Special Election Calendar

Special General Election May 14, 2013
California State Senate, 32nd District (Gloria Negrete McLeod)


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Date E- Date Sequence Description Elections Code
03/25/13 (E-50) 1

Candidate Statements in the County Official Sample Ballot Deadline

Last day for state Senate candidates to purchase space for a 250-word candidate statement in the official sample ballot(s) of the county or counties in the jurisdiction. Candidates for state Senate may purchase statement space only if they have agreed to voluntary expenditure limits.

Gov. Code § 85601(c)

03/25/13 (E-50) 2

Political Party Endorsements

Last day for any qualified political party to submit to the county elections official a list of all candidates for voter-nominated office who will appear on any ballot in the county in question, and who have been endorsed by the party. The county elections official shall print any such list that is timely received in the sample ballot.

§ 13302(b)

03/27/13 (E-48) 3

Certified List of Candidates

Secretary of State sends the Certified List of Candidates to the county elections official.

§ 8148
Date designated by Secretary of State

03/29/131 (E-46) 4

Military and Overseas Voters

Last day for the county elections officials to mail ballots to military and overseas voters.

§ 3114

04/04/13
to
04/23/13
(E-40 to E-21) 5

Counties Mail Sample Ballots

Period in which the county elections official shall mail a polling place notice and sample ballot to each registered voter. The polling place notice may state whether the polling place is accessible to the physically handicapped.

§§ 13300, 13304

04/15/13 (E-29) 6

Precinct Board Members and Polling Places

Last day for the county elections official to appoint the members of the precinct boards and designate the polling places.

§ 12286

04/15/13
to
05/07/13
(E-29 to E-7) 7

Vote-By-Mail Voters

Period in which the county elections official is to process applications for vote-by-mail ballots for the special general election.

§§ 3001, 3102(e), 10704(c)

04/23/13 (E-21) 8

Sample Ballots

Last day for the county elections official to mail the sample ballots to voters for the special general election.

§ 13303

04/29/13 (E-15) 9

Voter Registration

Last day to register to vote in the special general election.

§§ 2102, 2107

04/30/13
to
05/14/13
(E-14 to E) 10

New Citizen Registration Period

Period in which new citizens may register to vote. A new citizen registering to vote after the close of registration shall provide the county elections official with proof of citizenship prior to voting and shall declare that he or she has established residency in California.

§§ 331, 3500, 3501

04/30/13 (E-14) 11

Bilingual Precinct Board Members

Last day to prepare a list of precincts to which bilingual officers were appointed. A copy of this list shall be made available to the public.

§ 12303(d)

05/04/132
(Saturday)
(E-10) 12

Publication of Tally Center Location

On or before this date, a notice shall be published by the county elections official at least once in a newspaper of general circulation within the district specifying the public place to be used as the central tally center for counting the ballots.

§ 12109

05/07/13 (E-7) 13

Vote-By-Mail Voters

Last day to file an application for a vote-by-mail ballot.

§§ 3001, 3102(e), 10704(c)

05/07/13 (E-7)
[5:00 p.m.]
14

Computer Program to Secretary of State

The last day for counties to verify their election night vote count computer programs and deposit copies thereof with the Secretary of State.

§ 15001

05/08/13
to
05/13/13
(E-6 to E-1) 15

Military or Overseas Voter - Recalled to Service

Period in which a registered military or overseas voter recalled to service after May 7, 2013 (E-7), but before 5:00 p.m. on May 13, 2013 (E-1), may appear before the county elections official and obtain a vote-by-mail ballot which may be voted in, or outside, the county elections official's office on or before the close of the polls and returned as are other voted vote-by-mail ballots.

§ 3111

05/08/13
to
05/14/13
(E-6 to E) 16

Vote-By-Mail Ballots - Late Conditions

On or between these dates, any voter may apply in writing for a vote-by-mail ballot if he or she will be unable to go to the polls on Election Day. The voter may designate any authorized representative to return the voted vote-by-mail ballot.

§ 3021

05/13/13 (E-1)
[5:00 p.m.]
17

Military or Overseas Voter - Recalled to Service

Last day a registered military or overseas voter recalled to service after May 7, 2013 (E-7), but before 5:00 p.m. on May 13, 2013 (E-1), may obtain from the county elections official a vote-by-mail ballot which can be voted in, or outside, the county elections official's office on or before the close of the polls and returned as are other voted vote-by-mail ballots.

§ 3111

05/14/13 (E) 18

Military or Overseas Voters

Any registered military or overseas voter or any individual born outside of the United States or District of Columbia whose parent or legal guardian was a resident of California when the parent was last living in the United States who has returned to their county of registration on or before this day, and to whom a vote-by-mail ballot has been mailed but not voted, may apply to vote in the county elections official's office or in a polling place.

An unregistered military or overseas voter who was released from service after the close of registration and who has returned to his or her county of residence may apply in person to register with the county elections official and vote in the election. Documentary proof of release from service is required. On or before the day of the election, the county elections official shall deliver to the precinct board a list of military or overseas voters registered under Elections Code section 3108.

A military or overseas voter or any individual born outside of the United States or District of Columbia whose parent or legal guardian was a resident of California when the parent was last living in the United States who returns to the county after May 7, 2013 (E-7), may appear before the county elections official and apply for registration, a vote-by-mail ballot, or both. The county elections official shall register the voter, if not registered, and shall deliver a vote-by-mail ballot which may be voted in, or outside, the county elections official's office on or before the close of the polls on the day of the election and returned as are other voted vote-by-mail ballots.

§§ 300(b), 3109





§ 3108





§ 3110

05/14/13 (E) 19

New Citizen Registration

Last day for new citizen registration.

§ 3500

05/14/13 (E) 20

Special General Election

Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. All vote-by-mail ballots must be received by the county elections official by 8:00 p.m.

§§ 3020, 10705, 14212

05/14/13 (E) 21

Vote-By-Mail Ballots Returned in Order to be Counted

Vote-by-mail ballots shall be received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day at any polling place in the county where the voter is registered, or at the office of the elections official.

§§ 3017, 3020

05/29/13 (E+15) 22

Official Canvass

Last day for the county elections official to complete the official canvass and certify the results to the Secretary of State.

Date designated by
Secretary of State

06/21/13 (E+38) 23

Certification of Election (Candidate)

Last day for the Secretary of State to determine votes cast for State Senate and to certify the person having the highest number of votes for that office as duly elected. It is the intention of the Secretary of State to issue a certificate immediately after receipt of the results of the official canvass.

§§ 15501, 15504

  1. The federal MOVE Act requires that ballots be sent to military and overseas voters not later than 45 days prior to a federal election; this election is being consolidated with a statewide federal general election which contains the offices of President, Vice President, U.S. Congress, and U.S. Senate. Pursuant to Elections Code section 3112, dates prescribed by the Elections Code have been adjusted to accommodate the 45-day mailing of ballots to military and overseas voters, the dates must be adhered to and deadlines do not move forward if the dates fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday.
  2. Deadline falls on Saturday; it does not move forward to the next business day.

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