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Summary of November 6, 2018, General Election Calendar

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

 

Ballot Measures

Description of EventDate
Initiative Measure Qualification Deadline (#6) Jun 28
Legislative Measure Qualification Deadline (#7) Jun 28
Statewide Ballot Measures – Ballot Label and Title and Summary Deadline (#10) Jul 6
Statewide Ballot Measures – News Release Inviting Arguments (#11) Jul 9
Statewide Ballot Measures – Argument Submission Deadline (#12) Jul 10
Statewide Ballot Measures – Selection and Exchange of Arguments For or Against Measures (#13) Jul 151
Statewide Ballot Measures – Analysis, “Yes” and “No” Statements, Bond Statement, and Text Deadline (#19) Jul 19
Statewide Ballot Measures – Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information Deadline (#21) Jul 19

 

Ballots

Description of EventDate
Voter’s Choice Act Counties: Determine Number of Registered Voters to Calculate Number of Ballot Dropoff Locations and Vote Centers (#31) Aug 10
Political Party Endorsements for Voter-Nominated Offices Deadline (#34) Aug 15
Military or Overseas Voter Ballot Applications (#41) Sept 7
Military or Overseas Voter Ballots (#48) Sept 221,3
Voter’s Choice Act Counties: Mail Each Registered Voter a Vote-by-Mail Ballot and Packet (#55) Oct 8 [State Holiday]
Vote-by-Mail Ballot Application (#57, #77) Oct 8 [State Holiday]-Oct 30
Vote-by-Mail Ballot Application for Out-of-State Emergency Workers (#58, #95) Oct 8 [State Holiday]-Nov 6
Voter’s Choice Act Counties: Dropoff Locations Open (#59) Oct 9
Computer Processing of Vote-by-Mail Ballots (#69) Oct 23
Voter’s Choice Act Counties: Open One Vote Center for Every 50,000 Registered Voters (#74) Oct 271-Nov 2
Military or Overseas Voter Recalled to Service (#79, #84) Oct 31-Nov 5
Request for Vote-by-Mail Ballots – Late Conditions (#80, #93) Oct 31-Nov 6
Voter’s Choice Act Counties: Open One Vote Center for Every 10,000 Registered Voters (#82) Nov 3-Nov 6
Early Ballot Pickup Notification Deadline (#83) Nov 41
Manual Processing of Vote-by-Mail Ballots (#85) Nov 5
Hand Delivered or Faxed Vote-by-Mail Ballots Returned in Order to be Counted – Deadline (#89) Nov 6
Military or Overseas Voters – Late Conditions (#93) Nov 6
Mailed Vote-by-Mail Ballots – Last Day to be Counted (#101) Nov 9
Vote-by-Mail Ballots Returned to Different County (#102) Nov 14
Vote-by-Mail Ballots — Unsigned Identification Envelope (#103) Nov 14
Provisional Ballots of Emergency Workers (#104) Nov 16

Campaign Finance

Description of EventDate
Verification of Independent Expenditures (#2) Jun 1
$5,000 Report (Electronic Filers Only) (#3, #27, #99) Jun 1-Aug 7, Nov 7
Campaign Statement – Semiannual (#25) Jul 31
Election Cycle Reports – 24-Hour Payment Report (Slate Mailer Organizations) (#28, #90) Aug 8-Nov 6
Election Cycle Reports – 24-Hour Contribution Report (#29, #91) Aug 8-Nov 6
Election Cycle Reports – 24-Hour Independent Expenditure Report (#30, #92) Aug 8-Nov 6
Issue Advocacy Report (Electronic Filers Only) (#50, #86) Sep 22 [Saturday]-Nov 5
First Pre-Election Statement (#53) Sept 27
24-Hour Statement of Organization Filing Requirement – Recipient Committees and Slate Mailer Organizations (#63, #87) Oct 21 [Sunday]-Nov 5
Second Pre-Election Statement (#72) Oct 25
Quarterly Statement by Ballot Measure Committees (#81) Oct 31
Campaign Statement – Semiannual (#110) January 31, 2019

 

Candidates

Description of EventDate
Signatures In Lieu of Filing Fees – Supreme and Appellate Courts (#1, #14) May 18-Jul 16
Amended Candidate Intention Statement (#5) Jun 19
Candidate Statements in the State Voter Information Guide – Statewide Constitutional Office and United States Senator (#8, #17) Jun 28-Jul 18
Candidate Statements in the State Voter Information Guide – Supreme Court Justice (#9, #18) Jul 3-Jul 18
Candidate Statements in the County Voter Information Guide (#15, #32) Jul 16-Aug 10
Declaration of Candidacy – Supreme and Appellate Courts (#16, #35) Jul 17-Aug 15
Signatures In Lieu of Filing Fees – Determine Sufficiency – Supreme and Appellate Courts (#23) Jul 26
Change of Candidate's Designation on Ballot (#24) Jul 31
Notice to Candidates – All Voter-Nominated Candidates (#37) Aug 251
Certified List of Candidates and Rotation List (#38) Aug 30
Death of a Candidate – Name on Ballot (#39) Aug 30
Filling Vacancy on Ballot – Nonpartisan Office (#40) Aug 30
Statement of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Papers – Nonpartisan Office (#44, #68) Sep 10-Oct 23
Candidate Nomination – Supreme and Appellate Courts (#45) Sep 151
Certified List of Write-In Candidates for Nonpartisan Office (#73) Oct 26

Canvass

Description of EventDate
Notice of Early Tabulation (#54) Oct 71
Computer Processing of Vote-by-Mail Ballots (#69) Oct 23
Computer Program to Secretary of State (#78) Oct 30
Manual Processing of Vote-by-Mail Ballots (#85) Nov 5
General Election Day (#88) Nov 6
Semifinal Official Canvass (#98) Nov 6
Official Canvass (#100, #105) Nov 8-Dec 6
Statement of Results to Secretary of State (#106) Dec 7
Statement of the Vote (#108) Dec 14
Supplement to the Statement of the Vote (#114) April 13, 20191

 

Military or Overseas Voters

Description of EventDate
Military or Overseas Voter Ballot Applications (#41) Sep 7
Military or Overseas Voter Ballots (#48) Sep 221,3
Military or Overseas Voter Recalled to Service (#79, #84) Oct 31-Nov 5
Hand Delivered or Faxed Vote-by-Mail Ballots Returned in Order to be Counted – Deadline (#89) Nov 6
Military or Overseas Voters – Late Conditions (#93) Nov 6

Notifications and Publications

Description of EventDate
Governor's Proclamation – Issuance (#4) Jun 11
State Voter Information Guide Available for Public Examination (#22, #33) Jul 24-Aug 13
Randomized Alphabet Drawing – Notice (#26) Aug 6
Last Day State Voter Information Guide Available for Public Examination and Copy Delivered to the State Printer (#33) Aug 13
Randomized Alphabet Drawing (#36) Aug 16
Notice to Candidates – All Voter-Nominated Candidates (#37) Aug 251
Certified List of Candidates and Rotation List (#38) Aug 30
State Voter Information Guide Mailing (#51, #60) Sep 27-Oct 16
Nonvoter’s Choice Act Counties: Precinct Board Members and Polling Places (#56) Oct 8
Report of Registration – 60-Day Statewide Report Published (#62) Oct 17
Bilingual Precinct Board Members (#70) Oct 23
Publication of Central Tally Center Location (#75) Oct 271
State Voter Information Guide Supplemental Mailing by County – Deadline (#77) Oct 271
Report of Registration – 15-Day Statewide Report Published (#107) Dec 13
Statement of the Vote (#108) Dec 14
Certificates of Election – All Voter-Nominated Candidates (#109) Dec 14
Report of Registration – Odd-Numbered Year Statewide Report Published (#113) March 31, 20191
Supplement to the Statement of the Vote (#114) April 13, 20191

Voter Information Guide

Description of EventDate
Initiative Measure Qualification Deadline (#6) Jun 28
Legislative Measure Qualification Deadline (#7) Jun 28
Statewide Ballot Measures – Ballot Label and Title and Summary Deadline (#10) Jul 6
Statewide Ballot Measures – News Release Inviting Arguments (#11) Jul 9
Statewide Ballot Measures – Argument Submission Deadline (#12) Jul 10
Statewide Ballot Measures – Selection and Exchange of Arguments For or Against Measures (#13) Jul 151
Statewide Ballot Measures – Analysis, “Yes” and “No” Statements, Bond Statement, and Text Deadline (#19) Jul 19
Political Party Statement of Purpose Deadline (#20) Jul 19
Statewide Ballot Measures – Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information Deadline (#21) Jul 19
State Voter Information Guide Available for Public Examination (#22, #33) Jul 24-Aug 13
Last Day State Voter Information Guide Available for Public Examination and Copy Delivered to the State Printer (#33) Aug 13
Voter Registration Data to the Secretary of State for State Voter Information Guide Mailing (#42, #46) Sep 7-Sep 17
State Voter Information Guides to State and Local Officials and Public Institutions (#49) Sep 221
State Voter Information Guide Mailing (#51, #60) Sep 27-Oct 16
County Voter Information Guide and Polling Place Notice Mailing (#52, #61) Sep 27-Oct 16

 

Voter Registration

Description of EventDate
Military or Overseas Voter Ballot Applications (#41) Sep 7
Voter Registration Data to the Secretary of State for State Voter Information Guide Mailing (#42, #46) Sep 7-Sep 17
Report of Registration – 60-Day County Readiness (#43, #47) Sep 7-Sep 17
Report of Registration – 60-Day Statewide Report Published (#62) Oct 17
15-Day Close of Registration for the General Election (#64) Oct 22
Notice of Change of Address Within State (#65) Oct 22
Report of Registration – 15-Day County Readiness (#66, #76) Oct 22-Oct 30
Conditional Voter Registration Period (#67, #97) Oct 23-Nov 6
New Citizen Registration Period (#71, #96) Oct 23-Nov 6
Military or Overseas Voters Recalled to Service (#79, #84) Oct 31-Nov 5
Report of Registration – 15-Day Statewide Report Published (#107) Dec 13
Report of Registration – Odd-Numbered Year County Report (#111, #112) Feb 10 [Sunday]-March 1, 2019
Report of Registration – Odd-Numbered Year Statewide Report Published (#113) March 31, 20191

 

Summary of November 6, 2018, General Election Calendar

DateE- DateSequenceDescriptionElections Code
5/17/18 to 7/16/18 (E-173 to E-113) 1

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, Section 16(d)(1); Sections 8061, 81064
6/1/18 (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 the opponent or measure committee 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.5

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 Section 84213
6/1/18 to 8/7/18 (E-158 to E-91) 3

$5,000 Report (Electronic Filers Only)

Period in which candidates for state office and their controlled committees, and committees primarily formed to support or oppose state measures must file a Contribution Report (Form 497) within 10 business days if $5,000 or more is received from a single source outside the 90-day election cycle.5

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

On an ongoing basis, 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, a single local initiative, or a referendum ballot measure.5

Gov. Code Sections 85204, 85309(c) & (d)

Gov. Code Section 84204.5
6/11/18 (E-148) 4

Governor's Proclamation — Issuance

On or before 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.

Section 12000
6/19/18 (E-140)
[E+14 from primary election]
5

Amended Candidate Intention Statement

Last day to file an amended Candidate Intention Statement (Form 501) to accept the voluntary expenditure limits for the general election if the voluntary expenditure limits were rejected in the primary election but not exceeded during that election. The filing of an amended Form 501 allows candidates for statewide constitutional offices, State Senator, and Member of the State Assembly to qualify to purchase space for a 250-word candidate statement in the state Voter Information Guide or county voter information guide of the county or counties in their jurisdiction.

Gov. Code Sections 85200, 85400, 85401, 85600, 85601
06/28/18 (E-131) 6

Initiative Measure Qualification Deadline

On this date, the Secretary of State shall certify, when appropriate, that an initiative measure has qualified for the ballot.

Cal. Const. art. II, Section 8(c); Section 9033
06/28/18 (E-131) 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.

Section 9040
6/28/18 to 7/18/18 (E-131 to E-111)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
8

Candidate Statements in the State Voter Information Guide — Statewide Constitutional Office and United States Senator

Period in which statewide constitutional office and United States Senator candidates may purchase space for a 250-word statement in the official state Voter Information Guide. A candidate for statewide constitutional office may purchase space for a statement only if a Candidate Intention Statement (Form 501) has been filed and the candidate has agreed to accept the voluntary expenditure limits.

Gov. Code Section 85601(a); Section 9084(i)
7/3/18 to 7/18/18 (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 justice of the California Supreme Court, who must stand for retention at the general election, may provide information to be included in the official state Voter Information Guide.

Section 9084(j)
7/6/18 (E-123)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
10

Statewide Ballot Measures — Ballot Label and Title and Summary Deadline

By this date, the Attorney General is asked to provide to the Secretary of State all official ballot labels and titles and summaries for the statewide ballot measures that have qualified for the general election to ensure there is sufficient time to have them translated into all required languages prior to the public examination period for the state Voter Information Guide.

Sections 9050, 9051, 9054, 13282
7/9/18 (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.

Sections 9060-9063
7/10/18 (E-119)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
12

Statewide Ballot Measures — Argument Submission Deadline

Last day for submittal of arguments for or against each qualified statewide ballot measure to the Secretary of State. Arguments shall not exceed 500 words, and, once submitted, no argument may be amended or deleted without a writ of mandate.

Sections 9041-9044, 9064, 9065, 9068
7/15/181 (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 argument 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 be submitted no later than July 19, 2018 (E-110).

Sections 9067, 9069
7/16/18 (E-113)
[Date fixed by law]
14

Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fees - Supreme and Appellate Courts Deadline

Last day for a justice of the Supreme or Appellate Court to submit 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 10 days following receipt of the petitions. The candidate shall then, at the time of obtaining nomination documents, pay a pro rata portion of the filing fee to cover the deficiency.

Sections 8061, 8106(b)(3)
7/16/18 to 8/10/18 (E-113 to E-88) 15

Candidate Statements in the County Voter Information Guide

Period in which candidates for United States Representative in Congress, State Senator, and Member of the State Assembly may purchase space for a 250-word candidate statement in the county voter information guide(s) of the county or counties in their jurisdiction. Candidates for State Senator and Member of the State Assembly may purchase space for a candidate statement only if they have agreed to accept the voluntary expenditure limits on their Candidate Intention Statement (Form 501).

Gov. Code Section 85601(c); Section 13307.5
7/17/18 to 8/15/18 (E-113 to E-83) 16

Declarations 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, Section 16; Sections 8103, 8105, 8201
7/18/18 (E-111) [Date designated by Secretary of State] 17

Candidate Statements in the State Voter Information Guide Deadline — Statewide Constitutional Office and United States Senator Deadline

Last day statewide constitutional office and United States Senator 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 statement only if they have agreed to accept the voluntary expenditure limits on their Candidate Intention Statement (Form 501).

Gov. Code Section 85601(a); Section 9084(i)
7/18/18 (E-111)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
18

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

Last day a justice of the California Supreme Court, who must stand for retention at the general election, may provide information to be included in the official state Voter Information Guide.

Section 9084 (j)
7/19/18 (E-110)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
19

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

By this date, the Legislative Analyst and Legislative Counsel must provide all official analyses, “Yes” and “No” statements, and texts of the statewide ballot measures that have qualified for the general election ballot, and a statement of bond debt, if necessary, so that the Secretary of State has sufficient time to prepare a copy for public examination and to translate the state Voter Information Guide into all required languages.

Sections 9085, 9087, 9088, 9091
7/19/18 (E-110)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
20

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, if space allows.

Section 9084(e)
7/19/18 (E-110)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
21

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.

Sections 9069, 9084(c) & (e)
7/24/18 to 8/13/18 (E-105 to E-85) 22

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 and in which any elector may seek a writ of mandate to amend or delete any portion thereof prior to its printing.

Gov. Code Section 88006; Sections 9054, 9092, 13282
7/26/18 (E-103) 23

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

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 10 days of the petition having been left for examination. The candidate shall then, at the time of obtaining nomination documents, pay a pro rata portion of the filing fee to cover the deficiency.

Sections 8061, 8106(b)(3)
7/31/18 (E-98) 24

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 Regs., tit. 2, Section 20711(e); Section 13107(e)
7/31/18 (E-98)
[Date fixed by law]
25

Campaign Statement — Semiannual

Last day to file semiannual campaign statements, if required, by all candidates, organizations, committees, and slate mailers.5

Gov. Code Sections 84200, 84218
8/6/18 (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 16, 2018 (E-82).

Section 13112(b)(1)(C) & (c)
8/7/18 (E-91) 27

$5,000 Report (Electionic Filers Only) - Deadline

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.5

Gov. Code Sections 84204, 85309(c) & (d)
8/8/18 to 11/6/18 (E-90 to E) 28

Election Cycle Reports — 24-Hour 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).5

Gov. Code Section 84220
8/8/18 to 11/6/18 (E-90 to E) 29

Election Cycle Reports — 24-Hour Contribution Report

During the 90 days immediately preceding an election or on the date of the election, 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 or received by a candidate being voted on the November 6, 2018, ballot; contributions made to or received by a primarily formed candidate or ballot measure committee being voted upon on the November 6, 2018, ballot; or contributions made to or received by a political party committee. For purposes of the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement Board, the date of the election is the deadline to return the ballots. (Deadlines are extended to the next business day when the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or an official state holiday, except for the weekend before the election.) Recipients of non-monetary or in-kind contributions must file within 48 hours of the date the non-monetary or in-kind contribution was received. These contributions are reported on the Contribution Report (Form 497).5

Cal. Code Regs. tit. 2, Section 18116; Gov. Code Sections 82036, 84203, 84203.3, 85204, 85309
8/8/18 to 11/6/18 (E-90 to E) 30

Election Cycle Reports — 24-Hour Independent Expenditure Report

During the 90 days immediately preceding an election or on the date of the election, an independent expenditure of $1,000 or more made to a specific candidate or measure involved in an election must be reported on the Independent Expenditure Report (Form 496) within 24 hours to the Secretary of State's office by online or electronic transmission only. For purposes of the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement Board, the date of the election is the deadline to return ballots and a copy of the Form 496 must be files with the relevant board office.5

Cal. Code Regs. tit. 2, Section 18116; Gov. Code Sections 82036.5, 84204, 84215(e), 85204
8/10/18 (E-88) 31

Voter's Choice Act Counties: Determination of Number of Registered Voters to Calculate Number of Ballot Dropoff Locations and Vote Centers

On this date, the county elections officials of counties implementing the Voter's Choice Act must calculate the location and number of dropoff locations and vote centers based on specific ratios of the number of voters registered as of this date.

Section 4005(a)(1)(A), (a)(3)(A), & (a)(4)(A)
8/10/18 (E-88) 32

Candidate Statements in the County Voter Information Guide - Deadline

Last day candidates for United States Representative in Congress, State Senator, and Member of the State Assembly may purchase space for a 250-word candidate statement in the county voter information guide(s) of the county or counties in their jurisdiction. Candidates for State Senator and Member of the State Assembly may purchase space only if they have agreed to accept the voluntary expenditure limits on their Candidate Intention Statement (Form 501).

Gov. Code Section 85601(c); Section 13307.5
8/13/18 (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 and for the Secretary of State to deliver copy for preparation of the state Voter Information Guides to the Office of State Publishing.

Gov. Code Section 88006; Sections 9054, 9082, 9092, 13282
8/15/18 (E-83) 34

Political Party Endorsements - Voter-Nominated Offices Deadline

Last day for the chairperson of 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 received timely in the county voter information guide.

Section 13302(b)
8/15/18 (E-83) 35

Declaration of Candidacy — Supreme and Appellate Courts — 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, Section 16; Sections 8103, 8105, 8201
8/16/18 (E-82)
[11:00 a.m.]
36

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.

Sections 13111, 13112(b)(1)(C)
8/25/181 (E-73) 37

Notice to Candidates - All Voter-Nominated Candidates

Last day for the Secretary of State to 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 for the same office.

Section 8147.5
8/30/18 (E-68) 38

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 to be voted on throughout the state for each county arranged according to the randomized alphabet drawn on August 16, 2018 (E-82).

Sections 8148, 8149, 13111
8/30/18 (E-68) 39

Death of a Candidate - Name on Ballot

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

Sections 8803(b), 8810
8/30/18 (E-68) 40

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.

Section 8803(a)
9/7/18 (E-60) 41

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.

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

Sections 300(b), 321, 3105
Section 3102
9/7/18 to 9/17/18 (E-60 to E-50) 42

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

Period in which county elections officials shall notify to the Secretary of State that voter registration information is available in the California Statewide Voter Registration Database (VoteCal) by indicating readiness in their Election Management System (EMS) by September 17, 2018 (E-50) with respect to voters registered as of September 7, 2018 (E-60).

Section 9094(a)
9/7/18 to 9/17/18 (E-60 to E-50) 43

Report of Registration — 60-Day County Readiness

Period in which county election officials shall notify to the Secretary of State that voter registration information is available in the California Statewide Voter Registration Database (VoteCal) by indicating Report of Registration readiness in their Election Management System (EMS) with respect to voters registered as of September 7, 2018 (E-60).

Section 2187(a) & (c)(5)
9/10/18 to 10/23/18 (E-57 to E-14) 44

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.

Sections 8141, 8600, 8601
9/15/181 (E-52) 45

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 retention at the general election did not file his or her declaration of candidacy with the Secretary of State.

Cal. Const. art. VI, Section 16(d)(1)
9/17/18 (E-50) 46

State Voter Information Guide Mailing Data County Readiness Deadline

Deadline to indicate state voter information guide mailing readiness in the county's Election Management System (EMS) of all voters registered as of September 7, 2018 (E-60); this information should reflect the results of the pre-election residency confirmation procedure.

Sections 2220-2227, 9094(a)
9/17/18 (E-50) 47

Report of Registration — 60-Day County Readiness Deadline

Deadline for county elections officials to indicate Report of Registration readiness in their Election Management System (EMS) of all voters registered as of September 7, 2018 (E-60).

Section 2187(a) & (c)(5)
9/22/181, 3 (E-45)
[Date fixed by law]
48

Military or Overseas Voter Ballots

Last day for the county elections official to transmit ballots and balloting materials to absent military or overseas voters who have requested them by this date. If a military or overseas voter ballot application is received after this date, the county elections official shall transmit a ballot and balloting materials as soon as practicable.

52 U.S.C. Section 20302 (MOVE Act); Section 3114
9/22/181 (E-45)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
49

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

On or before 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 specified educational institutions.

Section 9096
9/22/18 [Saturday] to 11/5/18 (E-45 to E-1) 50

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.5

Cal. Code Regs., tit. 2 Section 18539.2; Gov. Code Section 85310
9/27/18 to 10/16/18 (E-40 to E-21) 51

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 7, 2018 (E-60). This mailing is based on the information provided by county elections officials to the Secretary of State by September 17, 2018 (E-50).

Section 9094(a)
9/27/18 to 10/16/18 (E-40 to E-21) 52

County Voter Information Guide and Polling Place Notice Mailing

Period in which the county elections official shall mail a county voter information guide and a polling place notice, which includes vote centers, to each registered voter who registered at least 29 days before the election, unless the voter has opted to receive them electronically. The polling place notice may state whether the polling place is accessible to the physically handicapped.

The county elections official shall also give county voter information guides 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 county voter information guide in a conspicuous place in the office.

Sections 13300.7, 13303, 13304, 13305, 14282
Section 13302(a)
9/27/18 (E-40)
[Date fixed by law]
53

First Pre-Election Statement

Last day to file campaign statements for candidates and committees for the period ending September 22, 2018 (E-45). Candidate controlled committees and primarily formed candidate and measure committees appearing on the ballot must file this statement. State general purpose committees making contributions or independent expenditures of $500 or more in connection with the election must also file this statement. Political parties must file this statement if they receive contributions totaling $1,000 or more or if contributions or independent expenditures totaling $500 or more were made in connection with the election. State slate mailer organizations must file this statement if payments of $500 or more are received or made to produce a slate mailer in connection with the election.5

Gov. Code Sections 84200.5, 84200.8, 84218
10/7/181 (E-30) 54

Notice of Early Tabulation

On or before this date, 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.

Section 14440
10/8/18 [State Holiday] (E-29) 55

Voter's Choice Act Counties: Mail Each Registered Voter a Vote-By-Mail Ballot and Packet

County election officials of counties that are implementing the Voter's Choice Act shall begin mailing each registered voter a vote-by-mail ballot, and a vote-by-mail packet that includes an envelope with instructions on the use and return of the vote-by-mail ballot, and other information including the locations and hours of each vote center in the county.

Section 4005(a)(8)(A) & (B)
10/8/181 (E-29) 56

Non-Voter's Choice Act Counties: Precinct Board Members and Polling Places

On or before this date, the county elections official will appoint members of the precinct boards and designate the polling places.

Section 12286
10/8/18 [State Holiday] to 10/30/18 (E-29 to E-7) 57

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 8, 2018 (E-29), shall be kept and processed during this application period.

Sections 3001, 3003, 3102
10/8/18 [State Holiday] to 11/6/18 (E-29 to E) 58

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

Period in 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 returned in the same manner as all other voted vote-by-mail ballots.

Sections 336.7, 3021.5
10/9/18 (E-28) 59

Voter's Choice Act Counties: Dropoff Locations Open

Counties that are implementing the Voter's Choice Act will open ballot dropoff locations. These locations shall be open at least during regular business hours beginning not less than 28 days before the election through election day. At least one ballot dropoff location shall be an accessible, secured, exterior drop box that is available for a minimum of 12 hours per day, including regular business hours.

Section 4005(a)(1)(A) & (B)
10/16/18 (E-21) 60

State Voter Information Guide - Mailing Deadline

On or before this date, 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 7, 2018 (E-60).

Section 9094(a)
10/16/18 (E-21) 61

County Voter Information Guide — Mailing Deadline

On or before this date, the county elections official to mail county voter information guides to voters who registered at least 29 days before the election.

Sections 13300.7, 13303, 13304, 13305
10/17/18 (E-20) 62

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, in each county, and in each political subdivision thereof. This report is based on the number of persons registered as of September 7, 2018 (E-60).

Section 2187(b) & (c)(5)
10/21/18 [Sunday] to 11/5/18 (E-16 to E-1) 63

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) or Statement of Organization Slate Mailer (Form 400) within 24 hours of qualification with the filing officer who will receive the committee’s original disclosure statements by personal delivery, facsimile transmission, online transmission, or guaranteed overnight delivery.5

Gov. Code Sections 84101, 84108
10/22/18 (E-15) 64

15-Day Close of Registration for the 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 Secretary of State, Department of Motor Vehicles, or any National Voter Registration Act designated agency.

A request for a vote-by-mail ballot from a military or overseas voter, if postmarked on or before this date, 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.

See Item #67 for exception.

52 U.S.C. Sections 20301, 20501; Sections 300(b), 321, 2102, 3102, 3102(e), 3206
10/22/18 (E-15) 65

Notice of Change of Address Within State

Last day before the general 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.

Section 2119
10/22/18 to 10/30/18 (E-15 to E-7) 66

Report of Registration — 15-Day County Readiness

Period in which county election officials shall notify the Secretary of State that voter registration information is available in the California Statewide Voter Registration System (VoteCal) by indicating readiness in their Election Management System (EMS) with respect to voters registered as of October 22, 2018 (E-15).

Sections 2187(a) & (c)(6)
10/23/18 to 11/6/18 (E-14 to E) 67

Conditional Voter Registration Period

Period in which an elector can “conditionally” register and vote provisionally at the county elections office, designated satellite office, or a vote center after the 15-day voter registration deadline.

Section 2170
10/23/18 (E-14) 68

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

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.

Sections 8141, 8600, 8601
10/23/19 (E-14) [10 Business Days] 69

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 6, 2018 (E).

All other counties shall start to process vote-by-mail ballots at 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election, the results of which shall not be released before 8:00 p.m. on November 6, 2018 (E).

Section 15101(b)
10/23/18 (E-14) 70

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.

Section 12303(d)
10/23/18 to 11/6/18 (E-14 to E)
[8:00 p.m.]
71

New Citizen Registration Period

Period in which 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 23, 2018 (E-14), and ending at the close of polls on November 6, 2018 (E).

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.

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

Sections 331, 3500,
Section 3501,
Section 3502
10/25/18 (E-12) 72

Second Pre-Elections Statement

Last day to file campaign statements for candidates and committees for the period ending October 20, 2018 (E-17). Candidate controlled committees and primarily formed candidate and measure committees appearing on the ballot must file this statement by guaranteed overnight mail or personal delivery. State general purpose committees making contributions or independent expenditures of $500 or more in connection with the election must also file this statement. Political parties must file this statement if they receive contributions totaling $1,000 or more or if contributions or independent expenditures totaling $500 or more were made in connection with the election. State slate mailer organizations must file this statement if payments of $500 or more are received or made to produce a slate mailer in connection with the election.5

Gov. Code Sections 84200.5, 84200.8, 84218
10/26/18 (E-11)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
73

Certified List of Write-In Candidates for Nonpartisan Office

If no candidate has been elected to a nonpartisan statewide 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.

 
10/27/181 to 11/2/18 (E-10 to E-4) 74

Voter's Choice Act Counties: Open One Vote Center for Every 50,000 Registered Voters

Counties that are implementing the Voter's Choice Act will open one vote center for every 50,000 registered voters. The locations and hours of operation of these vote centers will be available in vote-by-mail materials and on the county website. Any voter registered in the county may visit any vote center in order to receive voter services or vote.

Section 4005(a)(2)(A) & (4)(A)
10/27/181 (E-10) 75

Publication of Central Tally Center Location

Last day that 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, if ballots not tallied at precincts.

Section 12109
10/30/18 (E-7) 76

Report of Registration — 15-Day County Readiness Deadline

Deadline for county of elections officials to indicate Report of Registration readiness in their Election Management System (EMS) of all voters registered as of October 22, 2018 (E-15).

Section 2187(a) & (c)(6)
10/30/18 (E-7) 77

Vote-By-Mail Ballot Application - Deadline

Last day for the county elections official to receive any voter's application for a vote-by-mail ballot, including an application from a military or overseas voter, and to issue such ballot for the general election.

See Items #79 and #80 for exceptions.

Sections 3001, 3003, 3102
10/30/18 (E-7)
[5:00 p.m.]
78

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(a)
10/31/18 to 11/5/18 (E-6 to E-1) 79

Military or Overseas Voter Recalled to Service

Period in which a registered military or overseas voter recalled to service after October 30, 2018 (E-7), but before 5:00 p.m. on November 5, 2018 (E-1), may appear before the county elections official where they are registered, or, if within the state, in the county in which they have been recalled to service, 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
10/31/18 to 11/6/18 (E-6 to E) 80

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 for an election. 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 receive the ballot and return the voted vote-by-mail ballot.

Section 3021
10/31/18 (E-6)
[Date fixed by law]
81

Quarterly Statement by Ballot Measure Committees

All committees which 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, 2018 (E-128), through September 30, 2018 (E-37).5

This statement is not required if the committee is required to file pre-election statements or if the measure was already voted on and the committee has not made contributions or expenditures to support or oppose the qualification or passage of another measure.5

Gov. Code Section 84202.3
11/3/181 to 11/6/18 (E-3 to E) 82

Voter's Choice Act Counties: Open One Vote Center For Every 10,000 Registered Voters

Counties that are implementing the Voter's Choice Act will open one vote center for every 10,000 registered voters. The locations and hours of operation of these vote centers will be available in vote-by-mail materials and on the county website. Any voter registered in the county may visit any vote center in order to receive voter services or vote.

Section 4005(a)(3)(A)
11/4/181 (E-2)
[5:00 p.m.]
83

Early Ballot Pickup Notification Deadline

If a county elections official will pick up ballots prior to the closing of the polls, at least 48 hours in advance of an election, the elections official must notify the public of the dates, times, and places at which ballot containers will be delivered.

Section 14422(a)(3)
11/5/18 (E-1)
[5:00 p.m.]
84

Military or Overseas Voter Recalled to Service - Registration Deadline

Last day a registered military or overseas voter recalled to service after October 30, 2018 (E-7), but before 5:00 p.m. on November 5, 2018 (E-1), may obtain from the county elections official where they are registered, or, if within the state, in the county in which they have been recalled to service, and obtain 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
11/5/18 (E-1)
[5:00 p.m.]
85

Manual Processing of Vote-By-Mail Ballots

Counties not having the necessary computer capability to process vote-by-mail ballots 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 6, 2018 (E).

Section 15101(b)
11/5/18 (E-1) 86

Issue Advocacy Report (Electronic Filers Only) - Period Ends

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.5

Cal. Code Regs., tit. 2, Section 18539.2; Gov. Code Section 85310
11/5/18 (E-1) 87

24-Hour Statement of Organization Filing Requirement - Recipient Committees and Slate Mailer Organizations - Period Ends

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) or Statement of Organization Slate Mailer Organization (Form 400) within 24 hours of qualification with the filing officer who will receive the committee’s original disclosure statements by personal delivery, facsimile transmission, online transmission, or guaranteed overnight delivery.5

Gov. Code Sections 84101, 84108
11/6/18 (E) 88

General Election Day

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

Voters who have moved from one address to another within the same county and 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, at a vote center, or at a central location designated by that elections official.

An elector can “conditionally” register and vote provisionally at the county elections office, designated satellite office, or a vote center.

Sections 1000(d), 14212,
Section 14311
11/6/18 (E) 89

Hand Delivered or Faxed Vote-By-Mail Ballots Returned in Order to be Counted - Deadline

Voted vote-by-mail ballots hand delivered to the office of the elections official, a polling place, a vote center, a vote-by-mail drop-off location, or a drop box must be received by the county elections official by the close of the polls on Election Day.

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 30, 2018 (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. 

Sections 3017, 14212
Section 3106
11/6/18 (E) 90

Election Cycle Reports — 24-Hour Payment Report (Slate Mailer Organizations) - Period Ends

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).5

Gov. Code Section 84220
11/6/18 (E) 91

Election Cycle Reports — 24-Hour Contribution Report - Period Ends

During the 90 days immediately preceding an election or on the date of the election, 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 or received by a candidate being voted on the November 6 ballot, or contributions made to or received by a primarily formed candidate or ballot measure committee being voted upon on the November 6 ballot, or contributions made to or received by a political party committee. For purposes of the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement Board, the date of the election is the deadline to return the ballots. (Deadlines are extended to the next business day when the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or an official state holiday, except for the weekend before the election.) Recipients of non-monetary or in-kind contributions must file within 48 hours of the date the non-monetary or in-kind contribution was received. These contributions are reported on the Contribution Report (Form 497).5

Cal. Code Regs. tit. 2, Section 18116; Gov. Code Sections 82036, 84203, 84203.3, 85204, 85309
11/6/18 (E) 92

Election Cycle Reports — 24-Hour Independent Expenditure Report - Period Ends

During the 90 days immediately preceding the date of the election, an independent expenditure of $1,000 or more made to a specific candidate or measure involved in an election must be reported on the Independent Expenditure Report (Form 496) within 24 hours to the Secretary of State's office by online or electronic transmission only. For purposes of the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement Board, the date of the election is the deadline to return ballots and a copy of the Form 496 must be files with the relevant board office.5

Cal. Code Regs. tit. 2, Section 18116; Gov. Code Sections 82036.5, 84204, 84215(e), 85204
11/6/18 (E) 93

Military or Overseas Voters - Late Conditions

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 1) released from service after the close of registration and who has returned to his or her county of residence or 2) required to move under official active military orders after the close of registration may apply in person to register with the county elections official and vote in the election. Documentary proof of release from service or official military orders are 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 October 30, 2018 (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), 321, 3109,
Section 3108,
Section 3110
11/6/18 (E) 94

Request for Vote-By-Mail Ballots — Late Conditions Deadline

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 for an election.

Section 3021
11/6/18 (E) 95

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, that 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, and returned as are other voted vote-by-mail ballots.

Sections 336.7, 3021.5
11/6/18 (E)
[8:00 p.m.]
96

New Citizen Registration Period — Deadline

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

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

Sections 331, 3500, 3501,
Section 3502
11/6/18 (E) 97

Conditional Voter Registration - Deadline

Last day for an elector to "conditionally" register and vote provisionally at the county elections office, designated satellite office, or a vote center.

Section 2170
11/6/18 (E)
[8:00 p.m.]
98

SemiFinal 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.

Sections 15150, 15151
11/7/18 (E+1) 99

$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.5

Gov. Code Sections 85204, 85309(c) & (d)
11/8/18 to 12/6/18 (E+2 to E+30) 100

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 no later than December 6, 2018 (E+30).

Sections 15301, 15372
11/9/18 (E+3) 101

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(b) & (c)
11/14/18 (E+8) 102

Vote-By-Mail Ballots Returned to Different County

Last for a county elections official to forward a ballot, which was delivered to their county, to the county that issued the ballot.

Section 3017
11/14/18 (E+8)
[5:00 p.m.]
103

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" in person, by mail, or by email.

Section 3019
11/16/18 (E+10) 104

Provisional Ballots of Emergency Workers

If the Governor declares a state of emergency and issues an executive order authorizing an emergency worker to cast a ballot outside of his or her precinct, the provisional ballot cast by the emergency worker by the close of polls on Election Day must be received by the county elections official where the voter is registered no later than this day. The county elections official in a county included in the executive order declaring the emergency shall transmit for processing any ballot cast by 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.

Section 14313
12/6/18 (E+30) 105

Official Canvass Deadline

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

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.

Section 15372,
Sections 15400, 15401
12/7/18 (E+31) 106

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 general election returns for all candidates for statewide constitutional office, United States Senator, United States Representative in Congress, State Senator, Member of the State Assembly, and justices of the Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal, and for all statewide ballot measures.

Sections 15374, 15375
12/13/18 (E+37) 107

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, in each county, and in each political subdivision thereof. This report is based on the number of persons registered as of October 22, 2018 (E-15).

Section 2187(b) & (c)(6)
12/14/18 (E+38) 108

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 and post to the Secretary of State's website.

Section 15501
12/14/18 (E+38) 109

Certificates of Election - All Voter-Nominated Candidates

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

Sections 15503, 15504
1/31/19 (E+86)
[Date fixed by law]
110

Campaign Statement — Semiannual

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

Gov. Code Sections 84200, 84218
2/10/19 [Sunday] to 3/1/19 (E+96 to E+115) 111

Report of Registration — Odd-Numbered Year Report

Period in which county elections officials shall notify the Secretary of State that voter registration information is available in the California Statewide Voter Registration System (VoteCal) by indicating readiness in their Election Management System (EMS) with respect to voters registered as of February 10, 2019 (E+96).

Section 2187(a) & (c)(7)
3/1/19 (E+115) 112

Report of Registration — Odd-Numbered Year County Readiness Deadline

Deadline to indicate Report of Registration readiness in the county's Election Management System (EMS) of all voters registered as of February 10, 2019 (E+96).

Section 2187(a) & (c)(7)
3/31/191 (E+145) 113

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, in each county, and in each political subdivision thereof. This report is based on the number of persons registered as of February 10, 2019 (E+96).

Section 2187(b) & (c)(7)
4/13/191 (E+158) 114

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, state assembly district, state senatorial district, congressional district, and supervisorial district for each candidate for the offices of Governor and United States Senator and on each statewide ballot measure.

Section 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. Paper and electronic or online filings may be required. This does not cover ALL campaign disclosure requirements. Please contact the Fair Political Practices Commission at 1-866-275-3772 for all filing obligations.↑