Section 6: June 3, 2014, Primary Election Calendar


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Summary of June 3, 2014, Primary Election Calendar

(Numbers in parentheses indicate the item number in the text of the calendar.)


Ballot Measure Arguments
Legislative Measure Qualification Deadline (#13) Jan 23
Statewide Ballot Measures – News Release Inviting Arguments (#19) Feb 3
Statewide Ballot Measures – Argument Submission Deadline (#20) Feb 4
Statewide Ballot Measures – Selection and Exchange of Arguments For or Against Measures (#21) Feb 91
Statewide Ballot Measures – Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information Deadline (#29) Feb 13

Ballots
Voting System Procedures (#8) Jan 11
Approved Ballot Card Vendors (#9) Jan 11
Sample Ballots – County Mailing (#75, #81) Apr 24-May13
Computer Processing of Vote-by-Mail Ballots (#94) May 23
Computer Program to Secretary of State (#99) May 27

Candidates
Candidate Intention Statement (#1, #26, #27, #43) Dec 27, 2013-Jun 17
Verification of Independent Expenditures (#2) Dec 27, 2013
Signatures In Lieu of Filing Fees (#3, #34) Dec 27, 2013-Feb 20
$5,000 Report (Electronic Filers Only) (#4, #37) Dec 27, 2013-Mar 4
Candidate Statements in the State Voter Information Guide (#14, #27) Jan 23- Feb 12
Campaign Statement – Semiannual (#17) Jan 31
Supplemental Independent Expenditure Report (#18) Jan 31
Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers (#22, #46) Feb 10-Mar 7
Statement of Economic Interests (#23, #45) Feb 10-Mar 7
Candidate Statements in the County Official Sample Ballot (#24, #44) Feb 10-Mar 7
Nomination Documents Forwarded to the Secretary of State (#25, #51) Feb 10-Mar 12
Signatures In Lieu of Filing Fees – Determine Sufficiency (#35) Mar 21
Election Cycle Reports – 24-hr. Payment Report (Slate Mailer Organizations) (#39, #103) Mar 5-Jun 2
Election Cycle Reports – 24-hr. Contribution Report (#40, #107) Mar 5-Jun 3
Election Cycle Reports – 24-hr. Independent Expenditure Report (#41, #108) Mar 5-Jun 3
Signatures In Lieu of Filing Fees – Supplemental Deadline (#42) Mar 7
Nomination Period Extension (#47, #53) Mar 81-Mar 12
Nomination Period Extension – Death of a Candidate for Voter-Nominated Office (#48, #55) Mar 81-Mar 21
Reopening of Nomination Period – Death of a Candidate for Nonpartisan Office (#49, #62) Mar 81-Mar 27
First Pre-Election Statement (#56) Mar 222
Supplemental Independent Expenditure Report (#57) Mar 222
Notice to Candidates (#58) Mar 221
Party Preference History Posting on Website (#59) Mar 221
Death of a Candidate for Nonpartisan Office (#60) Mar 27
Death of a Candidate – Name on Ballot (#61) Mar 27
Certified List of Candidates and Rotation List (#63) Mar 27
Statement of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Papers (#67, #88) Apr 7-May 20
Issue Advocacy Report (Electronic Filing Only) (#73, #102) Apr 192-Jun 2
Quarterly Statements by Ballot Measure Committees (#76) Apr 30
24-hr. Statement of Organization – Recipient Committees and Slate Mailer Organizations (#84, #104) May 182-Jun 2
Second Pre-Election Statement (#91) May 22
Supplemental Independent Expenditure Report (#92) May 22
Certified List of Write-In Candidates (#93) May 23
Amended Candidate Intention Statement (#116) Jun 4-Jun 17
Certificates of Nomination (#123) Jul 14
Campaign Statement – Semiannual (#124) Jul 31
Supplemental Independent Expenditure Report (#125) Jul 31
Signatures In Lieu of Filing Fee – Independent See General Election Calendar
Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers – Independent See General Election Calendar

Canvass
Notice of Early Tabulation (#77) May 41
Primary Election Day (#109) Jun 3
Semi-Final Official Canvass (#115) Jun 3
Official Canvass (#117, #120) Jun 5-July 1
Statement of Results to Secretary of State (#121) Jul 41
Statement of the Vote (#122) Jul 11
Supplement to the Statement of the Vote (#126) Nov 81

Filing Fees
Signatures In Lieu of Filing Fees (#3, #34) Dec 27, 2013-Feb 20
Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers (#22, #46) Feb 10-Mar 7
Signatures In Lieu of Filing Fees – Determine Sufficiency (#35) Mar 21
Signatures In Lieu of Filing Fees – Supplemental Deadline (#42) Mar 7
Nomination Period Extension (#47, #53) Mar 81-Mar 12
Nomination Period Extension – Death of a Candidate for Voter-Nominated Office (#48, #55) Mar 81-Mar 21
Reopening of Nomination Period – Death of a Candidate for Nonpartisan Office (#49, #62) Mar 81-Mar 27

Notification Dates
Notice of Offices in the Primary Election (#5) Dec 27, 2013
Governor's Proclamation – Issuance (#11) Jan 6
Notice of Parties Qualified to Participate in Primary (#15) Jan 29
Randomized Alphabet Drawing – Notice (#36) Mar 3
Notice to Candidates (#58) Mar 221
Party Preference History Posting on Website (#59) Mar 221
Certified List of Candidates and Rotation List (#63) Mar 27
Precinct Board Members and Polling Places (#78) May 5
Bilingual Precinct Board Members (#89) May 20
Certificates of Nomination (#123) Jul 14

Political Party Qualification and Information
Last Day to Count Registrations Toward the Qualification of a New Political Party (#6) Dec 31, 2013
Political Party Statement of Purpose Deadline (#30) Feb 13
Newly Qualified Political Party Activities (#31) Feb 18
Political Party Endorsements (#52) Mar 12

Publication Dates
Governor’s Proclamation – Issuance (#11) Jan 6
Report of Registration – 154-Day Statewide Report Published (#33) Feb 19
Randomized Alphabet Drawing – Notice (#36) Mar 3
Party Preference History Posting on Website (#59) Mar 221
Certified List of Candidates and Rotation List (#63) Mar 27
State Voter Information Guide Mailing (#74, #82) Apr 24-May 13
Report of Registration – 60-Day Statewide Report Published (#83) May 14
Publication of Tally Center Location (#95) May 241
State Voter Information Guide Supplemental Mailing by County (#96) May 241
Report of Registration – 15-Day Statewide Report Published (#119) Jun 26
Statement of the Vote (#122) Jul 11
Supplement to the Statement of the Vote (#126) Nov 81

Randomized Alphabet
Randomized Alphabet Drawing – Notice (#36) Mar 3
Randomized Alphabet Drawing (#54) Mar 13

Statewide Ballot Measures
Legislative Measure Qualification Deadline (#13) Jan 23
Statewide Ballot Measures – Ballot Label and Title and Summary Deadline (#16) Jan 31
Statewide Ballot Measures – News Release Inviting Arguments (#19) Feb 3
Statewide Ballot Measures – Argument Submission Deadline (#20) Feb 4
Statewide Ballot Measures – Selection and Exchange of Arguments For or Against Measures (#21) Feb 91
Statewide Ballot Measures – Analysis, “Yes” and “No” Statements, Bond Statement, and Text Deadline (#28) Feb 13
Statewide Ballot Measures – Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information Deadline (#29) Feb 13
State Voter Information Guide Available for Public Examination (#32, #50) Feb 18-Mar 10

Vote-by-Mail Ballots/Military or Overseas Voters
Military or Overseas Voter Ballot Applications (#64) Apr 4
Military or Overseas Voters – Ballots (#70) Apr 191,3
Vote-by-Mail Ballot Application (#79, #98) May 5-May 27
Vote-by-Mail Ballot Applications for Out-of-State Emergency Workers (#80, #113) May 5-Jun 3
Computer Processing of Vote-by-Mail Ballots (#94) May 23
Military or Overseas Voter – Recalled to Military Service (#100, #106) May 28-Jun 2
Manual Processing of Vote-by-Mail Ballots (#105) Jun 2
Request for Vote-by-Mail Ballots – Late Conditions (#101, #112) May 28-Jun 3
Military or Overseas Voters (#110) Jun 3
Vote-by-Mail Ballots Returned in Order to Be Counted (#111) Jun 3
Provisional Ballots of Emergency Workers (#118) Jun 13

Voter Information Guide
Legislative Measure Qualification Deadline (#13) Jan 23
Candidate Statements in the State Voter Information Guide (#14, #27) Jan 23-Feb 12
Statewide Ballot Measures – Ballot Label and Title and Summary Deadline (#16) Jan 31
Statewide Ballot Measures – News Release Inviting Arguments (#19) Feb 3
Statewide Ballot Measures – Argument Submission Deadline (#20) Feb 4
Statewide Ballot Measures – Selection and Exchange of Arguments For or Against Measures (#21) Feb 91
Statewide Ballot Measures – Analysis, “Yes” and “No” Statements, Bond Statement, and Text Deadline (#28) Feb 13
Statewide Ballot Measures – Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information Deadline (#29) Feb 13
Political Party Statement of Purpose Deadline (#30) Feb 13
State Voter Information Guide Available for Public Examination (#32, #50) Feb 18-Mar 10
Voter Registration File Update for State Voter Information Guide Mailing (#65) Apr 4
Voter Registration Files to the Secretary of State for State Voter Information Guide Mailing (#68) Apr 14
State Voter Information Guides Furnished to Counties (#71) Apr 191
State Voter Information Guides to State and Local Officials and Public Institutions (#72) Apr 191
State Voter Information Guide Mailing (#74, #82) Apr 24-May 13
State Voter Information Guide Supplemental Mailing by County (#96) May 241

Voter Registration
Report of Registration – 154-Day County Report (#7) Dec 31, 2013-Jan 192
Pre-Election Residency Confirmation Procedure (#10, #38) Jan 3-Mar 5
Report of Registration – 154-Day County Report Summaries Due (#12) Jan 192
Report of Registration – 154-Day Statewide Report Published (#33) Feb 19
Report of Registration – 60-Day County Report (#66) Apr 4-Apr 14
Report of Registration – 60-Day County Report Summaries Due (#69) Apr 14
Report of Registration – 60-Day Statewide Report Published (#83) May 14
Close of Registration for the Primary Election (#85) May 19
Notice of Change of Address within County (#86) May 19
Report of Registration – 15-Day County Report (#87) May 19-May 27
New Citizen Registration Period (#90, #114) May 20-Jun 3
Report of Registration – 15-Day County Report Summaries Due (#97) May 27
Report of Registration – 15-Day Statewide Report Published (#119) Jun 26

June 3, 2014, Primary Election Calendar

Date E- Date Sequence Description Elections Code4
12/27/13 to 6/17/14 (E-158 to E+14) 1

Candidate Intention Statement

Prior to the solicitation or receipt of any contribution or loan for a specific office, the individual must file a statement, signed under penalty of perjury, of intention to be a candidate for the specific office. Candidates are not required to file a Candidate Intention Statement (Form 501) for the same office in the connected general election after filing a Form 501 for the primary election.

Between the date of filing an initial Form 501 for an election and the deadline for filing nomination papers for that election, March 7, 2014 (E-88), the statement of acceptance or rejection of the voluntary expenditure ceiling may be amended no more than two times provided the limit has not been exceeded. If the voluntary expenditure ceiling is rejected in the primary, but not exceeded during that election, the Form 501 may be amended to accept the expenditure ceiling for the general. The amended Form 501 must be filed within 14 days following the primary election.

Gov. Code §§ 85200, 85400, 85401, 85600, 85601
12/27/13 to 2/12/14 (E-158 to E-111)

Statewide constitutional office candidates who wish to purchase space for a 250-word candidate statement in the state Voter Information Guide must accept the voluntary expenditure limits by February 12, 2014 (E-111).

Gov. Code §§ 85200, 85400, 85401, 85600, 85601
12/27/13 to 3/7/14 (E-158 to E-88)

State Senate and Assembly candidates who wish to purchase space for a 250-word candidate statement in the voter information portion of the official sample ballot(s) of the county or counties in their jurisdiction, must accept the voluntary expenditure limits by March 7, 2014 (E-88).

NOTE: For purposes of this calendar the E-date shall begin at E-158.

Gov. Code §§ 85200, 85400, 85401, 85600, 85601
12/27/13 (E-158) 2

Verification of Independent Expenditures

The Verification of Independent Expenditures (Form 462) is used to identify an individual responsible for ensuring that the campaign committee's independent expenditures were not coordinated with the listed candidate or measure committee (or the opponent) and that the committee will report all contributions and reimbursements as required by law. An independent expenditure is not subject to state or local contribution limits. This form must be emailed to the Fair Political Practices Commission within 10 days of an independent expenditure of $1,000 or more.

NOTE: For purposes of this calendar the E-date shall begin at E-158.

Gov. Code §§ 84203.5, 84213
12/27/13 to 2/20/14 (E-158 to E-103) 3

Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fees

Period in which candidates for statewide constitutional offices, United States House of Representatives, and State Senate and Assembly may obtain forms from county elections officials for circulating petitions to secure signatures in lieu of all or part of the filing fee. Signatures may also be applied to the nomination signature requirements for the office.

§§ 8020(b), 8061, 8105, 8106(b)(3)4
12/27/13 to 3/4/14 (E-158 to E-91) 4

$5,000 Report (Electronic Filers Only)

Candidates for state office and their controlled committees and committees primarily formed to support or oppose state measures must file a disclosure report within 10 business days if $5,000 or more is received from a single source outside the 90-day election cycle.

Recipient committees must file a disclosure report within 10 business days of making a contribution of $5,000 or more or an independent expenditure of $5,000 or more to support or oppose the qualification or passage of a single state ballot measure.

NOTE: The filing period for this report begins the day following the last general election; however, for purposes of this calendar the E-date shall begin at E-158.

Gov. Code §§ 84204.5, 85309(c) & (d)
12/27/13 (E-158) 5

Notice of Offices in the Primary Election

Last day for the Secretary of State to prepare and send to each county elections official a notice designating all the offices, except for county officers and judges, for which candidates are to be nominated at the primary election.

§ 12103
12/31/13 (E-154) 6

Last Day to Count Registrations Toward the Qualification of a New Political Party

Last day any person may register or re-register to vote to declare a preference for a political body in order for that body to qualify to participate in the primary election.

§§ 2187(d)(1), 5100(b)
12/31/13 to 1/19/142 (E-154 to E-135) 7

Report of Registration — 154-Day County Report

Period in which county elections officials shall send to the Secretary of State a summary statement showing the number of registered voters in their counties, by political party preference and in each political subdivision thereof. This statement is based on the number of persons registered as of December 31, 2013 (E-154).

§ 2187(a), (c), & (d)(1)
1/1/141 (E-153) 8

Voting System Procedures

On or before this date, the Secretary of State shall review and, if necessary, amend, administrative procedures for use with each of the voting systems pursuant to Division 19 of the Elections Code.

§ 15002
1/1/141 (E-153) 9

Approved Ballot Card Vendors

On or before this date, the Secretary of State will publish the list of approved manufacturers and finishers of ballots for use in California elections.

Cal. Code Reg., tit. 2, § 20226
1/3/14 to 3/5/14 (E-151 to E-90) 10

Pre-Election Residency Confirmation Procedure

January 3, 2014 (E-151) is the suggested day for county elections officials to begin conducting a pre-election residency confirmation procedure as provided in Elections Code section 2220. This procedure shall be completed by March 5, 2014 (E-90).

County elections officials shall not be required to mail a residency confirmation postcard to any voter who has voted at an election held within the last six months preceding the start of the confirmation procedure.

§§ 2220-2226
1/6/14 (E-148) 11

Governor's Proclamation — Issuance

By this date, the Governor shall issue a proclamation calling the primary election and shall state the time of the election and the offices to be filled and transmit a copy of the proclamation to the board of supervisors of each county. The Secretary of State will send an informational copy of the proclamation to each county elections official.

§ 12000
1/19/142 (E-135) 12

Report of Registration — 154-Day County Report Summaries Due

By this date, county elections officials shall send to the Secretary of State a summary statement showing the number of registered voters in their counties as of December 31, 2013 (E-154).

§ 2187(a), (c) & (d)(1)
1/23/14 (E-131) 13

Legislative Measure Qualification Deadline

Last day for the Legislature to adopt a constitutional amendment, bond measure, or other legislative measure in order for the proposed measure to appear on the primary election ballot.

§ 9040
1/23/14 to 2/12/14 (E-131 to E-111)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
14

Candidate Statements in the State Voter Information Guide

Period in which statewide constitutional office candidates may purchase a space for a 250-word candidate statement in the official state Voter Information Guide. Candidates for statewide constitutional office may purchase space for a candidate statement only if they have agreed to voluntary expenditure limits.

Gov. Code § 85601(a)
1/29/14 (E-125) 15

Notice of Parties Qualified to Participate in Primary

Last day for the Secretary of State to prepare and send to each county elections official a notice designating the names of the political parties qualified to participate in the primary election.

§§ 5100(b) & (c), 12103
1/31/14 (E-123)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
16

Statewide Ballot Measures — Ballot Label and Title and Summary Deadline

The Attorney General is asked to provide, no later than this date, all official ballot labels and titles and summaries for the statewide ballot measures that have qualified for the primary election so that the Secretary of State has sufficient time to translate the ballot labels and titles and summaries into any required languages prior to public display of the state Voter Information Guide.

§§ 9050, 9051, 9054, 13247
1/31/14 (E-123)
[Date set by law]
17

Campaign Statement — Semiannual

Last day to file semiannual campaign statements, if required, by all candidates, organizations, committees, and slate mailers.

Gov. Code §§ 84200, 84218
1/31/14 (E-123)
[Date set by law]
18

Supplemental Independent Expenditure Report

Last day to file supplemental independent expenditure reports (SIER). These reports disclose independent expenditures of $1,000 or more in a calendar year to support or oppose a candidate, a measure, or qualification of a measure. SIER are to be filed at the same time and in the same places as would be required if the filer were primarily formed to support or oppose the candidate, measure, or measure qualification affected by the independent expenditure.

Candidates may make independent expenditures using their personal funds to support or oppose other candidates. Candidates and controlled committees cannot make independent expenditures using campaign funds to support or oppose other candidates but can use campaign funds to support or oppose a measure.

Gov. Code §§ 84200, 84203.5, 84218, 85501
2/3/14 (E-120) 19

Statewide Ballot Measures — News Release Inviting Arguments

On or before this date, the Secretary of State will issue a general news release requesting voters to submit an argument in each case where either the argument for or against any ballot measure has not been prepared and filed.

§§ 9060-9063
2/4/14 (E-119)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
20

Statewide Ballot Measures — Argument Submission Deadline

Last day for the submittal to the Secretary of State of arguments for or against each qualified statewide ballot measure. Arguments shall not exceed 500 words. Once submitted, no argument may be changed or amended.

§§ 9041-9044, 9064, 9065, 9068
2/9/141 E-114)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
21

Statewide Ballot Measures — Selection and Exchange of Arguments For or Against Measures

On or before this date, the Secretary of State will select arguments for inclusion in the state Voter Information Guide where more than one has been submitted in favor of or against the same measure. Following the selection, the Secretary of State will exchange arguments with opposing authors and request rebuttal arguments and summary information, which shall be submitted by February 13, 2014 (E-110).

§§ 9067, 9069
2/10/14 to 3/7/14 (E-113 to E-88) 22

Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers

Period in which all candidates for statewide constitutional offices, United States House of Representatives, and State Senate and Assembly must file their declarations of candidacy for office and circulate their nomination papers and deliver them to the county elections official for filing. All candidates must pay the nonrefundable filing fees or present petitions in lieu of signatures at the time they receive their nomination papers from the county elections official. The number of valid signatures in lieu of the filing fee any candidate obtains may be subtracted from the number required for his or her nomination papers. A candidate shall not be required to execute a nomination paper if the number of signatures in lieu of the filing fee that meet the nomination requirement on the in-lieu petitions equals or exceeds the minimum number required by Section 8062. All nomination documents for the above-listed candidates must be left with the county elections official for filing with the Secretary of State.

§§ 333, 8020, 8040, 8041, 8061-8064, 8100, 8105, 8106
2/10/14 to 3/7/14 (E-113 to E-88) 23

Statement of Economic Interests

Period in which specified candidates for state office in an election shall file a Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) disclosing their investments, interests in real property, and any income received during the immediately preceding 12 months. This statement is not required if the candidate has filed such statements within the past 60 days for the same jurisdiction. Candidates for state office must file a copy of their Form 700 with the Fair Political Practices Commission.

NOTE: The deadlines for filing a Form 700 by certain officeholders may be earlier. Call the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) for deadline information at (916) 322-5660.

Gov. Code §§ 87200, 87201, 87203, 87500
2/10/14 to 3/7/14 (E-113 to E-88) 24

Candidate Statements in the County Official Sample Ballot

Period in which candidates for United States House of Representatives and State Senate and Assembly may purchase space for a 250-word candidate statement in the voter information portion of the official sample ballot(s) of the county or counties in their jurisdiction. Candidates for State Senate and Assembly may purchase space for a candidate statement only if they have agreed to voluntary expenditure limits.

Gov. Code § 85601(c); Elec. Code § 13307.5
2/10/14 to 3/12/14 (E-113 to E-83) 25

Nomination Documents Forwarded to the Secretary of State

Period in which, and within five days of receipt of nomination documents, county elections officials shall deliver to the Secretary of State candidates' nomination documents for statewide constitutional offices, United States House of Representatives, and State Senate and Assembly, together with a statement showing the number of valid signatures on the nomination document from all candidates.

§§ 8070, 8082
2/12/14 (E-111) 26

Candidate Intention Statement

Last day for the Candidate Intention Statement (Form 501) to be filed in order for statewide constitutional office candidates accepting the voluntary expenditure limits to qualify to purchase space for a 250-word statement in the state Voter Information Guide.

Gov. Codes §§ 85200, 85400, 85401
2/12/14 (E-111)
[Date designated by Secretary of State
27

Candidate Statements in the State Voter Information Guide Deadline

Last day statewide constitutional office candidates may purchase space for a 250-word candidate statement in the official state Voter Information Guide. Candidates for statewide constitutional office may purchase space for a candidate statement only if they have agreed to voluntary expenditure limits.

Gov. Code § 85601(a)
2/13/14 (E-110)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
28

Statewide Ballot Measures — Analysis, "Yes" and "No" Statements, Bond Statement, and Text Deadline

The Legislative Analyst and Legislative Counsel are asked to provide, no later than this date, all official analyses, “Yes” and “No” statements, and texts of the measures that have qualified for the primary election ballot, as well as a statement of bond debt, if necessary, so that the Secretary of State has sufficient time to prepare copy for public display and to translate the state Voter Information Guide into any required languages.

§§ 9085, 9087, 9088, 9091
2/13/14 (E-110)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
29

Statewide Ballot Measures — Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information Deadline

Last day for selected argument authors to submit rebuttal arguments and summary information for or against ballot measures qualified for the primary election ballot. Rebuttal arguments shall not exceed 250 words, and summary information shall not exceed 50 words.

§§ 9069, 9084(c) & (e)
2/13/14 (E-110)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
30

Political Party Statement of Purpose Deadline

Last day for political parties to submit statements of purpose, not to exceed 200 words, for inclusion in the state Voter Information Guide.

§ 9084(e)
2/18/14 (E-105) 31

Newly Qualified Political Party Activities

Last day temporary officers of a newly qualified political party shall notify the Secretary of State of their operating procedures. If the newly qualified political party has not adopted its own detailed statutory operating procedures, they shall adopt the statutory provisions of any other qualified political party that has statutory provisions for its party operations.

§ 5005
2/18/14 to 3/10/14 (E-105 to E-85) 32

State Voter Information Guide Available for Public Examination

Period in which the state Voter Information Guide for the primary election will be available for public examination.

Gov. Code § 88006; Elec. Code §§ 9054, 9092, 13282
2/19/14 (E-104) 33

Report of Registration — 154-Day Statewide Report Published

On or before this date the Secretary of State will release a statewide report showing the number of registered voters, by political party preference, in the state, each county, and each political subdivision thereof. This report is based on the summary statements sent by each county elections official by Sunday, January 19, 2014 (E-135).

§ 2187(b) & (d)(1)
2/20/14 (E-103) 34

Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fees

Last day for candidates for statewide constitutional offices, Members of the United States House of Representatives, and Members of the State Senate or Assembly to turn in their petitions to the county elections official of the county in which the petition signers reside and are registered to vote. Upon receipt of the required number of in-lieu signatures, or of a sufficient combination of such signatures and the prorated filing fee, the county elections official shall issue the nomination papers provisionally. Within 10 days after receipt of a petition, the county elections official shall notify the candidate of any deficiency. The candidate shall then cover the deficiency either by submitting supplemental signatures or by paying a prorated portion of the filing fee no later than March 7, 2014 (E-88). Any candidate who submits a number of valid in-lieu signatures that meet the nomination signatures requirement and equals or exceeds the minimum number required by Section 8062 for his or her nomination papers shall not be required to file the nomination papers.

§§ 8020(b), 8061, 8106(b)(3)
3/2/141 (E-93) 35

Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fees — Determine Sufficiency

Last day for the county elections official to determine the sufficiency of the in-lieu signatures submitted by candidates for statewide constitutional offices, United States House of Representatives, and State Senate and Assembly. Within 10 days after receipt of a petition, the county elections official shall notify the candidate of any deficiency. No later than March 7, 2014 (E-88), the candidates notified shall either submit supplemental signatures or pay a prorated fee to cover the deficiency.

§§ 8061, 8106(b)(3)
3/3/14 (E-92) 36

Randomized Alphabet Drawing — Notice

Last day for the Secretary of State to notify the news media and other interested parties of the place of the randomized alphabet drawing to be held at 11:00 a.m. on March 13, 2014 (E-82).

§ 13112 (b)(1)(B) & (c)
3/4/14 (E-91) 37

$5,000 Report (Electronic Filers Only)

Last day for candidates for state office and their controlled committees and committees primarily formed to support or oppose state measures to file a disclosure report within 10 business days if $5,000 or more is received from a single source outside the 90-day election cycle.

Recipient committees must file a disclosure report within 10 business days of making a contribution of $5,000 or more or an independent expenditure of $5,000 or more to support or oppose the qualification or passage of a single state ballot measure.

Gov. Code §§ 84204.5, 85309(c) & (d)
3/5/14 (E-90) 38

Pre-Election Residency Confirmation Procedure Deadline

By this date, county elections officials must complete the pre-election residency confirmation procedure.

§§ 2220-2226
3/5/14 to 6/2/14 (E-90 to E-1) 39

Election Cycle Reports — 24-hr. Payment Report (Slate Mailer Organizations)

During the 90 days immediately preceding an election, each slate mailer organization that receives a payment of $2,500 or more for the purpose of supporting or opposing any candidate or ballot measure in a slate mailer must report the payment within 24 hours to the Secretary of State's office by online or electronic transmission only. (Deadlines are extended to the next business day when they fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or an official state holiday, except for the weekend before an election.) Such payments may be reported on a Slate Mailer Late Payment Report (Form 498).

Gov. Code §§ 84203, 84220, 85204
3/5/14 to 6/3/14 (E-90 to E) 40

Election Cycle Reports — 24-hr. Contribution Report

During the 90 days immediately preceding an election and including election day, the following contributions that total in the aggregate of $1,000 or more must be reported within 24 hours to the Secretary of State's office by online or electronic transmission only: Contributions made to a candidate, office holder, political party committee, or a committee primarily formed to suport or oppose a candidate or ballot measure; contributions received by a candidate, officeholder, a political party committee, a candidate in a CALPERS or CALSTRS election, or a committee primarily formed to support or oppose a candidate or ballot measure. (Deadlines are extended to the next business day when they fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or an official state holiday, except for the weekend before an election.) Recipients of non-monetary or in-kind contributions must file within 48 hours of the date the contribution was received. Such contributions may be reported on a Contribution Report (Form 497).

Gov. Code §§ 82036, 84203, 84203.3, 85204, 85309
3/5/14 to 6/3/14 (E-90 to E) 41

Election Cycle Reports — 24-hr. Independent Expenditure Report

During the 90 days immediately preceding an election and including election day, all candidates and committees that make an independent expenditure of $1,000 or more to support or oppose a single candidate for elective state office or a single state ballot measure must report the expenditure within 24 hours to the Secretary of State's office by online or electronic transmission only. For independent expenditures made in connection with a CalPERS or CalSTRS election, a copy must also be filed with the relevant board office. (Deadlines for 24-hour reporting of independent contributions which fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or an official state holiday are NOT extended to the next business day.) Such independent expenditure reports may be reported on an Independent Expenditure Report (Form 496).

Gov. Code §§ 82036.5, 84204, 85204
3/7/14 (E-88) 42

Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fees — Supplemental Deadline

Last day a candidate may submit supplemental signatures to the county elections official or pay a prorated portion of the filing fee to cover any deficiency in the filing fee payment.

§ 8106(b)(3)
3/7/14 (E-88) 43

Candidate Intention Statement

Last day for the Candidate Intention Statement (Form 501) to be filed in order for State Senate and Assembly candidates accepting the voluntary expenditure limits to qualify to purchase space for a 250-word candidate statement in the voter information portion of the official sample ballot(s) of the county or counties in the jurisdiction.

Gov. Code §§ 85200, 85400, 85401, 85601
3/7/14 (E-88) 44

Candidate Statements in the County Official Sample Ballot Deadline

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

Gov. Code § 85601(c); Elec. Code § 13307.5
3/7/14 (E-88) 45

Statement of Economic Interests

Last day for specified candidates in an election to file a Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) disclosing their investments, interests in real property, and any income received during the immediately preceding 12 months.

Gov. Code §§ 87200-87203, 87500
3/7/14 (E-88)
[5:00 p.m.]
46

Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers Filing Deadline

No later than 5:00 p.m. on this day, candidates for statewide constitutional offices, United States House of Representatives, and State Senate and Assembly must deliver to the county elections official for filing their declarations of candidacy, nomination papers, and ballot designation worksheets.

§§ 8020, 8063, 8064, 13107.3
3/8/141 to 3/12/14 (E-87 to E-83)
[5:00 p.m.]
47

Nomination Period Extension

If an eligible incumbent statewide constitutional officer, United States House of Representative, or State Senator or Assemblymember fails to file nomination papers by 5:00 p.m. on March 7, 2014 (E-88), a five-day extension is allowed for any person, other than the incumbent, if otherwise qualified, to file for the office during the extended period.

§ 8022
3/8/141 to 3/21/14 (E-87 to E-74)
[5:00 p.m.]
48

Nominatin Period Extension — Death of Candidate for Voter-Nominated Office

If a candidate has filed nomination papers for nomination at the primary election for a voter-nominated office and that candidate dies after March 7, 2014 (E-88), and on or before March 12, 2014 (E-83) any qualified person may circulate and deliver nomination documents for the office to the county elections official not later than 5:00 p.m. on March 21, 2014 (E-74).

§ 8025
3/8/141 to 3/27/14 (E-87 to E-68)
[5:00 p.m.]
49

Reopening of Nomination Period — Death of a Candidate for Nonpartisan Office

Period for filing nomination papers for a nonpartisan office shall be reopened in an election where an incumbent who is a candidate for a nonpartisan statewide office where only one other candidate, excluding any write-in candidates, has qualified to have his or her name placed on the ballot for that office and either the challenger or the incumbent dies after March 7, 2014 (E-88), but before March 27, 2014 (E-68). Any qualified person may circulate and deliver nomination documents for the office to the county elections official not later than 5:00 p.m. on March 27, 2014 (E-68).

§ 8027
3/10/14 (E-85) 50

Last Day State Voter Information Guide Available for Public Examination and Copy Delivered to the State Printer

Last day the state Voter Information Guide for the primary election will be available for public examination. Last day for the Secretary of State to deliver copy for preparation of the state Voter Information Guide to the Office of State Publishing.

Gov. Code § 88006; Elec. Code §§ 9082, 9092, 13282
3/12/14 (E-83) 51

Nomination Documents Forwarded to the Secretary of State Deadline

Last day for county elections officials to forward nomination documents and the number of valid nomination signatures that are required to be filed with the Secretary of State.

§§ 8070, 8082
3/12/14 (E-83) 52

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 official sample ballot.

§ 13302(b)
3/12/14 (E-85)
[5:00 p.m.]
53

Nomination Period Extension Deadline

Last day for any person, other than an eligible incumbent who did not qualify for nomination by March 7, 2014 (E-88), to file nomination documents for statewide constitutional office, United States House of Representatives, or State Senate or Assembly.

§ 8022
3/13/14 (E-82)
[11:00 a.m.]
54

Randomized Alphabet Drawing

The Secretary of State shall conduct the randomized alphabet drawing at 11:00 a.m. and mail the results immediately to county elections officials so that they may determine the order in which the candidates shall appear on the primary election ballot.

§ 13112(b)(1)(B)
3/21/14 (E-74)
[5:00 p.m.]
55

Nomination Period Extension — Death of a Candidate for Voter-Nominated Office

By 5:00 p.m. on this day, any qualified person can deliver to the county elections official his or her nomination documents for any voter-nominated office for which a candidate had filed but who died after March 7, 2014 (E-88), and on or before March 12, 2014 (E-83).

§ 8025
3/22/142 (E-73) 56

First Pre-Election Statement

Last day to file campaign statements with the Political Reform Division for candidates and committees for the period ending March 17, 2014 (E-78).

Gov. Code §§ 84200.5, 84200.7(a)
3/22/142 (E-73) 57

Supplemental Independent Expenditure Report

Last day to file supplemental independent expenditure reports (SIER). These reports disclose independent expenditures of $1,000 or more in a calendar year to support or oppose a candidate, a measure, or qualifications of a measure. SIER are to be filed at the same time and in the same places as would be required if the filer were primarily formed to support or oppose the candidate, measure, or measure qualification affected by the independent expenditure.

Candidates may make independent expenditures using their personal funds to support or oppose other candidates. Candidates and controlled committees cannot make independent expenditures using campaign funds to support or oppose other candidates but can use campaign funds to support or oppose a measure.

Gov. Code §§ 84200.5, 84200.7, 84203.5, 85501
3/22/141 (E-73) 58

Notice to Candidates

On or before this day, but not fewer than five days before sending the certified list of candidates to the county elections officials, the Secretary of State shall notify each candidate for voter-nominated office of the names, addresses, offices, ballot designations, and party preferences of all other persons who have filed for the same office.

§ 8121
3/22/141 (E-73) 59

Party Preference History Posting on Website

Secretary of State to post on its website the party preference history of each candidate for voter-nominated office for the preceding 10 years.

§ 8121
3/27/14 (E-68)
[12:02 a.m.]
60

Death of a Candidate for Nonpartisan Office

If an incumbent is a candidate for a nonpartisan statewide office and only one other candidate, excluding write-in candidates, has qualified to have his or her name placed on the ballot for that office, and either the challenger or the incumbent dies after the hour of 12:01 a.m. on March 27, 2014 (E-68), an election shall not be conducted, no votes cast for that office shall be counted, and if counted the votes shall be null and void.

§ 8026
3/27/14 (E-68) 61

Death of a Candidate — Name on Ballot

Last day for the county elections official to remove a deceased candidate's name from the primary election ballot.

§ 8809
3/27/14 (E-68)
[5:00 p.m.]
62

Nomination Period Deadline — Death of a Candidate for Nonpartisan Office

Last day for any qualified person to file nomination documents for a nonpartisan office where only an incumbent and one other candidate, excluding write-in candidates, have qualified and either one of the candidates has died after March 7, 2013 (E-88), but before March 27, 2014 (E-68).

§ 8027
3/27/14 (E-68)
[5:00 p.m.]
63

Certified List of Candidates and Rotation List

Last day for the Secretary of State to certify and send to each county elections official a list of candidates showing the name of every person eligible to receive votes within the county at the primary election, their addresses, the offices for which they seek nomination, and their party preference.

By this day, the Secretary of State shall also provide to county elections officials a list of candidates for each county arranged according to the randomized alphabet drawn on March 13, 2014 (E-82).

§§ 8120-8125, 13111
4/4/14 (E-60) 64

Military or Overseas Voter Ballot Applications

First day the county elections official may process applications for military or overseas voter ballots. Any applications received by the county elections official prior to this day shall be kept and processed on or after this date. If the applicant is not a resident of the county to which he or she has applied, the elections official receiving the application shall forward it immediately to the proper county.

NOTE: A request for a vote-by-mail ballot from a military or overseas voter will be deemed an affidavit of registration and an application for permanent vote-by-mail status.

§§ 300(b), 321, 3102, 3105
4/4/14 (E-60) 65

Voter Registration File Update for State Voter Information Guide Mailing

Counties using data processing equipment to store registered voter information set forth in the affidavits of registration shall begin their computer updates in order to send a copy of their registered voter load files to the Secretary of State by April 14, 2014 (E-50).

§ 9094(a)
4/4/14 to 4/14/14 (E-60 to E-50) 66

Report of Registration — 60-Day Count Report

Period in which county elections officials shall send to the Secretary of State a summary statement showing the number of registered voters in their counties, by political party preference and in each political subdivision thereof. This statement is based on the number of persons registered as of April 4, 2014 (E-60).

§ 2187(a), (c) & (d)(2)
4/7/14 to 5/20/14 (E-57 to E-14) 67

Statement of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Papers

Period in which all write-in candidates must leave their statements of write-in candidacy and nomination papers with the county elections official for filing with the Secretary of State.

§ 8601
4/14/14 (E-50) 68

Voter Registration Files to the Secretary of State for State Voter Information Guide Mailing

Last day for county elections officials to send the Secretary of State a copy of their load files of all voters registered as of April 4, 2014 (E-60). The copy of the voter registration file should reflect the results of the pre-election residency confirmation procedure.

§§ 2220-2226, 9094(a)
4/14/14 (E-50) 69

Report of Registration — 60-Day County Report Summaries Due

By this date, county elections officials shall send to the Secretary of State a summary statement showing the number of registered voters in their counties as of April 4, 2014 (E-60).

§ 2187(a), (c) & (d)(2)
4/19/141,3 (E-45)
[Date fixed by law]
70

Military or Overseas Voters — Ballots

Last day for the county elections official to transmit ballots to absent military or overseas voters.

42 U.S.C. § 1973ff-1 (MOVE Act); Elec. Code § 3114
4/19/141 (E-45) 71

State Voter Information Guides Furnished to Counties

By this date, the Secretary of State shall furnish copies of the state Voter Information Guide to those counties that do not use data processing equipment to maintain their registered voter files. State Voter Information Guides will also be sent to all counties for their supplemental mailings to persons who register between Saturday, April 5, 2014 (E-59) and May 5, 2014 (E-29).

§ 9094(b) & (c)
4/19/141 (E-45) 72

State Voter Information Guides to State and Local Officials and Public Institutions

By this date, the Secretary of State shall send a specified number of copies of the state Voter Information Guide to city and county elections officials, members of the Legislature, proponents of statewide ballot measures, public libraries, and educational institutions.

§ 9096
4/19/142 to 6/2/14 (E-45 to E-1) 73

Issue Advocacy Report (Electronic Filing Only)

A disclosure report must be filed within 48 hours by anyone spending or promising to pay $50,000 or more for a communication disseminated, broadcast, or otherwise published within 45 days of an election, if the communication clearly identifies a candidate for state elective office but does not expressly advocate the election or defeat of that candidate.

Gov. Code § 85310; Cal. Code Reg., tit 2, § 18539.2
4/24/14 to 5/13/14 (E-40 to E-21) 74

State Voter Information Guide Mailing

Period in which the Secretary of State shall mail state Voter Information Guides to all households in which voters were registered by April 4, 2014 (E-60). This mailing is based on the voter registration files provided by county elections officials to the Secretary of State by April 14, 2014 (E-50).

§ 9094(a)

In those counties in which such data processing equipment is not used, the county elections official shall mail the state Voter Information Guides to all voters registered by April 4, 2014 (E-60).

§ 9094(b)
4/24/14 to 5/13/14 (E-40 to E-21) 75

Sample Ballots — County Mailing

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.

§§ 13303, 13304

The county elections official shall also give sample ballots to the chairperson of the county central committee of each political party, shall mail a copy to each candidate, and shall post a copy of the sample ballot in a conspicuous place in the office.

§ 13302(a)
4/30/14 (E-34)
[Date fixed by law]
76

Quarterly Statements by Ballot Measure Committees

Last day for committees that have qualified as a recipient committee and are primarily formed to support or oppose the qualification, passage, or defeat of any measure to file a quarterly campaign statement for the period January 1, 2014, through March 31, 2014.

Gov. Code § 84202.3
5/4/141 (E-30) 77

Notice of Early Tabulation

Last day for the county governing body to notify the county elections official that certain offices or measures to be voted on are of more than ordinary public interest and will require an early tabulation and announcement.

§ 14440
5/5/14 (E-29) 78

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
5/5/14 to 5/27/14 (E-29 to E-7) 79

Vote-By-Mail Ballot Application

Period in which any registered voter may apply to the county elections official for a vote-by-mail ballot. Applications received before May 5, 2014 (E-29) shall be kept and processed during this application period.

§§ 3001, 3003
5/5/14 to 6/3/14 (E-29 to E) 80

Vote-By-Mail Ballot Applications for Out-of-State Emergency Workers

Period within which, upon the declaration of an out-of-state emergency by the Governor and the issuance of an executive order authorizing an out-of-state emergency worker to cast a ballot outside of his or her home precinct, an out-of-state emergency worker may request and vote a vote-by-mail ballot, which must be delivered to the elections official by mail or by hand, on or before the close of polls on Elections Day.

§§ 336.7, 3021.55
5/13/14 (E-21) 81

Sample Ballots — County Mailing Deadline

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

§§ 13303, 13304
5/13/14 (E-21) 82

State Voter Information Guide Mailing — Deadline

Last day for the Secretary of State, or the county elections official, if appropriate, to mail state Voter Information Guides to all households in which voters were registered by April 4, 2014 (E-60).

§ 9094
5/14/14 (E-20) 83

Report of Registration — 60-Day Statewide Report Published

On or before this date the Secretary of State will release a statewide report showing the number of registered voters, by political party preference, in the state, each county, and each political subdivision thereof. This report is based on the summary statements sent by each county elections official by April 14, 2014 (E-50).

§ 2187(b) & (d)(2)
5/18/142 to 6/2/14 (E-16 to E-1) 84

24-Hour Statement of Organization — Recipient Committees and Slate Mailer Organizations

A recipient committee or slate mailer organization that qualifies during the 16 days prior to an election in which it must file pre-election statements must file a Statement of Organization Recipient Committee (Form 410) within 24 hours of qualification with the filing officer who will receive the committee’s original disclosure statements by personal delivery, facsimile transmission, or guaranteed overnight delivery.

Gov. Code §§ 84101, 84108
5/19/14 (E-15) 85

Close of Registration for the Primary Election

Last day to register to vote in the primary election. The Voter Registration Form shall be mailed (postmarked by this date) or delivered to the county elections official by this date and is effective upon receipt. The Voter Registration Form may also be submitted by this date to the Department of Motor Vehicles or any National Voter Registration Act designated agency.

Last day for military or overseas voters to register to vote and request a vote-by-mail voter ballot and to send it to the county elections official.

NOTE: A request for a vote-by-mail ballot from a military or overseas voter will be deemed an affidavit of registration and an application for permanent vote-by-mail status. When a county elections official receives and approves a registration application from a military or overseas voter, the official must provide that voter with a vote-by-mail ballot for each subsequent election for federal office in the state unless the voter fails to vote in four consecutive statewide general elections.

42 U.S.C. § 1973ff; Elec. Code §§ 300(b), 2102, 2107, 3102, 3206
5/19/14 (E-15) 86

Notice of Change of Address Within County

Last day before the primary election for any voter to send a notice or letter advising the county elections official of a change of address within the county. The notice or letter shall be mailed (postmarked by this date) or delivered to the county elections official by this date and is effective upon receipt. The notice or letter may also be submitted to the Department of Motor Vehicles or any National Voter Registration Act designated agency prior to the election. The county elections official shall correct the registration records accordingly. The notice or letter is in lieu of re-registering.

§ 2119
5/19/14 to 5/27/14 (E-15 to E-7) 87

Report of Registration — 15-Day County Report

Period in which county elections officials shall send to the Secretary of State a summary statement showing the number of registered voters in their counties, by political party preference and in each political subdivision thereof. This statement is based on the number of persons registered as of May 19, 2014 (E-15).

§ 2187(a), (c) & (d)(3)
5/20/14 (E-14) 88

Statement of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Papers

Last day for a write-in candidate to leave a statement of write-in candidacy and nomination papers with the county elections official for filing with the Secretary of State.

§ 8601
5/20/14 (E-14) 89

Bilingual Precinct Board Members

Last day for county elections officials 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)
5/20/14 to 6/3/14 (E-14 to E) 90

New Citizen Registration Period

A new citizen is eligible to register and vote at the office of, or at another location designated by, the county elections official at any time beginning on May 20, 2014 (E-14) and ending at the close of polls on June 3, 2014 (E).

§§ 331, 3500

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.

§ 3501

The ballots of new citizens shall be received and canvassed at the same time and under the same procedure as vote-by-mail ballots.

§ 3502
5/22/14 (E-12) 91

Second Pre-Election Statement

Last day to file campaign statements for candidates and committees for the period ending May 17, 2014 (E-17). Candidates being voted upon, their controlled committees, and committees primarily formed to support or oppose a candidate or measure must file the second pre-election paper statement by guaranteed overnight mail or personal delivery, in addition to any electronic filing requirements.

Gov. Code §§ 84200.5, 84200.7(a)
5/22/14 (E-12) 92

Supplemental Independent Expenditure Report

Last day to file supplemental independent expenditure reports (SIER). These reports disclose independent expenditures of $1,000 or more in a calendar year to support or oppose a candidate, a measure, or qualification of a measure. SIER are to be filed at the same time and in the same places as would be required if the filer were primarily formed to support or oppose the candidate, measure, or measure qualification affected by the independent expenditure.

Candidates may make independent expenditures using their personal funds to support or oppose other candidates. Candidates and controlled committees cannot make independent expenditures using campaign funds to support or oppose other candidates but can use campaign funds to support or oppose a measure.

Gov. Code §§ 84200.5, 84200.7, 84203.5, 85501
5/23/14 (E-11)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
93

Certified List of Write-In Candidates

Secretary of State will prepare and send to affected county elections officials a certified list of write-in candidates showing the name of every write-in candidate eligible to receive votes within the county at the primary election, their addresses, and the offices to which they seek election. This list will also be mailed to each candidate running for the affected offices.

5/23/14 (E-11)
[7 Business Days]
94

Computer Processing of Vote-By-Mail Ballots

Counties having the necessary computer capability may begin to process their vote-by-mail ballots on this date. This process may be completed to the point of placing the ballot information on a computer medium, but under NO circumstances may a vote count be accessed or released until 8:00 p.m. on June 3, 2014 (E).

All other county elections officials shall start to process vote-by-mail ballots at 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election.

§ 15101
5/24/141 (E-10) 95

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
5/24/141 (E-10) 96

State Voter Information Guide Supplemental Mailing by County

Last day for county elections officials to mail state Voter Information Guides to voters who registered between Saturday, April 5, 2014 (E-59) and May 5, 2014 (E-29), inclusive.

§ 9094(c)
5/27/14 (E-7) 97

Report of Registration — 15-Day County Report Summaries Due

By this date, county elections officials shall send to the Secretary of State a summary statement showing the number of registered voters in their counties as of May 19, 2014 (E-15).

§ 2187(a), (c) & (d)(3)
5/27/14 (E-7) 98

Vote-By-Mail Ballot Application

Last day for the county elections official to receive any voter’s application for a vote-by-mail ballot and to issue such ballot for the primary election. This includes military or overseas voters.

See Items #100 and #101 for exceptions.

§§ 3001, 3102
5/27/14 (E-7)
[5:00 p.m.]
99

Computer Program to Secretary of State

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

§ 15001(a)
5/28/14 to 6/2/14 (E-6 to E-1) 100

Military or Overseas Voter — Recalled to Military Service

A registered military or overseas voter recalled to service after May 27, 2014 (E-7), but before 5:00 p.m. on June 2, 2014 (E-1), may appear before the county elections official in the county in which the military or overseas voter is registered or, if within the state, in the county in which he or she is recalled to service and apply for a vote-by-mail ballot which may be transmitted to the voter by facsimile, or by email or online transmission if the elections official makes the transmission option available.

The vote-by-mail ballot may be voted in, or outside, the elections official’s office on or before the close of the polls on Election Day and returned in the same manner as other vote-by-mail ballots. To be counted, the ballot must be returned to the elections official’s office in person, by facsimile transmission, or by an authorized person on or before the close of the polls on Election Day.

If the military or overseas voter appears in the county in which he or she is recalled to service, rather than the county to which he or she is registered, the elections official shall coordinate with the elections official in the county in which the military or overseas voter is registered to provide the ballot that contains the appropriate measures and races for the precinct in which the military or overseas voter is registered.

§ 3111
5/28/14 to 6/3/14 (E-6 to E) 101

Request for Voter-By-Mail Ballots — Late Conditions

Period in which any voter may request in writing a vote-by-mail ballot if because of specified conditions he or she will be unable to go to the polls on Election Day. A written statement is not necessary if the vote-by-mail ballot is voted in the office of the elections official at the time of the request. The voter may designate any authorized representative to return the voted vote-by-mail ballot.

§ 3021
6/2/14 (E-1) 102

Issue Advocacy Report (Electronic Filing Only)

A disclosure report must be filed within 48 hours by anyone spending or promising to pay $50,000 or more for a communication disseminated, broadcast, or otherwise published within 45 days of an election, if the communication clearly identifies a candidate for state elective office but does not expressly advocate the election or defeat of that candidate.

Gov. Code § 85310; Cal. Code Reg., tit 2, § 18539.2
6/2/14 (E-1) 103

Election Cycle Reports — 24-Hr. Payment Report (Slate Mailer Organizations)

During the 90 days immediately preceding an election, each slate mailer organization that receives a payment of $2,500 or more for the purpose of supporting or opposing any candidate or ballot measure in a slate mailer must report the payment within 24 hours to the Secretary of State's office by online or electronic transmission only. (Deadlines are extended to the next business day when they fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or an official state holiday, except for the weekend before an election.) Such payments may be reported on Slate Mailer Late Payment Report (Form 498).

Gov. Code §§ 84220, 84203, 85204
6/2/14 (E-1) 104

24-Hr Statement of Organization — Recipient Committees and Slate Mailer Organizations

A recipient committee or slate mailer organization that qualifies during the 16 days prior to an election in which it must file pre-election statements must file a Statement of Organization Recipient Committee (Form 410) within 24 hours of qualification with the filing officer who will receive the committee’s original disclosure statements by personal delivery, facsimile transmission, or guaranteed overnight delivery.

Gov. Code §§ 84101, 84108
6/2/14 (E-1)
[5:00 p.m.]
105

Manual Processing of Vote-By-Mail Ballots

Counties not having the necessary computer capability may begin to manually process vote-by-mail ballots at 5:00 p.m. on this date, but under NO circumstance may a vote count be accessed or released until 8:00 p.m. on June 3, 2014 (E).

§ 15101
6/2/14 (E-1)
[5:00 p.m.]
106

Military or Overseas Voter — Recalled to Military Service

Last day a registered military or overseas voter recalled to service after May 27, 2014 (E-7), but before 5:00 p.m. on June 2, 2014 (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 on Election Day and returned in the same manner as other voted vote-by-mail ballots. To be counted, the ballot shall be returned to the elections official's office in person, by facsimile transmission, or by an authorized person on or before the close of the polls on Election Day.

§ 3111
6/3/14 (E) 107

Election Cycle Reports — 24-Hr. Contribution Report

During the 90 days immediately preceding an election and including election day, the following contributions that total in the aggregate of $1,000 or more must be reported within 24 hours to the Secretary of State's office by online or electronic transmission only: Contributions made to a candidate, officeholder, political party committee, or a committee primarily formed to suport or oppose a candidate or ballot measure; contributions received by a candidate, officeholder, a political party committee, a candidate in a CALPERS or CALSTRS election, or a committee primarily formed to support or oppose a candidate or ballot measure. (Deadlines are extended to the next business day when they fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or an official state holiday, except for the weekend before an election.) Recipients of non-monetary or in-kind contributions must file within 48 hours of the date the contribution was received. Such contributions may be reported on a Contribution Report (Form 497).

Gov. Code §§ 82036, 84203, 84203.3, 85204, 85309
6/3/14 (E) 108

Election Cycle Reports — 24-Hr. Independent Expenditure Report

During the 90 days immediately preceding an election and including election day, all candidates and committees that make an independent expenditure of $1,000 or more to support or oppose a single candidate for elective state office or a single state ballot measure must report the expenditure within 24 hours to the Secretary of State's office by online or electronic transmission only. For independent expenditures made in connection with a CalPERS or CalSTRS election, a copy must also be filed with the relevant board office. (Deadlines for 24-hour reporting of independent contributions which fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or an official state holiday are NOT extended to the next business day.) Such independent expenditure reports may be reported on an Independent Expenditure Report (Form 496).

Gov. Code §§ 82036.5, 84204, 85204
6/3/14 (E) 109

Primary Election Day

On this date, the polls shall be open throughout the state from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

§§ 1000(c), 14212

Voters who have moved from one address to another within the same county and who have not re-registered may vote a provisional ballot at the polling place for their current (new) address, at the office of the county elections official, or at a central location designated by the county elections official.

§ 14311
6/3/14 (E) 110

Military or Overseas Voters

Last day an unregistered military or overseas voter who was released from service after May 19, 2014 (E-15), 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.

§§ 300(b), 3108

Any registered military or overseas voter 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 for a second vote-by-mail ballot. The elections official shall require him or her to sign an authorization to cancel the vote-by-mail ballot previously issued and shall then issue another vote-by-mail ballot to the voter or certify to the precinct board that the voter is eligible to vote in the precinct polling place of his or her residence.

§ 3109

Last day a military or overseas voter who returns to the county after May 27, 2014 (E-7) may appear before the county elections official and make application 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 Election Day and returned as are other voted vote-by-mail ballots.

§ 3110
6/3/14 (E) 111

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, 14212

Last day a military or overseas voter who is living outside of the United States (or is called for military service within the United States on or after May 27, 2014 (E-7)) may return his or her ballot by facsimile transmission. To be counted, the ballot returned by facsimile transmission shall be received by the voter's elections official by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day and shall be accompanied by an identification envelope and a signed oath of voter declaration.

§§ 3101(e), 3106, 3118, 14212
6/3/14 (E) 112

Request for Vote-By-Mail Ballots — Late Conditions

Last day any voter may request in writing a vote-by-mail ballot because of specified conditions resulting in his or her absence from the polling place or precinct on Election Day.

§ 3021
6/3/14 (E) 113

Vote-By-Mail Ballot Applications for Out-Of-State Emergency Workers

Last day upon the declaration of an out-of-state emergency by the Governor and the issuance of an executive order authorizing an out-of-state emergency worker to cast a ballot outside of his or her home precinct, an out-of-state emergency worker may request and vote a vote-by-mail ballot, which must be delivered to the elections official by mail or by hand, on or before the close of polls on Election Day.

§§ 336.7, 3021.55
6/3/14 (E)
[8:00 p.m.]
114

New Citizen Registration Period — Last Day

Last day a new citizen registering to vote after the close of registration can provide the county elections official with proof of citizenship prior to voting and declare that he or she has established residency in California.

§§ 331, 3500, 3501

The ballots of new citizens shall be received and canvassed at the same time and under the same procedure as vote-by-mail ballots.

§ 3502
6/3/14 (E)
[8:00 p.m.]
115

Semi-Final Official Canvass

Beginning at 8:00 p.m. and continuously until completed, the county elections official shall conduct the semi-final official canvass of votes and report totals to the Secretary of State at least every two hours.

§§ 15150, 15151
6/4/14 to 6/17/14 (E+1 to E+14) 116

Amended Candidate Intention Statement

If the voluntary expenditure ceiling is rejected in the primary, but not exceeded during that election, the Candidate Statement of Intention (Form 501) may be amended to accept the expenditure ceiling for the general. The amended Form 501 must be filed within 14 days following the primary election.

Gov. Code §§ 85200, 85401
6/5/14 to 7/1/14 (E+2 to E+28) 117

Official Canvass — Beginning

Beginning no later than the Thursday following the election, the county elections official must begin the official canvass of the precinct returns. This canvass must be completed no later than July 1, 2014 (E+28).

§§ 15301, 15372
6/13/14 (E+10) 118

Provisional Ballots of Emergency Workers

On or before June 13, 2014 (E+10), if the Governor declares a state of emergency, a provisional ballot cast by an emergency worker outside of his or her home precinct must be received by the county elections official where the voter is registered. The elections official shall transmit for processing any ballot cast no later than the close of polls on Election Day by an emergency worker in a declared state of emergency, including any materials necessary to process the ballot, to the elections official in the county where the voter is registered to vote.

§ 14313
6/26/14 (E+23) 119

Report of Registration — 15-Day Statewide Report Published

On or before this date the Secretary of State will release a statewide report showing the number of registered voters, by political party preference, in the state, each county, and each political subdivision thereof. This report is based on the summary statements sent by each county elections official by May 27, 2014 (E-7).

§ 2187(b) & (d)(3)
7/1/14 (E+28) 120

Official Canvass — End

No later than this date, the county elections official must complete the canvass, certify its results, and submit it to the board of supervisors.

§ 15372

This is also the suggested deadline for the board of supervisors to declare the winners for each office and the results of each measure under its jurisdiction. The county elections official shall make and deliver to each person elected or nominated under its jurisdiction a certificate of election or nomination.

§§ 15400, 15401
7/4/141 (E+31) 121

Statement of Results to Secretary of State

By this date, the county elections official shall send to the Secretary of State, in an electronic format, one complete copy of the returns for all candidates voted for at the primary election, including statewide constitutional offices, United States House of Representatives, and State Senate and Assembly, and for all statewide ballot measures.

§§ 15374, 15375
7/11/14 (E+38) 122

Statement of the Vote

Last day for the Secretary of State to prepare, certify, and file a statement of the vote from the compiled election returns.

§ 15501
7/14/14 (E+41)
[Suggested Date]
123

Certificates of Nomination

Secretary of State shall issue certificates of nomination to candidates nominated for statewide constitutional offices, United States House of Representatives, and State Senate and Assembly.

§§ 8147, 15504
7/31/14 (E+58)
[Date fixed by law]
124

Campaign Statement — Semiannual

Last day to file semiannual campaign statements for candidates, committees, and slate mailer organizations.

Gov. Code §§ 84200, 84218
7/31/14 (E+58)
[Date fixed by law]
125

Supplemental Independent Expenditure Report

Last day to file supplemental independent expenditure reports (SIER). These reports disclose independent expenditures of $1,000 or more in a calendar year to support or oppose a candidate, a measure, or qualification of a measure. SIER are to be filed at the same time and in the same places as would be required if the filer were primarily formed to support or oppose the candidate, measure, or measure qualification affected by the independent expenditure.

Candidates may make independent expenditures using their personal funds to support or oppose other candidates. Candidates and controlled committees cannot make independent expenditures using campaign funds to support or oppose other candidates but can use campaign funds to support or oppose a measure.

Gov. Code §§ 84203.5, 85501
11/8/141 (E+158) 126

Supplement to the Statement of the Vote

Last day for the Secretary of State to compile a supplement to the statement of the vote showing the number of votes cast in each county, city, Assembly district, state senatorial district, congressional district, and supervisorial district for each candidate for the office of governor and on each statewide ballot measure.

§ 15502
  1. Date falls on a weekend or state holiday; it does not move forward to the next business day.
  2. Date falls on a weekend or state holiday; it moves forward to the next business day.
  3. Elections Code section 3114 and the federal MOVE Act require that ballots be sent to military and overseas voters not later than 45 days prior to an election. This E-45 date must be adhered to and does not move forward even though the date falls on a Saturday.
  4. All code references are to the California Elections Code unless otherwise stated.
  5. Senate Bill (SB) 362 adds Elections Code sections 336.7 and 3021.5. SB 362 becomes effective January 1, 2014.

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