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All section references are to the California Elections Code unless stated otherwise.  "Gov't" references the California Government Code; "Ed." references the California Education Code.

June 9, 2014 
(E-148)

GOVERNOR’S PROCLAMATION: By 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.
§ 12000

June 17, 2014
(E-140)

AMENDED CANDIDATE INTENTION STATEMENT (LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATES):  Last day to file an amended Candidate Intention Statement (Form 501) to accept the expenditure ceiling for the General Election if the voluntary expenditure ceiling was rejected in the Primary Election, but not exceeded during that election.  The filing of an amended Form 501 allows State Senate and Assembly candidates to qualify to purchase space for a 250-word Candidate's Statement in the county sample ballot pamphlet.
Gov't § 85200, 85400, 85401, 85600, 85601

June 26, 2014
through
July 16, 2014
(E-131 -- 111)
(Date designated by Secretary of State)

CANDIDATE'S STATEMENT IN THE STATE VOTER INFORMATION GUIDE:  Period in which State Constitutional Office candidates may purchase a space for a 250-word Candidate's Statement in the official State Voter Information Guide.  Candidates for State Constitutional Office may purchase space for a Candidate's Statement only if they have agreed to voluntary expenditure limits.
Gov't § 85601(a)

June 27, 2014
(E-130)

CONSOLIDATION OF ELECTIONS – SCHOOLS: Last day for the County Superintendent of Schools to notify governing boards in writing that a consolidated election is required to be held. Applies when there are two or more school districts of any type in the same area.
Ed. §§ 5323, 5340

July 2, 2014 
(E-125)

BOUNDARY MAP: Last day for secretary of a district to file with the Registrar of Voters a map showing the boundaries of the district and the divisions, if any, and a statement indicating in which division a director is to be elected and whether the directors will be elected at large or by division.
§ 10522

July 2, 2014 
(E-125)

NOTICE OF ELECTIVE OFFICES: District Secretary’s transmittal form must be filed with the Registrar of Voters by this date. The notice shall bear the secretary’s signature and the district seal and must contain:

(a) The elective offices of the district to be filled at the next general district election; and

(b) Whether the district or the candidate is to pay for the publication of a Candidate’s Statement of Qualifications pursuant to Elections Code Section 13307.
§ 10509

July 4, 20141 
(E-123)

SPECIFICATIONS OF ELECTION ORDER: At least 123 days before the election, the governing board of the school district shall, by resolution delivered to the County Superintendent of Schools and the Registrar of Voters, indicating: (a) The date of the election; (b) The purpose of the election.
Ed. §§ 5320, 5322

July 7, 2014 
(E-120)

DELIVER NOTICE OF ELECTION TO THE REGISTRAR OF VOTERS: At least 120 days prior to the date of the election, the County Superintendent of Schools shall deliver to the Registrar of Voters, copies of the Order of Election and the formal Notice of Election.
Ed. §§ 5324, 5325, 5361

July 7, 2014 
through
August 6, 2014 
(E-120 – 90)

NOTICE OF ELECTION: The Registrar of Voters must publish once in a newspaper of general circulation the Notice of Election. The notice shall contain the date of the election; the offices for which candidates may file; the qualifications for each office; when and where Declarations of Candidacy may be obtained; and that appointment to each elective office will be made as prescribed by Elections Code Section 10515 in the event there are no nominees or an insufficient number of nominees for such office and a petition for an election is not filed within the time period prescribed by Elections Code Section 10515.

The Registrar of Voters shall deliver a copy of the published notice to each special district secretary, who shall post it.
§§ 12112, 12113, Ed. §§ 5361, 5363

July 7, 2014 
through
August 6, 2014 
(E-120 -- 90)

GENERAL PRESS RELEASE: Between these dates, the Registrar of Voters shall issue a general press release which shall set forth the district elective offices to be filled and a telephone number that voters may use to obtain information for the elective district office.
§ 12112

July 14, 2014 
through
August 8, 2014 
(E-113 -- 88)

NOMINATION PERIOD: Declaration of Candidacy forms for all school and special district offices may be obtained from and must be filed with the Registrar of Voters’ office from July 14, 2014 through August 8, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
§§ 10407, 10510, 10516, 10603, 10604

No person shall be considered a legally qualified candidate for any office unless that person has filed a Declaration of Candidacy or a Statement of Write-in Candidacy with the elections official.
§ 8020, 10501, 10602

EXCEPTION: If an incumbent who is eligible for reelection fails to file a Declaration of Candidacy by August 8, 2014, the filing period is extended to August 13, 2014, 5:00 p.m. for all qualified persons other than the incumbent. However, if the incumbent's failure to file nomination documents is because he/she has already served the maximum number of terms permitted by the California Constitution for that office, there shall be no extension of the period for filing the nomination documents.
§§ 10407, 10516, 10604

July 14, 2014
through
August 8, 2014
(E-113 -- 88)

CANDIDATE PARTY PREFERENCE HISTORY: Under the Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act (Proposition 14) which was approved by California voters in June of 2010, the Secretary of State is required to provide the political party preference history for the preceding 10 years for voter-nominated office candidates.  A candidate is responsible for providing his/her party preference history on his/her Declaration of Candidacy.
§ 8121(b)

July 14, 2014 
through
August 8, 2014 
(E-113 -- 88)

SCHOOL AND SPECIAL DISTRICT CANDIDATES’ STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS: Each candidate may prepare a statement on a form provided by the Registrar of Voters. The statement may contain no more than 200 words, unless the governing body of the local agency has authorized the statement to contain 400 words. The statement must be filed at the same time the Declaration of Candidacy is filed. The statement may be withdrawn, but not changed, during the nomination period and until 5:00 p.m. of the next working day after the close of the nomination period.
§ 13307

If the nomination period is extended because an incumbent eligible for reelection failed to file a Declaration of Candidacy, candidates filing during the extended filing period may file a Candidate’s Statement. Candidates for that contest who filed statements during the regular filing period and those who filed statements during the extended timeframe may withdraw their statements. The next working day after the close of the extended filing period for the office is the last day that a Candidate’s Statement may be withdrawn. A Candidate’s Statement may not be changed.
§§ 10516,
10604, 13307(a)(3)

July 14, 2014 
through
August 8, 2014 
(E-113 -- 88)

LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATES' STATEMENTS IN COUNTY SAMPLE BALLOT: Pursuant to Proposition 34 adopted by the voters in November of 2000, all candidates for State elective offices as specified in Government Code Section 82053 who have voluntarily agreed to expenditure limits may prepare a Candidate's Statement.  They must agree to the expenditure lilmits no later than June 17, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Gov't § 85601

Legislative candidates may purchase space for a 250-word Candidate Statement in the official sample ballot(s) of the county or counties in the jurisdiction if they have agreed to voluntary expenditure limits.
Gov’t §§ 85601, 13307

The statement must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 88th day prior to the election.  All statements may be submitted on the form provided by the county elections official of each county in which the candidate wishes to have his/her statement printed.  Costs of providing statements to voters shall be paid by the candidates.
Gov't § 85601

NOTE:  If a State Legislative candidate desires to have the same Candidate's Statement printed in the General Election's Sample Ballot Pamphlet as printed in the Statewide Primary Election Pamphlet, he/she must re-file the statement and pay the estimated deposit amount to do so.

July 14, 2014 
through
August 8, 2014 
(E-113 -- 88)

CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES' STATEMENTS IN COUNTY SAMPLE BALLOT: All candidates for Congressional offices may prepare a Candidate's Statement, not to exceed 250 words. The statement must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 88th day prior to the election.  All statements may be submitted on the form provided by the county elections official of each county in which the candidate wishes to have his/her statement printed. Costs of providing statements to voters shall be paid by the candidates. Congressional candidates do not need to voluntarily agree to expenditure limits to prepare a Candidate Statement.
§ 13307.5

NOTE: If a Congressional candidate desires to have the same Candidate's Statement printed in the General Election's Sample Ballot Pamphlet as printed in the Statewide Primary Election Pamphlet, he/she must re-file the statement and pay the estimated deposit amount to do so.

July 14, 2014
through
August 8, 2014
(E-113 -- 88)

CANDIDATES' STATEMENTS MAY MAKE NO REFERENCE TO ANOTHER CANDIDATE: In addition to the restrictions set forth in Section 13307, a Candidate's Statement for any office submitted pursuant to Section 13307 shall be limited to a recitation of the candidate's own personal background and qualifications, and shall not in any way make reference to other candidates for that office or to another candidate's qualifications, character, or activities. The elections official shall not cause to be printed or circulated any statement that the elections official determines is not so limited or that includes any reference prohibited by this section.
§ 13308

July 14, 2014
through
August 8, 2014
(E-113 -- 88)

ESTIMATED COST OF A CANDIDATE'S STATEMENT: The Registrar of Voters will estimate the total cost of printing and handling the Candidates' Statements and will require each candidate filing a statement to pay in advance his/her estimated pro rata share as a condition of having his/her statement included in the voter's pamphlet.  This amount must be paid when the Candidate's Statement is filed.  If there is an underpayment, the candidate shall pay the balance of the cost incurred.  Overpayments will be refunded within 30 days of the election.  If a candidate's contest does not go on the ballot, the payment will be refunded.
§ 13307(c)

July 14, 2014
through
August 8, 2014
(E-113 -- 88)

CONFIDENTIALITY OF CANDIDATES' STATEMENTS: The Candidate's Statement is confidential until after the expiration of the filing period, August 8, 2014, 5:00 p.m., or in the event that a contest's filing period is extended, August 13, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Copies of all Candidates' Statements will be available for public inspection at the Registrar of Voters' office and on its website for 10 days prior to being submitted for printing.
§§ 13311, 13313

July 16, 2014
(E-111)
(Date designated by the Secretary of State)

CANDIDATES' STATEMENTS IN THE STATE VOTER INFORMATION GUIDE DEADLINE: Last day State Constitutional Office candidates who accepted the voluntary expenditure limits by June 17, 2014 to purchase space for a 250-word Candidate's Statement in the official State Voter Information Guide.
Gov't § 85601(a)

July 29, 2014
(E-98)

CHANGE OF CANDIDATE’S DESIGNATION ON BALLOT: The 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 and should be made to both the Secretary of State and the Registrar of Voters.
Cal. Code Reg., tit. 2, § 20711(e), § 3107(e)

July 31, 2014 
(E-96)
(Date fixed by law)

SEMI-ANNUAL CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS DUE: The last day to file semi-annual campaign disclosure statements by all elected officers, candidates, and committees for the period ending June 30, 2014.
Gov’t §§ 84200, 84218

August 6, 2014
through
November 3, 2014
(E-90 -- 1)

LATE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION REPORTING PERIOD:  Contributions received of $1,000 or more per source must be reported within 24 hours during this period.
Gov't § 84203

August 8, 2014 
(E-88)

LAST DAY TO REQUEST CONSOLIDATION OF ELECTION WITH GENERAL ELECTION: Resolution requesting consolidation with General Election must be filed no later than this date.
§ 10403, 
Ed. § 5342

August 8, 2014
(E-88)

DEADLINE FOR MEASURE DOCUMENTS TO BE CONSOLIDATED WITH GENERAL ELECTION:  Last day for county, school and special districts' measure documents to be filed with the Registrar of Voters' office, including the Resolution to consolidate the election, the Text, Impartial Analysis, Fiscal Impact Statement (if applicable), Bond Project List (if applicable), and Direct Arguments.
§§ 9163,9316, 9502

Last day* for city clerks to file municipal measure documents with the Registrar of Voters' office, including the Resolution to consolidate the election, the Text, Impartial Analysis, Fiscal Impact Statement (if applicable), Bond Project List (if applicable), and Direct Arguments.
§ 9286

*If arguments are filed with the city clerk on August 8, 2014, the deadline for the city clerks to file these arguments with the Registrar of Voters' office is extended to August 11, 2014.

Whenever any ballot arguments for or against any measure submitted to the voters for approval are authorized, these arguments may be withdrawn by their proponents at any time prior to and including the final date for filing arguments with the appropriate filing officer.
§ 9601

NOTE: There will be a public review period of 10 calendar days immediately following the filing deadline for submission of a measure's Text, Impartial Analysis, and Direct Arguments. County, School, and Special District measure documents will be available for review at the Registrar of Voters' office on Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and will be posted on the Registrar of Voters' website.
§§ 9190, 9380, 9509

During this timeframe, any person may file a petition for writ of mandate or an injunction to require any or all of the material to be amended or deleted.  The petition for writ of mandate or injunction request shall be filed no later than the end of the 10-calendar-day examination period.
§§ 9190, 9380, 9509

The 10-day-calendar-day public review period for municipal measure documents will be conducted by the City Clerk.
§ 9295

August 8, 2014 
(E-88)

DEADLINE TO FILE DECLARATIONS OF CANDIDACY AND CANDIDATES’ STATEMENTS: Last day to file Declarations of Candidacy and Candidates’ Statements with the Registrar of Voters.
§§ 8020, 10510, 10603, 13307

August 9, 20142 
through
August 13, 2014
(E-87 -- 83)

EXTENSION OF NOMINATION PERIOD IF INCUMBENT FAILS TO FILE: If an incumbent who is eligible to file for re-election fails to file his/her Declaration of Candidacy by August 8, 2014, there is a 5-day extension allowed for any qualified person other than the incumbent to file for the office.

NOTE: There is no extension of the filing period for any office where there is no incumbent eligible to be elected.
§§ 10516, 10604

August 8, 2014 
(E-88)

LAST DAY FOR SCHOOL AND SPECIAL DISTRICT CANDIDATES TO WITHDRAW: No candidate shall withdraw his/her Declaration of Candidacy after 5:00 p.m. on the 88th day prior to the election unless the filing period has been extended until the 83rd day, in which case a candidate has until August 13, 2014, 5:00 p.m. to withdraw.
§§ 10510, 10516, 10603, 10604

August 9, 20142 
through
August 18, 2014 
(E-87 -- 78)

PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD FOR BALLOT DESIGNATIONS AND CANDIDATES’ STATEMENTS: During this period, Candidates’ Statements of Qualifications and Ballot Designations will be available for public review at the Registrar of Voters office, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and will be posted on the Registrar of Voters’ website. During this timeframe, any person may file a petition for writ of mandate or an injunction to require any or all of the material in a Candidate's Statement to be amended or deleted.  For candidate names and Ballot Designations, a petition for writ may also be filed only upon clear and convincing proof that the material in question is false, misleading, or inconsistent with requirements.
§§ 
13313, 13314

NOTE: If the nomination period is extended for a particular office, the examination period for that office shall be adjusted to August 14, 2014 through August 22, 20143.
§ 13313

August 13, 2014
(E-83)

PETITION TO HOLD ELECTION: Last day, if nominees do not exceed offices to be filled, to file with the Registrar of Voters a petition requesting the election to be held. Petition must be signed by 10% of the voters or 50 voters, whichever is the smaller number, in the district or division.
§ 10515, Ed. § 5326

August 13, 2014 
(E-83)

POLITICAL PARTY ENDORSEMENTS: Last day for a State Chair of a 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, and who have been endorsed by the party. The county elections official shall print the list in the County Sample Ballot Pamphlet.
§ 13302(b)

August 13, 2014
(E-83)

DEADLINE TO AMEND OR WITHDRAW A MEASURE:  Last day for the county elections official to receive a resolution from a legislative body requesting to withdraw or amend a measure previously submitted for placement on the ballot.
§ 9605

August 14, 2014 
through
August 22, 2014* 
(E-82 -- 74)

PUBLIC REVIEW FOR CANDIDATES’ STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS AND BALLOT DESIGNATIONS FOR EXTENDED FILING PERIOD: Public review period for Candidates’ Statements of Qualifications and Ballot Designations filed during the extended filing period.  These documents will be available for review at the Registrar of Voters' office on Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and will be posted on the Registrar of Voters' website. During this timeframe, any person may file a petition for writ of mandate or an injunction to require any or all of the material in a Candidate's Statement to be amended or deleted.  For candidate names and Ballot Designations, a petition for writ may also be filed only upon clear and convincing proof that the material in question is false, misleading, or inconsistent with requirements.
§
§ 13313, 13314

*Per § 15:  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if the last day for the performance of any act provided for or required by this code shall be a holiday, the act may be performed upon the next business day.  Gov't Code § 6700 states:  Saturdays are holidays only after 12:00 p.m.  The express language of Elections Code § 15 refers to the "last day", meaning the whole day must be a holiday in order for the extension to apply.  Since the deadline is a Saturday -- a half-day -- it is not considered a holiday.  Therefore, there is no extension of time to the following Monday.  The extended filing period deadline must be Friday, August 22, 2014,
5:00 p.m.

August 14, 2014 
(E-82)
(11:00 a.m.)
(Secretary of State and Registrar of Voters)

RANDOMIZED ALPHABET DRAWING: On this day, the Secretary of State shall conduct a drawing of the letters of the alphabet, the result of which shall be known as the randomized alphabet, to determine the order in which candidates appear on the General Election ballot. The Registrar of Voters shall also conduct a drawing of the letters of the alphabet to determine the ballot order for candidates for legislative offices when the district includes more than one county.
§§ 13111(i) 13112

August 28, 2014 
(E-68)

CERTIFIED LIST OF CANDIDATES AND ROTATION LIST: The 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.
§§ 8148, 8149, 13111

August 28, 2014
(E-68)

FILLING A VACANCY ON THE BALLOT: No vacancy on the ballot for a nonpartisan office at a General Election shall be filled except by reason of the death occurring at least 68 days before the date of the General Election.
§ 8803(a)

Whenever a candidate has been nominated at any Primary Election after having filed a Declaration of Candidacy, the name of the candidate shall be printed upon the ballot for the ensuing General Election unless the candidate has died and that fact has been ascertained by the officer charged with the duty of printing the ballots, at least 68 days before the day of the election.
§ 8810

NOTE: No vacancy on the ballot for a voter-nominated office at a General Election shall be filled.  If a candidate who is entitled to appear on the General Election ballot dies, the name of that candidate shall appear on the General Election ballot and any votes cast for that candidate shall be counted in determining the results of the election for that office.  If the deceased candidate receives a majority of the votes cast for the office, he or she shall be considered elected to that office and the office shall be considered vacant at the beginning of the term for which the candidate was elected.  The vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as if the candidate had died after taking office for that term.
§ 8803(b)

September 5, 2014 
(E-60)

MILITARY OR OVERSEAS VOTERS’ BALLOT APPLICATIONS: The first day the county elections official may process applications for military or overseas voters’ 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.

NOTE: A request for a vote-by mail ballot from a military or overseas voter will be deemed an affidavit of registration and an application for permanent vote-by-mail status.
§§ 300(b), 321, 3101, 3102, 3103, 3105

September 5, 2014
through
November 4, 2014 
(E-60 -- 0)

LIST OF VOTE-BY-MAIL VOTERS: First day CD-ROMs are available for purchase indicating all voters who have been issued a vote-by-mail ballot. After October 6, 2014, all permanent vote-by-mail voters who have been issued a vote-by-mail ballot will be available on CD.

September 8, 2014 
through
October 21, 2014 
(E-57 -- 14)

WRITE-IN CANDIDATES -- NONPARTISAN OFFICES: First day Statement of Write-in Candidacy is available for a write-in candidate. It must be filed by October 21, 2014, 5:00 p.m. There are no write-in candidates allowed for voter-nominated contests in the General Election.
§§ 8600, 8601 

September 20, 20144 
(E-45)
(Date fixed by law)

MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS’ BALLOTS: Last day for the county elections official to mail ballots to absent uniformed services voters and overseas voters.
§ 3114, 42 U.S.C § 1973ff-1 (MOVE Act)

September 25, 2014 
through
October 14, 2014 
(E-40 -- 21)

STATE AND COUNTY MAILINGS: Between these dates, State Voter Information Guides will be mailed directly to voters by the Secretary of State and the Registrar of Voters will mail County Sample Ballot Pamphlets.
§§ 9094(a), 13300, 13303, 13304
 

October 5, 20145 
(E-30)
(Date fixed by law)

FIRST PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS DUE: The last day to file campaign disclosure statements for candidates and committees covering the period of July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014.
Gov’t §§ 84200.5, 84200.7(b)

October 6, 2014 
through
October 28, 2014 
(E-29 -- 7)

VOTE-BY-MAIL VOTING: Applications for vote-by-mail ballots available during this period from the Registrar of Voters. Applications must be received by the Registrar of Voters by October 28, 2014.
§§ 3001, 3003, 3006, 3010, 3102, 3206
 

October 6, 2014
through
November 4, 2014
(E-29 -- 0)

VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT APPLICATIONS FOR OUT-OF-STATE EMERGENCY WORKERS: Period within 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 delivered to the elections official by mail or by hand, on or before the close of polls on Election Day.
§§ 336.7, 3021.56

October 20, 2014 
(E-15)

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN 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 Department of Motor Vehicles or any National Voter Registration Act designated agency.

NOTE: Last day for military or overseas voters to register to vote, to request a vote-by-mail ballot, and to send it to the county elections official. A request for a vote-by-mail ballot from a military or overseas voter will be deemed an affidavit of registration and an application for permanent vote-by-mail status. When a county elections official receives and approves an application from a military or overseas voter, the official must provide that voter with vote-by-mail ballots for each subsequent election in the state unless the voter fails to vote in four consecutive statewide general elections.
42 U.S.C. § 1973ff; §§ 300(b), 2102, 2107, 3102, 3206

October 21, 2014 
through
November 4, 2014 
(E-14 -- 0)

NEW CITIZEN REGISTRATION PERIOD: 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 21, 2014 (14 days prior to the election) and ending at the close of polls on November 4, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
§§ 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.
§ 3501

The ballots of new citizens shall be received and canvassed at the same time and under the same procedure as vote-by-mail voter ballots.
§ 3502

October 21, 2014 
through
October 28, 2014 
(E-14 -- 7)

NEW RESIDENT REGISTRATION PERIOD: Any person who becomes a new resident after October 20, 2014 (15 days prior to the election), may register to vote beginning on October 21, 2014 (14 days prior to the election), and ending October 28, 2014 (7 days prior to the election). This registration must be executed in the county elections office and the new resident shall vote a new resident’s ballot in that office. A new resident is eligible to vote for only president and vice president.
§§ 332, 3400

The ballots of new residents shall be received and canvassed at the same time and under the same procedure as vote-by-mail ballots.
§ 3405

October 21, 2014
(E-14)

DEADLINE FOR WRITE-IN CANDIDATES TO FILE: Last day for a write-in candidate to file a statement of write-in candidacy and a Declaration of Candidacy with the Registrar of Voters by
5:00 p.m.
§ 8601

October 23, 2014 
(E-12)

SECOND PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS DUE: The last day to file campaign disclosure statements for candidates and committees covering the period ending October 18, 2014.

Candidates being voted upon, their controlled committees, and committees primarily formed to support or oppose a candidate or measure must file the second pre-election paper statement by guaranteed overnight mail or personal delivery, in addition to any electronic filing requirements.
Gov’t §§ 84200.5, 84200.7

October 24, 2014
(E-11)

VOTE-BY-MAIL BOARDS COMMENCE TO PROCESS VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS: Processing of vote-by-mail ballots may begin on the seventh business day prior to the election.  Processing vote-by-mail ballots includes opening vote-by-mail ballot return envelopes, removing ballots, duplicating any damaged ballots, and preparing ballots to be machine read, but under no circumstances may a vote count be accessed or released until 8:00 p.m. on the day of the election.
§ 15101

October 29, 2014
through
November 3, 2014
(E-6 -- 1)

MILITARY OR OVERSEAS VOTER – RECALLED TO MILITARY SERVICE: A registered military or overseas voter recalled to service after October 28, 2014, but before 5:00 p.m. on November 3, 2014, may appear before the county elections official in the county in which he/she is registered, or, if within the state, in the county in which he/she is recalled to service and apply for a vote-by-mail ballot which may be transmitted by facsimile, email, or online transmission if the elections official makes the transmission option available.
§§ 3110, 3111


The vote-by-mail ballot may be voted at the Registrar of Voters’ office on or before the close of the polls on the Election Day, November 4, 2014, 8:00 p.m., and returned as are other vote-by-mail ballots. To be counted, the ballot must be returned to the Registrar of Voters’ office in person, by facsimile transmission, or by an authorized person on or before the close of the polls on the day of the election.
§§ 3110, 3111

If the military or overseas voter appears in the county in which he/she is recalled to service, rather than the county to which he/she is registered, the elections official shall coordinate with the elections official in the county in which the military or overseas voter is registered to provide the vote-by-mail ballot that contains the appropriate measures and races for the precinct in which the military or overseas voter is registered.
§§ 3110, 3111

October 29, 2014 
through
November 4, 2014 
(E-6 -- 0)

VOTE-BY-MAIL VOTING – LATE CONDITIONS (EMERGENCY VOTING): During this period, vote-by-mail ballots are available when a voter’s condition prevents voting at a polling place. Written application signed under penalty of perjury is required unless the vote-by-mail voter’s ballot is voted in the Registrar of Voters’ office. The voter may designate any authorized representative to return the voted vote-by-mail ballot. Emergency voting ballots may not be mailed.
§ 3021

November 4, 2014 
(E-0)

ELECTION DAY: Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ballots will be centrally counted at the Registrar of Voters’ office.
§§ 1000, 14212

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, or at a central location designated by the county elections official.
§ 14311

November 4, 2014 
(E-0)

VOTE-BY-MAIL VOTER BALLOTS RETURNED: Deadline for the Registrar of Voters to receive vote-by-mail ballots by mail or in person is November 4, 2014, 8:00 p.m. A voter may deliver his/her vote-by-mail ballot in person to any polling place in the county by the close of the polls on Election Day. If a vote-by-mail voter who, because of illness or other physical disability, is unable to return the ballot, he/she may designate his/her spouse, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, or a person residing in the same household to return the ballot.

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 28, 2014) may return his/her ballot by facsimile transmission. To be counted, the ballot returned by facsimile transmission must be received by the elections official no later than Election Day, 8:00 p.m. and must be accompanied by an identification envelope and a signed Oath of Declaration.
§§ 3101(e), 3106, 3110, 3111, 3118, 14212

November 4, 2014 
(E-0)

SEMI-FINAL OFFICIAL CANVASS OF ELECTION RETURNS:
Beginning at 8:00 p.m. and continuously until completed, the Registrar of Voters will conduct the semi-final official canvass of votes and report totals to the Secretary of State at least every two hours.
§§ 15150, 15151

November 4, 2014 
(E-0)

MILITARY OR OVERSEAS VOTERS RETURNING TO COUNTY OF REGISTRATION: Any registered military or overseas voter 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 for a second vote-by-mail ballot. The elections official shall require him/her to sign an authorization to cancel the vote-by-mail ballot previously issued, and shall then issue another vote-by-mail ballot to the voter, or certify to the precinct board that the voter is eligible to vote in the precinct polling place of his/her residence.
§ 3109

An unregistered military or overseas voter who was released from service after the close of registration, October 20, 2014, and who has returned to his/her county of residence may apply in person to register with the county elections official and vote in the election. Documentary proof of release from military service is required. On or before Election Day, the county elections official shall deliver to the precinct board a list of military or overseas voters registered under Elections Code Section 3108.
§§ 300(b), 3108

Last day a military or overseas voter who returned to the county after October 28, 2014 may appear before the county elections official and make application 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 election and returned as are other voted vote-by-mail ballots.
§ 3110

November 5, 2014
(E+1)

COMMENCE OFFICIAL CANVASS OF ELECTION RETURNS: The Registrar of Voters will begin the official canvass of the precinct returns.
§§ 15301, 15372

November 14, 2014 
(E+10)

PROVISIONAL BALLOTS OF EMERGENCY WORKERS:
On or before November 14, 2014, if the Goveror declares a State of Emergency, a provisional ballot cast by an emergency worker outside of his or her home precinct must be received by the county elections official where the voter is registered. The elections official, in a county included in the executive order declaring the emergency, shall transmit for processing any ballot cast not later than 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.
§ 14313

November 19, 2014
(E+15)

POST-ELECTION FILING FOR COUNTY OFFICE CANDIDATES: Last day to file post-filing campaign disclosure statements for all county candidates and committees for the period through November 14, 2014.
§ 1-6-2 of the Measure T Ordinance

December 2, 2014 
(E+28)

COMPLETE OFFICIAL CANVASS OF RETURNS AND CERTIFY RESULTS BY THIS DATE: No later that this date, the county elections official must complete the canvass, certify its results, and submit it to the Board of Supervisors.
§ 15372

This is also the suggested deadline for the Board of Supervisors to declare the winners for each office and the results of each measure under its jurisdiction.
§§ 15400, 15401

December 2, 2014 
(E+28)

CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION: After the Board of Supervisors declares the results of the election, the Registrar of Voters shall make and deliver to each person elected a certificate of election signed by the Registrar of Voters.
§ 15401

December 5, 2014 
(E+31)

DATE OF TAKING OFFICE -- SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS: Elected School Board Members take office on the first Friday in December after the General Election.
Ed. § 5017

December 5, 2014
(E+31)

DATE OF TAKING OFFICE -- SPECIAL DISTRICT DIRECTORS:  Elected Special District Directors take office on the first Friday in December after the General Election, after taking the official oath and executing such bond as may be required.
§ 10554

December 5, 2014
(E+31)

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 returns for all candidates voted for at the General Election, including Representatives in Congress, State Constitutional Officers, Members of the State Senate, Members of the State Assembly, Justices of the Courts of Appeal, and for all statewide ballot measures.
§§ 15374, 15375

January 5, 2015 
(E+62)

DATE OF TAKING OFFICE -- COUNTY OFFICERS : Elected County officers take office at noon on the first Monday after January 1st succeeding their election.
Gov’t § 24200

January 31, 20157 
(E+88)
(Date fixed by law)

SEMI-ANNUAL CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS DUE: Last day to file semi-annual campaign disclosure statements for all candidates and committees for the period through December 31, 2014.
Gov’t §§ 84200, 84218

 

1If the date falls on a holiday, it moves forward to the next business day per Ed. § 9 and Gov't § 6706.

2Per Secretary of State's Election Calendar, date falls on a weekend; it does not move forward to the next business day.

3Saturday is not considered a holiday -- see § 15 and Gov't § 6700; it does not move forward to the next business day.

4§ 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 date must be adhered to and does not move forward even though the date falls on a Saturday.

5If the date falls on a weekend or state holiday, it moves forward to the next business day.

6Senate Bill (SB) 362 adds Elections Code sections 336.7 and 3021.5.  SB 362 became effective on January 1, 2014.

7If the date falls on a weekend or state holiday, use the next business day.

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