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March 3, 2020 - Presidential Primary Election (in PDF)

 

ACTION ITEM

APPLIES TO

DATES

Signatures In-Lieu of Filing Fee Period

ELEC §§8061, 8105, 8106

All Candidates

*Not applicable to County Central Committees

Sept. 12 – Nov. 6

E-173 – 118

Last day for central committees to notify county elections office whether they intend to use the public ballot for the election of their members.

County Central Committees ONLY

Sept. 13

E-172

Secretary of State to Prepare Notice of Offices on Primary Ballot

ELEC §12103

Secretary of State

Sept. 27

E-158

Nomination Period for candidates running for a county central committee.

ELEC §8020(b)

County Central Committees ONLY

 

Sept. 27 – Dec. 6

E-158 – 88

New Party Qualification

ELEC §5100

Secretary of State

Oct. 20

E-135

Candidate Statement Period for State Voter Information Guide

U.S. Senate and Statewide Candidates ONLY

Oct. 24 – Nov. 13

E-131 – 111   

School or Special District Vacancy – the last day for the governing body of the local jurisdiction to call an election to fill a vacancy

GOV §1780; EDC §5091

School or Special Districts

Oct. 25

E-130

Declaration of Intention

ELEC §§8023, 8103-06

Judicial Candidates ONLY

Oct. 28 – Nov. 6

E-127 – 118

Cities to publish Election Notice, if any city is consolidating an election

ELEC §§12101, 12111

Cities

Oct. 28 – Nov. 11

E-127 – 113     

Secretary of State to Prepare Notice Designating Qualified Political Parties

ELEC §12103

Secretary of State

Oct. 30

E-125

Semi-Annual Campaign Statement

GOV §§84200(a), 84200.5

All Committees

TBD

Statement of Election Facts, Notice of Election, and District maps (if applicable)

ELEC §§10509, 10522, 10524

All Cities, Schools and Special Districts

Oct. 30

E-125

Adopted school resolutions due to Superintendent

EDC §5322

School Districts

Nov. 1

E-123

County Superintendent to deliver resolutions to call an election to County Elections

EDC §§5324, 5325

County Superintendent

Nov. 4

E-120

Publication of Notice of Election

ELEC §§12109, 12112; GOV §6061; EDC §5363 (include date of election, offices to be filled, where nomination papers are available, deadline for filing forms)

County Elections Department

Nov. 4 – Dec. 4

E-120 – 90

Last day to file Declaration of Intention

ELEC §§8023, 8103-06

Judicial Candidates ONLY

Nov. 6

E-118

Last day to file Signatures In-Lieu of Filing Fee

ELEC §§8105, 8106(b)(3)

All Candidates

*Not applicable to County Central Committees

Nov. 6

E-118

Extended Period for Declaration of Intention

ELEC §§8022(a), 8023(b), 8103-06

Judicial Offices for which no eligible incumbent files a Declaration of Intention by November 6. 

Nov. 7 – Nov. 11

E-117 – 113 

County Holiday –Office Closed

Veterans Day

 

November 11, 2019

 

Last day for the remaining council to call an election to fill a vacancy.  City Clerk shall immediately publish Notice of Election.

ELEC §§12101-02; GOV §36512

Cities

Nov. 11

E-113

Filing Period of Declaration of Candidacy/Nomination Papers

*Candidate Statement of Qualifications due at the time of filing

ELEC §§13, 100, 104, 333, 8020, 8024, 8028, 8040, 8041, 8060-8070, 8100-8106, 10220, 10224-10227, 10407, 10510-10516, 10602, 10705, 13107, 13307, 13308; CCP §2015.5, GOV §§87200-87201

All Offices

 

*Exception, the nomination period for candidates running for County Central Committees begins on the 158th day prior to the primary election.

Nov. 11 – Dec. 6

E-113 – 88

 

 

Last day for Candidate Statement for State Voter Information Guide

U.S. Senate and Statewide Candidates ONLY

Nov. 13

E-111

County Holiday – Office Closed

Thanksgiving Day

 

November 28, 2019

County Holiday – Office Closed

Day After Thanksgiving

 

November 29, 2019

497 24-hour Contribution Report

Filed by state and local committees making or receiving contributions of $1,000 or more 90 days before election

December 4, 2019 – March 3, 2020

E-90 – 0

Last day to file a Local Measure

ELEC §10403

Local Jurisdictions

Dec. 6

E-88

Last day to file a Tax Rate Statement for Bond Measures

Local Jurisdictions

Dec. 6

E-88

Candidate Filing Period Closes

ELEC §§8020, 10224, 10510, 10603(b)

All Offices

Dec. 6

E-88

Extended Candidate Filing Period

ELEC §§8022, 8024, 10516

Offices for which no eligible incumbent files nomination papers by December 6. 

*Not applicable to County Central Committees

Dec. 7 – Dec. 11

E-87 – 83

10-day Public Review Period of Local Measure on the Ballot

ELEC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313

Any voter of the jurisdiction or the county elections official.

Dec. 7 – Dec. 16

E-87 – 78

Period to file Primary Arguments in favor of or against local ballot measures

ELEC §§9162-9164, 9281-9283, 9286, 9315-9316, 9501-9502, 9600-9601

Local Jurisdictions

(not to exceed 300 words)

Dec. 7 – Dec. 12

E-87 - 82

Public Review Period of Candidate Statement of Qualifications

ELEC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313

All Candidates

*Not applicable to County Central Committees

Dec. 7 – Dec. 17

E-87 – 77

 

“Write-In Candidacy” Filing Period Against Incumbent Judge Running Unopposed

ELEC §§8203, 8600-8605

Judicial Candidates ONLY

Dec. 9 – Dec. 16

E-85– 78

Last day to withdraw “Candidate Statement of Qualifications” for offices that closed on the 88th day.

ELEC §13307(a)(3)

All Candidates

*Not applicable to County Central Committees

Dec. 9

E-85

 

Last day for local jurisdiction to amend or withdraw ballot measure.

ELEC §§9604-05

Local Jurisdictions

Dec. 11

E-83

Extended Candidate Filing Period Closes

ELEC §§8022, 8024

Offices for which no eligible incumbent files nomination papers by December 6. 

*Not applicable to County Central Committees

Dec. 11

E-83

Randomized alphabet drawing for ballot placement (order of names on the ballot)

ELEC §§13111, 13112, 13113

Secretary of State/County Elections Department

Dec. 12

E-82

Elections official will designate letters for local measures

ELEC §13116

County Elections Department

Dec. 12

E-82

Last day to file Primary Arguments in favor of or against local ballot measures

ELEC §§9162-9164, 9281-9283, 9286, 9315-9316, 9501-9502, 9600-9601

Local Jurisdictions

(not to exceed 300 words)

Dec. 12

E-82

Last day to file Impartial Analysis regarding local ballot measures

ELEC §§9160, 9163, 9280, 9313, 9314, 9500

County Counsel and/or City Attorneys

(not to exceed 500 words)

Dec. 12

E-82

Last day to withdraw “Candidate Statement of Qualifications” for offices that closed on the 83rd day.

ELEC §13307(a)(3)

Candidates who filed during the extended filing period

*Not applicable to County Central Committees

Dec. 12

E-82

Public Review Period of Candidate Statement of Qualifications

ELEC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313

Candidate Statements of Qualifications filed during the extended period

*Not applicable to County Central Committees

Dec. 12 – Dec. 21

E-82 – 73

10-day Public Review Period for Arguments

ELEC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313

All Jurisdictions

Dec. 13 – Dec. 23

E-81 – 71

Period to file Rebuttal Arguments in favor of or against local ballot measures

ELEC §§9163-9164, 9167, 9281-9286, 9316-9317, 9502, 9504, 9600-9601

Local Jurisdictions

(not to exceed 250 words)

 

Dec. 13 – Dec. 19

E-81 - 75

Last day to file a Write-In Candidacy Against Incumbent Judge Running Unopposed

ELEC §§8203, 8600-8605

Judicial Write-In Candidates ONLY

Dec. 16

E-78

Last day to file Rebuttal Arguments in favor of or against local ballot measures.

ELEC §§9163-9164, 9167, 9281-9286, 9316-9317, 9502, 9504, 9600-9601

Local Jurisdictions

(not to exceed 250 words)

 

Dec. 19

E-75

10-day Public Review Period for Rebuttals

ELEC §§ 9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313

All Jurisdictions

Dec. 20 – Dec. 30

E-74– 64

County Holiday – Office Closed

Christmas Eve

 

December 24, 2019

County Holiday – Office Closed

Christmas Day

 

December 25, 2019

Certified List of State Candidates

Secretary of State

Dec. 26

E-68

County Holiday –Office Closed

New Year’s Day

 

January 1, 2020

 

Military and Overseas Voter Vote by Mail Ballot Delivery Period

 

Jan. 3 – Jan. 18

E-60– 45

“Write-In Candidacy” Filing Period

ELEC §§8600-8605

 

Any qualified person

 

January 6, 2020 – February 18, 2020

E-57– 14

County Holiday –Office Closed

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

 

January 20, 2020

 

1st Pre-Election Statement

(Period:  TBD)

GOV §§84200.5, 84200.8

Each candidate listed on the ballot must file either Form 460 or Form 470.

*Exception candidates for county central committee offices that do not raise or spend $2,000 or more in a calendar year are not required to file Form 460 or Form 470.

TBD

Counties may begin to mail County Voter Guide

ELEC §§9094(c), 13303-13304

County Elections Department

*Please contact elections office for exact date.

Jan. 23 – Feb. 22

E-40– 10

Vote by Mail Ballots

ELEC §3001

Any registered voter may obtain a Vote by Mail Ballot

*Please contact elections office for exact date.

Feb. 3 – Feb. 25

E-29– 7

Late Contribution/Independent Expenditure Report

GOV §§84101, 84108, 84203, 84204

All Committees

Feb. 16 – Mar. 2

E-16– 1

County Holiday –Office Closed

President’s Day

 

February 17, 2020

 

Last day to Register to Vote

ELEC §§ 2102

Any eligible citizen

Feb. 17

E-15

Conditional Voter Registration

ELEC §§2170-2173

Any citizen or registrant eligible to register to vote (at Elections Office Only).

Feb. 18 – Mar. 3

E-14 – E-Day

Last day to file a “Write-In Candidacy”

ELEC §§8600-8605

Write-In candidates

 

Feb. 18

E-14

New Citizens Registration Period

ELEC §§331, 3500, 3501

New Citizens (registration at the Elections office only)

Feb. 18 – Mar. 3

E-14– E-Day

2nd Pre-Election Statement

(Period:  TBD)

GOV §§84200.5, 84200.8

All candidates and committees must file this report.

*Exception candidates for county central committee offices that do not raise or spend $2,000 or more in a calendar year are not required to file Form 460 or Form 470.

TBD

Certified List of State Write-In Candidates

Secretary of State

Feb. 21

E-11

Last Day to Request a Vote by Mail Ballots

ELEC §3001

Any registered voter may obtain a Vote by Mail Ballot

Feb. 25

E-7

ELECTION DAY

ELEC §§1000, 1001, 1100, 1201, 14212

Polls are open from 7:00am to 8:00pm

March 3, 2020

Last day for county elections office to receive Vote by Mail Ballots in the mail that are postmarked no later than the election date.

ELEC §§3017, 3020

County Elections Department

Mar. 6

E+3

Deadline to certify the Primary Election

ELEC §15372, 15375                       

County Elections Department

Mar. 31

E+28

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