June 2014 Statewide Direct Primary Calendar

SIGNATURES-IN-LIEU OF FILING FEE PETITIONS (JUDICIAL OFFICES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT ONLY): Dates between which all candidates for judicial offices of the Superior Court may obtain from the Registrar of Voters’ office petitions for securing Signatures-in-Lieu of paying for all of, or any part of, the Filing Fee for an office.
§§ 8061, 8105(b), 8106

Only registered voters who are qualified to vote for the candidate may sign the petition. No voter shall sign more petitions for candidates than there are offices to be filled. 
§ 8106(b)

The Registrar of Voters’ office will issue petitions for obtaining the minimum number of Signatures-in-Lieu of paying the Filing Fee. If the candidate requires an additional quantity of petitions, the candidate may duplicate a blank petition to obtain the desired quantity.
§ 8106(b)

Signatures on Petitions in-Lieu of Filing Fee may be applied to and combined with the valid number of signatures on Nomination Papers to satisfy the signature requirement for the office. 
§ 8061

The last day to file Signatures-in-Lieu of Filing Fee Petitions for candidates for judicial office of the Superior Court is February 5, 2014, 5:00 p.m. 
§ 8105(b)

December 27, 2013
through
February 5, 2014
(E158 - 118)

SIGNATURES-IN-LIEU OF FILING FEE PETITIONS (NOT JUDICIAL OFFICES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT): Dates between which all candidates for offices, other than judicial offices of the Superior Court, may obtain from the Registrar of Voters’ office petitions for securing Signatures-in-Lieu of paying for all of, or any part of, the Filing Fee for an office.
§§ 8061, 8105, 8106

Only registered voters who are qualified to vote for the candidate may sign the petition. No voter shall sign more petitions for candidates than there are offices to be filled. 
§ 8106(b)

For voter-nominated offices, signers shall be registered voters in the district in which the candidate is to be voted on. Signers do not need to be affiliated with the same party as the candidate or have disclosed a preference for any party on their registration affidavits. For the June 3, 2014 Statewide Direct Primary Election, voter-nominated offices are Representative in Congress, State Constitutional Officers, Member of the State Senate, and Member of the State Assembly.
§ 8068

For nonpartisan offices, signers shall be registered voters in the district in which the candidate is to be voted on. Signers do not need to be affiliated with the same party as the candidate or have disclosed a preference for any party on their registration affidavits. For the June 3, 2014 Statewide Direct Primary Election, nonpartisan offices are State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Member of the County Board of Supervisors, Judge of the Superior Court, County Member of the Board of Education, and County offices – Assessor, Auditor, Clerk-Recorder, District Attorney-Public Administrator, Sheriff-Coroner, Superintendent of Schools, and Treasurer-Tax Collector.

The Registrar of Voters’ office will issue petitions for obtaining the minimum number of Signatures-in-Lieu of paying the Filing Fee. If the candidate requires an additional quantity of petitions, the candidate may duplicate a blank petition to obtain the desired quantity.
§ 8106

Signatures on Petitions in-Lieu of Filing Fee may be applied to and combined with the valid number of signatures on Nomination Papers to satisfy the signature requirement for the office. 
§ 8061

The last day to file Signatures in-Lieu of Filing Fee Petitions for all candidates for offices, other than judicial offices of the Superior Court, who must pay a Filing Fee is February 20, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
§ 8106

December 27, 2013
through
February 20, 2014
(E158 - 103)

CANDIDATE INTENTION STATEMENT: Prior to the solicitation or receipt of any contribution or loan for a specific office, the individual must file a statement, signed under penalty of perjury, of his or her intention to be a candidate for the specific office. Candidates are not required to file a Candidate Intention Statement (Form 501) for the same office in the connected general election after filing a Form 501 for the primary election.
Gov’t §§ 85200, 85400, 85401, 85600, 85601

December 27, 2013
through
June 17, 2014
(E-158 – E+14)

GOVERNOR’S PROCLAMATION – ISSUANCE: By this date, the Governor shall issue a proclamation calling the Statewide Direct 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 elected official. 
§ 12000

January 6, 2014
(E-148)

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)

January 23, 2014
through
February 12, 20141
(E-131 – 111)
(Date designated by
Secretary of State)

b) DECLARATION OF INTENTION (JUDICIAL OFFICES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT ONLY): Dates between which candidates for judicial offices of the Superior Court must file a Declaration of Intention to become a candidate for office. 
§ 8023

EXCEPTION: If an incumbent fails to file a Declaration of Intention by February 5, 2014, 5:00 p.m., persons other than the incumbent have until February 10, 2014, 5:00 p.m. to file a Declaration of Intention. 
§§ 8022, 8023(b)

The Filing Fee, or Signatures-in-Lieu of Filing Fee Petition, all or part, must be submitted at the time the Declaration of Intention is filed. The Filing Fee is non-refundable. This applies to all candidates who are required to file a Declaration of Intention. § 8105(b)

January 27, 2014
through
February 5, 2014
(E-127 – 118)

SEMI-ANNUAL CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS DUE: Last day to file semi-annual campaign disclosure statements, if required, for all candidates, organizations, committees, and slate mailers for the eriod ending December 31, 2013.
Gov’t §§ 84200, 84218

January 31, 2014
(E-123)
(Date fixed by law)

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 nomination papers 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. 
§12112(a)

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.
 § 12112(b)

February 3, 2014
through
March 5, 2014
(E-120 – 90)

EXTENDED FILING PERIOD FOR DECLARATION OF INTENTION (JUDICIAL OFFICES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT ONLY): Extension of period for persons other than the incumbent where the incumbent fails to file a Declaration of Intention by February 5, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
§ 8023(b)

February 6, 2014
through
February 10, 2014
(E-117 – 113)

SIGNATURES-IN-LIEU OF FILING FEE PETITIONS DEADLINE (JUDICIAL OFFICES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT): Last day for all candidates for judicial offices of the Superior Court to file Signatures-in-Lieu of Filing Fee Petitions.
§§ 8061, 8105(b), 8106

February 5, 2014

(E-118)

DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY AND NOMINATION PAPERS -- CANDIDATE FILING (ALL OFFICES, INCLUDING JUDICIAL OFFICES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT): Nomination Papers and Declaration of Candidacy forms for all offices may be obtained from and must be delivered for filing to the Registrar of Voters’ office from February 10, 2014 through March 7, 2014, 5:00 p.m. No person shall be considered a legally qualified candidate for any office unless that person has filed a Declaration of Candidacy or Statement of Write-in Candidacy with the elections official.
§§ 333, 8020, 8040, 8041, 8061, 8062, 8063,8064, 8100, 8105, 8106, 10407

EXCEPTION: If an incumbent, (see below regarding Judges of the Superior Court), fails to file Nomination Papers and a Declaration of Candidacy by March 7, 2014, the filing period is extended to March 12, 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.
§§ 8022, 8024

If an incumbent Judge of the Superior Court files a Declaration of Intention, but fails to qualify for the nomination by March 7, 2014, 5:00 p.m., there is a 5-day extension allowed for all qualified persons other than the incumbent to file for such office, notwithstanding that he/she has not filed a written and signed Declaration of Intention to become a candidate for the office. § 8204

For voter-nominated offices, signers shall be registered voters in the district in which the candidate is to be voted on. Signers do not need to be affiliated with the same party as the candidate or have disclosed a preference for any party on their registration affidavits. For the June 3, 2014 Statewide Direct Primary Election, voter-nominated offices are Representative in Congress, State Constitutional Officers, Member of the State Senate, and Member of the State Assembly.
§§ 8002.5(c), 8068

For nonpartisan offices, signers shall be registered voters in the district in which the candidate is to be voted on. Signers do not need to be affiliated with the same party as the candidate or have disclosed a preference for any party on their registration affidavits. For the June 3, 2014 Statewide Direct Primary Election, nonpartisan offices are State Superintendent of Public Instruction, County Member of the Board of Supervisors, Judge of the Superior Court, County Member of the Board of Education, and County offices – Assessor, Auditor, Clerk-Recorder, District Attorney-Public Administrator, Sheriff-Coroner, Superintendent of Schools, and Treasurer-Tax Collector.

For voter-nominated offices, a candidate shall indicate his or her party preference, or lack of party preference, as disclosed upon the candidate’s most recent registration affidavit, upon his or her Declaration of Candidacy. A candidate’s party preference, or lack of party preference, shall appear on the Primary and General Elections’ ballots in conjunction with his/her name. The candidate’s designated party preference on the ballot shall not be changed between the Primary and General Elections.
§§ 8002.5, 13105

A candidate designating a party preference for a voter-nominated office shall not be deemed to be the official nominee of the party designated as preferred by the candidate. The party preference is shown for the information of the voters only. 
§ 8002.5

February 10, 2014
through
March 7, 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 candidates for voter-nominated offices. A candidate is responsible for providing his/her party preference history on his/her Declaration of Candidacy filed by March 7, 2014.
§ 8121(b)

February 10, 2014
through
March 7, 2014
(E-113 – 88)

FILING FEES: Filing Fees must be paid at the time the Nomination Papers are obtained from the Registrar of Voters. This fee is nonrefundable. (Candidates for judicial offices of the Superior Court pay the Filing Fee at the time of filing the Declaration of Intention to become a candidate.) Signatures appearing on a filed Petition in- Lieu of Filing Fee can be counted toward the number of signatures required for the candidate’s Nomination Papers. If the candidate’s Signatures-in-Lieu of Filing Fee Petition contains the requisite number of valid signatures required for his/her Nomination Papers, the Registrar of Voters shall not require the candidate to circulate Nomination Papers. §§ 8061, 8105, 8106

Candidates who submit Signatures-in-Lieu of Filing Fee Petitions that do not contain the requisite number of signatures for the Nomination Papers are still entitled to file Nomination Papers during the nomination period provided the Filing Fee has been paid. 
§§ 8061, 8106

February 10, 2014
through
March 7, 2014
(E-113 – 88)

STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS: Every candidate for an office specified in Government Code section 87200, other than a Justice of an Appellate or the Supreme Court, shall file no later than the final filing date for a Declaration of Candidacy, a statement, Form 700, disclosing his/her investments and his/her interests in real property and any income received during the immediately preceding 12 months. Such statement is not required if the candidate has filed, within 60 days prior to the filing of his/her Declaration of Candidacy, a statement for the same jurisdiction. 
Gov’t §§ 87200, 87201, 87500

February 10, 2014
through
March 7, 2014
(E-113 – 88)

CANDIDATES’ STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR NONPARTISAN OFFICES: Each candidate for a nonpartisan office may prepare a statement on a form provided by the Registrar of Voters’ office. 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. If the nomination period is extended because an incumbent eligible for reelection failed to file a Declaration of Candidacy, a candidate 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 for the extended contest may be withdrawn. A Candidate’s Statement may not be changed.
§ 13307

February 10, 2014
through
March 7, 2014
(E-113 – 88
)

CANDIDATES’ STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES: 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, or in the event the nomination period has been extended, until 5:00 p.m. on the 83rd day prior to the election, whichever is applicable. 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’s Statement. 
§ 13307.5

February 10, 2014
through
March 7, 2014
(E-113 - 88
)

CANDIDATES’ STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR LEGISLATIVE OFFICES: 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 limits no later than March 7, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Gov’t § 85601

The statement must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 88th day prior to the election, or in the event the nomination period has been extended, until 5:00 p.m. on the 83rd day prior to the election, whichever is applicable. All statements may be submitted on the form provided by the county election 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

February 10, 2014
through
March 7, 2014
(E-113 – 88)

CANDIDATES’ STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS 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

February 10, 2014
Through
March 7, 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 at the time the Candidate’s Statement is filed. If there is an underpayment, the candidate shall be required to pay the balance of the cost incurred. Overpayments will be refunded within 30 days of the election. In the case of a candidate’s contest not going on the ballot, the payment will be refunded.
§ 13307

February 10, 2014
through
March 7, 2014
(E-113 – 88)

CONFIDENTIALITY OF CANDIDATES’ STATEMENTS: The Candidate’s Statement is confidential until after the expiration of the filing period, March 7, 2014, 5:00 p.m., or in the event that a contest’s filing period is extended, March 12, 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

February 10, 2014
through
March 7, 2014
(E-113 – 88)

CANDIDATES’ STATEMENTS IN THE STATE VOTER INFORMATION GUIDE DEADLINE: Last day State Constitutional Office candidates may purchase space for a 250-word Candidate’s Statement in the official State Voter Information Guide. Gov’t § 85601(a)

February 12, 20141
(E-111)
(Date designated by the Secretary of State)

CANDIDATE INTENTION STATEMENT: Last day for the Candidate Intention Statement (Form 501) to be filed in order for State Constitutional Office candidates accepting the voluntary expenditure limits to qualify to purchase space for a 250-word statement in the State Voter Information Guide. 
§§ 85200, 85400, 85401, 8106

February 12, 20141
(E-111)

LAST DAY TO FILE SIGNATURES-IN-LIEU OF FILING FEE PETITIONS (NOT JUDICIAL OFFICES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT): The last day for filing Signatures-in-Lieu of Filing Fee Petitions for candidates, other than those seeking nomination for judicial offices of the Superior Court, is February 20, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
§§ 8105, 8106

February 20, 2013
(E-103)

SIGNATURES-IN-LIEU OF FILING FEE – DETERMINE SUFFICIENCY: Last day for the Registrar of Voters to determine the sufficiency of the in-lieu signatures submitted by candidates for all offices other than judicial offices. Within 10 days after receipt of a petition, the Registrar of Voters shall notify the candidate of any deficiency. No later than March 7, 2014 (E-88), the candidates notified shall either submit supplemental signatures or pay a prorated fee to cover the deficiency. 
§§ 8061, 8106(b)(3)

March 2, 20142
(E-93)

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

March 5, 2014
through
June 2, 2014
(E-90 – 1)

LAST DAY TO REQUEST CONSOLIDATION OF ELECTION WITH PRIMARY ELECTION: Resolution requesting consolidation with the Statewide Direct Primary Election must be filed no later than this date. This includes resolutions to place local measures on the Statewide Direct Primary Election ballot. 
§ 10403

March 7, 2014
(E-88)

DEADLINE FOR FILING SUPPLEMENTAL SIGNATURES-IN-LIEU OF FILING FEE PETITIONS: Last day to file with the Registrar of Voters’ office supplemental signatures or pay a pro rata portion of the Filing Fee to cover any deficiency. 
§ 8106(b)(3)

March 7, 2014
(E-88)

DEADLINE TO FILE NOMINATION PAPERS, DECLARATIONS OF CANDIDACY, AND CANDIDATES’ STATEMENTS: Last day to circulate and to file Nomination Papers, Declarations of Candidacy, and Candidates’ Statements with the Registrar of Voters’ office.
§§ 8020, 13307

March 7, 2014
(E-88)

CANDIDATE’S WITHDRAWAL: No candidate who has filed a Declaration of Candidacy may withdraw as a candidate.
§ 8800

March 7, 2014
(E-88)

EXTENSION OF NOMINATION PERIOD IF INCUMBENT FAILS TO FILE: If an incumbent for voter-nominated offices – Representative in Congress, State Constitutional Officers, Member of the State Senate, and Member of the State Assembly – who is eligible for re-election fails to file his/her nomination documents by March 7, 2014, there is a 5-day extension allowed for any qualified person other than the incumbent to file for such office.

However, no 5-day extension occurs if the incumbent’s failure to file is because he/she has already served the maximum number of terms permitted by the California Constitution for that office.
§ 8022

Notwithstanding Section 8020 or any other provision of the law, if nomination documents for an incumbent officer of a county are not delivered by 5:00 p.m. on the 88th day before the Statewide Direct Primary Election, any person other than the person who was the incumbent on the 88th day shall have until 5:00 p.m. on the 83rd day before the election to file nomination documents for the elective office. 
§ 8024

If an incumbent Judge of the Superior Court files a Declaration of Intention, but fails to qualify for the nomination by March 7, 2014, there is a 5-day extension allowed for all qualified persons other than the incumbent to file for such office, notwithstanding that he/she has not filed a written and signed Declaration of Intention to become a candidate for the office. 
§ 8204

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

March 8, 20142
through
March 12, 2014
(E-87 – 83)

PETITION INDICATING WRITE-IN CAMPAIGN WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR A JUDICIAL OFFICE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT: In any county in which only the incumbent has filed Nomination Papers for the office of Superior Court Judge, his/her name will not appear on the ballot unless there is filed with the Registrar of Voters’ office, within 10 days (March 8 through March 17, 2014, 5:00 p.m.) after the final date for filing Nomination Papers for the office, a petition indicating that a write-in campaign will be conducted for the office and signed by at least 0.1 percent registered voters qualified to vote with respect to the office, provided that the petition shall contain at least 100 signatures but need not contain more than 600 signatures. NOTE: If a non-incumbent candidate for the office of Superior Court Judge is the only candidate who filed Nomination Papers, his or her name will appear on the ballot.
§ 8203

March 8, 20143
through
March 17, 2014
(E-87 – 78)

NOMINATION PERIOD EXTENSION WHEN A VOTER-NOMINATED OFFICE CANDIDATE DIES: If a candidate has filed Nomination Papers for a voter-nominated office at the Primary Election, and that candidate dies after March 7, 2014 (E-88) and on or before March 12, 2014 (E-83), any qualified person may circulate and deliver nomination documents for the office to the Registrar of Voters’ office not later than 5:00 p.m. on March 21, 2014 (E-74).
§ 8025

March 8, 20142
through
March 21, 2014
(E-87 – 74)

DEATH OF INCUMBENT CANDIDATE – NONPARTISAN, NON-JUDICIAL OFFICE; NOMINATION PERIOD REOPENS: The period for filing Nomination Papers for a nonpartisan office shall be reopened in an election where the incumbent who is a candidate for a nonpartisan office where only one other candidate has filed, excluding any write-in candidates, has qualified and either the challenger or incumbent dies after March 7, 2014 (E-88), but before March 27, 2014 (E-68). Any qualified person may deliver nomination documents for the office to the Registrar of Voters no later than March 27, 2014, 5:00 p.m.(E-68).
§ 8027

March 8, 20142
through
March 27, 2014
(E-87 – 68)

PUBLIC REVIEW FOR CANDIDATES’ STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS AND BALLOT DESIGNATIONS: During this period, Candidates’ Statements of Qualifications and Ballot Designations will be available for public examination. These Candidates’ Statements and Ballot Designations will be available 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
§§ 13313, 13314

Note: If the nomination period is extended for a particular office, the examination period for that office shall be adjusted to March 13 through March 21.

March 8, 2014
through
March 17, 2014
(E-87 – 78)

ONLY ONE NOMINEE – COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION: If by 5:00 p.m. on March 12, 2014, only one person has been nominated for each trustee area for County Board of Education, or no one has been nominated for the offices, and a petition signed by 10% of the voters or 50 voters, whichever is the smaller number, in the district or  trustee area, if elected by trustee area, requesting that an election be held has not been presented to the Registrar of Voters, appointment will be made in lieu of election. 
Ed. §§ 5326, 5328

March 12, 2014
(E-83)

NOMINATION PERIOD EXTENSION DEADLINE: Last day for any person, other than an eligible incumbent who did not qualify for nomination by March 7, 2014, 5:00 p.m., to file nomination documents.
§ 8022

March 12, 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 in question, and who have been endorsed by the party. The county elections official shall print any such list that is timely received in the official sample ballot.
§13302(b)

March 12, 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

March 12, 2014
(E-83)

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 Statewide Direct Primary 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 State legislative offices when the district includes more than one county.
§§ 13111(i), 13112 

March 13, 2014
(11:00 a.m.)
(E-82)
(Secretary of State and Registrar of Voters)

PUBLIC REVIEW FOR CANDIDATES’ STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS AND BALLOT DESIGNATIONS IF NOMINATION PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTENDED: Public review period for Candidates’ Statements of Qualifications and Ballot Designations filed during the extended filing period. These documents will be available 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. The extended filing period deadline must be Friday, March 21, 2014,5:00 p.m.
§ 13313

March 13, 2014
through
March 21, 20143
(E-82 – 74)

PETITION TO CONDUCT WRITE-IN CAMPAIGN (JUDICIAL OFFICES): Last day to file petitions containing signatures to place a judicial office contest on the ballot when only the incumbent has filed for that office. § 8203

March 17, 2014
(E-78)

FIRST PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS DUE: The last day to file campaign disclosure statements for candidates and committees for the period ending March 17, 2014.
Gov’t §§ 84200.5, 84200.7

March 22, 20144
(Date fixed by law)
(E-73)

DEATH OF A CANDIDATE FOR A NONPARTISAN OFFICE ON OR AFTER MARCH 27, 2014: If an incumbent is a candidate for a nonpartisan 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 27, 2014, 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.
§ 8026

March 27, 2014
(E-88)
(12:02 a.m.)

CERTIFIED LIST OF CANDIDATES AND ROTATION LIST: The last day for the Secretary of State to prepare and send to the Registrar of Voters a certified list of candidates arranged according to the randomized alphabet drawn on March 13, 2014. This list will show the name of every person eligible to receive votes within the county at the Statewide Direct Primary Election, their addresses, their Ballot Designations, and the offices for which each person is a candidate. With respect to candidates for voter-nominated offices, the party preference designation indicated on his/her Declaration of Candidacy shall be listed.
§§ 8120, 8121, 8122, 8123, 8124, 8125

March 27, 2014
(E-68)

DEATH OF CANDIDATE: Last day for Registrar of Voters to remove deceased candidates’ names from the Statewide Direct Primary Election ballot.
§ 8809

March 27, 2014
(E-68)

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), 3101, 3102, 3103, 3105

April 4, 2014
(E-60)

LIST OF VOTE-BY-MAIL VOTERS: First day CDs are available for purchase indicating all voters who have been issued a military or overseas vote-by-mail ballot. After May 5, 2014, all permanent vote-by-mail voters who have been issued a vote-by-mail ballot will be available on CD.

April 4, 2014
through
June 3, 2014
(E-60 – 0)

WRITE-IN CANDIDATES: First day the Statement of Write-in Candidacy and Nomination Papers are available for a write-in candidate. Must be filed with the Registrar of Voters’ office by May 20, 2014, 5:00 p.m. A person seeking a voter-nominated office may become a write-in candidate only for the Statewide Direct Primary Election; there are no write-in candidates for voter-nominated offices on the General Election ballot.
§ 8601

April 7, 2014
through
May 20, 2014
(E-57 – 14)

MILITARY OR 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)

April 19, 20145
(E-45)
(Date fixed by law)

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, 13304

April 24, 2014
through
May 13, 2014
(E-40 – 21)

VOTE-BY-MAIL VOTING: Applications for vote-by-mail ballots available during this period from the Registrar of Voters’ office.
§§ 3001, 3003, 3006, 3010, 3206

May 5, 2014
through
May 27, 2014
(E-29 – 7)

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN STATEWIDE DIRECT PRIMARY ELECTION: Last day to register to vote in the Statewide Direct 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 Department of Motor Vehicles or any National Voter Registration Act designated agency.

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.

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. 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

May 19, 2014
(E-15)

DEADLINE FOR WRITE-IN CANDIDATES TO FILE: Last day for write-in candidates to file the Statement of Write-in Candidacy and Nomination Papers by 5:00 p.m. with the Registrar of Voters’ office.
§§ 8601, 8604

May 20, 2014
(E-14)

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 May 20, 2014 and ending at the close of polls on June 3, 2014.
§§ 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.
§§ 331, 3500, 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

May 20, 2014
through
June 3, 2014
(E-14 – 0)

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

May 20, 2014
(E-14)

SECOND PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS DUE: The last day to file campaign disclosure statements for candidates and committees covering the period ending May 17, 2014.
Gov’t §§ 84200.5, 84200.7

May 22, 2014
(E-12)

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

May 23, 2014
(E-11)

MILITARY OR OVERSEAS VOTER – RECALLED TO MILITARY SERVICE: A registered military or overseas voter recalled to service after May 27, 2014, but before 5:00 p.m. on June 2, 2014, may appear before the county elections official in the county in which the military or overseas voter is registered or, if within the state, in the county in which he or she is recalled to service and apply for a vote-by-mail ballot which may be transmitted by the voter by facsimile, or by email or online transmission if the elections official makes the transmission option available.

The vote-by-mail ballot may be voted in or outside the elections official’s office on or before the close of the polls on Election Day, June 3, 2014, 8:00 p.m., and returned in the same manner as other vote-by-mail ballots. To be counted, the ballot must be returned to the elections official’s office in person, by facsimile transmission, or by an authorized person on or before the close of the polls on Election Day.

If the military or overseas voter appears in the county in which he or she is recalled to service, rather than the county to which he or 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 ballot containing the appropriate measures and races for the precinct in which the military or overseas voter is registered.
§§ 3110, 3111

May 28, 2014 through
June 3, 2014
(E-6 – 0)

VOTE-BY MAIL VOTING – LATE CONDITIONS: During this period, vote-by-mail ballots are available when conditions prevent voting at the polling place. Written application signed under penalty of perjury is required unless the vote-by-mail voter’s ballot is voted in the office of the elections official.
§ 3021

May 28, 2014
through
June 3, 2014
(E-6 – 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.

June 3, 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 June 3, 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 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.
§§ 3017, 3020, 14212

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 May 27, 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 waiver of a right to a secret ballot.
§§ 3101(e), 3106, 3118, 14212

June 3, 2014
(E-0)

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

June 3, 2014
(E-0)

MILITARY OR OVERSEAS VOTERS: Any registered military or overseas voter who has returned to his or her 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 or 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 or her residence.
§ 3109

An unregistered military or overseas voter who was released from service after the close of registration, May 19, 2014, and who has returned to his or 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 service is 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. 
§§ 300(b), 3108

A military or overseas voter who returns to the county after May 27, 2014 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. 
§ 3110

June 3, 2014
(E-0)

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, 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.
§§ 333.7, 3021.5

June 3, 2014
(E-0)

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

June 4, 2014
(E+1)

AMENDED CANDIDATE INTENTION STATEMENT: If the voluntary expenditure ceiling is rejected in the primary election, but not exceeded during that election, the Candidate Statement of Intention (Form 501) may be amended to accept the expenditure ceiling for the general election. The amended Form 501 must be filed within 14 days following the primary election.
Gov’t §§ 85200, 85401

June 4, 2014
through
June 17, 2014
(E+1 – E+14)

PROVISIONAL BALLOTS OF EMERGENCY WORKERS:
On or before June 13, 2014 (E+10), if the Governor 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 shall transmit for processing any ballot cast no 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

June 13, 2014
(E+10)

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 June 13, 2014.

June 18, 2014
(E+15)

COMPLETE CANVASS OF OFFICIAL RETURNS AND CERTIFY RESULTS BY THIS DATE:
No later than 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

July 1, 2014
(E+28)

CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION: Approximately on this date, the elections official shall make and deliver to each person elected or nominated under its jurisdiction, a certificate of election or nomination, signed by the elections official. 
§ 15401

July 1, 2014
(E+28)

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 primary election, including United States House of Representatives, State Constitutional Officers, Members of the State Senate, Members of the State Assembly, and for all statewide ballot measures. 
§§ 15374, 15375

July 4, 20146 (E+31)

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

NOTE: Candidates for federal office should contact the Federal Elections Commission at the following address or toll-free telephone number to obtain information regarding campaign

disclosure filing requirements and the forms on which to file: Federal Elections Commission, 999 E Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20463; Phone 800-424-9530; Fax 202-501-3413; info@fec.gov

July 31, 2014
(Date fixed by law)
(E+58)

1If date falls on a local holiday but it is not a state holiday, it does not move forward to the next business day.

 

2Per Secretary of State’s Election Calendar, this dates falls on a Saturday; it does not move forward to the next business day.

 

3Per § 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 section 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.

 

4Per Secretary of State’s Election Calendar, date falls on a Saturday; it moves forward to the next business day.

 

5§ 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 weekend.

 

6Per Secretary of State’s Election Calendar, date falls on a holiday; it does not move forward to the next business day.