Statewide General Election

Every aspect of running for office or running a campaign has code-defined time frames. The Election Calendar is a guide that is created especially for every election. It includes all the deadlines that candidates, campaigns, reporters and the voting public need to know.

November 8, 2022 Election 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 takes precedence over dates listed below. The Registration & Elections Division reserves the right to update this calendar as necessary.

Days Prior
to Election
Date Action Taken
148 Monday, June 13, 2022

By this date, the Governor shall issue a proclamation calling the election and shall state the time of the election and offices to be filled.
EC §12000

131 Thursday, June 30, 2022 Last day for a statewide initiative measure, constitutional amendment, bond measure or other legislative measure to qualify for the Statewide General Election ballot on November 8, 2022.
EC §9040; Cal. Const. Art. II §8(c)
130 Friday, July 1, 2022 (School or Special District Vacancy) Last day for the governing body of a local jurisdiction to call an election on November 8, 2022 to fill a vacancy to be on the ballot.              
GC §1780(e)(2); ED §5091(b)
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113
Monday, July 4, 2022

Monday, July 18, 2022

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 Measure into one notice if any city measure was placed on the ballot prior to the Notice of Election’s publication. 
EC §§12101, 12111                                           

125 Wednesday, July 6, 2022 Last day for special districts governed by the Uniform District Election Law to notify County Elections Official of offices to be filled, specifying which offices, if any, are for the balance of an unexpired term, decisions regarding payment of candidate statements, and a map showing the boundaries of the district and the boundaries of the divisions of the district, if any, within that county and a statement indicating in which divisions a director is to be elected and whether any elective officer is to be elected at large.                                                                    
EC §§10509, 10522
124 Thursday, July 7, 2022 First Candidate Seminar will be held at 10 a.m. on this day.  
123 Friday, July 8, 2022 Last day for a school governing board to deliver a resolution (the “specifications of the election order”) to the County Superintendent of Schools and the County Elections Official calling for an election of governing board members.
ED §5322
120 Monday, July 11, 2022 Last day for the County Superintendent of Schools to deliver a copy of the formal notice of election of governing board members to the County Elections Official.
ED §5325(b)
120

90
Monday, July 11, 2022

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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 Documents are available, deadline for filing required forms, statement regarding appointment and the hours of opening and closing the polls). The notice of central counting place may be combined with this notice. The Elections Official shall also issue a press release indicating offices to be filled and a telephone contact number for related information. 
EC §§10242, 12109, 12112; GC §6061; ED §5363
114 Sunday, July 17, 2022 (City Vacancy) For a vacancy in a city elective office, this is the last day for the city council to call for a special election for November 8, 2022 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 15, 2022)
EC §§12101(b); GC §36512
113

88
Monday, July 18, 2022

Friday, August 12, 2022
Between these dates is the Candidate Filing Period. Nomination Documents (Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers) are available during this time. Paperwork must be filed by the close of business on August 12, 2022. City candidates shall file paperwork with their City Clerk’s office and should check the business hours of their City Clerk’s office; all other candidates shall file with the County Elections Official by 5 p.m. on August 12, 2022. Local, United States House of Representatives, State Senate and Assembly candidates may publish a Candidate Statement in the County Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet. State Senate and Assembly candidates may do so only if they have agreed to accept the voluntary expenditure limits on their Candidate Intention Statement (Form 501). The candidate statement may be withdrawn but not changed during this period and until 5 p.m. of the next working day (Monday, August 15, 2022) after the close of the nomination period.  
EC §§10220, 10224, 10407(a), 10510, 10603, 13107, 13307, 13307.5; GC §85601(c) 
103 Thursday, July 28, 2022 Second Candidate Seminar will be held at 2 p.m. on this day.  
Fixed Date Monday, August 1, 2022 Except as provided in GC §84200 paragraphs (1), (2) and (3), elected officials, candidates, committees, and slate mailer organizations shall file semiannual statements no later than this date for the period ending June 30, 2022. (Statutory deadline of July 31 falls on a Sunday, therefore the filing deadline is extended to the next business day.) 
GC §§82013, 84200, 84218 
98 Tuesday, August 2, 2022 During this period, a contribution, including a loan, that totals in the aggregate $1,000 or more per source made to or received by a candidate or committee must be reported within 24 hours.
GC §§82036, 84203
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0
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
During this period, a contribution, including a loan, that totals in the aggregate $1,000 or more per source made to or received by a candidate or committee must be reported within 24 hours.
GC §§82036, 84203
88 Friday, August 12, 2022 Last day for a school governing board to deliver a resolution (the "specifications of the election order") to the County Elections Official calling for an election on a measure.                                                                    
ED §5322
88 Friday, August 12, 2022 Last day for a local entity to deliver a resolution requesting election services and consolidation from the County Board of Supervisors for the November 8, 2022 Election. A copy of the resolution of the governing board requesting the consolidation shall be submitted to the County 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(a)-(b)
88 Friday, August 12, 2022 Last day for candidates to submit Nomination Documents (Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers) and Candidate Statement (optional). City candidates shall file paperwork with their City Clerk's office and should check the business hours of their City Clerk's office; all other candidates shall file with the County Elections Official by 5 p.m. on this date.
EC §§10220, 10224, 10407(a), 10510, 10603, 13107, 13307, 13307.5; GC §85601(c) 
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78
Friday, August 12, 2022

Monday, August 22, 2022
The 10-calendar-day public examination period begins August 12, 2022 at 5 p.m. and ends August 22, 2022 at 5 p.m. for all documents filed as of the filing deadline of August 12, 2022. Between these dates, the Elections Official or any voter of the jurisdiction in which the election is being held, 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.  
EC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313
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83
Saturday, August 13, 2022

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Between these dates is the Extended Candidate Filing Period. If an eligible incumbent does not file Nomination Documents (Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers) by August 12, 2022 at 5 p.m., the filing period is extended for that office for five calendar days until August 17, 2022 at 5 p.m., for any person other than the incumbent. City candidates shall file paperwork with their City Clerk’s office and should check the business hours of their City Clerk’s office; all other candidates shall file with the County Elections Official by 5 p.m. on August 17, 2022. This section is not applicable where there is no incumbent eligible to be elected.  
EC §§10225, 10407(b), 10516, 10604
85 Monday, August 15, 2022 Except as provided in EC §13309, this date is the last day (until 5 p.m.) for a candidate to withdraw the candidate’s statement. Candidates may withdraw, but not change their statements.
EC §13307(a)(3)
83 Wednesday, August 17, 2022 Extended Candidate Filing Period closes at 5 p.m. on this date. Extended filing periods occur when an eligible incumbent does not file for re-election; the extension only applies to non-incumbent candidates for such an office. City candidates shall file paperwork with their City Clerk’s office and should check the business hours of their City Clerk’s office; all other candidates shall file with the County Elections Official by 5 p.m. on this date.  
EC §§10225, 10407(b), 10516, 10604
83 Wednesday, August 17, 2022 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 this date in order to amend or withdraw a ballot measure.
EC §9605
83 Wednesday, August 17, 2022 For the office of superior court judge where only the incumbent filed paperwork during the Primary Election, this date is the last day to file a petition indicating that a write-in campaign will be conducted for the office at the general election, signed by at least 0.1 percent of the registered voters qualified to vote with respect to the office, provided that the petition shall contain at least 100 signatures but need not contain more than 600 signatures. If such a petition is filed by this date, the name of the incumbent shall be placed on the general election ballot if it has not appeared on the direct primary election ballot.
EC §8203
83 Wednesday, August 17, 2022 Last day for any qualified political party to submit to the County Elections Official a list of all candidates for voter-nominated offices who will appear on any ballot in the County, and who have been endorsed by the party. The County Elections Official shall print any such list that is timely received in the County Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet.
EC §13302(b)
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73
Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Saturday, August 27, 2022
The 10-calendar-day public examination period begins August 17, 2022 at 5 p.m. and ends August 27, 2022 at 5 p.m. for all documents filed by the extended filing deadline August 17, 2022. Between these dates, the Elections Official or any voter of the jurisdiction in which the election is being held, 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.
EC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313
82 Thursday, August 18, 2022 Randomized Alphabet Drawings are conducted by both the Secretary of State and County Elections Official on this date at 11 a.m. to determine the order in which candidate names will appear on the ballot and the letters that will be assigned to each ballot measure.
EC §§13111-13, 13116
82 Thursday, August 18, 2022 Last day for candidates for offices with extended filing deadline of August 17, 2022 to withdraw their candidate statement. The statement may be withdrawn, but not changed, until 5 p.m.
EC §§13307(a)(3)
81 Friday, August 19, 2022 The County Elections Official will publish a notice regarding County, School District and Special District measures, the dates for submitting Primary Arguments and Rebuttals, the 10-day public examination periods, the hours of opening and closing the polls, and the central ballot counting location.
EC §§9163, 9502, 10242, 12109; GC §6061
81 Friday, August 19, 2022 For consolidated elections, the names of the candidates to appear upon the ballot where district, city or other political subdivision offices are to be filled shall be filed with the Elections Official by this date.
EC §10403(c)
81 Friday, August 19, 2022 Primary Arguments in favor of and against local measures are due by 5 p.m. on this date. Such arguments, if already submitted, may be changed until and including this day. Arguments in favor of and against city measures must be filed with the City Clerk’s office. Contact the City Clerk’s office for deadline as cities may set different filing due date for Primary Arguments. 
EC §§9162-63, 9282-83, 9286, 9315-16, 9501-03
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71
Friday, August 19, 2022

Monday, August 29, 2022
The 10-calendar-day examination review period begins August 19, 2022 at 5 p.m. and ends August 29, 2022 at 5 p.m. for Primary Arguments filed in favor of and against local measures. Between these dates, the Elections Official or any voter of the jurisdiction in which the election is being held, 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. Arguments in favor of and against city measures are reviewed at the City Clerk’s office. Contact the City Clerk’s office for deadline.
EC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509
78 Monday, August 22, 2022 The 10-calendar-day public examination period ends at 5 p.m. for all documents filed by August 12, 2022. A writ of mandate or injunction request shall be filed no later than this date on documents filed by the Candidate Filing Period deadline of August 12, 2022.                                                     
EC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313
73 Saturday, August 27, 2022 The 10-calendar-day public examination period ends at 5 p.m. for all documents filed by August 17, 2022. A writ of mandate or injunction request shall be filed no later than this date on documents filed by the extended candidate filing period deadline of August 17, 2022.
EC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313
71 Monday, August 29, 2022 The 10-calendar-day public examination period ends at 5 p.m. on this day for all Primary Arguments filed in favor of and against local measures. A writ of mandate or injunction request shall be filed no later than this date on documents filed by the deadline of August 19, 2022.                                                                             
EC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509
71 Monday, August 29, 2022 Rebuttal Arguments for measures where a Primary Argument was filed both in favor and against are due on this date by 5 p.m.  Such Rebuttal Arguments may be changed until and including this date. Rebuttal Arguments for city measures must be filed with the City Clerk's office. Contact the City Clerk’s office for deadline as cities may set different filing due date for Rebuttal Arguments. 
EC §§9163, 9167, 9285-86, 9316-17, 9502, 9504
71 Monday, August 29, 2022 Impartial Analyses for measures are due on this date by 5 p.m. Impartial Analyses for city measures must be filed with the City Clerk's office. Contact the City Clerk’s office for deadline as cities may set different filing due date for Impartial Analyses.          
EC §§9160, 9280, 9313-14, 9500
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61
Monday, August 29, 2022

Thursday, September 8, 2022
The 10-calendar-day public examination period begins August 29, 2022 at 5 p.m. and ends September 8, 2022 at 5 p.m. for Rebuttal Arguments filed in favor or against local measures and Impartial Analyses. Between these dates, the Elections Official or any voter of the jurisdiction in which the election is being held, may seek a writ of mandate or injunction requiring any or all of the materials to be amended or deleted if found to be false, misleading or inconsistent with the Elections Code. Rebuttal Arguments and Impartial Analyses for city measures are reviewed at the City Clerk’s office. Contact the City Clerk’s office for deadline.
EC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509
61 Thursday, September 8, 2022 The 10-calendar-day public examination period ends on this date at 5 p.m. for all Rebuttal Arguments filed in favor of and/or against local measures and Impartial Analyses. A writ of mandate or injunction request shall be filed no later than this date on documents filed by August 29, 2022.                                         
EC §§9190, 9295, 9380, 9509
61 Thursday, September 8, 2022 Any city that requests the County Board of Supervisors to permit the County Elections Official to prepare the city’s election materials shall supply the County Elections Official with a list of its precincts, or consolidated precincts, as applicable, no later than this date.
EC §10002
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45
Friday, September 9, 2022

Saturday, September 24, 2022
Between these dates, the County Elections Official must send ballots and balloting materials to all Military and Overseas Voters who filed ballot applications by September 24, 2022.
EC §§300(b), 3105, 3114
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14
Monday, September 12, 2022

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Between these dates is the Candidate Filing Period for write-in candidates. Write-in candidates must file a statement of write-in candidacy and other required documentation with the County Elections Official. City candidates must file their paperwork with their City Clerk's office and should check the business hours of their City Clerk's office.
EC §§8600-05
45 Saturday, September 24, 2022 County Elections Official must send ballots and balloting material to all Military and Overseas Voters who filed ballot applications by this date.
EC §§300(b), 3105, 3114
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10
Thursday, September 29, 2022

Saturday, October 29, 2022
Between these dates, the Secretary of State shall mail the State Voter Information Guide to each voter who is registered at least 29 days prior to the election. The County Elections Official will mail a State Voter Information Guide to any person upon request. 
EC §9094
40 Thursday, September 29, 2022 First pre-election campaign committee statement for candidates and committees is due for the period ending September 24, 2022 (which is 45 days before the election).
GC §§84200.5, 84200.8
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7
Monday, October 10, 2022

Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Between these dates, Vote by Mail ballots will be sent to all registered voters in the county. Voters interested in having replacement Vote by Mail ballots be mailed to them should make the request by November 1, 2022 to ensure the ballots arrive on or before Election Day.  
EC §4005(a)(8)(A)
29 Monday, October 10, 2022 Early voting period starts on this day, with three Vote Centers opening in San Mateo, Redwood City and South San Francisco.
29 Monday, October 10, 2022 Processing of Vote by Mail ballots may begin on this date. Processing Vote by Mail ballots includes opening Vote by Mail ballot return envelopes, removing ballots, duplicating any damaged ballots and preparing the ballots to be machine-read, or machine reading them, including processing write-in votes so that they can be tallied by the machine, but under no circumstances may a vote count be accessed or released until 8 p.m. on Election Day. 
EC §15101
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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Between these dates, at least one ballot dropoff location shall be provided for every 15,000 registered voters within the jurisdiction where the election is held, as determined on August 12, 2022 (i.e., 88 days before Election Day). All ballot dropoff locations shall be open at least during regular business hours. At least one ballot dropoff location shall be an accessible, secured, exterior drop box that is available for a minimum of 12 hours per day including regular business hours.
EC§ 4005(a)(1)
21 Tuesday, October 18, 2022 By this date, the County Elections Official shall mail the County Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet to each voter who is registered at least 29 days prior to the election. 
EC §§13303-04
15 Monday, October 24, 2022 Voter registration closes on this date for the November 8, 2022 Statewide General Election. Voters must register by this date to be eligible to vote non-provisionally in this election. Voter registration forms postmarked prior to or on this date are accepted.
EC §2102
14 Tuesday, October 25, 2022 The Candidate Filing Period for write-in candidates ends on this date at 5 p.m. All candidates must submit all required documents by this date in order to be a qualified write-in candidate. City candidates must file their paperwork with their City Clerk's office.                                           
EC §§8600-05
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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Between these dates, individuals who become new United States citizens on or after October 25, 2022, are eligible to register and vote at any Vote Center. A new citizen registering during this time must provide proof of citizenship prior to voting and declare that he or she has established residency in California.
EC §§331, 3500-01
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0
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Between these dates, the Elections Official shall provide Conditional Voter Registration and provisional voting for voters who missed the October 24, 2022 registration deadline at any Vote Center.                                                 
EC §§2170-71
12 Thursday, October 27, 2022 Second pre-election campaign committee statement for candidates and committees is due for the period ending October 22, 2022 (which is 17 days before the election).
GC §§84200.5, 84200.8(b)
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4
Saturday, October 29, 2022

Friday, November 4, 2022
Between these dates, for a minimum of eight hours per day, at least one Vote Center is provided for every 50,000 registered voters within the jurisdiction where the election is held, as determined on August 12, 2022 (i.e., 88 days before Election Day). Any voter registered in the county may visit any Vote Center in order to receive voter services or vote.
EC §4005(a)(2), (a)(4)(A)
7 Tuesday, November 1, 2022 By this date (one week before Election Day), the County Elections Official shall publish a list of the polling places (Vote Centers) designated for each election precinct for the election.
EC §12105
7 Tuesday, November 1, 2022 Voters interested in having replacement Vote by Mail ballots be mailed to them should make the request by this date to ensure the ballots arrive on or before Election Day.
7 Tuesday, November 1, 2022 Last day for voters to request the County Elections Official to send a Vote by Mail ballot in Spanish, Chinese or Filipino, or a facsimile copy of the ballot printed in Korean, Burmese, Japanese or Hindi.                                       
EC §4005(a)(8)(B)(i)(III)
7 Tuesday, November 1, 2022 Last day for voters to request the County Elections Official to send or deliver a ballot that voters with disabilities can read and mark privately and independently pursuant to the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 (52 U.S.C. Sec. 20901 et seq.).
EC §4005(a)(8)(B)(i)(IV)
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Saturday, November 5, 2022

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Between these dates, for a minimum of eight hours per day (7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day), at least one Vote Center is provided for every 10,000 registered voters within the jurisdiction where the election is held, as determined on August 12, 2022  (i.e., 88 days before Election Day). Any voter registered in the county may visit any Vote Center in order to receive voter services or vote.                                                    
EC §4005(a)(2), (a)(3)(A)
0 Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Election Day. All Vote Centers open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Semifinal official canvass commences upon the closing of all polls at 8 p.m.            
EC §§1000, 4005, 14212, 15150-51

 

Days
Following
Election
Date Action Taken
7 Tuesday, November 15, 2022 Vote by Mail ballots postmarked on or before Election Day must be received by the County Elections Official by this date in order to be counted.
EC §3020(b)
30 Thursday, December 8, 2022 Last day for County Elections Official to certify election results to the jurisdictions participating in the election.     
EC §15372
38 Friday, December 16, 2022 Last day for Secretary of State to prepare, certify, and file a statement of the vote from the compiled elections returns. The Secretary of State issues to each elected candidate a certificate of election.
EC §§15501, 15504

Reference
§ or §§: Section or Sections
EC: California Elections Code
ED: California Education Code
GC: California Government Code

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