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

November 7, 2017 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election

Elections Calendar

 

Printable version of Elections Calendar


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 Action Taken
130 Friday
June 30
(School or Special District Vacancy) Last day for the governing body of a local jurisdiction to call for an election on November 7, 2017 to fill a vacancy.
GC §1780; ED §5091(b)
127


113
Monday
July 3

Monday
July 17
Between these dates, a city shall publish its Notice of Election, stating the offices to be filled and time of election. The City Elections Official shall consolidate the Notice of Election and the notice of city measures into one notice if the measure was filed prior to the notice of election's publication.
EC §§12101, 12111
125 Wednesday
July 5
(Special District Vacancy) Last day for Special Districts to deliver notice of offices to be filled, decisions regarding payment of candidate statements, and a map of the District boundaries.
EC§§10509, 10522
123 Friday
July 7
(School District Vacancy) Last day for the 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 of governing board members.
ED §5322
120 Monday
July 10
(School District Vacancy) Last day for a County Superintendent of Schools to deliver a copy of the official order and formal notice of election of governing board members to the Elections Official.
ED §5325(b)
120


90
Monday
July 10

Wednesday
August 9
Between these dates, the County Elections Official shall publish the Notice of Election (date of election, identification of offices to be filled, statement of required qualifications, where nomination papers are available, deadline for filing required forms, statement regarding appointment, and related information).
EC §12112; GC §6061; ED §5363
119 Tuesday
July 11
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.
116 Friday
July 14
(City Vacancy) For a vacancy in a city elective office, this is the last day for the city council to call a special election for November 7, 2017 to fill the vacancy. The City shall immediately publish the Notice of Election. (NOTE: Because the deadline E-114 falls on a Sunday, the safest option is for the City to take this action by E-116, Friday, July 14, given that EC §15 does not extend deadlines under the GC.)
EC §§12101-02; GC §36512
113


88
Monday
July 17

Friday
August 11
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 August 11, 2017 (candidates filing at the Registration & Elections Division have until 5:00 p.m.; city candidates should check the hours of their City Clerk's office). No candidate may withdraw declaration of candidacy after the close of business on August 11, 2017. The candidate statement may be withdrawn but not changed during this candidate filing period and until 5:00 p.m. of the next working day (August 14, 2017) after the close of the candidate filing period.
EC §§10220, 10407, 10510, 10603, 13107, 13307
105 Tuesday
July 25
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.
Fixed Date Monday
July 31
Last day to file semiannual campaign statements, if required, by all candidates, organizations, committees and slate mailer organizations.
GC §§84200, 84218
90


0
Wednesday
August 9

Tuesday
November 7
During this period, contributions of $1,000 or more per source made by or received by a candidate or committee must be reported within 24 hours.
GC §§82036, 84203
88 Friday
August 11
Last day for a local entity to deliver a resolution requesting election services and consolidation from the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors for the November 7, 2017 Election. A copy of a resolution of the governing board requesting the consolidation shall be submitted to the Elections Official. A copy of the exact form of the question, proposition, or office to appear on the ballot must also be submitted.
EC §§1405, 10002, 10403, 12001
88 Friday
August 11
(School District Measure) Last day for the school governing board to deliver a resolution (known as the "specifications of the election order") to the Elections Official calling for an election on a measure.
ED §5322
88 Friday
August 11
Last day (through the close of business) for candidates to file nomination paperwork to qualify for the ballot. City candidates should check the hours of their City Clerk's office; all other candidates have until 5:00 p.m. to complete their candidate filing with the County Elections Official.
EC §§10407, 10510(a)
88 Friday
August 11
Last day (through the close of business, but no later than 5:00 p.m.) for a candidate who has qualified for the ballot to withdraw their candidacy. City candidates should check the hours of their City Clerk's office, all other candidates have until 5:00 p.m.
EC §§10510(a), 10603.
88


78
Friday
August 11

Monday
August 21
10-calendar-day public review period begins August 11, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. and ends August 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. for all documents filed as of the filing deadline of August 11, 2017. 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. Documents subject to this review include ordinances, arguments, impartial analyses, and candidate statements.
EC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313
85 Monday
August 14
Except as provided in EC §13309, today is the last day (until 5:00 p.m.) for a candidate to withdraw the candidate's statement. Candidates may withdraw, but not change their statements.
EC §13307(a)(3)
85 Monday
August 14
County to publish a notice regarding county, school district and special district measures, the dates for submitting primary arguments and rebuttals, the 10-calendar-day public review period, the hours of opening and closing of the polls, and the central ballot counting location.
EC §§9502, 10242; GC §6061; ED §5363
83 Wednesday
August 16
Last day (through the close of business) for candidates to complete their candidate filing for extended offices. Extended filing periods occur when an eligible incumbent does not file for re-election. The eligible incumbent cannot file during the extended candidate filing period. City candidates should check the hours of their City Clerk's office; all other candidates have until 5:00 p.m. to complete their candidate filing with the County Elections Official.
EC §§10407, 10225, 10516, 10604
83 Wednesday
August 16
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 Thursday
August 17
Randomized Alphabet Drawing is conducted today at 11:00 a.m. to determine the order in which candidate names will appear on the ballot and letters that will be assigned to each ballot measure.
EC §§13111, 13112, 13116
82 Thursday
August 17
Last day (until 5:00 p.m.) for a candidate whose filing period ended on the 83rd day to withdraw candidate statement. Candidates may withdraw but not change their statements.
EC §13307(a)(3)
81 Friday
August 18
For consolidated elections, the names of the candidates to appear on 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(c)
81 Friday
August 18
Primary arguments in favor of and against local measures are due by 5:00 p.m. Such arguments, if already submitted, may be changed until and including today. Arguments for city measures must be filed with the City Clerk's office. Check with the City Clerk's office for deadline.
EC §§9162-63, 9282-83, 9315-16, 9501-03
81


71
Friday
August 18

Monday
August 28
Ten-calendar-day public review period begins August 18, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. and ends August 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. for primary arguments filed in favor of and against 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. For dates and times for viewing arguments for city measures, check with the City Clerk's office.
EC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509
71 Monday
August 28
Rebuttal arguments for measures where a primary argument was filed both in favor and against are due by 5:00 p.m. Such arguments may be changed until and including today. Rebuttal arguments for city measures must be filed with the City Clerk's office. Check with the City Clerk's Office for deadline.
EC §§9163, 9167, 9285-86, 9316-17, 9504
71 Monday
August 28
Impartial analyses for County, School and Special District measures are due on this date by 5:00 p.m. Deadlines for impartial analyses for city measures are decided by the City Clerk's Office.
EC §§9160, 9280, 9313-14, 9500
71


61
Monday
August 28

Thursday
September 7
10-calendar-day public review period begins August 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. and ends September 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. for rebuttal arguments filed in favor and/or against 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. For dates and times for viewing arguments for city measures, check with the City Clerk's office.
EC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509
61 Thursday
September 7
Any city that requests the Board of Supervisors to 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
60


45
Friday
September 8

Saturday
September 23
Between these dates County Elections Official must send ballots and balloting material to all Military and Overseas Voters who filed ballot applications by September 23, 2017.
EC §§300(b), 3105, 3114
57


14
Monday
September 11

Tuesday
October 24
During these dates write-in candidates must file a statement of write-in candidacy and other required documentation with the Elections Division.
EC §§8600, 8601
40


21
Thursday
September 28

Tuesday
October 17
Between these dates, the County Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet will be mailed to each voter who is registered at least 29 days prior to the election.
EC §§13303-04
40 Thursday
September 28
First preelection campaign statement for candidates and committees is due for the period ending September 23, 2017.
GC §§ 84200.5, 84200.8
29


7
Monday
October 9

Tuesday
October 31
Between these dates, any registered voter may request a Vote by Mail Ballot. Any requests received prior to October 9, 2017 will be kept and processed during this period.
EC §3001
15 Monday
October 23
Voter registration closes on this date for the November 7, 2017 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election. Voters must register by this date to be eligible to vote in this election. Voter registration forms postmarked on or before with this date are accepted.
EC §2102
14


0
Tuesday
October 24

Tuesday
November 7
Between these dates, those who become new United States citizens on or after October 24, 2017, are eligible to register and vote at any voting center. 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
14


0
Tuesday
October 24

Tuesday
November 7
Between these dates, the Elections Official shall provide conditional voter registration and provisional voting at the Elections Division at 40 Tower Road in San Mateo.
EC §2170
12 Thursday
October 26
Second preelection campaign statement for candidates and committees is due for the period ending October 21, 2017.
GC §§84200.5, 84200.8
7 Tuesday
October 31
Last day for the County Elections Official to publish a list of the polling places designated for each election precinct and post a list of precinct board members appointed for this election.
EC §§12105, 12105.5, 12106
0 Tuesday
November 7
Election Day. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
Semifinal official canvass commences upon the closing of all polls at 8 p.m. At 8:05 p.m. San Mateo County issues the first report of election results and continues to issue updates until all precincts have reported.
EC §§1000, 14212, 15150, 15151
6 Monday
November 13
Vote by Mail ballots postmarked on or before Election Day (or time/date stamped by a bona fide private mail delivery company on or before Election Day) and received by the County Elections Official by this date shall be counted. (NOTE: This deadline normally falls on Friday, November 10 per EC §3020. However, per GC §6701, November 10 is a holiday, and thus per EC §15, this deadline is extended to Monday, November 13. But the item still must be postmarked or time/date stamped on or before Election Day.)
EC §§15, 3020
28 Tuesday
December 5
Last day for County Elections Official to post an updated list of the precinct board members who actually served on Election Day. The list shall remain posted for 30 days after completion of canvass.
EC §12105.5
30 Thursday
December 7
Last day for County to certify election results to the jurisdictions participating in the election.
EC §15372

Footnotes

§ or §§: Section or Sections
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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