June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election Calendar of Events for Countywide Initiatives

 

 

This calendar is for County use only. Proponents should seek their own legal advice. Dates with the (*) indicate those necessary to place a countywide initiative measure on the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election ballot. All section references are to the California Elections Code.

 

Request for Ballot Title and Summary, Notice of Intention, text of proposed measure and $200 refundable deposit filed with the Registrar of Voters.
§ 9103

Day Notice of Intent is Filed

Registrar of Voters forwards text of proposed initiative to County Counsel for preparation of Ballot Title and Summary.
§ 9105(a)

Within 15 Days after Measure Filed

Ballot Title and Summary of initiative received from County Counsel.
§ 9105(a)

Day Registrar of Voters Receives Ballot Title

Registrar of Voters forwards Ballot Title and Summary of initiative to proponents.
§ 9105(b)

6/7/15
(E-366)

The clock begins on the 180-day period for the proponents to circulate the petition as soon as they receive the Ballot Title and Summary of the initiative from the Registrar of Voters. NOTE: During this 180-day period and prior to circulation, proponents must publish the Notice of Intention and County Counsel’s Ballot Title and Summary in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county. Proof of publication must be provided to the Registrar of Voters prior to circulation. June 7, 2015 is the last day for the 180-day period to begin if proponents wish to have the entire 180-day period for publishing the Notice of Intention/Ballot Title and Summary, providing proof of publication to the Registrar of Voters, and circulating the petition.
§§ 9105(b), 9108, 9110

12/4/15*
(E-186)

Last day for initiative proponents to file 62,052 (10%) or 124,105 (20%) valid signatures with the Registrar of Voters.
§ 9107

1/20/16*
(E-139)

Last day for Registrar of Voters to verify petition signatures in order to place on ballot.
§ 9114

1/26/16*
(E-133)

Anticipated date of Registrar of Voter’s submission of certification of sufficiency of an initiative petition to Board of Supervisors (BOS). Options for Board of Supervisors at that meeting include:

• Order submission of the measure to the voters at the
June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election.

Request various reports on the effect of proposed
initiative(s). The reports shall be presented to the Board
of Supervisors within the time prescribed by the Board,
but no later than February 19, 2016, 30 days after
certification.
§§ 9111, 9114, 9116, 9118

3/11/16*
(E-88)

County Counsel’s Impartial Analysis and Tax Rate Statement, if applicable, to be printed in the sample ballot pamphlet are due to the Registrar of Voters. Last day for Text and Direct Arguments to be filed with the Registrar of Voters.
§§ 9160, 9162, 9163

3/12/16
through
3/21/16
(E-87 -- 78)

Public Review period begins on March 12, 2016 and closesMarch 21, 2016, 5:00 p.m. All documents that will be subject to public review will be posted on the Registrar of Voters’ website and be available at the Registrar of Voters’ office on Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Text, Direct Arguments, Impartial Analysis and Tax Rate Statement are subject to legal action during this public review period.
§ 9190

3/21/16
(E-78)

Deadline for submittal of Rebuttal Arguments to be filed with the Registrar of Voters. § 9167

3/22/16
through
3/31/16
(E-77 -- 68)

Public Review period for Rebuttal Arguments begins on March 22, 2016 and closes March 31, 2016, 5:00 p.m.The Rebuttal Arguments will be posted on the Registrar of Voters' website and be available at the Registrar of Voters' office on Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Text, Direct Arguments, Impartial Analysis and Tax Rate Statement are subject to legal action during this public review period.
§ 9190

4/28/16
(E-40)

Registrar of Voters begins sample ballot mailing approximately on this date. Mailing will be completed no later than May 28, 2016.
§ 13300

5/9/16
(E-29)

Registrar of Voters begins mailing vote-by-mail ballots.
§ 3001

5/23/16
(E-15)

Last day to register for the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election.
§ 2102

5/28/16
(E-10)

Sample ballot mailing ends. § 13300

5/31/16
(E-7)

Vote-by-Mail ballot mailing ends. § 3001

6/7/16
(E-0)

Election Day.