General Election - November 8, 2022

Description of Event Deadline*
Last day for propositions to qualify to appear on the ballot June 30, 2022
Voter Information Guide Proposition Ballot Label and Title and Summary Deadline July 8, 2022
Voter Information Guide Proposition Argument Submission Deadline July 12, 2022
Voter Information Guide Proposition Argument Selection and Exchange July 17, 2022
Voter Information Guide U.S. Senate and Statewide Constitutional Office Candidate Statement & Supreme Court Justice Statement of Qualification Deadline July 20, 2022
Voter Information Guide Legislative Analyst’s Office Proposition Analysis and Proposition Text Deadline July 21, 2022
Voter Information Guide Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information Deadline July 21, 2022
State Voter Information Guide is available for public display and examination. July 26 - August 15, 2022
Change of Candidate’s Ballot Designation on the Ballot Deadline August 2, 2022
Randomized alphabet drawing for the order of the candidates on the ballot August 18, 2022
Voters can check their status at My Voter Status to confirm their mailing address and voting status. September 1, 2022
Certified List of Candidates for the November 8, 2022 Election will be posted September 1, 2022
Online version of State Voter Information Guide Available September 9, 2022
Secretary of State's office will mail the Official Voter Information Guide during this period September 29 - October 18, 2022
County Election offices will mail the County Voter Information Guide during this period September 29 - October 18, 2022
No later than this date, county elections officials shall begin mailing each registered voter a vote-by-mail ballot October 10, 2022
Early Voting sites are open October 10 - November 7, 2022
By this date, all counties shall open ballot drop-off locations for vote-by-mail ballots. To find a location please visit: https://caearlyvoting.sos.ca.gov/ October 10 - November 8, 2022
Last day to register to vote for the general election. To check your voter registration status visit MyVoterStatus October 24, 2022
Same Day Registration available. Voters can "conditionally" register and vote a provisional ballot during this time October 25 - November 8, 2022
Counties that are part of the Voter's Choice Act will open Vote Centers October 29, 2022*
Election Day - Polls shall be open throughout the state from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. November 8, 2022
Election Results Returns, beginning at 8:00 p.m. 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 until completed November 8, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Vote by Mail ballot deadline to be delivered by the United States Postal Service as long as the vote-by-mail ballot is postmarked on or before Election Day November 15, 2022
Last day for county elections officials to certify election results December 8, 2022
The county elections official shall send to the Secretary of State, in an electronic format, one complete copy of the primary election returns December 9, 2022
Statement of Vote is the final offical election results certfied by the Secretary of State and posted on the website December 16, 2022
Last day for Secretary of State to release the official Supplement to the Statement of the Vote April 15, 2023*

*Date falls on a weekend or state holiday; it does not move forward to the next business day.