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Calendar for the Presidential Primary Election
SECTION 4: THE PRIMARY ELECTION (March 7, 2000)

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PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION CALENDAR
MARCH 7, 2000

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Oct 1- Nov 10, 1999

(E-158 to E-118)

1. Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fees - Partisan and Independent Legislative Candidates

During this period, a partisan or independent candidate for legislative office may obtain his or her forms from the county elections official or the Secretary of State for circulating petitions to secure signatures in lieu of all or part of the filing fee. Signatures may also be applied to the signature requirements for office on the nomination paper if they meet party registration requirements. 8061, 8105, 8106

Oct 1 - Nov 25*, 1999

(E-158 to E-103)

2. Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fees - Partisan U.S. Senate and U.S. Congressional

During this period, a partisan candidate for U.S. Senate or Congress may obtain his or her forms from the county elections official or the Secretary of State for circulating petitions to secure signatures in lieu of all or part of the filing fee. Signatures may also be applied to the signature requirements for office on the nomination paper if they meet party registration requirements. 8061, 8105, 8106

*Deadline falls on a holiday, therefore, performance of these duties moves to the next business day of November 29, 1999.

Oct 1, 1999

(E-158)

3. Notice of Offices in the Primary Election

The last day for the Secretary of State to prepare and to send to each county elections official a notice designating all the offices, except for county officers and judges, for which candidates are to be nominated at the primary election.

12103

 

Oct 5 - Oct 24*, 1999

(E-154 to E-135)

 4. Report of Registration-154-day County Report

During this period, each county elections official shall prepare to send to the Secretary of State a summary statement of the number of persons registered, by party affiliation, by county, and by each political subdivision thereof. 2187(a)(c)&(d)(1)

*Deadline falls on a Sunday, therefore, performance of these duties moves to the next business day of October 25, 1999.

Oct 5, 1999

(E-154)

5. Registration in New Party

The last day any person may register to vote and declare an intention to affiliate with a particular party in order to qualify that party to participate in the March 7, 2000 Primary Election candidate nominating process. 2187(d)(1), 5100(b)

Oct 8, 1999

(Suggested Date)

6. Preelection Residency Confirmation Procedure

The county elections official shall conduct a preelection residency confirmation procedure as provided in Elections Code 2220. This procedure shall be completed by the 90th day immediately prior to the primary election.

The county elections official, at his or her discretion, shall not be required to mail a residency confirmation postcard to any voter who has voted at an election held within the last six months preceding the start of the confirmation procedure.

2220-2226

See item at December 8, 1999 for deadline date.

Oct 9, 1999

(E-150)

7. Letter Requesting Information - American Independent, Green, Libertarian, Natural Law and Reform

The last day for the Secretary of State to send a letter to the chairpersons of record of the American Independent, Green, Libertarian, Natural Law and Reform parties' state and county central committees requesting information he may consider in selecting presidential candidates for placement on the presidential primary election ballot. 6721

 

Oct 9 - Nov 8, 1999

(E-150 to E-120)

8. Announcement of Selected Presidential Candidates

During this period, the Secretary of State will announce and publicize the list of names of those persons, nationally recognized as candidates for President, whom he intends to place on the presidential primary election ballot. Following this announcement, the Secretary of State may add candidates, but he may not delete any candidate whose name appears on the announced list. All candidates may withdraw their names in writing at any time through January 3, 2000 (E-64).

6041-6043, 6340-6342, 6520-6522, 6720-6724

Oct 10*, 1999

(Date fixed by law)

9. SB 50 Campaign Statement Requirements

The last day for candidates and committees, including measure committees, being voted upon in the March 7, 2000, primary election to file additional campaign statements for the period ending September 30, 1999.

Gov.C. 84200.3, 84200.4(a)

*Deadline falls on a Sunday and the following day is a holiday, therefore, performance of these duties moves to the next business day of October 12, 1999.

Oct 11, 1999

(E-148)

10. Governor's Proclamation - Issuance

By this date, the Governor shall issue a proclamation calling the primary election and shall state the time of the election and the offices to be filled and transmit a copy of the proclamation to the board of supervisors of each county. The Secretary of State will send an informational copy of the proclamation to each county election official. 12000

Oct 24*, 1999

(E-135)

11. Report of Registration - 154-day County Report

On this day, each county elections official shall send to the Secretary of State via Calvoter a summary statement of the number of persons registered as of October 5, 1999 (E-154).

2187(a), (c) & (d)(1)

*Deadline falls on a Sunday, therefore, performance of these duties moves to the next business day of October 25, 1999.

Oct 24*, 1999

(E-135)

12. New Party Qualification

The last day for the Secretary of State to determine whether a new political party has qualified either by registration or by filing a petition.

Minimum registration required 86,212

Signatures required for petition 862,113

5100(b) & (c)

*Deadline falls on a Sunday, therefore, performance of these duties moves to the next business day of October 25, 1999.

Oct 28, 1999

(E-131)

13. Initiative Measure Qualification Deadline

The last day for an initiative measure to qualify for the primary election ballot. Cal.Const. Art II, 8(c), 9013

Oct 28, 1999

(E-131)

14. Legislative Measure Qualification Deadline

The last day for the Legislature to adopt a constitutional amendment, bond measure, or other legislative measure in order for the proposed measure to appear on the primary election ballot. 9040

Oct 29, 1999

(Suggested Date)

15. Preelection Residency Confirmation

Not later than this date, the county elections official should mail nonforwardable residency confirmation postcards to registered voters. 2220

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Nov 1 - Nov 10, 1999

(E-127 to E-118)

16. Declarations of Intention - Partisan and Independent Legislative Candidates

During this period, each partisan and independent candidate for legislative office shall pay the appropriate filing fee at the time of filing his or her declaration of intention to become a candidate for such office in the office of either the Secretary of State or the county elections official of the county in which the candidate is a resident. Independent legislative candidates, even though not required to file nomination papers until June 12-August 11, 2000 because they don't run in the primary, must also file declarations of intention during this filing period. This declaration shall be filed on a form supplied by the Secretary of State or the county elections official. If this declaration is filed with the Secretary of State, the entire nonrefundable filing fee must be paid; signatures cannot be accepted by the Secretary of State, since the Secretary of State has no records against which to verify signatures on in-lieu petitions. 8022(a), 8105, 8350

Refer to Section 9 Term Limits for a listing of which offices are affected by term limits and will, therefore, have no filing extensions.

The entire nonrefundable filing fee, represented by cash, signatures, or any prorated combination of cash and signatures, must be presented at the time of filing the declaration of intention with the county elections official. The county elections official shall send a copy of each declaration of intention filed by state legislative partisan and independent candidates and the filing fee to the Secretary of State. 8103, 8106

Nov 1, 1999

(Date designated by Secretary of State)

17. State Measures - News Release Inviting Arguments

On this date, the Secretary of State will issue a general news release requesting voters to submit an argument in each case where either the argument for or against any statewide ballot measure has not been prepared and filed. 9060-9063

Nov 3, 1999

(E-125)

18. Notice of Parties in Primary Election

The last day for the Secretary of State to prepare and send to each county elections official a notice designating the political parties qualified to participate in the primary. 12103

Nov 3, 1999

(E-125)

 

19. County Central Committees - American Independent, Green, Libertarian, Natural Law and Reform

The last day for the Secretary of State to compute the number of members of the central committees to be elected in each county and to mail certificates to that effect to each county elections official and to the chairpersons of record of each state central committee. 7671,7770

Nov 3, 1999

(E-125)

20. Newly Qualified Parties Qualified Procedures for Presidential Primary

The last day for the officers of a newly-qualified political party to notify the Secretary of State of the designated procedures the party has selected for its presidential primary election.

5006

Nov 5, 1999

(E-123)

21. Disqualified Parties

The last day for the Secretary of State, with the advice and consent of the Attorney General, to determine which parties, if any, are disqualified from participating in any primary election under 5102. 5200

Nov 8, 1999

(E-120)

22. Publication of Selected Presidential Candidates

The last day for the Secretary of State to announce and publicize the list of names of those persons nationally recognized as candidates for President and whom he intends to place on the presidential primary election ballot. Following the announcement, he may add candidates to, but may not delete any candidate from, the list. The Secretary of State shall mail copies of the lists of selected Green, Libertarian, Natural Law and Reform candidates, and subsequent additions thereto, to the chairpersons of the Green, Libertarian, Natural Law and Reform state and county central committees, respectively. 6041, 6340, 6520, 6720

Nov 8, 1999

(E-120)

23. Number of Delegates for National Conventions

By this date, the chairperson of each qualified party's state central committee shall notify the Secretary of State of the number of delegates to represent California at its next national convention. The Green Party, Libertarian Party, Natural Law Party and Reform Party chairs must state the name of the national party with which the state party has affiliated as well as the number of delegates from the northern and southern portions of the state. The Democratic Party shall state the number of delegates and alternates to be selected from each congressional district. 6020, 6023, 6320, 6321, 6540, 6541, 6740, 6741, 6744, 6745, 6763

If any party fails to notify the Secretary of State of the number of delegates, the Secretary of State shall ascertain the number from the call for the national convention issued by the national committee of that party. In the case of the Green, Libertarian, Natural Law and Reform Parties, the Secretary of State shall ascertain the party's national affiliation and the number of delegates and alternates from the chairperson or any other officer of record of the party state central committee.

6024, 6322, 6542, 6742, 6762, 6763, 6764

Nov 8, 1999

(E-120)

24. Democratic Delegates-Pledged Elected Officials

The chairperson of the Democratic State Central Committee shall notify specified office holders who are affiliated with the Democratic Party as to their right to serve as pledged elected official delegates to the Democratic Party national convention.

6020

Nov 8-Dec 23, 1999

(E-120 to E-75)

25. Nomination Period: Unselected Democratic Presidential Candidates

Between these dates the steering committee of each unselected presidential candidate or uncommitted delegation may appoint circulators to obtain signatures to nomination papers. Papers shall be left for examination with the county elections official of the county in which they are circulated.

6061, 6101, 6108, 6120, 6122

Within five days after nomination papers are left with the county elections official, the elections official shall examine and affix a certificate reciting that he or she has examined them and stating the number of names which have not been marked "not sufficient." The elections official shall transmit the papers to the Secretary of State, who shall file them. 6144

Nov 9, 1999

(Date designated

by Party)

26. Democratic Delegates-District Level and Alternate Positions

First day declarations of candidacy for district-level delegate or alternate position are available at the district headquarters in Sacramento and Los Angeles for submission in Sacramento between December 14 and January 6, 2000.

6021, 6083, 6201(d)

Nov 9, 1999

(Date designated by the Secretary of State)

27. State Measures - Arguments Submission Deadline

By this day, legislators and their appointee(s) must submit to the Secretary of State their arguments for and against each legislative measure that qualified by October 28, 1999 (E-131). This is also the last day for the proponents of each initiative measure to submit their arguments to the Secretary of State. Once submitted, no argument may be changed or amended.

9043

Whenever the Legislature submits any measure to the voters of the state, the author of the measure and no more than two persons appointed by the author may draft an argument for its adoption, or the author of the measure may appoint no more than three persons to draft the argument. This argument shall not exceed 500 words in length. If the author of the measure desires separate arguments to be written in its favor by each person appointed, separate arguments may be written, but the combined length shall not exceed 500 words. 9041

 

If a legislative measure was not adopted unanimously, one member of each house who voted against it shall be appointed by the presiding officers of the respective houses to write an argument against the measure. This argument shall not exceed 500 words in length. 9042

If those members appointed to write an argument against the measure so choose, each may write a separate argument opposing it, but the combined length of the two arguments shall not exceed 500 words. 9042

 

If legislators and their appointee(s) do not file an argument for or against any legislative measure, any voter may request the Secretary of State for permission to prepare and file an argument for either side of any such measure for which no argument has been prepared. The Secretary of State shall grant permission unless two or more voters request permission to submit arguments on the same side of a measure, in which event the Secretary of State shall designate one of the voters to write the argument. 9044, 9067

Proponents of initiatives are given preference in submitting ballot arguments in favor of their measures. Opposing arguments are solicited from the public, with priority given to bona fide associations of citizens, followed by individual voters, when more than one argument is submitted against the initiative measure. 9062, 9067

 

 

Nov 10, 1999

(E-118)

28. Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fees - Partisan and Independent Legislative Offices

The last day for partisan or independent candidates for legislative office to turn in their petitions to the county elections official of the county in which the petition signers reside and are registered to vote. Within ten days after receipt of a petition, the county elections official shall notify the candidate of any deficiency. The candidate shall then cover the deficiency either by submitting a supplemental petition or by paying a prorated portion of the filing fee not later than December 10, 1999 (E -88) for partisan candidates; not later than August 11, 2000 (E-88) for independent candidates. If the required number of in-lieu signatures or a sufficient combination of such signatures and the prorated filing fee have been filed by this date (November 10), the county elections official shall issue during the regular filing period (November 15 through December 10) the nomination papers provisionally. Any candidate who submits a number of valid in-lieu signatures equal to or exceeding the minimum number required by 8041 for his or her nomination paper and which meet party registration requirements shall not be required to file nomination papers.

8061, 8105, 8106(b)(3)

Nov 10, 1999

(E-118)

29. Declarations of Intention - Partisan and Independent Candidates for Legislative Office

The last day on which a candidate may file a declaration of intention for legislative office. 8022(a), 8350

Refer to Section 9 Term Limits for a listing of which offices are affected by term limits and will, therefore, have no filing extensions.

Nov 10, 1999

(E-118)

30. Declarations of Intention - Elections Official Sends to the Secretary of State

The last day for the county elections official to send to the Secretary of State the declarations of intention and the filing fees for all legislative partisan and independent candidates who filed with the county elections official unless the close of the filing period is extended. 8022(a), 8350

Nov 11-Nov 15, 1999

(E-117 to E-113)

31. Declarations of Intention - Extension Period for Partisan and Independent Candidates for Legislative Office

If the incumbent legislative candidate has not filed a declaration of intention to succeed to the same office, then any person, other than the incumbent, may file such a declaration during this extension period. If failure to file a declaration of intention is because the incumbent has already served the maximum number of terms permitted by the California Constitution for that office, there shall be no extension of the period for filing the declaration of intention. 8022, 8350

Refer to Section 9 Term Limits for a listing of which offices are affected by term limits and will, therefore, have no filing extensions.

 

Nov 13, 1999

(E-115)

 32. County Central Committees - Green, Libertarian, Natural Law and Reform Parties

The last day for the county elections official to compute the number of members of central committees to be elected in each Assembly or supervisorial district, as the case may be.

7771

Nov 13, 1999

(Suggested Date)

33. County Central Committee - American Independent Party

The last day for each county elections official to compute the number of members of central committees to be elected in each Assembly or supervisorial district, as the case may be.

Nov 13, 1999

(Suggested Date)

 

 

34. County Central Committees - Democratic and Republican Parties

By this date, the county elections official shall compute the number of members of each county central committee to be elected in each Assembly or supervisorial district, as the case may be. 7226, 7421

Nov 14, 1999

(Date designated by the Secretary of State)

 

35. Selection and Exchange of Arguments For and Against Measures

On or before this day, the Secretary of State will select arguments for inclusion in the ballot pamphlet where more than one has been submitted in favor of or against the same measure. The Secretary of State will exchange arguments with opposing authors and request rebuttal arguments.

9067, 9069

Nov 15, 1999

(E-113)

36. Declaration of Intention - Extension Period for Partisan and Independent Legislative Candidates Office

The last day any person other than the incumbent may file a Declaration of Intention. 8022, 8350

Nov 15-Dec 10, 1999

(E-113 to E-88)

37. Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers - Non- Presidential Candidate Filing

During this period, all non-presidential candidates, except independent candidates, must file their declarations of candidacy for office and circulate their nomination papers and deliver them for filing with the county elections official. United States Senate and Congressional candidates must pay the nonrefundable filing fees or present in-lieu signatures at the time they receive their nomination papers from the county elections official. The number of valid in-lieu signatures any candidate obtains may be subtracted from the number required for his or her nomination papers if they meet party registration requirements. A candidate shall not be required to execute a nomination paper if the number of in-lieu signatures equals or exceeds the minimum number required by 8041. All nomination documents for United States Senator, Representative in Congress, and Legislature are to be filed in the office of the county elections official who will ultimately process and forward them to the Secretary of State.

8020, 8041, 8061, 8100, 8105, 8106

Nov 15-Dec 10, 1999

(E-113 to E-88)

38. Local Consolidation - Nomination Period

Between these dates and whenever other elections are consolidated with the primary election, candidates shall file

their nomination documents in the office of the appropriate officer during regular office hours. 10407

Nov 15-Dec 10, 1999

(E-113 to E-88)

39. Statements of Economic Interests

Between these dates, specified nonincumbent candidates in an election shall file statements of economic interests disclosing their investments, interests in real property, and any income received during the immediately preceding 12 months. These statements must be filed no later than December 10, 1999 (E-88), the final date for filing the declaration of candidacy. This filing of statements of economic interests is not required if the candidate has filed such statements within the past sixty days for the same jurisdiction.

Gov.C. 87200, 87201, 87500

Note: The deadlines for filing the statements of economic interests by certain officeholders may be earlier. Call the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) for deadline information at (916) 322-5660.

 

Nov 15-Dec 15, 1999

(E-113 to E-83)

40. Nomination Documents Forwarded to the Secretary of State

During this period and within five days of receipt of the nomination documents, the county elections official shall deliver to the Secretary of State the nomination documents

for United States Senator, Representative in Congress, or Member of the Senate or Assembly, together with a statement showing the number of valid signatures on the nomination document from all candidates. 8070, 8082

Nov 18, 1999

(E-110)

41. Certification of Number of Delegates (Republican, American Independent, Green, Libertarian, Natural Law and Reform Parties)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 19, 1999

(Date designated by the Secretary of State)

By this date, the Secretary of State shall certify to the county elections official the number of delegates to be elected at the presidential primary election. For the Green, Libertarian, Natural Law and Reform Parties, the certificate will include the number of delegates to represent the party at their respective national conventions, the name, address and telephone number of the national party with which the state party is presently affiliated, and the number of delegates to be selected from each territory by each committee proposing a group of national convention delegates.

6323, 6543, 6743, 6744

42. State Measures - Titles, Summaries, Analyses, Texts, and Bond Statement Deadline

The Attorney General, Legislative Analyst and Legislative Counsel are asked to provide, no later than this date, all official titles, 20-word ballot labels, summaries, analyses, texts, and statements of bonded indebtedness for the measures which have qualified for the primary election ballot so that the Secretary of State has sufficient time to translate the ballot pamphlet into any appropriate minority languages, as well as to prepare copy for public display.

9050, 9087, 9088, 9091, 13280-13282

Nov 19, 1999

(Date designated by the Secretary of State)

43. State Measures - Rebuttal Arguments and Summary Information Submission Deadline

The last day rebuttal arguments and summary information for or against ballot measures qualified for the primary election ballot may be submitted. The arguments shall not exceed 250 words. 9069

Nov 19, 1999

(Date designated by the Secretary of State)

44. Submission of Political Party Statements of Purpose

The last day for political parties to submit statements of purpose for inclusion in the ballot pamphlet.

Nov 20, 1999

(E-108)

45. Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fees - Candidates for Legislative Offices

The last day for the county elections official to determine the sufficiency of in-lieu signatures submitted by candidates for legislative offices. Within ten days after receipt of a petition, the county elections official shall notify the candidate of any deficiency. Such candidates may, before the close of the nomination period (December 10), either submit a supplemental petition or pay a prorated fee to cover the deficiency. 8105, 8106(b)(3)

Nov 23, 1999

(E-105)

46. Newly-Qualified Party Procedures for Primary Election

The last day for officers of a newly-qualified political party to file a notice with the Secretary of State stating the statutory provisions applicable to the party's operation. 5005

Nov 23-Dec 13, 1999

(E-105 to E-85)

47. State Ballot Pamphlet Available for Public Examination

During this period, the Secretary of State will make a complete copy of the ballot pamphlet available for public examination for 20 days. The ballot labels will also be made available.

Gov.C. 88006; Elec. C. 9092, 13282

Nov 24, 1999

(E-104)

48. Delegates - American Independent Party

The last day for a committee proposing the nomination of a group of candidates for delegate to file with the Secretary of State a statement containing the name of the committee and the names of its officers. The number of alternates to be selected shall be no greater than one for each delegate. 6560-6564

Each group of candidates for delegate must obtain the endorsement of the candidate for presidential nominee for whom the members of the group have filed a preference. The endorsement of the candidate for presidential nominee must be on file with the Secretary of State before the circulation of any nomination papers by a group of candidates pledged to the support of his or her candidacy as presidential nominee.

6565-6567

Nov 24, 1999

(E-104)

49. Delegates - Green, Libertarian, Natural Law and Reform Parties

The last day for a committee proposing the nomination of a group of candidates for delegate in support of a selected or unselected candidate to file with the Secretary of State a statement containing the name of the committee and the names, residence addresses and telephone numbers of at least five of its members and its officers.

6760- 6761, 6767- 6768

Each group of candidates for delegate must obtain the endorsement of the candidate for presidential nominee for whom the members of the group have filed a preference. The endorsement of the candidate for presidential nominee must be on file with the Secretary of State before the circulation of any nomination papers by a group of candidates pledged to the support of his or her candidacy as presidential nominee.

6765

Nov 24-Dec 24, 1999

(E-104 to E-74)

50. Presidential Nomination Papers - Republican, American Independent, Green, Libertarian, Natural Law, and Reform Parties

Between these dates, circulators may obtain signatures to the nomination papers, and file them for examination with the county elections official for unselected Republican Party candidates; unselected presidential preference candidates for American Independent, Green, Libertarian, Natural Law and Reform Parties; groups of delegates for selected and unselected candidates and uncommitted delegations for American Independent, Green, Libertarian, Natural Law and Reform Parties. 6343, 6360, 6365, 6382, 6568, 6581, 6586, 6587, 6591, 6781, 6786, 6787, 6791

The county elections official has five days from receipt to verify and certify nomination papers and to forward them to the Secretary of State. 6404, 6597, 6796

Nov 25*, 1999

(E-105)

51. Report of Registration - 154-day Statewide Report

The last day for the Secretary of State to compile a statewide report showing the number of registered voters, by party affiliation, in the state and county and political subdivisions thereof. This statement must be compiled by the Secretary of State within 30 days after receiving the summary statements sent by the county elections official on October 24, 1999

(E-135). 2187(b) & (d)(1)

See item #10 at October 24, 1999 for Report of Registration 154-day County Report submissions.

*Deadline falls on a holiday, therefore, performance of these duties moves to the next business day of November 29, 1999.

Nov 25*, 1999

(E-103)

52. Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fees - U.S. Senate, U.S. Congressional, and All Other Candidates

The last day for candidates for offices other than legislative offices to turn in their petitions to the county elections official of the county in which the petition signers reside and are registered to vote. Within ten days after receipt of a petition, the county elections official shall notify the candidate of any deficiency. The candidate shall then cover the deficiency either by submitting a supplemental petition or by paying a prorated portion of the filing fee not later than December 10, 1999 (E-88). Upon receipt of the required number of in-lieu signatures, or of a sufficient combination of such signatures and the prorated filing fee, the county elections official shall issue the nomination papers provisionally. Any candidate who submits a number of valid in-lieu signatures equal to or exceeding the minimum number required by 8041 for his or her nomination paper shall not be required to file the nomination papers if they meet party registration requirements. 8061, 8105, 8106(b)(3) & (b)(4)

*Deadline falls on a holiday, therefore, performance of these duties moves to the next business day of November 29, 1999.

 

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Dec 5*, 1999

(E-93)

 

53. Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fees - U.S. Senate, U.S. Congressional, and All Other Candidates

The last day for the county elections official to determine the sufficiency of the in-lieu signatures submitted by candidates for all offices other than legislative. Within ten days after receipt of a petition, the county elections official shall notify the candidate of any deficiency. Such candidates shall, before the close of the nomination period (December 10, 1999) , either submit a supplemental petition or pay a prorated fee to cover the deficiency. 8106(b)(3)

*Deadline falls on a Sunday, therefore, performance of these duties moves to the next business day of December 6, 1999.

Dec 6, 1999

(E-92)

54. Randomized Alphabet Drawing - Notice

The last day for the Secretary of State to notify the news media and other interested parties of the date, time, and place of the randomized alphabet drawing to be held at 11 a.m. on December 16, 1999 (E-82). 13112(c)

Dec 8, 1999

(E-90)

55. County Central Committees May Nominate Precinct Board Members

The last day county central committees may nominate in writing the names of persons for appointment as precinct board members for the primary and general elections. These persons shall be registered voters residing in the precinct for which they are nominated. The county elections official will give preference to the precinct board member nominees of the parties with at least ten percent of the registered voters in that precinct. 12306

Dec 8, 1999

(E-90)

56. Preelection List Maintenance Procedures

After this date, the county elections official may not conduct list maintenance procedures. 2220-2226

Dec 10, 1999

(E-88)

57. Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fees - Supplemental

The last day a candidate may submit a supplemental in-lieu petition to the county elections official or pay a prorated portion of the filing fee to cover any deficiency in the filing fee payment. 8106(b)(3)

Dec 10, 1999

(E-88)

5 p.m.

58. Declarations of Candidacy and Nomination Papers

Not later than 5 p.m. on this day, all candidates must deliver to the county elections official for filing their declarations of candidacy and their nomination papers. 8020, 8100

Dec 10, 1999

(E-88)

59. Notification of Mail Ballot Precinct

The last day for the county elections official to determine that there are 250 or fewer persons registered to vote in any precinct. The county elections official may then mail to each voter an absent voter's ballot along with a statement that there will be no polling place for the primary election. The elections official shall also notify each voter of the two nearest polling places in the event the voter chooses to return the ballot on election day. No precinct shall be divided in order to conform to the provisions of this section. 3005

Dec 11-Dec 15, 1999

(E-87 to E-83)

60. Nomination Period Extension for Candidates for Legislative Offices

If an incumbent legislative officer files a declaration of intention but for any reason fails to qualify for the nomination by December 10, 1999, a five-day extension is allowed for any person, other than the incumbent, if otherwise qualified, to file for such office during the extended period notwithstanding that he or she has not filed a written and signed declaration of intention to become a candidate for the office. 8022(b)

Dec 11-Dec 24, 1999

(E-87 to E-74)

61. Nomination Period Extension When The Only Partisan Candidate Dies

If only one candidate has filed nomination papers for a partisan nomination at the primary election and that candidate dies after December 10 and by December 15, any person qualified under 8001 may circulate and deliver nomination papers for the office to the county elections official not later than 5 p.m. on December 24, 1999. 8025

Dec 13, 1999

(E-85)

62. Democratic Steering Committees

The chairperson of each candidate's seven-member steering committee shall file with the Secretary of State a statement containing the names and addresses of the members of the steering committee. 6080-6081

Each steering committee shall appoint a caucus organizer for each congressional district. 6082

Dec 13, 1999

(E-85)

63. State Ballot Pamphlet Copy to the State Printer

The last day for the Secretary of State to deliver copy for preparation of the ballot pamphlets to the Office of State Printing. 9082

Dec 14, 1999-Jan 6, 2000

(Date designated by

Party)

64. Democratic Delegates - District Level and Alternate Positions

Between these dates, persons wishing to be elected to a district level or alternate position shall file a Declaration of Candidacy for delegate with the state party chair.

6021, 6083

Dec 15, 1999

(E-83)

65. Nomination Documents Filed with the Secretary of State

The last day for county elections official to forward nomination documents that are required to be filed with the Secretary of State for filing. 8082

Dec 15, 1999

(E-83)

66. Party Contributor Envelopes or Letters

The last day for the county central committee of each qualified political party to supply its county elections official with party contributor envelopes or a one-page letter to be included in the mailing of the sample ballot, if desired. The committee shall reimburse the county for any actual costs incurred by such inclusion. 13305

Dec 16, 1999

11 a.m.

(E-82)

67. Randomized Alphabet Drawing

The Secretary of State shall conduct the randomized alphabet drawing at 11 a.m. and mail the results immediately to county elections official so that they may determine the order in which the candidates shall appear on the primary election ballot.

13112(b)

Dec 23, 1999

(E-75)

68. Nomination Period - Unselected Democratic Presidential Candidates

Last day steering committee of each unselected presidential candidate or uncommitted delegation may leave nomination papers with the county elections official. 6101, 6122

 

Dec 24, 1999

(E-74)

 

69. Presidential Nomination Papers - Republican Party

Last day for unselected candidates to leave nomination papers for examination with the county elections official of the county in which they are circulated. 6360

There are no provisions for an uncommitted delegation.

Dec 24, 1999

(E-74)

70. Presidential Nomination Papers - American Independent, Green, Libertarian, Natural Law and Reform Parties

The last day unselected candidates for the presidential preference portion of the primary ballot can file properly prepared, circulated, signed and verified nomination papers with the county elections official of the county in which they are circulated. This applies to the nomination of a candidate for the presidential preference portion of the primary ballot, to the nomination of a slate of delegates pledged to the candidacy of a particular candidate and to the nomination of a slate of delegates not expressing a preference for a particular candidate. 6580-6581, 6780-6781

Dec 24, 1999

(E-74)

71. Nomination Period Extension - Death of the Only Partisan Candidate

By 5 p.m. on this day, any person qualified under 8001 can deliver to the county elections official his or her nomination papers for any partisan office for which only one candidate had filed but who had died after December 10 and by December 15, 1999. 8025

Dec 25*, 1999

(E-73)

72. Notice to Partisan Candidates

On or before this date, but not fewer than five days before sending the certified list of candidates to the county elections official, the Secretary of State shall notify each candidate for partisan office of the names, addresses, offices, ballot designations, and party affiliations of all other persons who have filed for the same office. 8121

*Deadline falls on a holiday, therefore, performance of these duties moves to the next business day of December 27, 1999.

Dec 25*, 1999

(E-73)

73. County Central Committees - When Not on the Ballot - Democratic, Republican, American Independent Parties

The county elections official shall determine whether the number of county central committee candidates who have filed for each supervisorial or Assembly district, whichever is appropriate, exceeds the number to be elected. If not, the county elections official shall not include the designation of the office or the candidates on the ballot, unless a petition signed

by 25 registered voters indicating that a write-in campaign will be conducted for the office is filed with the county elections official not later than December 30, 1999 (E-68). In lieu thereof, the board of supervisors shall declare elected the candidates who were nominated. 7228, 7423, 7673

*Deadline falls on a holiday, therefore, performance of these duties moves to the next business day of December 27, 1999.

Dec 28, 1999

(E-70)

74. County's Filing Deadline for Presidential Nomination Papers - Democratic Party

Last day for the county elections official to certify and send to Secretary of State any Democratic Presidential Candidate nomination papers filed by December 23, 1999 (E-75).

6101, 6144

Dec 28, 1999

(Date designated by Party)

75. Democratic Delegates - Pledged Party Leader, Elected Official, Delegates At-Large and Alternates

First day declarations of candidacy for pledged party leader and elected official delegates, at-large delegates and alternates are available at the district headquarters in Sacramento and Los Angeles for submission in Sacramento between January 10 and March 9, 2000 (dates designated by Party).

6021-6022; 6083

Dec 29, 1999

(E-69)

76. County's Filing Deadline for Presidential Nomination Papers - Republican, American Independent, Green, Libertarian, Natural Law and Reform Parties

Last day for the county elections official to certify and send to the Secretary of State any presidential nomination papers received by December 24, 1999 (E-74). 6404, 6597, 6796

Dec 30, 1999

(E-68)

77. Certified List of Candidates and Rotation List

The last day for the Secretary of State to prepare and send to each county elections official a certified list of candidates showing the name of every person eligible to receive votes

within the county at the primary election, their addresses, the offices for which they seek nomination, and, if the office is partisan, the party each person represents. 8120-8125

By this date, the Secretary of State shall also provide to county election officials a list of candidates arranged according to the randomized alphabet drawn on December 16, 1999.

8149

Dec 30, 1999-Mar 7, 2000

(E-68 to E)

78. Death of Partisan Candidate - Name on Ballot

If a candidate dies on or after this date, his or her name shall be printed upon the ballot for the primary election. 8809

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Jan 1, 2000

(Date fixed by law)

79. Approved Ballot Vendors

By this date, the Secretary of State will publish the list of approved manufacturers, finishers, and printers of ballot cards for use in California elections.

Cal. Code Regs., Title 2, 20226

Jan 3, 2000

(E-64)

 

80. Democratic Presidential Candidates - Notification of Qualification for Placement on Ballot

Last day for the Secretary of State to notify each steering committee whether or not it has qualified a candidate or uncommitted delegation for placement on the ballot by the nomination process. 6160

Jan 3, 2000

(E-64)

81. Withdrawal of Presidential Candidate - Democratic, Republican, American Independent, Green, Libertarian, Natural Law and Reform Parties

The last day a selected or unselected presidential candidate may file an affidavit with the Secretary of State in order to have his or her name withdrawn from the primary election ballot. 6042-6043, 6341-6342, 6521-6522, 6723-6724

Jan 6, 2000

5 p.m.

(Date designated by Party)

82. Democratic Delegates

Last day to postmark a Declaration of Candidacy for district-level delegate or alternate position for submission to the state party chair. 6021,6083, 6201

Jan 7, 2000

(E-60)

83. Special Absent Voters' Ballot Applications

The first day county elections official may process applications for special absent voters' ballots. Any application received by the county elections official prior to this day shall be kept and processed on or after this date. The application must include the statement that the voter cannot vote an absentee ballot during the normal absentee voting period of February 7-February 29, 1999 (E-29 to E-7) because of military or other contingencies that preclude normal mail delivery.

300(b), 3103

Jan 7, 2000

(E-60)

84. Registration Files Update

Counties using data processing equipment to store registered voter information set forth in the affidavits of registration shall

begin their computer updates in order to send a copy of their registered voter files to the Secretary of State by January 17, 2000 (E-50). 2187

Jan 7-Feb 29, 2000

(E-60 to E-7)

85. Federal Election - Overseas Voter, Application for Absent Voter's Ballot

During this period, counties may begin processing Federal Post Card Applications (FPCA) from persons already registered to vote. (Note: A single FPCA may be used to request both primary and general election absentee ballots in a calendar year.) 3304, 3306

Jan 8, 2000

(E-59)

86. Secretary of State Certifies Presidential Candidates

The last day for the Secretary of State to certify and to send the county elections official the names of presidential candidates and chairpersons of uncommitted delegations of all parties and the names of delegate candidates who are entitled to be voted for at the presidential primary election.

6950-6951; 6953-6954

Jan 10, 2000

(Date fixed by law)

 

87. Campaign Statement - Semiannual

The last day to file semiannual campaign statements for candidates and committees. Gov.C. 84200.3, 84200.4(b)

Jan 10, 2000

(Date fixed by law)

 

88. Supplemental Independent Expenditure Report

Last day to file supplemental independent expenditure reports for candidates or committees making independent expenditures of $500 or more in a calendar year to support or oppose a candidate or measure. Independent expenditure reports are filed at the same time and in the same places, as would be required if the filer were primarily formed to support or oppose the candidate, measure, or measure qualification affected by the independent expenditure. Gov. C. 84203.5

Jan 10-Feb 22, 2000

(E-57 to E-14)

89. Statement of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Papers

During this period, all write-in candidates, other than write-in presidential candidates, must file their statement of write-in candidacy and nomination papers with the county elections official. 8601

Jan 10-Mar 9, 2000

5 p.m.

(Date designated by Party)

90. Democratic Delegates - Pledged Party Leader, Elected Official and At-Large

Between these dates, Declarations of Candidacy for party, elected official, delegates, at-large delegates and alternates will be accepted by the state party chair. 6203- 6204

Jan 11, 2000

(Date designated by Party)

91. Democratic - Delegate List to Candidate

By this day the State Party Chair shall provide the candidate or authorized representative with a list of all persons who have filed for district-level delegate or alternate and are pledged to that candidate. 6201(g)

Jan 17*, 2000

(E-50)

92. Voter Registration Files to the Secretary of State

The last day for county elections official to send the Secretary of State a copy of their voter registration files of all registered voters registered prior to January 7, 2000 (E-60).

2187( c)&(d)(2)

 

 

 

Jan 17*, 2000

(E-50)

*Deadline falls on a holiday, therefore, performance of these duties moves to the next business day of January 18, 2000.

93. List of Democratic Candidates for Delegate

On or before this date, the Democratic State Central Committee shall transmit to the steering committee of each presidential candidate and uncommitted delegation a list of all persons who have filed a Declaration of Candidacy for delegate pledged to that presidential candidate or uncommitted delegation. 6084

*Deadline falls on a holiday, therefore, performance of these duties moves to the next business day of January 18, 2000.

Jan 22, 2000

(E-45)

94. State Ballot Pamphlets Furnished to Counties

By this date, the Secretary of State shall furnish copies of the state ballot pamphlet to those counties that do not use data processing equipment. Ballot pamphlets will also be sent to all counties for their supplemental mailings to persons who registered between January 8 and February 7, 2000 (E-59 to E-29). 9094(b)

Jan 22, 2000

95. State Ballot Pamphlet to State and Local Officials and Public Institutions

By this date, the Secretary of State shall send a specified number of copies of the state ballot pamphlet to city and county elections officials, members of the Legislature, proponents of statewide ballot measures, public libraries and educational institutions. 9096

Jan 23, 2000

(Date designated by Party)

96. Democratic Delegate Selection Caucuses

On this day, each Democratic presidential candidate/campaign to hold district-level delegate caucuses in each of the 52 congressional districts. Locations to be determined by each Democratic presidential candidate/campaign.

6021, 6086, 6201

Jan 27, 2000

(E-40)

97. First Preelection Statement

The last day to file campaign statements for candidates and committees for the period ending January 22, 2000.

Gov.C. 84200.5, 84200.8(a)

Jan 27, 2000

(Date fixed by law)

98. Supplemental Independent Expenditure Report

Last day to file supplemental independent expenditure reports for candidates or committees making independent expenditures of $500 or more in a calendar year to support or oppose a candidate or measure. Independent expenditure reports are filed at the same time and in the same places, as would be required if the filer were primarily formed to support or oppose the candidate, measure, or measure qualification affected by the independent expenditure. Gov. C. 84203.5

Jan 27, 2000

(E-40)

99. Democratic Delegate Slates

Last day for the steering committee of each candidate or uncommitted delegation to rank delegate candidates provided by each caucus and immediately thereafter to file with the

Secretary of State a statement containing the names of delegate candidates in ranked order from each congressional district. 6086

Jan 27-Feb 15, 2000

(E-40 to E-21)

100. State Ballot Pamphlet Mailing

Between these dates, the Secretary of State shall mail state ballot pamphlets to all household in which voters were registered by Friday, January 7, 2000 (E-60). This mailing is based on the information provided by the counties' voters registration files sent to the Secretary of State by January 17, 2000 (E-50). 9094(a)

Jan 27-Feb 26, 2000

(E-40 to E-10)

101. Counties Mail Sample Ballots

Between these dates, the county elections official shall mail a polling place notice and sample ballot to each registered voter. The polling place notice shall state whether the polling place is accessible to the physically handicapped.

13300, 13303,13304

The county elections official shall give sample ballots to the chairperson of the county central committee of each political party, shall mail a copy to each candidate, and shall post a copy of each sample ballot in a conspicuous place in the office. 13300, 13302

Jan 31, 2000

(Date designated by Party)

102. Certified List of Democratic Delegates

Last day for Secretary of State to transmit to each county elections official a certified list for each congressional district wholly or partially within that county, containing the names of delegate candidates selected and pledged to each candidate or uncommitted delegation. 6950

 

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Feb 6*, 2000

(E-30)

103. Notice of Early Tabulation

The last day for the Secretary of State to notify county elections official that certain offices or measures to be voted on are of more than ordinary public interest and will require an early tabulation and announcement. 14440

*Deadline falls on a Sunday, therefore, performance of these duties moves to the next business day of February 7, 2000.

Feb 6*, 2000

(E-30)

104. Republican Delegates

The final date a Republican candidate or his or her designees may submit to the Secretary of State the names of persons chosen as delegates. 6460-6461

 

 

 

Feb 7, 2000

(E-29)

*Deadline falls on a Sunday, therefore, performance of these duties moves to the next business day of February 7, 2000.

105. Procedures for Establishing Precinct Boards and Polling Places

The last day for county elections official to establish a convenient number of election precincts within the affected jurisdiction, define precinct boundaries, designate polling places for each precinct, appoint precinct boards, and notify

members of each precinct board of their appointment and the location of the precinct and polling place where they will serve.

12286

Feb 7, 2000

(E-29)

106. Notice of Change of Address within County

The last day before the primary election for any voter to send a card or letter to the county elections official advising of the change of address within the county. The notification may be submitted to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or any NVRA designated agency prior to the election. The county elections official shall correct the registration records accordingly. The notice is in lieu of reregistering, if the change of address is within the same county, and may not be handled by telephone. 2119

 

Feb 7, 2000

(E-29)

 

107. Registration Closes

The last day for any person to register to vote in the primary election. 2102, 2107

Note: (a) No person shall be registered as a voter except by affidavit of registration. The affidavit shall be mailed or delivered to the county elections official and shall set forth all of the facts required to be shown by this chapter. A properly executed registration shall be deemed effective upon receipt of the affidavit by the county elections official or on the 29th day before an election to be held in the registrant's precinct if the affidavit is executed on or before the 29th day prior to the election, and if any of the following apply: (1) the affidavit is received by the county elections official by mail after the 29th day and by the fourth day after the 29th day before the election. (2) The affidavit is postmarked on or before the 29th day prior to the election and received by mail by the county elections official. (3) The affidavit is submitted to the Department of Motor Vehicles or accepted by any other public agency designated as a voter registration agency pursuant to

the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (42 U.S. C. 1973gg) prior to the election. (4) The affidavit is delivered to the county elections official by means other than those described in paragraphs (2) and (3) on or before the 29th day prior to the election.

Feb 7, 2000

(E-29)

108. Federal Election - Overseas Voter, Last Day to Register

The last day for: (1) members of the armed forces and merchant marine; (2) their spouses and dependents; and, (3) U.S. citizenstemporarily residing outside the U.S. to complete and sign the FPCA (Federal Post Card Application) requesting an absent voter ballot and send it to the county elections official . 300, 3300, 3302

Feb 7, 2000

(E-29)

109. Sample Ballots - Preparation

The last day for the county elections official to prepare sample ballots for each voter. 13300

 

Feb 7-Feb 26, 2000

(E-29 to E-10)

 

110. Mail Ballot Precinct

Between these suggested dates, the county elections official shall mail an absent voter's ballot along with a statement that there will be no polling place for the election to those voters in precincts which have 250 or fewer persons registered to vote, and location of the two nearest polling places. 3005, 4101

Feb 7-Feb 29, 2000

(E-29 to E-7)

111. Absent Voter Ballot Application

Between these dates, any registered voter may apply to the county elections official for an absent voter's ballot. Applications received before February 7, 2000 (E-29) shall be kept and processed during this application period.

3001, 3003

Feb 8-Feb 26, 2000

(E-28 to E-10)

112. Report of Registration - 29-Day County Report

During this period, county election officials shall send to the Secretary of State via Calvoter a summary statement of the number of persons registered by party in their counties and in each political subdivision thereof registered as of February 7, 2000. Those counties not using data processing to maintain their files of registered voters shall send an updated copy of their indexes listing their voters alphabetically by precinct.

2187(a), (c) & (d)(3)

Feb 8-Feb 29, 2000

(E-28 to E-7)

113. New Residents and New Citizens Registration Period

Registration for new residents shall begin the 28th day prior to an election and end on the seventh day prior to election day. This registration must be executed in the county elections office and the new resident shall vote a new resident's ballot in that office. 332, 3400

A new citizen registering to vote after the close of registration shall provide the county elections official with proof of citizenship prior to voting, and shall declare that he or she has established residency in California. 331, 3500, 3501

The ballots of new residents and new citizens shall be received and canvassed at the same time and under the same procedure as absent voter ballots. 3405, 3502

 

Feb 11, 2000

(E-25)

 114. Index to Central Committees

The last day for the county elections official, when requested, to furnish without charge to each state or county central committee not more than two copies of the printed indexes of registration for the primary election. 2185

Feb 15, 2000

(E-21)

115. Presidential Write-In Candidates

Last day for write-in presidential candidates of all parties to file declarations with the Secretary of State in order to have write-in votes counted. No filing fee is required.

6241, 6441, 6621, 6822

Feb 15, 2000

(E-21)

116. State Ballot Pamphlets - Mailing

The last day for the Secretary of State, or the county elections official if appropriate, to mail state ballot pamphlets to all households with voters who registered by January 7, 2000 (E-60). 9094

Feb 15, 2000

(Suggested date)

117. Precinct Boards and Polling Places

The suggested last day for the county elections official to appoint any precinct board members who have not yet been appointed and to designate polling places which have not been designated. 12327

Feb 18, 2000

(Suggested date)

118. Certified List of Write-In Candidates - Presidential

Secretary of State to prepare and send to affected county elections officials a certified list of presidential write-in candidates eligible to receive votes at the primary election.

Feb 20-Mar 6, 2000

(E-16 to E-1)

119. Late Contribution Report

All candidates and ballot measure committees that make or receive a late contribution and all other committees that make a late contribution on any date during the 16 days before an election must report the late contribution by guaranteed overnight mail, telegram, personal delivery, or facsimile transmission (where fax capability exists) within 24 hours. Late contribution reports may be reported on Form 497. In addition, a filer who makes a late in-kind contribution must notify the recipient in writing of the fair market value of the in-kind contribution within 24 hours. The recipient of the late in-kind contribution must file an LCR within 48 hours of obtaining the benefit, possession or control of the late in-kind contribution. Gov. C. 84203, 84203.3

Feb 20-Mar 6, 2000

(E-16 to E-1)

120. Late Independent Expenditure Report

All candidates and committees that make a late independent expenditure on any date during the 16 days before an election must report the late independent expenditure by guaranteed overnight mail, telegram, personal delivery, or facsimile transmission (where fax capability exists) within 24 hours. Late independent expenditure reports may be reported on Form 496. Gov.C. 84204

Feb 20-Mar 6, 2000

(E-16 to E-1)

121. Slate Mailer Organization; Late Contributions

During the 16 days immediately preceding an election, each slate mailer organization that receives a payment of $2,500 or more for the purpose of supporting or opposing any candidate or measure in a slate mailer must report the late payment within 24 hours by guaranteed overnight mail, telegram, personal delivery, or facsimile transmission, where accepted. Gov. C. 84220

Feb 20-Mar 6, 2000

(E-16 to E-1)

122. 24-Hour Statement of Organization Filing Requirement for Recipient Committees and Slate Mailer Organizations

During the 16 days immediately preceding an election, any person or entity which qualifies as a recipient committee or slate mailer organization must file the information required to be reported in the Statement of Organization within 24 hours by telegram or personal delivery. Gov. C. 84101, 84108

Feb 22, 2000

(E-14)

123. Non-Presidential Write-in Candidate's Declaration

The last day for any write-in candidate to file with the county elections official his or her statement of write-in candidacy and the required number of signatures on the nomination papers. No filing fee is required. 8601, 8604

Feb 22, 2000

(E-14)

124. Bilingual Precinct Board Members

By this date, the county elections official shall prepare a list of precincts to which bilingual officials were appointed. A copy of this list shall be made available to the public. 12303(d)

Feb 24, 2000

(E-12)

125. Second Preelection Statement

The last day to file campaign statements for candidates and committees for the period ending February 19, 2000. Candidates being voted upon, their controlled committees, and committees primarily formed to support or oppose a candidate or measure must file the second preelection statement by guaranteed overnight mail or personal delivery.

Gov.C. 84200.5, 84200.8(b)

Feb 24, 2000

(E-12)

 

126. Supplemental Independent Expenditure Report

Last day to file supplemental independent expenditure reports for candidates or committees making independent expenditures of $500 or more in a calendar year to support or oppose a candidate or measure. Independent expenditure

reports are filed at the same time, and in the same places, as would be required if the filer were primarily formed to support or oppose the candidate, measure, or measure qualification affected by the independent expenditure. Gov. C. 84203.5

Feb 25, 2000

(Suggested date)

127. Certified List of Write-In Candidates - Non-Presidential

Secretary of State to prepare and send to affected county elections official a certified list of non-presidential write-in

candidates showing the name of all write-in candidates eligible to receive votes within the county at the primary election, their addresses, the offices for which they seek nomination, and, if the office is partisan, the party each person represents. This list will also be sent to each person in the affected offices.

Feb 26, 2000

(E-10)

128. Sample Ballots - County Mailing

The last day for each county elections official to mail sample ballots to the voters. 13300(c)

Feb 26, 2000

(E-10)

129. State Ballot Pamphlet - Supplemental Mailing by County

The last day for county elections official to mail ballot pamphlets to voters who registered after January 7 and by February 7, 2000 (E-60 to E-29). 9094(c)

Feb 26, 2000

(E-10)

130. Central Counting Place Notice

The last day for county elections official to publish the notice that the primary election ballots will be counted at a specified central public place. The notice shall be posted or published one time in a newspaper of general circulation in the county.

12109

Feb 26, 2000

(E-10)

131. Report of Registration - 29-day County Report

The last day for county elections official to send the Secretary of State via Calvoter their summary statements of the number of persons registered as of the close of registration, February 7, 2000 (E-29). 2187(a), (c) & (d)(3)

Feb 29, 2000

(E-7)

132. New Residents and New Citizens Registration Period - Last Day

Last day for new residents to register to vote prior to election day. This registration must be executed in the county elections office and the new resident shall vote a new resident's ballot in that office. 332, 3400

Last day a new citizen registering to vote after the close of registration can provide the county elections official with proof of citizenship prior to voting, and declare that he or she has established residency in California. 331, 3500, 3501

The ballots of new residents and new citizens shall be received and canvassed at the same time and under the same procedure as absent voter ballots. 3405, 3502

Feb 29, 2000

(E-7)

133. Absent Voter's Application

The last day for the county elections official to receive a voter's application for an absent voter's ballot and to issue such ballot for the primary election. 3001

Feb 29, 2000

(E-7)

134. Supplemental Index to Central Committees

The last day for the county elections official, when requested, to furnish without charge to state and county central committees a copy of printed indexes, by Assembly district, of all voters who registered after January 13, 2000 (E-54).

2185

Feb 29, 2000

(E-7)

135. Computer Program to Secretary of State

The last day for counties to verify their election night vote count computer programs and deposit copies thereof with the Secretary of State. 15001

The last day for county elections official to send Logic and Accuracy Test certifications to the Secretary of State.

Feb 29, 2000

(E-7)

136. Computer Processing of Absentee Ballots

Counties having the necessary computer capability may begin to process their absent voter ballots on this date. This process may be completed to the point of placing the ballot information on computer tape, but under NO circumstance shall a vote count be made before the polls close at 8 p.m. on March 7, 2000 (E). All other county elections official shall start to process absent voter ballots at 5 p.m. on the day before the election. 15101(b)

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Mar 1-Mar 6, 2000

(E-6 to E-1)

137. Special Absent Voter - Recalled to Military Service

A registered special absent voter recalled to service after March 1, 2000 but before 5 p.m. on March 6, 2000 may appear before the county elections official and obtain from the county elections official an absent voter's ballot which may be voted in the county elections official's office or outside the county elections official's office, on or before the close of the polls and returned as are other voted absent voter ballots.

3110

Mar 1-Mar 7, 2000

(E-6 to E)

138. Absentee Ballots - Late Conditions

On or between these dates, any voter may apply in writing for an absent voter's ballot if he or she will unexpectedly be unable to go to the polls on election day. The voter may designate any authorized representative to return the voted absent voter's ballot. 3021

Mar 6, 2000

5 p.m.

(E-1)

139. Manual Processing of Absentee Ballots

Counties not having the necessary computer capability may begin to manually process absent voter ballots at 5 p.m. on

this date, but under NO circumstance is a vote count to be made before the close of the polls at 8 p.m. on March 7, 2000 (E). 15101

Mar 7, 2000

(E)

140. Special Absent Voters

Any registered special absent voter who has returned on or before this day and to whom an absent voter's ballot has been mailed but not voted may apply to vote in the county elections official's office or in a polling place. 300, 3108

The last day an unregistered special absent voter who was released from service after the close of registration and who has returned to his or her county of residence may apply in person to register with the county elections official and vote in the election. Documentary proof of release from service is required. On or before the day of the election the elections official shall deliver to the precinct board a list of special absentee voters registered under 3107. 3107

The last day a special absent voter who returns to the county after February 29, 2000 (E-7) may appear before the county elections official and make application for registration, an absent voter ballot, or both. The county elections official shall register the voter, if not registered, and shall deliver an absent voter ballot which may be voted in, or outside, the county elections official's office on or before the close of the polls on the day of the election and returned as are other voted absent voter ballots. 3109

Mar 7, 2000

(E)

141. Absentee Ballots - Late Conditions

The last day any voter may request in writing an absent voter's ballot because of specified conditions resulting in unexpected absence from the polling place or precinct. 3021

Mar 7, 2000

(E)

142. Primary Election Day

On this date, the polls shall be open throughout the state from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 1000, 14212

(Voters who have moved from one address to another within the same county and not reregistered may vote a provisional ballot at the polling place for their current (new) address or at a central location. The voter should be able to provide an ID Card or Driver's License with the new address, but if not available, then two other documents must be shown to establish new residence address.) 14311

  

Mar 7, 2000

(E)

 143. Absent Voter's Ballots Returned in Order to be Counted

The last day county election officials may receive ballots cast by absent voters by mail or in person. Absent voter ballots must be received by 8 p.m. at any polling place in the county or at the office of the elections official. 3017, 3020

Mar 7, 2000

8 p.m.

(E)

144. Defacing of Unused Ballots

At 8 p.m. immediately after the close of the polls, each county elections official shall openly and in his or her main office deface or seal in a special container all unused ballots in his or her control and shall make and file an affidavit of the number of ballots destroyed or sealed. 14404

Mar 7, 2000

(E)

145. Semiofficial Canvass

Beginning at 8 p.m. and continuously until completed, the county elections official shall conduct the semiofficial canvass of votes and report totals to the Secretary of State at least every two hours. 15150-15151

Mar 9, 2000

(E+2)

146. Official Canvass

The last day for the county elections official to begin the official canvass of the precinct returns. This canvass must be completed and elections official shall submit certified copy to governing board not later than April 4, 2000 (E+28).

15301, 15372

Mar 10, 2000

(E+3)

147. Semi-Official Canvass - Green, Libertarian, Natural Law and Reform Parties

The last day for the Secretary of State to send to the chairpersons of each committee qualifying a group of candidates for the presidential primary election ballot a copy of the semi-official canvass of the vote for each group in each county, the total statewide vote for each group and the tentative number of delegates which each group will be entitled to have declared elected. 6841

Mar 11-Aug 12, 2000

10 a.m.

(Date fixed by law)

148. State Convention - American Independent Party

On a Saturday during this period, the biennial state convention shall convene at 10 a.m. at a location designated by the state central committee. 7570

Mar 17, 2000

(E+10)

149. Republican Presidential Write-In Candidate - List of Delegates

The last day a Republican presidential write-in candidate who received a plurality of the votes cast may file his or her list of delegates with the Secretary of State. If the candidate fails to file the list, the state central committee shall file by March 27, 2000 (E+20) a list of delegates who shall go to the convention unpledged to any candidate. 6442-6443

Mar 27, 2000

(E+20)

150. Official Canvass - Presidential Primary Election

The last day for the county elections official to send the canvassed presidential primary election returns to the Secretary of State. 15375(c )

Mar 27, 2000

151. Report of Registration - 29-Day Statewide Report

The last day for the Secretary of State to compile a statewide report showing the number of registered voters, by party affiliation, in the state and in each county and political subdivision thereof. This statement is based on the summary statements sent by the county elections official by February 26, 2000 (E-10). 2187(b)&(d)(3)

Mar 27, 2000

(E+20)

152. Republican Write-In Presidential Candidate's Delegates - Failure to File

Last day for the state central committee to file the list of delegates if the write-in presidential candidate receiving a plurality of the votes cast fails to file a list of delegates by March 17, 2000 (E+10). 6443

Mar 28, 2000

(E+21)

153. Certified Delegate Order - Green, Libertarian, Natural Law and Reform Parties

The last day for the chairperson of each group of candidates for delegate to certify to the Secretary of State the order in which the delegates of each group are to be certified as elected. 6842

Mar 31, 2000

(E+24)

154. Official Canvass - Presidential Primary Election

Not later than this date, the Secretary of State shall compile and file a statement of the canvassed presidential primary election returns of all parties filed by the county elections official, and shall issue certificates to the presidential nominees and to the delegates.

6220, 6420-6422, 6640-6641, 6843-6844

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Apr 1, 2000

(Date fixed by law)

155. Felony Convictions - Clerk's Notice

The county clerk shall furnish to the county elections official a statement showing the names, addresses, and dates of birth of all persons convicted of felonies, and who are currently imprisoned. Such persons, if registered to vote, shall be purged from voter rolls. 2212

Apr 1- Apr 7, 2000

(Dates fixed by law)

156. Felony Convictions - Cancellation of Affidavits

The county elections official shall, in the first week of April, cancel the affidavits of registration of all voters who are currently imprisoned or on parole for the conviction of a felony.

2212

Apr 4, 2000

(E+28)

157. Official Canvass-End

No later than this date, the county elections official must complete the canvass, certify its results, and submit it to the board of supervisors. 15372

This is the suggested date for the board of supervisors to declare the winners for each office and the results of each measure under its jurisdiction. The county elections official shall make and deliver to each person elected or nominated a certificate of election or nomination. 15400-15401

Apr 6, 2000

(E+30)

158. Republican Party Candidates Submit Alternate Delegates

The last day for a presidential candidate or his or her designee to submit to the Secretary of State a list of alternates to delegates by congressional district to the Republican National Convention. 6461(b)

Apr 7, 2000

(E+31)

159. File Write-In Presidential Candidate's Delegates - American Independent, Green, Libertarian, Natural Law and Reform Parties

The last day for any qualified presidential write-in candidate to file a list of delegates with the Secretary of State. If the candidate fails to file the list, the state central committee shall then file within ten days (April 17, 2000 (E+41)) a list of delegates who shall go to the convention unpledged to any candidate. 6642-6643; 6845-6846

Apr 11, 2000

(E+35)

160. Statement of Results to Secretary of State

By this date the county elections official shall send to the Secretary of State by registered mail one complete copy of the returns for all candidates for U.S. Senate, Representative in Congress, Member of the State Senate and Assembly, and for all statewide measures. 15375

Apr 13, 2000

(Suggested Date)

161. Delegate Certification - Green, Libertarian, Natural Law and Reform Parties

The tentative date for the Secretary of State to certify to the chairperson of the state central committee and to the chairperson of record of each county central committee the final list of national convention delegates. 6849

Apr 15, 2000

(E+39)

162. Statement of the Vote

The last day for the Secretary of State to prepare, certify and file a Statement of the Vote from the compiled election returns.

15501

Apr 15, 2000

(E+39)

163. Certificates

Secretary of State issues certificates of nomination to candidates nominated for U.S. Senate, Representative in Congress, Member of the State Senate and Assembly.

8147

Apr 17, 2000

(E+41)

164. Write-In Presidential Candidates's Delegates - Failure to File - American Independent, Green, Libertarian, Natural Law and Reform Parties

Last day for the state central committee to file the list of delegates if the write-in presidential candidate receiving a plurality of the votes cast fails to file a list of delegates by April 7, 2000 (E+31). 6643, 6846

April 30*, 2000

(Date fixed by law)

165. Quarterly Statements by Ballot Measure Committees

All committees which have qualified as a recipient committee and are primarily formed to support or oppose the qualification, passage or defeat of any measure must file a quarterly campaign statement for the period January 1 through March 31, 2000 during any semiannual period before the election in which the measure is not being voted upon.

Gov. C. 84202.3

*Deadline falls on a Sunday, therefore, performance of these duties moves to the next business day of May 1, 2000.

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Jul 2-5, 2000

(Date designated by Party)

 

 

166. Libertarian Party Nominating Convention

On this day the Libertarian Party will hold its national nominating convention and will notify the Secretary of State as to the results of the convention.

Jul 11, 2000

(Date fixed by law)

167. County Central Committee - American Independent Party

On this date, the county central committee shall hold its organizational meeting. The location for the meetings shall be arranged or provided for by the county elections official. Within five days after the organizational meeting, the newly elected chairperson shall notify the county elections official of his or her name. 7680, 7694

July 11, 2000

(Date fixed by law)

168. County Central Committee - Green, Libertarian, Natural Law and Reform Parties

On this date, the county central committee shall hold its first meeting. Within five days after a committee meets, the newly elected chairperson of the committee shall notify the county elections official of his or her name. 7850, 7884

Jul 31, 2000

(Date fixed by law)

 

169. Campaign Statement - Semiannual

The last day to file semiannual campaign statements for candidates and committees. Gov. C.84200, 84218

Jul 31, 2000

(Date fixed by law)

 

 

170. Supplemental Independent Expenditure Report

Last day to file supplemental independent expenditure reports for candidates or committees making independent expenditures of $500 or more in a calendar year to support or oppose a candidate or measure. Independent expenditure reports are filed at the same time, and in the same places, as would be required if the filer were primarily formed to support or oppose the candidate, measure, or measure qualification affected by the independent expenditure. Gov. C. 84203.5

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Aug 13, 2000

(E+159)

171. Supplement to the Statement of the Vote

Last day for the Secretary of State to compile a supplement to the statement of the vote showing the number of votes cast in each county, city, Assembly district, State Senatorial district, Congressional district, and supervisorial district for each candidate for the office of President and United States Senator and on each statewide ballot measure. 15502

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