Section 6: June 5, 2018, Primary Election Calendar

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Summary of June 5, 2018, Primary Election Calendar

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

Ballot Measures

Description of EventDate
Legislative Measure Qualification Deadline (#14) Jan 25
Statewide Ballot Measures – Ballot Label and Title and Summary Deadline (#18) Feb 2
Statewide Ballot Measures – News Release Inviting Arguments (#19) Feb 5
Statewide Ballot Measures – Argument Submission Deadline (#20) Feb 6
Statewide Ballot Measures – Selection and Exchange of Arguments For or Against Measures (#22) Feb 111
Statewide Ballot Measures – Analysis, “Yes” and “No” Statements, Bond Statement, and Text Deadline (#29) Feb 15
Statewide Ballot Measures – Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information Deadline (#30) Feb 15
State Voter Information Guide Available for Public Examination (#34, #50) Feb 20-Mar 12
Last Day State Voter Information Guide Available for Public Examination and Copy Delivered to the State Printer (#50) Mar 12
Quarterly Statements by Ballot Measure Committees (#74) Apr 30

 

Ballots

Description of EventDate
Voting System Procedures (#6) Jan 11
Approved Ballot Card Vendors (#7) Jan 11
Voter’s Choice Act Counties: Determine Number of Registered Voters to Calculate Number
of Ballot Dropoff Locations and Vote Centers (#42)
Mar 9
Military or Overseas Voter Ballot Applications (#62) Apr 6
Military or Overseas Voters – Ballots4 (#68) Apr 211
Voter’s Choice Act Counties: Mail Each Registered Voter a Vote-by-Mail Ballot and Packet (#76) May 7
Vote-by-Mail Ballot Application (#78, #98) May 7-May 29
Vote-by-Mail Ballot Applications for Out-of-State Emergency Workers (#79, #115) May 7-Jun 5
Voter’s Choice Act Counties: Dropoff Locations Open (#80) May 8
Computer Processing of Vote-by-Mail Ballots (#88) May 21
Voter’s Choice Act Counties: Open One Vote Center for Every 50,000 Registered Voters (#95) May 261-Jun 1
Military or Overseas Voter Recalled to Service (#100, #107) May 30-Jun 4
Request for Vote-by-Mail Ballots – Late Conditions (#101, #114) May 30-Jun 5
Voter’s Choice Act Counties: Open One Vote Center for Every 10,000 Registered Voters (#102) Jun 2-Jun 5
Early Ballot Pickup Notification Deadline (#103) Jun 31
Manual Processing of Vote-by-Mail Ballots (#106) Jun 4
Hand Delivered or Faxed Vote-by-Mail Ballots Returned in Order to be Counted – Deadline (#109) Jun 5
Military or Overseas Voters – Late Conditions (#113) Jun 5
Mailed Vote-by-Mail Ballots – Last Day to be Counted (#121) Jun 8
Vote-by-Mail Ballots Returned to Different County (#122) Jun 13
Vote-by-Mail Ballots – Unsigned Identification Envelope (#123) Jun 13
Provisional Ballots of Emergency Workers (#124) Jun 15

 

Campaign Finance

Description of EventDate
Candidate Intention Statement (#2) Dec 14-Jun 19
Verification of Independent Expenditures (#3) Dec 14
$5,000 Report (Electronic Filers Only) (#4, #37) Dec 14-Mar 6
Campaign Statement – Semiannual (#17) Jan 31
Statement of Economic Interests (#24, #45) Feb 12 [State Holiday]-Mar 9
Election Cycle Reports – 24-Hour Payment Report (Slate Mailer Organizations) (#39, #110) Mar 7-Jun 5
Election Cycle Reports – 24-Hour Contribution Report (#40, #111) Mar 7-Jun 5
Election Cycle Reports – 24-Hour Independent Expenditure Report (#41, #112) Mar 7-Jun 5
Issue Advocacy Report (Electronic Filers Only) (#70, #104) Apr 21 [Saturday]-Jun 4
First Pre-Election Statement (#73) Apr 26
Quarterly Statements by Ballot Measure Committees (#74) Apr 30
24-Hour Statement of Organization Filing Requirement – Recipient Committees and Slate Mailer Organizations (#84, #105) May 20 [Sunday]-Jun 4
Second Pre-Election Statement (#93) May 24
Amended Candidate Intention Statement (#119, #125) Jun 6-Jun 19
Campaign Statement – Semiannual (#131) Jul 31

 

Candidates

Description of EventDate
Signatures In Lieu of Filing Fees (#1, #21) Dec 14-Feb 7
Candidate Intention Statement (#2, #27, #43, #125) Dec 14-Jun 19
Candidate Statements in the State Voter Information Guide – Statewide Constitutional Office and United States Senator (#15, #28) Jan 25-Feb 14
Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers (#23, #46) Feb 12 [State Holiday]-Mar 9
Statement of Economic Interests (#24, #45) Feb 12 [State Holiday]-Mar 9
Candidate Statements in the County Voter Information Guide (#25, #44) Feb 12 [State Holiday]-Mar 9
Nomination Documents Forwarded to the Secretary of State (#26, #51) Feb 12 [State Holiday]-Mar 14
Signatures In Lieu of Filing Fees – Determine Sufficiency (#32) Feb 172
Nomination Period Extension – Incumbent Fails to File (#47, #53) Mar 10 [Saturday]-Mar 14
Nomination Period Extension – Death of a Voter-Nominated Candidate (#48, #55) Mar 10 [Saturday]-Mar 23
Reopening of Nomination Period – Death of a Candidate for Nonpartisan Office (#49, #60) Mar 10 [Saturday]-Mar 29
Notice to Candidates – All Voter-Nominated Candidates (#56) Mar 241
Party Preference History Posting on Website (#57) Mar 241
Death of a Candidate for Nonpartisan Office (#58) Mar 29
Death of a Candidate – Name on Ballot (#59) Mar 29
Certified List of Candidates and Rotation List (#61) Mar 29
Statement of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Papers (#65, #90) Apr 9- May 22
Certified List of Write-In Candidates (#94) May 25
Amended Candidate Intention Statement (#119, #125) Jun 6-Jun 19
Certificates of Nomination (#130) Jul 13

 

Canvass

Description of EventDate
Notice of Early Tabulation (#75) May 61
Computer Processing of Vote-by-Mail Ballots (#88) May 21
Computer Program to Secretary of State (#99) May 29
Manual Processing of Vote-by-Mail Ballots (#106) Jun 4
Primary Election Day (#108) Jun 5
Semifinal Official Canvass (#118) Jun 5
Official Canvass (#120, #126) Jun 7-Jul 5
Statement of Results to Secretary of State (#127) Jul 6
Statement of the Vote (#129) Jul 13
Supplement to the Statement of the Vote (#132) Nov 101

 

Filing Fees

Description of EventDate
Signatures In Lieu of Filing Fees (#1, #21) Dec 14-Feb 7
Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers (#23, #46) Feb 12 [State Holiday]-Mar 9
Signatures In Lieu of Filing Fees – Determine Sufficiency (#32) Feb 172
Nomination Period Extension – Incumbent Fails to File (#47, #53) Mar 10 [Saturday]-Mar 14
Nomination Period Extension – Death of a Voter-Nominated Candidate (#48, #55) Mar 10 [Saturday]-Mar 23
Reopening of Nomination Period – Death of a Candidate for Nonpartisan Office (#49, #60) Mar 10 [Saturday]-Mar 29

 

Military or Overseas Voters

Description of EventDate
Military or Overseas Voter Ballot Applications (#62) Apr 6
Military or Overseas Voter Ballots4 (#68) Apr 211
Military or Overseas Voter Recalled to Service (#100, #107) May 30-Jun 4
Hand Delivered or Faxed Vote-by-Mail Ballots Returned in Order to be Counted – Deadline (#109) Jun 5
Military or Overseas Voters – Late Conditions (#113) Jun 5

 

Notification and Publications

Description of EventDate
Notice of Offices in the Primary Election (#5) Dec 29
Governor’s Proclamation – Issuance (#11) Jan 8
Notice of Parties Qualified to Participate in Primary Election (#16) Jan 31
State Voter Information Guide Available for Public Examination (#34, #50) Feb 20-Mar 12
Report of Registration – 154-Day Statewide Report Published (#35) Feb 20
Randomized Alphabet Drawing – Notice (#36) Mar 5
Last Day State Voter Information Guide Available for Public Examination and Copy Delivered to the State Printer (#50) Mar 12
Randomized Alphabet Drawing (#54) Mar 15
Notice to Candidates – All Voter-Nominated Candidates (#56) Mar 241
Party Preference History Posting on Website (#57) Mar 241
Certified List of Candidates and Rotation List (#61) Mar 29
State Voter Information Guide Mailing (#71, #81) Apr 26-May 15
County Voter Information Guide and Polling Place Mailing (#72, #82) Apr 26-May 15
Non Voter’s Choice Act Counties: Precinct Board Members and Polling Places (#77) May 7
Report of Registration – 60-Day Statewide Report Published (#83) May 16
Bilingual Precinct Board Members (#91) May 22
Publication of Central Tally Center Location (#96) May 261
Report of Registration – 15-Day Statewide Report Published (#128) Jul 12
Statement of the Vote (#129) Jul 13
Certificates of Nomination (#130) Jul 13
Supplement to the Statement of the Vote (#132) Nov 101

 

Political Party Qualification and Information

Description of EventDate
Last Day to Count Registrations Toward the Qualification of a New Political Party (#8) Jan 2
Political Bodies Attempting to Qualify (#12) Jan 212
Notice of Parties Qualified to Participate in Primary Election (#16) Jan 31
Political Party Statement of Purpose Deadline (#31) Feb 15
Newly Qualified Political Party Activities (#33) Feb 20
Political Party Endorsements – For Voter-Nominated Offices Deadline (#52) Mar 14

 

Voter Information Guide

Description of EventDate
Legislative Measure Qualification Deadline (#14) Jan 25
Candidate Statements in the State Voter Information Guide –
Statewide Constitutional Office and United States Senator (#15, #28)
Jan 25-Feb 14
Statewide Ballot Measures – Ballot Label and Title and Summary Deadline (#18) Feb 2
Statewide Ballot Measures – News Release Inviting Arguments (#19) Feb 5
Statewide Ballot Measures – Argument Submission Deadline (#20) Feb 6
Statewide Ballot Measures – Selection and Exchange of Arguments For or Against Measures (#22) Feb 111
Statewide Ballot Measures – Analysis, “Yes” and “No” Statements, Bond Statement, and Text Deadline (#29) Feb 15
Statewide Ballot Measures – Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information Deadline (#30) Feb 15
Political Party Statement of Purpose Deadline (#31) Feb 15
State Voter Information Guide Available for Public Examination (#34, #50) Feb 20-Mar 12
Last Day State Voter Information Guide Available for Public Examination and Copy Delivered to the State Printer (#50) Mar 12
Voter Registration Data to the Secretary of State for State Voter Information Guide Mailing (#63, #66) Apr 6-Apr 16
State Voter Information Guide Mailing Data County Readiness Deadline (#66) Apr 16
State Voter Information Guides to State and Local Officials and Public Institutions (#69) Apr 211
State Voter Information Guide Mailing (#71, #81) Apr 26-May 15

 

Voter Registration

Description of EventDate
Report of Registration – 154-Day County Readiness (#9, #13) Jan 2-Jan 212
Pre-Election Residency Confirmation Procedure (#10, #38) Jan 5-Mar 7
Report of Registration – 154-Day Statewide Report Published (#35) Feb 20
Military or Overseas Voter Ballot Applications (#62) Apr 6
Report of Registration – 60-Day County Readiness (#64, #67) Apr 6-Apr 16
Report of Registration – 60-Day Statewide Report Published (#83) May 16
15-Day Close of Registration for the Primary Election (#85) May 21
Notice of Change of Address Within State (#86) May 21
Report of Registration – 15-Day County Readiness (#87, #97) May 21-May 29
Conditional Voter Registration Period (#89, #117) May 22-Jun 5
New Citizen Registration Period (#92, #116) May 22-Jun 5
Military or Overseas Voter Recalled to Service (#100, #107) May 30-Jun 4
Report of Registration – 15-Day Statewide Report Published (#128) Jul 12

June 5, 2018, Primary Election Calendar

DateE- DateSequenceDescriptionElections Code3
12/14/17 to 2/7/18 (E-173 to E-118) 1

Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fees

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

Sections 8020(b), 8061, 8105, 8106(b)3
12/14/17 to 6/19/18 (E-173 to E+14) 2

Candidate Intention Statement

Period in which and prior to the solicitation or receipt of any contribution or loan for a specific office, the individual must file a Candidate Intention Statement (Form 501), signed under penalty of perjury, of intention to be a candidate for the specific office. The Form 501 is also used by candidates to accept or reject voluntary spending limits specified by the Fair Political Practices Commission. Candidates are not required to file a Form 501 for the same office in the connected general election after filing a Form 501 for the primary election.

Between the date of filing an initial Form 501 for an election and the deadline for filing nomination papers for that election, March 9, 2018 (E-88), the statement of acceptance or rejection of the voluntary expenditure limits may be amended no more than two times, provided the limit has not been exceeded. If the voluntary expenditure limits is rejected in the primary, but not exceeded during that election, the Form 501 may be amended to accept the expenditure limits for the general. The amended Form 501 must be filed within 14 days following the primary election.

Gov. Code Sections 85200, 85400, 85401
12/14/17 to 2/14/18 (E-173 to E-111)  

Period in which statewide constitutional office candidates, who wish to purchase space for a 250-word candidate statement in the state Voter Information Guide, may accept the voluntary expenditure limits.

Gov. Code Section 85601
12/14/17 to 3/9/18 (E-173 to E-88)  

Period in which State Senator and Member of the State Assembly candidates, who wish to purchase space for a 250-word candidate statement in the voter information portion of the county voter information guide(s) of the county or counties in their jurisdiction, may accept the voluntary expenditure limits.

NOTE: For purposes of this calendar the E-date shall begin at E-173.

Gov. Code Section 85601
12/14/17 (E-173) 3

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: For purposes of this calendar the E-date shall begin at E-173.

Gov. Code Section 84213
12/14/17 to 3/6/18 (E-173 to E-91) 4

$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-173.

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

12/29/17 (E-158) 5

Notice of Offices in the Primary Election

On or before this date, the Secretary of State shall prepare and send to each county elections official a notice designating all the offices, except for county officers and judges, for which candidates are to be nominated at the primary election.

Section 12103
1/1/181 (E-155) 6

Voting System Procedures

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

Section 15002
1/1/181 (E-155) 7

Approved Ballot Card Vendors

On or before this date, the Secretary of State shall publish the list of approved manufacturers, finishers, and ballot on demand systems for use in California elections.

Cal. Code Regs. tit. 2, Section 20226
1/2/18 (E-154) 8

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

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

Sections 2187(c)(1), 5100(b)
1/2/18 to 1/21/182 (E-154 to E-135) 9

Report of Registration — 154-Day County Readiness

Period in which county elections officials shall notify 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 January 2, 2018 (E-154).

Section 2187(a) & (c)(1)
1/5/18 to 3/7/18 (E-151 to E-90) 10

Pre-Election Residency Confirmation Procedure

Suggested day county elections officials should begin the period in which they conduct a pre-election residency confirmation procedure, to be completed by the 90th day immediately prior to the election as provided in Elections Code section 2220.

County elections officials shall not be required to mail a residency confirmation postcard to any voter who has voted at an election held within the last six months preceding the start of the confirmation procedure or to any person registered to vote who will not be 18 years of age on or before the primary election.

Sections 2220-2227
1/8/18 (E-148) 11

Governor's Proclamation — Issuance

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

Section 12000
1/21/182 (E-135) 12

Political Bodies Attempting to Qualify

Last day for political bodies to deliver petitions to county elections officials in order to qualify as a political party for the primary election. The Secretary of State will determine, based on the 154-Day Report of Registration, whether a new political party has qualified for the primary election by registration.

Section 5100(b) & (c)
1/21/182 (E-135) 13

Report of Registration — 154-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 January 2, 2018 (E-154).

Section 2187(a) & (c)(1)
1/25/18 (E-131) 14

Legislative Measure Qualification Deadline

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

Section 9040
1/25/18 to 2/14/18 (E-131 to E-111)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
15

Candidate Statements in the State Voter Information Guide - Statewide Constituational 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)
1/31/18 (E-125) 16

Notice of Parties Qualified to Participate in Primary Election

On or before this date, the Secretary of State shall prepare and send to each county elections official a notice designating the names of the political parties qualified to participate in the primary election.

Sections 5100, 12103
1/31/18 (E-125)
[Date set by law]
17

Campaign Statement — Semiannual

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

Gov. Code Sections 84200, 84218
2/2/18 (E-123)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
18

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 primary 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
2/5/18 (E-120) 19

Statewide Ballot Measures — News Release Inviting Arguments

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

Sections 9060-9063
2/6/18 (E-119)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
20

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
2/7/18 (E-118) 21

Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fees Deadline

Last day for candidates for statewide constitutional offices, United States Senator, United States Representative in Congress, State Senator, and Member of the State Assembly to submit their petitions to the county elections official of the county in which the petition signers reside and are registered to vote. Upon receipt of the required number of in-lieu signatures, or of a sufficient combination of such signatures and the prorated filing fee, the county elections official shall issue the nomination papers provisionally. Within 10 days after receipt of a petition, the county elections official shall notify the candidate of any deficiency. The candidate shall then, at the time of obtaining nomination documents, pay a pro rata portion of the filing fee to cover the deficiency. Any candidate who submits a number of valid in-lieu signatures that meets the nomination signatures requirement and equals or exceeds the minimum number required by Section 8062 for his or her nomination papers shall not be required to file the nomination papers.

Sections 8020(b), 8061, 8105, 8106(b)(3)
2/11/181 (E-114)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
22

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 February 15, 2018 (E-110).

Sections 9067, 9069
2/12/18
[State Holiday] to 3/9/18
(E-113 to E-88) 23

Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers

Period in which all candidates for statewide constitutional office, United States Senator, United States Representative in Congress, State Senator, and Member of the State Assembly must file a declaration of candidacy for office and ballot designation worksheet, and circulate nomination papers and deliver them to the county elections official for filing. All candidates must pay the nonrefundable filing fees or present petitions in lieu of signatures at the time nomination papers are issued by the county elections official. The number of valid signatures in lieu of the filing fee any candidate obtains may be subtracted from the number required for his or her nomination papers. A candidate shall not be required to execute a nomination paper if the number of signatures in lieu of the filing fee meets the requisite number of valid signatures under Section 8062. All nomination documents for the above-listed candidates must be left with the county elections official for filing with the Secretary of State.

Sections 333, 8020, 8040, 8041, 8061-8064, 8100, 8105, 8106
2/12/18
[State Holiday] to 3/9/18
(E-113 to E-88) 24

Statement of Economic Interests

Period in which specified candidates for state office shall file a Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) disclosing their investments, interests in real property, and any income received during the immediately preceding 12 months. This statement is not required if the candidate has filed such statements within the past 60 days for the same jurisdiction.5

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

Gov. Code Sections 87200-87203, 87500
2/12/18
[State Holiday] to 3/9/18
(E-113 to E-88) 25

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 of the county in their jurisdiction. In multi-jurisdictional contests, candidates must submit and purchase statements in each county in which they want their candidate statement to appear. 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
2/12/18
[State Holiday] to 3/14/18
(E-113 to E-83) 26

Nomination Documents Forwarded to the Secretary of State

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

Sections 8070, 8082
2/14/18 (E-111) 27

Candidate Intention Statement - Deadline if Purchasing Space for Candidate Statement in State Voter Information Guide

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

Gov. Code Sections 85200, 85400, 85401
2/14/18 (E-111)
[Date designated by Secretary of State
28

Candidate Statements in the State Voter Information Guide - Statewide Constituational 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)
2/15/18 (E-110)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
29

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 primary 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
2/15/18 (E-110)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
30

Statewide Ballot Measures — Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information Deadline

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

Sections 9069, 9084(c) & (e)
2/15/18 (E-110)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
31

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)
2/17/182 (E-108) 32

Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fees - Determine Sufficiency

Last day for the county elections official to determine the sufficiency of the in-lieu signatures submitted by candidates for statewide constitutional office, United States Senator, United States Representative in Congress, State Senator, and Member of the State Assembly. Within 10 days after receipt of a petition, the county elections official shall notify the candidate of any deficiency. The candidate shall then, at the time of obtaining nomination documents, pay a pro rata portion of the filing fee to cover the deficiency.

Section 8061, 8106(b)(3)
2/20/18 (E-105) 33

Newly Qualified Political Party Activities

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

Section 5005
2/20/18 to 3/12/18 (E-105 to E-85) 34

State Voter Information Guide Available for Public Examination

Period in which the state Voter Information Guide for the primary election will be available for public examination 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
2/20/18 (E-105) 35

Report of Registration — 154-Day Statewide Report Published

On or before this date, the Secretary of State will release a statewide report showing the number of registered voters, by political party preference, in the state, in each county, and in each political subdivision thereof. This report is based on the number of persons registered as of January 2, 2018 (E-154).

Section 2187(b) & (c)(1)
3/5/18 (E-92) 36

Randomized Alphabet Drawing — Notice

Last day for the Secretary of State to notify the news media and other interested parties of the place of the randomized alphabet drawing to be held at 11:00 a.m. on March 15, 2018 (E-82).

Section 13112 (b)(1)(B) & (c)
3/6/18 (E-91) 37

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

Last day 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 was received from a single source outside the 90-day election cycle.5

Gov. Code Sections 85204, 85309(c) & (d)
3/7/18 (E-90) 38

Pre-Election Residency Confirmation Procedure Deadline

On or before this date, county elections officials must complete the pre-election residency confirmation procedure as provided in Sections 2220-2227.

Sections 2220-2227
3/7/18 to 6/5/18 (E-90 to E) 39

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 ballot measure in a slate mailer must report the payment within 24 hours to the Secretary of State's office online or by 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
3/7/18 to 6/5/18 (E-90 to E) 40

Election Cycle Reports — 24-Hour Contribution

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 online or by electronic transmission only: contributions made to or received by a candidate on the June 5, 2018, ballot; contributions made to or received by a primarily formed candidate or ballot measure on the June 5, 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 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
3/7/18 to 6/5/18 (E-90 to E) 41

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 online or by 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 filed with the relevant board office.5

Cal. Code Regs. tit. 2, Section 18116; Gov. Code Sections 82036.5, 84204, 84215(e), 85204
3/9/18 (E-88) 42

Voter's Choice Act Counties: Determination of Number of Registered Voters to Calculate Number of 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)
3/9/18 (E-88) 43

Candidate Intention Statement - Deadline if Purchasing Space for Candidate Statement in County Voter Information Guide

Last day for State Senator and Member of the State Assembly candidates to file the Candidate Intention Statement (Form 501) agreeing to accept the voluntary expenditure limits in order to purchase space for a 250-word candidate statement in the county voter information guide(s) of the county or counties in their jurisdiction.5

Gov. Code Sections 85200, 85400, 85401, 85600, 85601
3/9/18 (E-88) 44

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
3/9/18 (E-88) 45

Statement of Economic Interests

Last day for specified candidates in an election to file a Statement of Economic Interest (Form 700) disclosing their investments, interests in real property, and any income received during the immediately preceding 12 months.5

Gov. Code Sections 87200. 87201, 87203, 87500
3/9/18 (E-88)
[5:00 p.m.]
46

Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers - Filing Deadline

No later than 5:00 p.m. on this day, candidates for statewide constitutional office, United States Senator, United States Representative in Congress, State Senator, and Member of the State Assembly must deliver their declarations of candidacy, nomination papers, if any, and ballot designation worksheets to the county elections official for filing.

Sections 333, 8020, 8040, 8041, 8061-8064, 8100, 8105, 8106
3/10/18
[Saturday] to 3/14/18
(E-87 to E-83)
[5:00 p.m.]
47

Nomination Period Extension - Incumbent Fails to File

If an eligible incumbent state constitutional officer, United States Senator, United States Representative in Congress, State Senator, or Member of the State Assembly fails to file nomination documents by 5:00 p.m. on March 9, 2018 (E-88), a five-day extension is allowed for any person, other than the incumbent, to file for the elective office during the extended period.

Sections 8022, 8100, 8105, 8106
3/10/18
[Saturday] to 3/23/18
(E-87 to E-74)
[5:00 p.m.]
48

Nomination Period Extension — Death of Voter-Nominated Candiate

If a candidate has filed nomination documents for a voter-nominated office at the primary election and that candidate dies after March 9, 2018 (E-88), but on or before March 14, 2018 (E-83), any qualified person may circulate and deliver nomination documents for the office to the county elections official not later than 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2018 (E-74).

Section 8025
3/10/18
[Saturday] to 3/29/18
(E-87 to E-68)
[5:00 p.m.]
49

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

Period in which filing nomination papers for a nonpartisan office, except for a judicial office, shall be reopened in an election where an incumbent who is a candidate for a nonpartisan statewide office where only one other candidate, excluding any write-in candidates, has qualified to have his or her name placed on the ballot for that office and either the challenger or the incumbent dies after March 9, 2018 (E-88), but before March 29, 2018 (E-68). Any qualified person may circulate and deliver nomination documents for office to the county elections official not later than 5:00 p.m. on March 29, 2018 (E-68).

Section 8027
3/12/18 (E-85) 50

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

Last day the state Voter Information Guide for the primary election will be available for public examination 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
3/14/18 (E-83) 51

Nomination Documents Forwarded to the Secretary of State Deadline

Last day for county elections officials to forward to the Secretary of State nomination documents for statewide constitutional office, United States Senator, United States Representative in Congress, State Senator, and Member of the State Assembly, together with a statement showing the number of valid nomination signatures.

Sections 8070, 8082
3/14/18 (E-83) 52

Political Party Endorsements - Voter-Nominated Offices Deadline

Last day for the party 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)
3/14/18 (E-83)
[5:00 p.m.]
53

Nomination Period Extension - Incumbent Fails to File Deadline

By 5:00 p.m. on this day, any person, other than an eligible incumbent who did not qualify for nomination by March 9, 2018 (E-88), can file nomination documents for that office.

Section 8022
3/15/18 (E-82)
[11:00 a.m.]
54

Randomized Alphabet Drawing

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

Sections 13111, 13112(b)(1)(B)
3/23/18 (E-74)
[5:00 p.m.]
55

Nomination Period Extension — Death of a Voter-Nominated Candidate Deadline

By 5:00 p.m. on this day, any qualified person can deliver to the county elections official his or her nomination documents for any voter-nominated office for which a candidate had filed but who died after March 9, 2018 (E-88), but on or before March 14, 2018 (E-83).

Section 8025
3/24/181 (E-73) 56

Notice to Candidates - All Voter-Nominated Candidates

On or before this date, but not fewer than five days before sending the certified list of candidates to the county elections officials, the Secretary of State shall notify each candidate for statewide constitutional office, United States Senator, United States Representative in Congress, State Senator, and Member of the State Assembly of the names, addresses, offices, ballot designations, and party preferences of all other persons who have filed for the same office.

Section 8121(a)
3/24/181 (E-73) 57

Party Preference History Posting on Website

On or before this day, the Secretary of State will post on its website, the party preference history of each candidate for statewide constitutional office, United States Senator, United States Representative in Congress, State Senator, and Member of the State Assembly for the preceding 10 years.

Section 8121(b)
3/29/18 (E-68)
[12:02 a.m.]
58

Death of a Candidate for Nonpartisan Office

If an incumbent is a candidate for a nonpartisan statewide office and only one other candidate, excluding write-in candidates, has qualified to have his or her name placed on the ballot for that office, and either the challenger or the incumbent dies after the hour of 12:01 a.m. on March 29, 2018 (E-68), an election shall not be conducted, no votes cast for that office shall be counted, and, if counted, the votes shall be null and void.

Section 8026
3/29/18 (E-68) 59

Death of a Candidate — Name on Ballot

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

Section 8809
3/29/18 (E-68)
[5:00 p.m.]
60

Reopened Nomination Period — Death of a Candidate for Nonpartisan Office Deadline

Last day for any qualified person to file nomination documents for a nonpartisan office where only an incumbent and one other candidate, excluding write-in candidates, have qualified and either one of the candidates has died after March 9, 2018 (E-88), but before March 29, 2018 (E-68).

Section 8027(b)
3/29/18 (E-68)
[5:00 p.m.]
61

Certified List of Candidates and Rotation List

Last day for the Secretary of State to certify and send to each county elections official a list of candidates to be voted on throughout the state showing the name of every person eligible to receive votes within the county at the primary election, their addresses, the office for which they seek nomination, their party preference, and, if applicable, their ballot designation.

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 March 15, 2018 (E-82).

Sections 8120-8125

Section 13111

4/6/18 (E-60) 62

Military or Overseas Voter Ballot Applications

First day county elections officials 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(b)
4/6/18 to 4/16/18 (E-60 to E-50) 63

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

Period in which county elections officials shall notify 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 April 16, 2018 (E-50) with respect to voters registered as of April 6, 2018 (E-60).

Section 9094(a)
4/6/18 to 4/16/18 (E-60 to E-50) 64

Report of Registration — 60-Day County Readiness

Period in which county elections officials shall notify 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 April 6, 2018 (E-60).

Section 2187(a) & (c)(2)
4/9/18 to 5/22/18 (E-57 to E-14) 65

Statement of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Papers

Period in which all write-in candidates for statewide constitutional office, United States Senator, United States Representative in Congress, State Senator, and Member of the State Assembly must leave a statement of write-in candidacy and nomination papers with the county elections official for filing with the Secretary of State.

Section 8601
4/16/18 (E-50) 66

State Voter Information Guide Mailing Data County Readiness Deadline

Deadline to indicate voter information guide mailing readiness in the county's Election Management System (EMS) of all voters registered as of April 6, 2018 (E-60); this information should reflect the results of the pre-election residency confirmation procedure.

Sections 2220-2227, 9094(a)
4/16/18 (E-50) 67

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 April 6, 2018 (E-60).

Section 2187(a) & (c)(2)
4/21/181,4 (E-45)
[Date fixed by law]
68

Military or Overseas Voter Ballots

Last day for county elections officials 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
4/21/181 (E-45)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
69

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
4/21/18
[Saturday] to 6/4/18
(E-45 to E-1) 70

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

Gov. Code Section 85310; Cal. Code Reg., tit 2, Section 18539.2
4/26/18 to 5/15/18 (E-40 to E-21) 71

State Voter Information Guide Mailing

Period in which the Secretary of State shall mail state Voter Information Guides to all households in which voters were registered by April 6, 2018 (E-60). This mailing is based on the information provided by county elections officials to the Secretary of State by April 16, 2018 (E-50).

Section 9094(a)
4/26/18 to 5/15/18 (E-40 to E-21) 72

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 any 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 their office.

Sections 13300.7, 13303, 13304, 13305, 14282

 

Section 13302(a)

4/26/18 (E-40) 73

First Pre-Election Statement

Last day to file campaign statements for candidates and committees for the period ending April 21, 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
4/30/18 (E-36)
[Date fixed by law]
74

Quarterly Statements by Ballot Measure Committees

Last day for committees that have qualified as a recipient committee and are primarily formed to support or oppose the qualification, passage, or defeat of any measure to file a quarterly campaign statement for the period January 1, 2018 (E-155), through March 31, 2018 (E-66), unless the committee will file preelection statements for an upcoming election.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 ballot measure.5

Gov. Code Section 84202.3

Gov. Code Section 84202.3

5/6/181 (E-30) 75

Notice of Early Tabulation

On or before this date, the county governing body shall 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
5/7/18 (E-29) 76

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, 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)
5/7/18 (E-29) 77

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

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

Section 12286
5/7/18 to 5/29/18 (E-29 to E-7) 78

Vote-By-Mail Ballot Application

Period in which any registered voter may apply to the county elections official for a vote-by-mail ballot. Applications received before May 7, 2018 (E-29), shall be kept and processed during this application period.

Sections 3001, 3003, 3102
5/7/18 to 6/5/18 (E-29 to E) 79

Vote-By-Mail Ballot Applications 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
5/8/18 (E-28) 80

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)
5/15/18 (E-21) 81

State Voter Information Guide - Mailing Deadline

On or before this date, the Secretary of State, or the county elections official, if appropriate, shall mail state Voter Information Guides to all households in which voters were registered by April 6, 2018 (E-60).

Section 9094(a)
5/15/18 (E-21) 82

County Voter Information Guide - Mailing Deadline

Last day for 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
5/16/18 (E-20) 83

Report of Registration — 60-Day Statewide Report Published

On or before this date, the Secretary of State will release a statewide report showing the number of registered voters, by political party preference, in the state, in each county, and in each political subdivision thereof. This report is based on the number of persons registered as of April 6, 2018 (E-60).

Section 2187(b) & (c)(2)
5/20/18
[Sunday] to 6/4/18
(E-16 to E-1) 84

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
5/21/18 (E-15) 85

15-Day Close of Registration for the Primary Election

Last day to register to vote in the primary election. The Voter Registration Form shall be mailed (postmarked by this date) or delivered to the county elections official by this date and is effective upon receipt. The Voter Registration Form may also be submitted by this date to the 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 #89 for exception.

52 U.S.C. Sections 20301, 20501; Sections 300(b), 321, 2102, 3102

Sections 3102(e), 3206

5/21/18 (E-15) 86

Notice of Change of Address Within State

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.

Section 2119
5/21/18 to 5/29/18 (E-15 to E-7) 87

Report of Registration — 15-Day County Readiness

Period in which county elections officials shall notify 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 May 21, 2018 (E-15).

Section 2187(a) & (c)(3)
5/21/18 (E-15)
[10 Business Days]
88

Computer Processing of Vote-By-Mail Ballots

Counties having the necessary computer capability to process vote-by-mail ballots may begin to process their vote-by-mail ballots on this date. This process may be completed to the point of placing the ballot information on a computer medium, but under NO circumstances may a vote count be accessed or released until 8:00 p.m. on June 5, 2018 (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, the results of which shall not be released before 8:00 p.m. on June 5, 2018 (E).

Section 15101(b)
5/22/18 to 6/5/18 (E-14 to E) 89

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
5/22/18 (E-14) 90

Statement of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Papers Deadline

Last day for a write-in candidate for statewide constitutional office, United States Senator, United States Representative in Congress, State Senator, and Member of the State Assembly to leave a statement of write-in candidacy and nomination papers with the county elections official for filing with the Secretary of State.

Section 8601
5/22/18 (E-14) 91

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)
5/22/18 to 6/5/18 (E-14 to E) 92

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 May 22, 2018 (E-14), and ending at the close of polls on June 5, 2018 (E).

Sections 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.

Section 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.

Section 3502
5/24/18 (E-12) 93

Second Pre-Election Statement

Last day to file campaign statements for candidates and committees for the period ending May 19, 2018 (E-17). Candidate controlled committees, 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
5/25/18 (E-11)
[Date designated by Secretary of State]
94

Certified List of Write-In Candidates

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

 
5/26/181 to 6/1/18 (E-10 to E-4) 95

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)
5/26/181 (E-10) 96

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
5/29/18 (E-7) 97

Report of Registration — 15-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 May 21, 2018 (E-15).

Section 2187(a) & (c)(3)
5/29/18 (E-7) 98

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 primary election.

See Items #100 and #101 for exceptions.

Sections 3001, 3003, 3102
5/29/18 (E-7)
[5:00 p.m.]
99

Computer Program to Secretary of State

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

Section 15001(a)
5/30/18 to 6/4/18 (E-6 to E-1) 100

Military or Overseas Voter Recalled to Service

Period in which a registered military or overseas voter recalled to service after May 29, 2018 (E-7), but before 5:00 p.m. on June 4, 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
5/30/18 to 6/5/18 (E-6 to E) 101

Request for Vote-By-Mail Ballots — Late Conditions

Period in which any voter may request in writing a vote-by-mail ballot if, because of specified conditions, he or she will be unable to go to the polls 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
6/2/181 to 6/5/18 (E-3 to E) 102

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)
6/3/181 (E-2) 103

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)
6/4/18 (E-1) 104

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
6/4/18 (E-1) 105

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
6/4/18 (E-1)
[5:00 p.m.]
106

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 a vote count be accessed or released until 8:00 p.m. on June 5, 2018 (E).

Section 15101(b)
6/4/18 (E-1)
[5:00 p.m.]
107

Military or Overseas Voter Recalled to Service - Registration Deadline

Last day a registered military or overseas voter recalled to service after May 29, 2018 (E-7), but before 5:00 p.m. on June 4, 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
6/5/18 (E) 108

Primary 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 who have not re-registered may vote a provisional ballot at the polling place for their current (new) address, at the office of the county elections official, at a vote center, or at a central location designated by the county elections official.

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

Sections 1000(c), 14212,
Section 14311
6/5/18 (E) 109

Hand Delivered of 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 service within the United States on or after May 29, 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
6/5/18 (E) 110

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 ballot measure in a slate mailer must report the payment within 24 hours to the Secretary of State's office online or by 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
6/5/18 (E) 111

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 online or by electronic transmission only: contributions made to or received by a candidate being voted upon on the June 5 ballot; contributions made to or received by a primarily formed candidate or ballot measure being voted upon on the June 5 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 ballots. (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. 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
6/5/18 (E) 112

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 filed with the relevant board office.5

Cal. Code Regs. tit. 2, Section 18116; Gov. Code Sections 82036.5, 84204, 84215(e), 85204
6/5/18 (E) 113

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 duty 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 May 29, 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
6/5/18 (E) 114

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
6/5/18 (E) 115

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

Last day, upon the declaration of an out-of-state emergency by the Governor and the issuance of an executive order authorizing an out-of-state emergency worker to cast a ballot outside of his or her home precinct, 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 in the same manner as other voted vote-by-mail ballots.

Sections 336.7, 3021.5
6/5/18 (E)
[8:00 p.m.]
116

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
6/5/18 (E) 117

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
6/5/18 (E)
[8:00 p.m.]
118

Semifinal Official Canvass

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

Sections 15150, 15151
6/6/18 to 6/19/18 (E+1 to E+14) 119

Amended Candidate Intention Statement

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

Gov. Code Sections 85200, 85401
6/7/18 to 7/5/18 (E+2 to E+30) 120

Official Canvass — Beginning

Beginning no later than the Thursday following the election, the county elections official must begin the official canvass of the precinct returns. This canvass must be completed no later than July 5, 2018 (E+30).

Sections 15301, 15372
6/8/18 (E+3) 121

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)
6/13/18 (E+8) 122

Vote-By-Mail Ballots Returned to a Different County

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

Section 3017
6/13/18 (E+8)
[5:00 p.m.]
123

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
6/15/18 (E+10) 124

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
6/19/18 (E+14) 125

Amended Candidate Intention Statement - Deadline

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

Gov. Code Sections 85200, 85400, 85401
7/5/18 (E+30) 126

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
7/6/18 (E+31) 127

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 primary election returns for all candidates for statewide constitutional office, United States Senator, United States Representative in Congress, State Senator, and Member of the State Assembly, and for all statewide ballot measures.

Sections 15374, 15375
7/12/18 (E+37) 128

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 May 21, 2018 (E-15).

Section 2187(b) & (c)(3)
7/13/18 (E+38) 129

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
7/13/18 (E+38)
[Suggested Date]
130

Certificates of Nomination

Secretary of State shall issue certificates of nomination to candidates nominated for statewide constitutional office, United States Senator, United States Representative in Congress, State Senator, and Member of the State Assembly.

Sections 8147, 15503, 15504
7/31/18 (E+56)
[Date fixed by law]
131

Campaign Statement — Semiannual

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

Gov. Code Sections 84200, 84218
11/10/181 (E+158) 132

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 office of Governor and United States Senator and on each statewide ballot measure.

Section 15502

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  1. Deadline falls on a weekend or state holiday; it does not move forward to the next business day.
  2. Deadline falls on a weekend or state holiday; the action may be conducted on the next business day. (Elections Code section 15)
  3. All code references are to the California Elections Code unless otherwise stated.
  4. Elections Code section 3114 and the federal MOVE Act require that ballots be sent to military and overseas voters no later than 45 days prior to an election. This E-45 deadline must be adhered to and does not move forward even though the date falls on a Saturday.
  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.