SPECIAL ELECTION - Calendar of Election Events

August 17

AMENDMENT OR WITHDRAWAL OF MEASURE — DEADLINE Last day for county elections official to receive a resolution from a legislative body requesting to withdraw or amend any measure previously submitted for placement on the ballot. (E. C. § 9605)

August 19

IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS — LAST DAY TO SUBMIT TO CITY CLERK Recommended last day for the City Attorney to transmit impartial analysis of measure to the City Clerk. (E.C. § 9280)

August 19

ARGUMENTS — LAST DAY TO SUBMIT TO CITY CLERK Recommended last day to submit arguments “FOR” or “AGAINST” any city measure to the City Clerk. Arguments may not exceed 300 words

August 20

PUBLIC EXAMINATION PERIOD FOR BALLOT MEASURE MATERIALS Recommended period for the City Clerk to make available for public examination, a copy of ballot measure text, impartial analysis and arguments for a measure. A fee may be charged to any candidate/person obtaining a copy of the materials. During this period any person may file a writ of mandate or an injunction to require any or all of the data/material to be amended or deleted. (E.C. § 9295)

August 29

REBUTTALS — LAST DAY TO SUBMIT TO CITY CLERK Recommended last day for authors of arguments “FOR” and “AGAINST” any city measure to submit rebuttals (if permitted) to the City Clerk. A rebuttal may not exceed 250 words.
(E. C. § 9285)

September 29 to October 18

MAILING OF OFFICIAL SAMPLE BALLOT BOOKLETS
An Official Sample Ballot Booklet shall be mailed to each
voter during this period.
(E. C. § 13303)

October 10 to November 1

VOTE BY MAIL — FIRST AND LAST DAY TO APPLY
Applications may be filed between these dates (both dates inclusive). Applications received prior to the 29th day preceding the election will be kept and processed during this period. (E. C. § 3001)

October 10

PRECINCT BOARD MEMBER AND POLLING PLACES — APPOINTMENT
Last day to appoint precinct boards and designate polling places. A notice of appointment shall be mailed to each precinct officer.
(E. C. §§ 12286, 12307 and 12319)
MAILING OF VOTE BY MAIL BALLOTS
First day the elections official delivers Vote By Mail ballots in compliance with E.C. 3001. (E. C. § 3010 and 3206)

October 24

CLOSE OF REGISTRATION
Last day to transfer or register to vote in the election.
(E. C. §§ 2102 and 2107)
PROCESSING VOTE BY MAIL BALLOTS
The processing of vote by mail ballots may commence on the 10th business day before the election but the results of the tally shall not be released until after the polls close.
(E. C. § 15101(b))

October 25 to November 8

NEW CITIZEN ELIGIBILITY TO REGISTER AND VOTE DAY
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 the 14th day before an election and ending at the close of polls on the election day following the date on which that person became a citizen. (E.C. § 3500)

October 29

CENTRAL TALLY LOCATION — PUBLICATION
On or before this date a notice specifying the public place to be used as the central tally location for counting the ballots shall be published once in a newspaper of general circulation within the jurisdiction. (E. C. § 12109)

November 1

POLLING PLACES — PUBLICATION
On or before this date a list of polling places for each precinct shall be published once in a newspaper of general circulation within the city. (E. C. § 12105 and Govt. Code § 6061)

November 2 to November 8

EMERGENCY VOTE BY MAIL Between these dates any voter may apply for a Vote By Mail ballot if conditions require his or her absence from the precinct on election day. The voter may designate an authorized representative to pick up and return the ballot. (E. C. §§ 3021 and 3110)

November 8

ELECTION DAY
Polls open 7:00 a.m., close 8:00 p.m. (E. C. §§ 1202 and 14212)
VOTE BY MAIL BALLOTS RETURNED — 8:00 P.M.
Last day for Vote By Mail ballots to be received or turned in personally by the voter at any polling place in the jurisdiction. An authorized representative may return the voted ballot under specified conditions. (E. C. §§ 3017 and 3020)
Any vote by mail ballot cast under this division shall be timely cast if it is received by the voter’s elections official via the United States Postal Service or a bona fide private mail delivery company no later than three days after election day in addition to the provisions set forth in E. C. 3020, Sections 1 and 2. (E. C. § 3020(b) Section 1 and 2)

November 10

OFFICIAL CANVASS
The canvass of election returns shall commence no later than the first Thursday following the election. (E. C. §§ 10262 and 15301)

December 6

COMPLETION OF OFFICIAL CANVASS The Official Canvass must be completed within 28 days of the election. (E. C. § 15372)

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