Special Election Calendar - December 5, 2017

Special General Election December 5, 2017
California State Assembly, 51st District (Jimmy Gomez)

 

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DateE- DateSequenceDescriptionElections Code
10/13/17 (E-53) 1

Notice to Each Candidate

Secretary of State to notify each candidate for voter-nominated office of the names, addresses, offices, occupations, and party preferences of all other persons who have filed for the same office.

Section 8147.51

10/16/17 (E-50) 2

Candidate Statements in the County Voter Information Guide

Last day for State Assembly candidates to purchase space for a 250- word candidate statement in the voter information guide of the county or counties in the jurisdiction. Candidates for State Assembly may purchase statement space only if they have agreed to voluntary expenditure limits.

Gov. Code section 85601(c)

10/16/17

(E-50) 3

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 from the state party chairperson in the sample ballot.

Section 13302(b)

10/18/17

(E-48) 4

Certified List of Candidates

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

Section 8148

Date designated by Secretary of State

10/21/172
(Saturday)

(E-45) 5

Military and Overseas Voters

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

Section 3114

10/26/17
to 11/14/17

(E-40 to E-21) 6

Counties Mail Voter Information Guides

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

Sections 13303, 13304, 13305

11/06/17 (E-29) 7

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.

Section 12286

11/06/17
to
11/28/17
(E-29 to E-7) 8

Vote-By-Mail Voters

Period in which any registered voter may apply to the county elections official for a vote-by-mail ballot for the special general election.

Sections 3001, 3102(e), 10704(c)

11/14/17

(E-21) 9

Voter Information Guides

Last day for the county elections official to mail voter information guides to voters for the special general election.

Sections 13300.7, 13303, 13305

11/20/17 (E-15) 10

Voter Registration

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

Section 2102

11/21/17
to
12/05/17
(E-14 to E) 11

New Citizen Registration Period

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

Sections 331, 3500, 3501

11/21/17
to
12/05/17

(E-14 to E) 12

Conditional Voter Registration Period

Period in which an individual can “conditionally” register and vote provisionally at the county elections office after the 15-day voter registration deadline.

Section 2170

11/21/17 (E-14) 13

Bilingual Precinct Board Members

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

Section 12303(d)

11/25/173
(Saturday)
(E-10) 14

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.

Section 12109

11/28/17 (E-7) 15

Vote-By-Mail Voters

Last day for a county elections official to receive any voter's application for a vote-by-mail ballot for the special general election.

Sections 3001, 3102(e), 10704(c)

11/28/17
[5:00 p.m.]
(E-7) 16

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.

Section 15001

11/29/17
to
12/04/17
[5:00 p.m.]
(E-6 to E-1) 17

Military or Overseas Voter - Recalled to Service

Period in which a registered military or overseas voter recalled to service after November 28, 2017 (E-7), but before 5:00 p.m. on December 4, 2017 (E-1), may appear before the county elections official and obtain a vote-by-mail ballot which may be voted in, or outside, the county elections official's office on or before the close of the polls and returned as are other voted vote-by-mail ballots.

Section 3111

11/29/17
to
12/05/17

(E-6 to E) 18

Vote-By-Mail Ballots - Late Conditions

Period in which any voter may apply in writing for a vote-by-mail ballot because of specified conditions if he or she will be unable to go to the polls on Election Day. The voter may designate any authorized representative to return the voted vote-by-mail ballot.

Section 3021

12/04/17
[5:00 p.m.]

(E-1) 19

Military or Overseas Voter - Recalled to Service

Last day a registered military or overseas voter recalled to service after November 28, 2017 (E-7), but before 5:00 p.m. on December 4, 2017 (E-1), may obtain from the county elections official a vote-by-mail ballot which can be voted in, or outside, the county elections official's office on or before the close of the polls and returned as are other voted vote-by-mail ballots.

Section 3111

12/05/17 (E) 20

Military or Overseas Voters

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

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

A military or overseas voter or any individual born outside of the United States or District of Columbia whose parent or legal guardian was a resident of California when the parent was last living in the United States who returns to the county after November 28, 2017 (E- 7), may appear before the county elections official and apply for registration, a vote-by-mail ballot, or both. The county elections official shall register the voter, if not registered, and shall deliver a vote-by-mail ballot which may be voted in, or outside, the county elections official's office on or before the close of the polls on the day of the election and returned as are other voted vote-by-mail ballots.

Sections 300(b), 3109





Section 3108





Section 3110

12/05/17 (E) 21

New Citizen Registration

Last day for new citizen registration.

Sections 331, 3500, 3501

12/05/17 (E) 22

Conditional Voter Registration

Last day for conditional voter registration.

Section 2170

12/05/17 (E) 23

Special General Election and Vote-By-Mail Ballots

Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. Hand-delivered 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.

Sections 3017, 14212

12/05/17 (E) 24

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.

Section 3021

12/08/17 (E+3) 25

Mailed Vote-By-Mail Ballots – Last Day to be Counted

Any vote-by-mail ballot cast shall be deemed timely if it is received by the elections official via the United States Postal Service or a bona fide private mail delivery company no later than three days after election day and either of the following is satisfied: 1) The ballot is postmarked on or before Election Day or is time stamped or date stamped by a bona fide private mail delivery company on or before Election Day, or, 2) If the ballot has no postmark, a postmark with no date, or an illegible postmark, the vote-by-mail ballot identification envelope is date stamped by the elections official upon receipt of the vote-by-mail ballot from the United States Postal Service or a bona fide private mail delivery company, and is signed and dated pursuant to Section 3011 on or before Election Day.

Sections 3017, 3020

12/13/17 (E+8) 26

Vote-By-Mail Ballots - Unsigned Identification Envelope

Last day for a voter who did not sign the vote-by-mail ballot identification envelope to either sign the identification envelope at the office of the county elections official or complete and submit an "unsigned ballot statement."

Section 3019

12/15/17 (E+10) 27

Official Canvass

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

Date designated by
Secretary of State

01/12/18 (E+38) 28

Certification of Election (Candidate)

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

Sections 15501, 15504

  1. All code references are to the California Elections Code unless otherwise stated.
  2. Elections Code section 3114 requires that ballots and ballot materials be transmitted to each military and overseas voter on the 45th day before the election. E-45 is on October 21, 2017, which is a Saturday; this deadline does not move forward to the next business day.
  3. Date falls on a weekend or a state holiday; it does not move forward to the next business day.