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MARK CHURCH, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election

Elections Calendar

 

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NOTE: The information below is as accurate as possible, but not every requirement or exception is listed. In the event of a conflict, the date set by statute controls over dates listed below. The Registration & Elections Division reserves the right to update this calendar as necessary.


Days Prior to Election Date Election Calendar for June 5, 2018
Statewide Direct Primary Election
Action Taken
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118
December 14, 2017

February 7, 2018
Between these dates, Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fee Petitions are available for all voter-nominated state and nonpartisan countywide offices.
EC §§8061, 8105, 8106
158 December 29, 2017 By this date, the Secretary of State shall issue a notice designating the offices, except those of county officers and judges, for which candidates are to be nominated in the Direct Primary Election.
EC §12103
148 January 8, 2018 By this date, the Governor shall issue a proclamation calling the election and shall state the time of the election and offices to be filled.
EC §12000
147 January 9, 2018 First Candidate Seminar to be held at 10 a.m. at the Registration & Elections Division, 40 Tower Road, San Mateo. First Data Seminar to be held immediately following the end of the Candidate Seminar at the same location.
134 January 22, 2018 The County will prepare and send a Report of Registration to the Secretary of State, reflecting the total number of voters as of January 2, 2018. (Note: Deadline falls on a Sunday. Date is moved to next day, January 22, 2018, per EC §15)
EC §2187(c)(1)
131 January 25, 2018 Last day for an initiative measure, statewide constitutional amendment, bond measure or other legislative measure to qualify for the Statewide Direct Primary Election ballot on June 5, 2018.
EC §9040; Cal. Const. Art. II §8(c)
130 January 26, 2018 (School or Special District Vacancy) Last day for the governing body of a local jurisdiction to call an election on June 5, 2018 to fill a vacancy to be on the ballot.
GC §1780; ED §5091
127 January 29, 2018 Second Candidate Seminar to be held at 2 p.m. at the Registration & Elections Division, 40 Tower Road, San Mateo. Second Data Seminar to be held immediately following the end of the Candidate Seminar at the same location.
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118
January 29, 2018

February 7, 2018
Between these dates, Declaration of Intentions shall be filed by judicial candidates. If the incumbent of a judicial office fails to file a Declaration of Intention by the end of this period, persons other than the incumbent may file Declarations of Intention no later than February 12, 2018, the first day for filing Nomination Papers.
EC §§8020, 8023, 8103, 8104, 8105(b)
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113
January 29, 2018

February 12, 2018
Between these dates, any City may publish a Notice of Election including time of election and City offices to be filled. If a City measure is placed on the ballot before this date, the Notice of Election can be consolidated to include candidates and measures.
EC §§12101, 12111
125 January 31, 2018 Last day for Special Districts governed by the Uniform District Election Law to deliver notice of elective offices to be filled, decisions regarding payment of candidate statements and a map of the District boundaries.
EC §§10509, 10522, 10524
Fixed Date January 31, 2018 Except as provided in GC §84200 paragraphs (1), (2) and (3), elected officials, candidates and committees pursuant to subdivision (a) of GC §82013 shall file semi-annual statements no later than today for the period ending December 31, 2017.
GC §§82013, 84200
123 February 2, 2018 (School District Vacancy) Last day for school governing board to deliver a resolution (the "specifications of the election order") to the County Superintendent and Elections Official calling for an election of governing board members.
ED §5322
120 February 5, 2018 (School District Vacancy) Last day for the County Superintendent to deliver an official order and formal Notice of Election of governing board members to the Elections Official.
ED §5325(b)
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90
February 5, 2018

March 7, 2018
Between these dates, the County shall publish the Notice of Election (date of election, identification of offices to be filled, statement of required qualifications, where Nomination Documents are available, deadline for filing required forms, statement regarding appointment and the hours of opening and closing the polls). The notice of central counting place may be combined with this notice. The Elections Official shall also issue a press release indicating offices to be filled and a telephone contact number for related information.
EC §§12109, 12112; GC §6061; ED §5363
118 February 7, 2018 Last day to file Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fee Petitions for all voter-nominated state and nonpartisan countywide offices.
EC §§8061, 8105 8106
118 February 7, 2018 Last day for judicial candidates to file a Declaration of Intention. If the incumbent judicial candidate fails to file a Declaration of Intention by today, persons other than the incumbent may file Declarations of Intention no later than February 12, 2018, the first day for filing Nomination Papers.
EC §§8020, 8023, 8103, 8104, 8105(b)
113 February 12, 2018 (City Vacancy) For a vacancy in a City election office, this is the last day for the City Council to call a special election for June 5, 2018 to fill the vacancy. The City shall immediately publish the Notice of Election.
EC §§12101-02; GC §36512
113 February 12, 2018 If the incumbent of a judicial office fails to file a Declaration of Intention by 5 p.m. on February 7, 2018, persons other than the incumbent may file a Declaration of Intention by 5 p.m. today. Filing fee must be paid at the time of filing.
EC §§ 8023, 8103, 8105
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88
February 12, 2018

March 9, 2018
Between these dates is the Candidate Filing Period. Nomination Papers and Declarations of Candidacy are available during this time. A non-refundable filing fee (if applicable) and optional candidate statement are due at the time of filing. Paperwork must be received by the close of business on March 9, 2018 (candidates filing at the Registration & Elections Division have until 5 p.m.; municipal candidates should check the hours of their City Clerk's office). No candidate whose Declaration of Candidacy has been filed for any primary election may withdraw as a candidate at that primary election. The candidate statement may be withdrawn but not changed during this period and until 5 p.m. of the next working day (March 12, 2018) after the close of the nomination period. (Note: Statutory opening date falls on a holiday. Date is moved to next business day on March 12, 2018, per EC §15.)
EC §§8020, 8061, 8105, 8800, 10220, 10407, 10510, 10603, 13107, 13307
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0
March 7, 2018

June 5, 2018
During this period, contributions of $1,000 or more in the aggregate per source made to or received by a candidate or committee must be reported within 24 hours.
GC §§82036, 84203
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83
March 10, 2018

March 14, 2018
Between these dates is the Extended Candidate Filing Period. If an eligible incumbent does not file Nomination Documents by March 9, 2018 at 5 p.m., the filing period is extended for that office for five calendar days until March 14, 2018 at 5 p.m., for any person other than the incumbent. This section is not applicable where there is no incumbent eligible to be elected.
EC §§8022, 8024, 10407
88 March 9, 2018 (School District Measure) Last day for a school governing board to deliver a resolution (the "specifications of the election order") to the County Superintendent of Schools and the Elections Official calling for an election on a measure.
ED §5322
88 March 9, 2018 Last day for a local entity to request election services and consolidation from the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors for the June 5, 2018 election by filing with the Board of Supervisors and submitting a copy of the resolution of its governing board requesting the consolidation to the Elections Official.
EC §§1405, 10002, 10403, 12001
88 March 9, 2018 Last day for candidates to submit Nomination Documents (Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers), due by 5 p.m. to the Registration & Elections Division. (City candidates should check the hours of their City Clerk's office.)
EC §§8020, 10220, 10224, 10407, 10510, 10603, 13107, 13307
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78
March 9, 2018

March 19, 2018
The 10-calendar-day public review period begins March 9, 2018 and ends March 19, 2018 at 5 p.m. for all documents filed as of the filing deadline of March 9, 2018. Between these dates, the Elections Official or any registered voter eligible to vote on the contest in question may seek a writ of mandate or injunction requiring any or all of the materials to be amended or deleted if found to be misleading or inaccurate. Documents subject to this review include resolutions, ordinances, declarations and candidate statements.
EC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313
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March 9, 2018

March 19, 2018
Between these dates, anyone seeking to run as a write-in candidate for a Superior Court judge office where only the incumbent has filed Nomination Documents must file a petition indicating a write-in campaign will be conducted. The petition must be signed by at least 0.1 percent of the registered voters qualified to vote with respect to the office, provided that the petition shall contain at least 100 signatures but need not contain more than 600 signatures.
EC §§8203, 8600-04
85 March 12, 2018 Except as provided in EC §13309, 5 p.m. today is the deadline for candidates to withdraw a candidate's statement. Candidates may withdraw but may not change their statements.
EC §13307(a)(3)
85 March 12, 2018 The County will publish a notice regarding County, School District and Special District measures, the dates for submitting Primary Arguments and Rebuttals, the 10-day public examination periods, the hours of opening and closing the polls, and the central ballot counting location.
EC §§9163, 9502, 10242, 12109, 12112; GC §6061; ED §5363
83 March 14, 2018 Candidate Filing Period closes at 5 p.m. today for extended offices. Extended filing periods occur when an eligible incumbent does not file for re-election; the extension only applies to non-incumbent candidates for such an office. City candidates should file paperwork with their City Clerk's office; all other candidates should file with the County Elections Official.
EC §§8022, 8024, 10407
83 March 14, 2018 Last day for an order of election calling for a ballot measure to be amended or withdrawn. A resolution of the legislative body that issued the order of election must be filed with the Elections Official by today in order to amend or withdraw a ballot measure.
EC §9605
82 March 15, 2018 Randomized Alphabet Drawings are conducted by both the Secretary of State and County Elections Official today at 11 a.m. to determine the order in which candidate names will appear on the ballot and the letters that will be assigned to each ballot measure.
EC §§13112, 13113, 13116
82 March 15, 2018 Last day for candidates whose filing period ended on March 14, 2018 to withdraw their candidate statement. The statement may be withdrawn, but not changed, until 5 p.m.
EC §13307(a)(3)
81 March 16, 2018 For consolidated elections, the names of the candidates to appear upon the ballot where district, city or other political subdivision offices are to be filled shall be filed with the Elections Official by this date.
EC §10403
81 March 16, 2018 Primary Arguments in favor of and against local measures are due by 5 p.m. Such arguments, if already submitted, may be changed up to and including today. Arguments for City measures must be filed with the City Clerk's office.
EC §§9162-63, 9282-83, 9286, 9315-16, 9501-03
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71
March 16, 2018

March 26, 2018
The 10-calendar-day public review period begins March 16, 2018 and ends March 26, 2018 at 5 p.m. for Primary Arguments filed in favor of and against local measures. Between these dates, the Elections Official or any registered voter eligible to vote on the contest in question may seek a writ of mandate or injunction requiring any or all of the materials to be amended or deleted if found to be false, misleading or inconsistent with Elections Code. Arguments for City measures are reviewed at the City Clerk's office.
EC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509
78 March 19, 2018 The 10-calendar-day public review period ends at 5 p.m. for all documents filed by March 9, 2018. Writs of mandate and injunctions cannot be sought after this date on documents filed as of the close of the Candidate Filing Period (March 9, 2018).
EC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313
71 March 26, 2018 The 10-calendar-day public review period ends at 5 p.m. today for all Primary Arguments filed in favor of and against local measures. Writs of mandate and injunctions cannot be sought after this date on documents filed as of March 16, 2018.
EC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509
71 March 26, 2018 Rebuttal Arguments for measures where a Primary Argument was filed both in favor and against are due on this date by 5 p.m. Such arguments may be changed up to and including today. Rebuttal arguments for City measures must be filed with the City Clerk's office.
EC §§9163, 9167, 9285-86, 9316-17, 9502, 9504
71 March 26, 2018 Impartial Analyses for measures are due on this date by 5 p.m.
EC §§9160, 9163, 9280, 9286, 9313-14, 9316, 9500, 9502
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61
March 26, 2018

April 5, 2018
The 10-calendar-day public review period begins March 26, 2018 and ends April 5, 2018 at 5 p.m. for Rebuttal Arguments filed in favor or against local measures and Impartial Analyses. Between these dates, the Elections Official or any registered voter eligible to vote on the contest in question may seek a writ of mandate or injunction requiring any or all of the materials to be amended or deleted if found to be false, misleading or inconsistent with the Elections Code. Rebuttal arguments and Impartial Analyses for City measures are reviewed at the City Clerk's office.
EC §§9190, 9286, 9295, 9380, 9509
68 March 29, 2018 Certified List of Candidates. The California Secretary of State will provide a certified list of qualified Federal and State Legislative candidates, including ballot rotation lists, to the County Election Offices.
EC§§ 8120-8125
61 April 5, 2018 The 10-calendar-day public review period ends at 5 p.m. today for all Rebuttal Arguments filed in favor and/or against local measures and Impartial Analyses. Writs of mandate and injunctions may not be sought after this date on documents filed by March 26, 2018.
EC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313
61 April 5, 2018 Any City that requests the Board of Supervisors permit the Elections Official to prepare the City's election materials shall supply the Elections Official with a list of its precincts, or consolidated precincts, as applicable, no later than this date.
EC §10002
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45
April 6, 2018

April 21, 2018
Between these dates, the County Elections Official must send ballots and balloting materials to all Military and Overseas Voters who filed ballot applications by April 21, 2018.
EC §§300(b), 3105, 3114
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14
April 9, 2018

May 22, 2018
During this time, write-in candidates must file a statement of write-in candidacy and other required documentation with the Registration & Elections Division. City candidates must file their paperwork with their City Clerk's office.
EC §§8600-05
50 April 16, 2018 By this date, each County must send the Report of Registration, reflecting the total number of voters as of April 6, 2018, to the Secretary of State.
EC §2187(c)(2)
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21
April 26, 2018

May 15, 2018
Between these dates, the San Mateo County Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet and the State Voter Information Guide will begin mailing to each voter who is registered at least 29 days prior to the election.
EC §§9094, 13303-04
40 April 26, 2018 First pre-election campaign committee statement for candidates and committees is due for the period ending April 21, 2018.
GC §84200.8
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7
May 7, 2018

May 29, 2018
Between these dates, Vote by Mail ballots will be sent to all registered voters in the county. Voters interested in having replacement Vote by Mail ballots be mailed to them should make the request by May 29, 2018 to ensure the ballots arrive on or before Election Day.
EC §§3001, 4005(a)(8)(A)
29 May 7, 2018 Early voting period starts on this day, with three Vote Centers opening in San Mateo, Redwood City and South San Francisco.
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May 8, 2017

June 5, 2018
Between these dates, at least one ballot drop-off location shall be provided for every 15,000 registered voters within the jurisdiction where the election is held, as determined on March 9. All ballot drop-off locations shall be open at least during regular business hours. At least one ballot drop-off location shall be an accessible, secured, exterior drop box that is available for a minimum of 12 hours per day including regular business hours.
EC§ 4005 (a)(1)(A)(B)
15 May 21, 2018 Voter registration closes on this date. Voters must register by this date to be eligible to vote in this election. Voter registration forms postmarked prior to or on this date are accepted.
EC §2102
15 May 21, 2018 Processing of Vote by Mail ballots may begin on this date (10 business days before Election Day). Processing Vote by Mail ballots includes opening Vote by Mail ballot return envelopes, removing ballots, duplicating any damaged ballots and preparing the ballots to be machine-read, or machine-reading them.
EC §15101(b)
14 May 22, 2018 The Candidate Filing Period for write-in candidates ends today at 5 p.m. All potential candidates must submit all required documents by this date in order to be a qualified write-in candidate. City candidates must file their paperwork with their City Clerk's office.
EC §§8601-05
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May 22, 2018

June 5, 2018
Between these dates, those who become new United States citizens on or after May 22, 2018, are eligible to register and vote at the Registration & Elections Division. A new citizen registering during this time must provide proof of citizenship and declare that he or she has established residency in California.
EC §§331, 3500, 3501
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May 22, 2018

June 5, 2018
Between these dates, the Elections Official shall provide conditional voter registration and provisional voting at all Vote Centers.
EC §§2170-73
12 May 24, 2018 Second pre-election campaign committee statement for candidates and committees is due for the period ending May 19, 2018.
GC §84200.8
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May 26, 2018

June 1, 2018
Between these dates, for a minimum of eight hours per day, at least one Vote Center is provided for every 50,000 registered voters within the jurisdiction where the election is held, as determined on March 9, 2018.
EC §4005 (a)(4)(A)
7 May 29, 2018 By this date, the County shall publish a list of the polling places (Vote Centers) designated for each election precinct and precinct board members appointed for this election.
EC §§12105, 12105.5, 12106
7 May 29, 2018 By this date, each County must send the Report of Registration, reflecting the total number of voters as of May 22, 2018, to the Secretary of State.
EC §2187(c)(3)
7 May 29, 2018 Last day for voters to request a replacement Vote by Mail ballot to be mailed to them.
EC §3001
7 May 29, 2018 Last day for voters to request the County Elections Official to send a Vote by Mail ballot in Spanish or Chinese, or a facsimile copy of the ballot printed in Filipino or Korean.
EC §4005(a)(8)(B)(III)
7 May 29, 2018 Last day for voters to request the County Elections Official to send or deliver a ballot that voters with disabilities can read and mark privately and independently pursuant to the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 (52 U.S.C. Sec. 20901 et seq.).
EC §4005(a)(8)(B)(IV)
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June 2, 2018

June 5, 2018
Between these dates, for a minimum of eight hours per day (7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day), at least one Vote Center is provided for every 10,000 registered voters within the jurisdiction where the election is held, as determined on March 9, 2018.
EC §4005 (a)(3)(A)
0 June 5, 2018 Election Day. All Vote Centers open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
EC §§1000, 4005, 14212
Semifinal official canvass commences upon the closing of all polls at 8 p.m.
EC §§15150, 15151
3 June 8, 2018 Vote by Mail ballots postmarked on or before Election Day must be received by County Elections Officials by this day in order to be counted.
EC §3020
28 July 3, 2018 Last day for County Elections Official to post an updated list of the precinct board members who actually served on Election Day.
EC §12105.5
30 July 5, 2018 Last day for County Elections Official to certify election results to the jurisdictions participating in the election.
EC §15372

Reference

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EC: California Elections Code
ED: California Education Code
GC: California Government Code

All above California Codes may be referenced online at: leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes.xhtml

 

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