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For Immediate Release
July 23, 2018
SOS Press Office
(916) 653-6575

Key Dates for November 6, 2018 General Election

SACRAMENTO - With less than four months until California’s General Election on November 6, 2018, here is a roundup of key election-related dates.

State Voter Information Guide on public display

July 24 – August 13

State Voter Information Guide mailing period

September 27 – October 16

Randomized alphabet drawing for candidate order on ballots

August 16

Certified list of candidates published

August 30

Military and overseas ballot mailing begins

September 7 – September 22

Vote-By-Mail ballot mailing period

October 8 – October 30

15-Day Close of Registration

October 22**

Voter’s Choice Act Counties: Opening of Vote Centers

October 27– November 6

Election Day

November 6

County elections officials process ballots, certify results

November 6 – December 6

Secretary of State compiles results, certifies election

December 14

Expanded list of Key Dates and Deadlines 

Click here for a detailed 2018 calendar

**Californians who miss this deadline and still need to register to vote or update their voter registration may do so at their county elections office or a designated satellite location during the 14 days leading up to and including Election Day (October 23 – November 6)


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