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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 September 13, 2019
E-172
Secretary of State to Prepare Notice of Offices on Primary Ballot
ELEC §12103
Secretary of State September 27, 2019
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 October 20, 2019
E-135
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 October 25, 2019
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. 12*
E-127 – 113
Secretary of State to Prepare Notice Designating Qualified Political Parties
ELEC §12103
Secretary of State October 30, 2019
E-125
Statement of Election Facts, Notice of Election, and District maps (if applicable)
ELEC §§10509, 10522, 10524
All Cities, Schools and Special Districts October 30, 2019
E-125
Adopted school resolutions due to Superintendent
EDC §5322
School Districts November 1, 2019
E-123
County Superintendent to deliver resolutions to call an election to County Elections
EDC §§5324, 5325
County Superintendent November 4, 2019
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 November 6, 2019
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
November 6. 2019
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. 12*
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 November 12, 2019*
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. 12* – Dec. 6
E-113 – 88
 
 
Last day for Candidate Statement for State Voter Information Guide U.S. Senate and Statewide Candidates ONLY November 13, 2019
E-111
County Holiday – Office Closed
Thanksgiving Day
  November 28, 2019
County Holiday – Office Closed
Day After Thanksgiving
  November 29, 2019
49724-hourContribution Report Filed by state and local committees making or receiving contributions of $1,000 or more 10.0pt; font-family:90 days before election December 4, 2019 – March 3, 2020
E-90 – 0
Last day to file a Local Measure
ELEC §10403
Local Jurisdictions December 6, 2019
E-88
Last day to file a Tax Rate Statement for Bond Measures Local Jurisdictions December 6, 2019
E-88
Candidate Filing Period Closes
ELEC §§8020, 10224, 10510, 10603(b)
All Offices December 6, 2019
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
December 9, 2019
E-85
 
Last day for local jurisdiction to amend or withdraw ballot measure.
ELEC §§9604-05
Local Jurisdictions December 11, 2019
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
December 11, 2019
E-83
Randomized alphabet drawing for ballot placement (order of names on the ballot)
ELEC §§13111, 13112, 13113
Secretary of State/County Elections Department December 12, 2019
E-82
Elections official will designate letters for local measures
ELEC §13116
County Elections Department December 12, 2019
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)
December 12, 2019
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)
December 12, 2019
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
December 12. 2019
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 December 16, 2019
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)
 
December 19, 2019
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 December 26, 2019
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
 
1stPre-Election Statement
(Period:  January 1, 2020 – January 18, 2020)
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.
January 23, 2020
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
Semi-Annual Campaign Statement
GOV §§84200(a), 84200.5
All Committees January 31, 2020
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 toRegister to Vote
ELEC §§ 2102
Any eligible citizen February 18, 2020*
E-15
Conditional Voter Registration
ELEC §§2170-2173
Any citizen or registrant eligible to register to vote (at Elections Office Only). Feb. 19* – Mar. 3
E-14 – E-Day
Last day to file a “Write-In Candidacy”
ELEC §§8600-8605
Write-In candidates
 
February 18, 2020
E-14
New Citizens Registration Period
ELEC §§331, 3500, 3501
New Citizens (registration at the Elections office only) Feb. 19* – Mar. 3
E-14– E-Day
2ndPre-Election Statement
(Period:  January 19, 2020 – February 15, 2020)
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.
February 20, 2020
Certified List of State Write-In Candidates Secretary of State February 21, 2020
E-11
Last Day to Request a Vote by Mail Ballots
ELEC §3001
Any registered voter may obtain a Vote by Mail Ballot February 25, 2020
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 March 6, 2020
E+3
Deadline to certify the Primary Election
ELEC §15372, 15375
County Elections Department March 31, 2020
E+28
*Date adjusted due to weekend and/or holiday.    
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