Representative in Congress, and Member of the State Legislature
  • General Election - Filing Dates and Deadlines

Section 4: Candidate Checklist (PDF)

  • U.S. Senate and Representative in Congress
  • State Senator and Member of the State Assembly

Section 5: Write-In Candidates (PDF)

  • Write-In Candidates for the Office of President
  • Write-In Candidates for Voter-Nominated Offices

Section 6: June 5, 2012, Presidential Primary Election Calendar (PDF)

  • Summary of June 5, 2012, Presidential Primary Election Calendar
  • June 5, 2012, Presidential Primary Election Calendar

Section 7: Electors and the Electoral College (PDF)

  • Electors
  • The Electoral College
  • Congressional Role

Section 8: Independent Candidates (PDF)

  • Presidential Candidates
  • Voter-Nominated Candidates

Section 9: November 6, 2012, General Election Calendar (PDF)

  • Summary of November 6, 2012, General Election Calendar
  • November 6, 2012, General Election Calendar

Section 10: Offices and Subdivisions (PDF)

  • Political Subdivisions by County
  • Counties Within Congressional Districts
  • Counties Within State Senate Districts
  • Counties Within State Assembly Districts
  • Counties Within Board of Equalization Districts
  • Counties Within Appellate Court Districts
  • County Combinations of State Assembly, Congressional, State Senate, Board of Equalization, and Appellate Districts

Section 11: Calendars (PDF)

  • 2011 Calendar
  • 2012 Calendar
  • 2013 Calendar