Calendar for the 2018 November General Election

7/4

County Holiday (Independence Day)
Office will be closed
 
7/5
 E-125
Resolution Code Deadline
Last day for special districts to adopt a resolution calling  an election and setting forth the specifications of the election
EC § 10509
7/6
E-120
Order and Notice of Election
Deadline for County Superintendent of Schools to deliver order and notice of election to the Clerk of the Board and Elections Office
 
7/9 - 8/8
E-120 -- E-90
Notice of Election
Registrar of Voters will publish a Notice of Election once in a newspaper of general circulation
EC § 12112
         12113
7/16 - 8/10
E-113 -- E-88
Nomination Period
During this period, candidates must file Declaration of Candidacy and nomination papers 
EC § § 10407
             10510
7/31 Campaign Disclosure Statement
Last day for committees to file semi annual campaign statements
GOV § 84200
7/31
E-98
Deadline to Change Ballot Designation
Last day for a candidate to request a change in their ballot designation. This request must be done in writing
EC § 13107(h)
8/10
E-88
Deadline for Resolution to Consolidate
Last day for any district to file a resolution requesting to consolidate with the General Election. Because arguments are also due on this day, if consolidation requests are not submitted in a timely manner the district will be responsible for publishing these arguments
 
8/10
E-88
Deadline to Submit Arguments and Analysis
Last day to submit Impartial Analysis of, Arguments for or against, or tax rate statement (if applicable) for a local measure
EC § 9286
8/10
E-88
Candidate Withdrawal
No candidate who has filed a Declaration of Candidacy may withdraw after this date
EC § 10224
8/13
E-85
Candidate Statement Withdrawal
Last day for a candidate to withdraw their candidate statement. This must be done in writing
EC § 13307(3)
8/13* - 8/15
E-87 -- E-83
Nomination Extension Period
If the incumbent does not file nomination papers by 8/10 for his or her office, there will be an extension period during which any qualified person may file. Does not apply when there is no incumbent.
EC §§ 10225
            10516
            10604
8/13* - 8/20
E-87 -- E-78
Public Examination Period
During this review period any person may seek a Writ of Mandate or injunction requesting any or all of the material in a candidate statement to be amended or deleted
EC § 13313
8/16
E-82
Random Alphabet Drawing
On this day the Secretary of States and county will conduct the random alphabet draw to determine the name orders on the ballot.
EC §§ 13111(i)
        13112
8/16 - 8/25
E-82 -- E-73
Public Examination Extension Period
The period for public examination of statements submitted during the extension period
EC § 13313
8/20
E-78
Deadline for Rebuttal Arguments
Last day for rebuttal arguments to be submitted for or against a local measure
EC § 9504
8/30
E-68
Last Day to Challenge a Ballot Designation
Last day for anyone to challenge a ballot designation submitted by a candidate
EC § 13313
09/3 County Holiday (Labor Day)
Office will be closed
 
9/10 - 10/23
E-57 -- E-14
Write-In Period
During this period write-in candidates must file nomination paperwork
EC §§ 8600
            8601
            8606
9/27
E-40
Campaign Disclosure Statement
First pre-election deadling for committees on the ballot to submit campaign disclosure forms
GOV § 84200.5
10/08
E-29
Vote by Mail Voting
Begin mailing ballots to VBM voters
EC § 4005(a)(8)(A)
10/22
E-15
Last Day to Register
Last day to register to vote. Afte this day, voters wishing to vote in the election must do Conditional Voter Registration
EC §§ 2102
           2170
           2171
10/23 Process VBM Ballots
On the 10th business day before the election the office may begin to process VBM ballots
EC §15101
10/25
E-12
Campaign Disclosure Statement
Second pre-election deadline
GOV § 84200.5
10/30
E-7
Deadline to Request Vote by Mail Ballot
Last day for a voter to request their ballot be sent to them
EC § 3001
11/6
E
Election Day
Polls and the office are open from 7am to 8pm
 
11/8 Canvassing Period Begins
On this day the official canvassing period begins, during which time the office processes mail ballots received on Election Day, conditional voter ballots, and provisional ballots
EC § 15150
11/12 County Holiday (Veterans Day)
Office Closed