Section 7: November 4, 2014, General Election Calendar


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Summary of November 4, 2014, General Election Calendar

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


Ballot Measure Arguments
Initiative Measure Qualification Deadline (#6) Jun 26
Legislative Measure Qualification Deadline (#7) Jun 26
Statewide Ballot Measures – News Release Inviting Arguments (#11) Jul 7
Statewide Ballot Measures – Argument Submission Deadline (#12) Jul 8
Statewide Ballot Measures – Selection and Exchange of Arguments For or Against Measures (#13) Jul 131
Statewide Ballot Measures – Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information Deadline (#19) Jul 17

Ballots
Political Party Endorsements (#34) Aug 13
Sample Ballots – County Mailing (#53, #62) Sep 25-Oct 14
Computer Processing of Vote-by-Mail Ballots (#74) Oct 24
Computer Program to Secretary of State (#79) Oct 28

Candidates
Verification of Independent Expenditures (#1) May 30
$5,000 Report (Electronic Filers Only) (#2, #27, #96, #104) May 30-Aug 5
Nov 5-Dec 31
Signatures In-Lieu of Filing Fees – Supreme and Appellate Courts (#3, #25) Jun 2-Jul 31
Amended Candidate Intention Statement (#5) Jun 17
Candidate Statements in the State Voter Information Guide – Statewide Constitutional Office (#8, #15) Jun 26-Jul 16
Candidate Statements in the State Voter Information Guide – Supreme Court Justice (#9, #16) Jul 1-Jul 16
Candidate Statements in the County Official Sample Ballot (#14, #31) Jul 14-Aug 8
Declaration of Candidacy – Supreme and Appellate Courts (#20, #36) Jul 17-Aug 15
Change of Candidate's Designation on Ballot (#22) Jul 29
Campaign Statement – Semiannual (#23) Jul 31
Supplemental Independent Expenditure Report (#24) Jul 31
Election Cycle Reports – 24-hr. Payment Report (Slate Mailer Organizations) (#28, #86) Aug 6-Nov 3
Election Cycle Reports – 24-hr. Contribution Report (#29, #88) Aug 6-Nov 4
Election Cycle Reports – 24-hr. Independent Expenditure Report (#30, #89) Aug 6-Nov 4
Signatures In-Lieu of Filing Fees – Supreme and Appellate Courts – Determine Sufficiency (#32) Aug 101
Signatures In-Lieu of Filing Fees – Supreme and Appellate Courts – Supplemental Deadline (#37) Aug 15
Notice to Candidates (#38) Aug 23
Certified List of Candidates and Rotation List (#39) Aug 28
Death of a Candidate for Nonpartisan Office – Name on Ballot (#40) Aug 28
Filling Vacancy on Ballot – Nonpartisan Office (#41) Aug 28
Statement of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Papers – Nonpartisan Office (#45, #68) Sep 8-Oct 21
Candidate Nomination – Supreme and Appellate Courts (#48) Sep 15
Issue Advocacy Report (Electronic Filers Only) (#52, #85) Sep 202-Nov 3
First Pre-Election Statement (#55) Oct 52
Supplemental Independent Expenditure Report (#56) Oct 52
24-hr. Statement of Organization Filing Requirement – Recipient Committees and Slate Mailer Organizations (#64) Oct 192-Nov 3
Second Pre-Election Statement (#71) Oct 23
Supplemental Independent Expenditure Report (#72) Oct 23
Certified List of Write-In Candidates for Nonpartisan Office (#73) Oct 24
Quarterly Statement by Ballot Measure Committees (#82) Oct 31
Campaign Statement – Semiannual (#105) Jan 31, 20152
Supplemental Independent Expenditure Report (#106) Jan 31, 20152

Canvass
Notice of Early Tabulation (#57) Oct 51
Computer Processing of Vote-by-Mail Ballots (#74) Oct 24
General Election Day (#87) Nov 4
Semi-Final Official Canvass (#95) Nov 4
Official Canvass (#97, #100) Nov 6-Dec 2
Statement of Results to Secretary of State (#101) Dec 5
Statement of the Vote (#102) Dec 12
Supplement to the Statement of the Vote (#109) April 11, 20151

Notification Dates
Governor's Proclamation – Issuance (#4) Jun 9
Randomized Alphabet Drawing – Notice (#26) Aug 4
Notice to Candidates (#38) Aug 23
Certified List of Candidates and Rotation List (#39) Aug 28
Precinct Board Members and Polling Places (#58) Oct 6
Bilingual Precinct Board Members (#69) Oct 21
Statement of the Vote (#102) Dec 12
Certificate of Election (#103) Dec 12
Supplement to the Statement of the Vote (#109) April 11, 20151

Publication Dates
Governor's Proclamation – Issuance (#4) Jun 9
Randomized Alphabet Drawing – Notice (#26) Aug 4
Certified List of Candidates and Rotation List (#39) Aug 28
State Voter Information Guide Mailing (#54, #61) Sep 25-Oct 14
Report of Registration – 60-Day Statewide Report Published (#63) Oct 15
Publication of Tally Center Location (#75) Oct 251
State Voter Information Guide Supplemental Mailing by County (#76) Oct 251
Report of Registration – Odd-Numbered Year Statewide Report Published (#108) Mar 31, 2015

Randomized Alphabet
Randomized Alphabet Drawing – Notice (#26) Aug 4
Randomized Alphabet Drawing (#35) Aug 14

Statewide Ballot Measures
Initiative Measure Qualification Deadline (#6) Jun 26
Legislative Measure Qualification Deadline (#7) Jun 26
Statewide Ballot Measures – Ballot Label and Title and Summary Deadline (#10) Jul 41
Statewide Ballot Measures – News Release Inviting Arguments (#11) Jul 7
Statewide Ballot Measures – Argument Submission Deadline (#12) Jul 8
Statewide Ballot Measures – Selection and Exchange of Arguments For or Against Measures (#13) Jul 131
Statewide Ballot Measures – Analysis, “Yes” and “No” Statements, Bond Statement, and Text Deadline (#17) Jul 17
Statewide Ballot Measures – Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information Deadline (#19) Jul 17

Vote-by-Mail Ballots/Military or Overseas Voters
Military or Overseas Voter Ballot Applications (#43) Sep 5
Military or Overseas Voters – Ballots (#49) Sep 201,4
Vote-by-Mail Ballot Application (#59, #78) Oct 6-Oct 28
Vote-by-Mail Ballot Application for Out-of-State Emergency Workers (#60, #93) Oct 6-Nov 4
Computer Processing of Vote-by-Mail Ballots (#74) Oct 24
Military or Overseas Voter – Recalled to Military Service (#80, #83) Oct 29-Nov 3
Request for Vote-by-Mail Ballots – Late Conditions (#81, #92) Oct 29-Nov 4
Manual Processing of Vote-by-Mail Ballots (#84) Nov 3
Military or Overseas Voters (#90) Nov 4
Vote-by-Mail Ballots Returned in Order to be Counted (#91) Nov 4
Provisional Ballots of Emergency Workers (#98) Nov 14

Voter Information Guide
Initiative Measure Qualification Deadline (#6) Jun 26
Legislative Measure Qualification Deadline (#7) Jun 26
Candidate Statements in the State Voter Information Guide – Statewide Constitutional Office (#8, #15) Jun 26-Jul 16
Candidate Statements in the State Voter Information Guide – Supreme Court Justice (#9, #16) Jul 1-Jul 16
Statewide Ballot Measures – News Release Inviting Arguments (#11) Jul 7
Statewide Ballot Measures – Argument Submission Deadline (#12) Jul 8
Statewide Ballot Measures – Selection and Exchange of Arguments For or Against Measures (#13) Jul 131
Statewide Ballot Measures – Analysis, “Yes” and “No” Statements, Bond Statement, and Text Deadline (#17) Jul 17
Political Party Statement of Purpose Deadline (#18) Jul 17
Statewide Ballot Measures – Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information Deadline (#19) Jul 17
State Voter Information Guide Available for Public Examination (#21, #33) Jul 22-Aug 11
Voter Registration File Update for State Voter Information Guide Mailing (#42) Sep 5
State Voter Information Guides Furnished to Counties (#50) Sep 201
State Voter Information Guides to State and Local Officials and Public Institutions (#51) Sep 201
State Voter Information Guide Mailing (#54, #61) Sep 25-Oct 14
State Voter Information Guide Supplemental Mailing by County (#76) Oct 251

Voter Registration
Military or Overseas Voter Ballot Applications (#43) Sep 5
Report of Registration – 60-Day County Report (#44) Sep 5-Sep 15
Voter Registration Files to the Secretary of State for State Voter Information Guide Mailing (#46) Sep 15
Report of Registration – 60-Day County Report Summaries Due (#47) Sep 15
Report of Registration – 60-Day Statewide Report Published (#63) Oct 15
Close of Registration for General Election (#65) Oct 20
Notice of Change of Address within County (#66) Oct 20
Report of Registration – 15-Day County Report (#67) Oct 20-Oct 28
New Citizen Registration Period (#70, #94) Oct 21-Nov 4
Report of Registration – 15-Day County Report Summaries Due (#77) Oct 28
Military or Overseas Voters (#90) Nov 4
Report of Registration – 15-Day Statewide Report (#99) Nov 271
Report of Registration – Odd-Numbered Year Report (#107) Feb 10-Mar 1, 2015
Report of Registration – Odd-Numbered Year Statewide Report Published (#108) Mar 31, 2015

Summary of November 4, 2014, General Election Calendar

Date E- Date Sequence Description Elections Code4
5/30/14 (E-158) 1

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

Gov. Code § 84213
5/30/14 to 8/5/14 (E-158 to E-91) 2

$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 primary election; however, for purposes of this calendar the E-date shall begin at E-158.

Gov. Code §§ 84204.5, 85309(c) & (d)
6/2/14 to 7/31/14 (E-155 to E-96) 3

Signatures In-Lieu of Filing Fees — Supreme and Appellate Courts

Period in which any Justice of the Supreme or Appellate Court who must stand for retention in the general election may obtain his or her forms from the county elections official for circulating petitions and securing signatures in-lieu of all or part of the filing fee.

Cal. Const. art. VI, § 16(d); Elec. Code §§ 8061, 81064
6/9/14 (E-148) 4

Governor's Proclamation — Issuance

By this date, the Governor shall issue a proclamation calling the general 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
6/17/14 (E-140)
[E+14 for primary election]
5

Amended Candidate Intention Statement

Last day to file an amended Candidate Intention Statement (Form 501) to accept the expenditure ceiling for the general election if the voluntary expenditure ceiling is rejected in the primary election, but not exceeded during that election. The filing of an amended Form 501 allows State Senate and Assembly candidates to qualify to purchase space for a 250-word candidate statement in the official sample ballot (s) of the county or counties in their jurisdiction.

Gov. Code § 85200, 85400, 85401, 85600, 85601
06/26/14 (E-131) 6

Initiative Measure Qualification Deadline

Last day for an initiative measure to qualify for the general election ballot.

Cal. Const. art. II, § 8(c)
06/26/14 (E-131)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
7

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 general election ballot.

§ 9040
6/26/14 to 7/16/14 (E-131 to E-111)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
8

Candidate Statements in the State Voter Information Guide — Statewide Constitutional Office

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)
7/1/14 to 7/16/14 (E-126 to E-111)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
9

Candidate Statements in the State Voter Information Guide — Supreme Court Justice

Period in which a California Supreme Court Justice who must stand for retention at the general election may submit a 250-word candidate statement in the official State Voter Information Guide.

§ 9034(j)
7/4/141 (E-123)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
10

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 general 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
7/7/14 (E-120) 11

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 statewide ballot measure has not been prepared and filed.

§§ 9060-9063
7/8/14 (E-119)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
12

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
7/13/141 (E-114)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
13

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 July 17, 2014 (E-110).

§§ 9067, 9069
7/14/14 to 8/8/14 (E-113 to E-88) 14

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
7/16/14 (E-111)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
15

Candidate Statements in the State Voter Information Guide Deadline — Statewide Constitutional Office

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)
7/16/14 (E-111)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
16

Candidate Statements in the State Voter Information Guide Deadline — Supreme Court Justice

Last day a California Supreme Court Justice who must stand for retention at the general election may submit a 250-word candidate statement in the official state Voter Information Guide.

§ 9084 (j)
7/17/14 (E-110)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
17

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 statewide ballot measures that have qualified for the general 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
7/17/14 (E-110)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
18

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)
7/17/14 (E-110)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
19

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 general election ballot. Rebuttal arguments shall not exceed 250 words, and summary information shall not exceed 50 words.

§§ 9069, 9084(c) & (e)
7/17/14 to 8/15/14 (E-110 to E-81) 20

Declaration of Candidacy — Supreme and Appellate Courts

Period in which a Justice of the Supreme or Appellate Court, who must stand for retention at the general election, may file a declaration of candidacy with the Secretary of State. The nonrefundable filing fee must be paid at the time the declaration of candidacy is filed.

Cal. Const.,art. VI, § 16; Elec. Code §§ 8103, 8105, 8201
7/22/14 to 8/11/14 (E-105 to E-85) 21

State Voter Information Guide Available for Public Examination

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

Gov. Code § 88006; Elec. Code §§ 9054, 9092, 13282
7/29/14 (E-98) 22

Change of Candidate's Designation on Ballot

Last day that any candidate may request in writing a different ballot designation than that used at the primary election. The written request shall be accompanied by a ballot designation worksheet. This request should be made to both the Secretary of State and the county elections official.

Cal. Code Reg., tit. 2, § 20711(e); Elec. Code § 13107(e)
7/31/14 (E-96)
[Date fixed by law]
23

Campaign Statement — Semiannual

Last day to file semiannual campaign statements with the Political Reform Division, if required, by all candidates, organizations, committees, and slate mailers.

Gov. Code §§ 84200, 84218
7/31/14 (E-96)
[Date fixed by law]
24

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 or measure/measure qualification. 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
7/31/14 (E-96)
[Date fixed by law]
25

Signatures In-Lieu of Filing Fees — Supreme and Appellate Courts

Last day for a Justice of the Supreme or Appellate Court to turn in their petitions to the county elections official of the county in which the petition signers reside and are registered to vote. The county elections official shall notify the candidate of any deficiency within ten days following receipt of the petitions. The candidate may then cover the deficiency either by submitting a supplemental petition or by paying a prorated portion of the filing fee not later than August 15, 2014 (E-81).

§§ 8061, 8106(b)(3)
8/4/14 (E-92) 26

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 August 14, 2014 (E-82).

§ 13112(b)(1) (C) & (c)
8/5/14 (E-91) 27

$5,000 Report (Electionic 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)
8/6/14 to 11/3/14 (E-90 to E-1) 28

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 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 §§ 84203, 84220, 85204
8/6/14 to 11/4/14 (E-90 to E) 29

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
8/6/14 to 11/4/14 (E-90 to E) 30

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
8/8/14 (E-88) 31

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
8/10/141 (E-86) 32

Signatures In-Lieu of Filing Fees — Supreme and Appellate Courts — Determine Sufficiency

Last day for the county elections official to determine the sufficiency of the in-lieu signatures submitted by a Justice of the Supreme or Appellate Court. If the county elections official determines that the petition is deficient, the county elections official shall notify the candidate of such deficiency within ten days of the petition having been left for examination. Such candidates may, before the close of the nomination period, either submit a supplemental petition or pay a prorated fee to cover the deficiency.

§§ 8061, 8106(b)(3)
8/11/14 (E-85) 33

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

Gov. Code § 88006; Elec. Code §§ 9082 9092, 13282
8/13/14 (E-83) 34

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)
8/14/14 (E-82)
[11:00 a.m.]
35

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 general election ballot.

§ 13112(b)(1)(C)
8/15/14 (E-81) 36

Declaration of Candidacy — Supreme and Appellate Courts — Filing Deadline

Last day for a Justice of the Supreme or Appellate Court, who must stand for retention at the general election, to file with the Secretary of State a declaration of candidacy and pay the nonrefundable filing fee.

Cal. Const., art. VI, § 16; Elec. Code §§ 8103, 8105, 8201
8/15/14 (E-81) 37

Signatures In-Lieu of Filing Fees — Supreme and Appellate Courts — Supplemental Deadline

Last day for a Justice of the Supreme or Appellate Court to turn in their supplemental signatures to the county elections official of the county in which the petition signers reside and are registered to vote or pay a prorated portion of the filing fee to cover any deficiency in the filing fee payment.

§ 8106
8/23/14 (E-73) 38

Notice to Candidates

On or before this day 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 whose names are to appear on the general election ballot.

§ 8147.55
8/28/14 (E-68) 39

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 by public office showing the name, party preference (or lack of party preference), and ballot designation of every person who has received the nomination as a candidate for public office and is entitled to receive votes within the county at the general election.

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 August 14, 2014 (E-82).

§§ 8148, 8149, 13111
8/28/14 (E-68) 40

Death of a Candidate for Nonpartisan office — Name on Ballot

Last day for the county elections official to remove the name of a deceased candidate for nonpartisan office from the general election ballot.

§§ 8803, 8810
8/28/14 (E-68) 41

Filling Vacancy on Ballot — Nonpartisan Office

No vacancy on the ballot for the general election shall be filled except by reason of the death of a candidate for nonpartisan office occurring on or before this day.

§ 8803
9/5/14 (E-60) 42

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 September 15, 2014 (E-50).

§ 9094(a)
9/5/14 (E-60) 43

Military or Overseas Voter Ballot Applications

First day 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
9/5/14 to 9/15/14 (E-60 to E-50) 44

Report of Registration — 60-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 each political subdivision thereof. This statement is based on the number of persons registered as of September 5, 2014 (E-60).

§§ 2187(a), (c) & (d)(4)
9/8/14 to 10/21/14 (E-57 to E-14) 45

Statement of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Papers — Nonpartisan Office

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, if no candidate has been elected to a nonpartisan office at the primary election.

§§ 8140,8601
9/15/14 (E-50) 46

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 September 5, 2014 (E-60).

§ 9094(a)
9/15/14 (E-50) 47

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 September 5, 2014 (E-60).

§§ 2187(a), (c) & (d)(4)
9/15/14 (E-50) 48

Candidate Nomination —Supreme and Appellate Courts

Last day for the Governor to nominate a candidate for Justice of the Supreme Court or Justice of the Court of Appeal when an incumbent justice who was to have stood for confirmation at the general election did not file his or her declaration of candidacy with the Secretary of State.

Cal. Const. art. VI, § 16(d)
9/20/141 3 (E-45)
[Date fixed by law]
49

Military or Overseas Voters — Ballots

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

42 U.S.C., § 1973ff-1 (MOVE Act); Elec. Code § 3114
9/20/141 (E-45) 50

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, September 6, 2014 (E-59) and October 6, 2014 (E-29).

§ 9094(b) & (c)
9/20/141 (E-45) 51

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
9/20/142 to 11/3/14 (E-45 to E-1) 52

Issue Advocacy Report (Electronic Filers 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.

Cal. Code Reg., tit. 2 § 18539.2; Gov. Code § 85310
9/25/14 to 10/14/14 (E-40 to E-21) 53

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)
9/25/14 to 10/14/14 (E-40 to E-21) 54

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 September 5, 2014 (E-60). This mailing is based on the voter registration files provided by county elections officials to the Secretary of State by Saturday, September 15, 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 September 5, 2014 (E-60).

§ 9094 (b)
10/5/142 (E-30)
[Date fixed by law]
55

First Pre-Election Statement

Last day to file campaign statements for candidates and committees for the period ending September 30, 2014 (E-35)

Gov. Code §§ 84200.5, 84200.7(b)
10/5/142 (E-30)
[Date fixed by law]
56

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 or measure/measure qualification. 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
10/5/141 (E-30) 57

Notice of Early Tabulation

Last day for the county governing body to notify county elections officials 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
10/6/14 (E-29) 58

Precinct Board Members and Polling Places

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

§ 12286
10/6/14 to 10/28/14 (E-29 to E-7) 59

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 October 6, 2014 (E-29) shall be kept and processed during this application period.

§§ 3001, 3003
10/6/14 to 11/4/14 (E-29 to E) 60

Vote-By-Mail Ballot Application 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, 3021.56
10/14/14 (E-21) 61

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 September 5, 2014 (E-60).

§ 9094(a)
10/14/14 (E-21) 62

Sample Ballots — County Mailing

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

§§ 13303, 13304
10/15/14 (E-20) 63

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 September 15, 2014 (E-50).

§ 2187(b) & (d)(4)
10/19/142 to 11/3/14 (E-16 to E-1) 64

24-Hour Statement of Organization Filing Requirement — 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
10/20/14 (E-15) 65

Close of Registration for General Election

Last day to register to vote in the general 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
10/20/14 (E-15) 66

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
10/20/14 to 10/28/14 (E-15 to E-7) 67

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 October 20, 2014 (E-15).

§§ 2187(a), (c) & (d)(5)
10/21/14 (E-14) 68

Statement of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Papers — Nonpartisan Office

Last day for nonpartisan write-in candidates to leave their statements of write-in candidacy and nomination papers with the county elections official for filing with the Secretary of State, if no candidate has been elected to a nonpartisan office at the primary election.

§§ 8140, 8601
10/21/14 (E-14) 69

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)
10/21/14 to 11/4/14 (E-14 to E)
[8:00 p.m.]
70

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 October 21, 2014 (E-14) and ending at the close of polls on November 4, 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
10/23/14 (E-12) 71

Second Pre-Elections Statement

Last day to file campaign statements for candidates and committees for the period ending October 18, 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
10/23/14 (E-12) 72

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
10/24/14 (E-11) 73

Certified List of Write-In Candidates for Nonpartisan Office

If no candidate has been elected to a nonpartisan office at the primary election, the 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 general 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.

10/24/14 (E-11)
[7 Business Days]
74

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 circumstance may a vote count be accessed or released until 8:00 p.m. on November 4, 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
10/25/141 (E-10) 75

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
10/25/141 (E-10) 76

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, September 6, 2014 (E-59) and October 6, 2014 (E-29), inclusive.

§ 9094(c)
10/28/14 (E-7) 77

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 October 20, 2014 (E-15).

§ 2187(a), (c) & (d)(5)
10/28/14 (E-7) 78

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 general election.

See Items #80 and #81 for exceptions.

§§ 3001, 3102
10/28/14 (E-7)
[5:00 p.m.]
79

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)
10/29/14 to 11/3/14 (E-6 to E-1) 80

Military or Overseas Voter — Recalled to Military Service

A registered military of overseas voter recalled to service after October 28, 2014 (E-7), but before 5:00 p.m. on November 3, 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, 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 as are 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
10/29/14 to 11/4/14 (E-6 to E) 81

Request for Vote-By-Mail Ballots — Late Conditions

Period in which any voter may apply in writing for a vote-by-mail ballot if, because of specific 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
10/31/14 (E-4)
[Date fixed by law]
82

Quarterly Statement 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 must file a quarterly campaign statement for the period July 1 through September 30, 2014, during any semiannual period before the election in which the measure is not being voted upon.

Gov. Code § 84202.3
11/3/14 (E-1)
[5:00 p.m.]
83

Military or Overseas Voter — Recalled to Military Service

Last day a registered military or overseas voter recalled to service after October 28, 2014 (E-7), but before 5:00 p.m. on November 3, 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
11/3/14 (E-1)
[5:00 p.m.]
84

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 the vote count be accessed or released until 8:00 p.m. on November 4, 2014 (E).

§ 15101
11/3/14 (E-1] 85

Issue Advocacy Report (Electionic Filiers 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.

Cal. Code Reg., tit. 2 § 18539.2; Gov. Code § 85310
11/3/14 (E-1) 86

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 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
11/4/14 (E) 87

General Election Day

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

§§ 1000(d), 14212

Voters who have moved from one address to another within the same county and have not reregistered 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 that elections official.

§ 14311
11/4/14 (E) 88

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
11/4/14 (E) 89

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
11/4/14 (E) 90

Military or Overseas Voters

Last day an unregistered military or overseas voter who was released from service after October 20, 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 October 28, 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
11/4/14 (E) 91

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 October 28, 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 declaration.

§§ 3101(e), 3106, 3118, 14212
11/4/14 (E) 92

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
11/4/14 (E) 93

Vote-By-Mail Ballot Application 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, 3021.56
11/4/14 (E)
[8:00 p.m.]
94

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
11/4/14 (E)
[8:00 p.m.]
95

Semi-Final Official Canvass

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

§§ 15150, 15151
11/5/14 to 12/31/14 (E+1 to E+57) 96

$5,000 Report (Electionic 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.

Gov. Code § 85309(c) & (d)
11/6/14 to 12/2/14 (E+2 to E+28) 97

Official Canvass — Beginning

Beginning no later than the Thursday following the election, county elections officials must begin the official canvass of the precinct returns. This canvass must be completed not later than December 2, 2014 (E+28).

§§ 15301, 15372
11/14/14 (E+10) 98

Provisional Ballots of Emergency Workers

On or before November 14, 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, in a county included in the executive order declaring the emergency, shall transmit for processing any ballot cast not 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
11/27/141 (E+23) 99

Report of Registration — 15-Day Statewide Report

On or before this date the Secretary of State to 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 October 28, 2014 (E-7).

§ 2187(b) & (d)(5)
12/2/14 (E+28) 100

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 a certificate of election.

§§ 15400, 15401
12/5/14 (E+31) 101

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 general election, including for statewide constitutional offices, United States House of Representatives, State Senate and Assembly, Justices of the Courts of Appeal, and for all statewide ballot measures.

§§ 15374, 15375
12/12/14 (E+38) 102

Statement of Vote

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

§§ 15501
12/12/14 (E+38) 103

Certification of Election

The Secretary of State shall issue to each elected candidate a certificate of election.

§§ 15503, 15504
12/31/14 (E+57) 104

$5,000 Report (Electionic 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.

Gov. Code § 85309(c) & (d)
1/31/152 (E+88)
[Date fixed by law]
105

Campaign Statement — Semiannual

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

Gov. Code §§ 84200, 84218
1/31/152 (E+88)
[Date fixed by law]
106

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
2/10/15 to 3/1/151 (E+98 to E+117) 107

Report of Registration — Odd-Numbered Year Report

Period in which county elections officials shall send to the Secretary of State a summary statement showing the number of registered voters, by political party preference, in their counties and each political subdivision thereof. This statement is based on the number of persons registered as of February 10, 2015 (E+98).

§ 2187(a), (c) & (d)(6)
3/31/15 (E+147) 108

Report of Registration — Odd-Numbered Year 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 February 27, 2015 (E+115).

§ 2187(b) & (d)(6)
4/11/151 (E+158) 109

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 offices 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. Assembly Bill (AB) 1417 adds Elections Code section 8147.5. AB 1417 becomes effective January 1, 2014.
  6. Senate Bill (SB) 362 adds Elections Code sections 336.7 and 3021.5. SB 362 becomes effective January 1, 2014.

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