November 5, 2019 Election Calendar
Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election

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November 5, 2019 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 controls over dates listed below. The Registration & Elections Division reserves the right to update this calendar as necessary.

Days Prior to Election Date Action Taken
130 Friday, June 28, 2019 (School or Special District Vacancy) Last day for the governing body of a local jurisdiction to call for an election on November 5, 2019 to fill a vacancy.
GC§ 1780; ED§ 5091(b)
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Monday, July 1, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019
Between these dates, a city shall publish its Notice of Election, stating the offices to be filled and time of election. The City Elections Official shall consolidate the Notice of Election and the Notice of City Measures into one notice if the measure was placed on the ballot prior to the Notice of Election’s publication.
EC§§ 12101, 12111
125 Wednesday, July 3, 2019 (Special District Vacancy) Last day for Special Districts to deliver notice of offices to be filled, decisions regarding payment of candidate statements, and a map of the District boundaries.
EC§§ 10509, 10522
123 Friday, July 5, 2019 (School District Vacancy) 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 8, 2019 (School District Vacancy) Last day for the County Superintendent of Schools to deliver a copy of the official order and formal notice of election of governing board members to the County Elections Official.
ED§ 5325(b)
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Monday, July 8, 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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, the hours of opening and closing of the polls, and related information). The notice of central counting place may be combined with this notice. The County 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
119 Tuesday, July 9, 2019 First Candidate Seminar to be held at 10 a.m. at the Registration & Elections Division, 40 Tower Road, San Mateo. First Data Seminar to be held immediately following the end of the Candidate Seminar at the same location.
114 Sunday, July 14, 2019 (City Vacancy) For a vacancy in a city elective office, this is the last day for the city council to call a special election for November 5, 2019 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 12.)
EC§§ 12101-02; GC§ 36512
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Monday, July 15, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019
Between these dates is the candidate filing period. Nomination Papers and Declarations of Candidacy are available during this time. Paperwork must be received by the close of business on August 9, 2019 (candidates filing at the Registration & Elections Division have until 5 p.m.; city candidates should check the hours of their City Clerk’s office). Local candidates may purchase space for a Candidate Statement in the county Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet. The Candidate Statement may be withdrawn but not changed during this period and until 5 p.m. of the next working day (Monday, August 12, 2019) after the close of the nomination period.
EC§§ 10220, 10407, 10510, 10603, 13307
105 Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Second Candidate Seminar to be held at 2 p.m. at the Registration & Elections Division, 40 Tower Road, San Mateo. Second Data Seminar to be held immediately following the end of the Candidate Seminar at the same location.
Fixed Date Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Except as provided in GC §84200 paragraphs (1), (2) and (3), elected officials, candidates and committees pursuant to subdivision (a) of GC §82013 and slate mailer organizations shall file semiannual statements no later than today for the period ending June 30, 2019.
GC§§ 82013, 84200, 84218
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
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 9, 2019 Last day for a local entity to deliver a resolution requesting election services and consolidation from the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors for the November 5, 2019 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), 12001
88 Friday, August 9, 2019 (School District Measure) 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 9, 2019 Last day for candidates to file Nomination Documents (Declaration of Candidacy, Nomination Papers and Candidate Statement), due by 5 p.m. to the Registration & Elections Division. City candidates should check the hours of their City Clerk’s office.
EC§§ 10220, 10224, 10407, 10510, 10603, 13307
88 Friday, August 9, 2019 Last day (through the close of business) for a city, school or special district candidate who has qualified for the ballot to withdraw their candidacy. City candidates should check the hours of their City Clerk’s office, all other candidates have until 5 p.m.
EC§§ 10510(a), 10603(b).
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Friday, August 9, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019
10-calendar-day public review period begins August 9, 2019 at 5 p.m. and ends August 19, 2019 at 5 p.m. for all documents filed as of the filing deadline of August 9, 2019. Between these dates the Elections Official or any registered voter eligible to vote on the contest in question may seek a writ of mandate or injunction requiring any or all of the materials to be amended or deleted if found to be false, misleading, or inconsistent with the Elections Code. Documents subject to this review include ordinances, measures, arguments, impartial analyses, and candidate statements.
EC§§ 9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313
85 Monday, August 12, 2019 Except as provided in EC §13309, today 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)
85 Monday, August 12, 2019 County to publish a notice regarding county, school district and special district measures, the dates for submitting Primary Arguments and Rebuttals, the 10-calendar-day public review period, the hours of opening and closing of the polls, and the central ballot counting location.
EC§§ 9163, 9502, 10242, 12109; GC§ 6061
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Friday, August 9, 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Between these dates is the extended candidate filing period. If an eligible incumbent does not file Nomination Documents by August 9, 2019 at 5 p.m., the filing period is extended for that office for five calendar days until August 14, 2019 at 5 p.m., for any person other than the incumbent. This section is not applicable where there is no incumbent eligible to be elected.
EC§§ 10407(b), 10225, 10516, 10604
83 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Extended candidate filing period closes at 5 p.m. today. 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; all other candidates shall file with the County Elections Official.
EC§§ 10407(b), 10225, 10516, 10604
83 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Last day for an order of election calling for a ballot measure to be amended or withdrawn. A resolution of the legislative body that issued the order of election must be filed with the Elections Official by today in order to amend or withdraw a ballot measure.
EC§ 9605
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Saturday, August 24, 2019
The 10-calendar-day public review period begins August 14, 2019 at 5 p.m. and ends August 24, 2019 at 5 p.m. for all documents filed by the extended filing deadline of August 14, 2019. Between these dates, the Elections Official or any registered voter, eligible to vote on the contest in question, may seek a writ of mandate or injunction requiring any or all of the materials to be amended or deleted if found to be false, misleading or inconsistent with the Elections Code. Documents subject to this review include ordinances, measures, impartial analyses and candidate statements.
EC§§ 9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313
82 Thursday, August 15, 2019 Randomized Alphabet Drawings are conducted by both the Secretary of State and County Elections Official today at 11 a.m. to determine the order in which candidate names will appear on the ballot and the letters that will be assigned to each ballot measure.
EC§§ 13111, 13112, 13113, 13116
82 Thursday, August 15, 2019 Last day for candidates who filed paperwork during the extended filing period to withdraw their Candidate Statements. Candidate Statement may be withdrawn, but not changed, until 5 p.m.
EC§ 13307(a)(3)
81 Friday, August 16, 2019 For consolidated elections, the names of the candidates to appear on the ballot where district, city or other political subdivision offices are to be filled, shall be filed with the County Elections Official by this date.
EC§ 10403(c)
81 Friday, August 16, 2019 Primary Arguments in favor of and against local measures are due by 5 p.m. Such arguments, if already submitted, may be changed until and including today. Arguments for city measures must be filed with the City Clerk’s office. Contact the City Clerk’s office for deadline.
EC§§ 9162-63, 9282-83, 9286, 9315-16, 9501-03
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Friday, August 16, 2019

Monday, August 26, 2019
The 10-calendar-day public review period begins August 16, 2019 at 5 p.m. and ends August 26, 2019 at 5 p.m. for Primary Arguments filed in favor of and against local measures. Between these dates, the Elections Official or any registered voter, eligible to vote on the contest in question, may seek a writ of mandate or injunction requiring any or all of the materials to be amended or deleted if found to be false, misleading or inconsistent with Elections Code. Arguments for city measures are reviewed at the City Clerk’s office.
EC§§ 9190, 9295, 9380, 9509
78 Monday, August 19, 2019 The 10-calendar-day public review period ends at 5 p.m. for all documents filed by August 9, 2019. 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 9, 2019.
EC§§ 9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313
73 Saturday, August 24, 2019 The 10-calendar-day public review period ends at 5 p.m. for all documents filed by the extended filing deadline of August 14, 2019. A writ of mandate or injunction request shall be filed no later than this date on documents filed as of the close of the extended candidate filing on August 14, 2019.
EC§§ 9190, 9295, 9380, 9509, 13313
71 Monday, August 26, 2019 The 10-calendar-day public review period ends at 5 p.m. today for all Primary Arguments filed in favor of and against local measures. A writ of mandate or injunction request shall be filed no later than this date on documents filed as of August 16, 2019.
EC§§ 9190, 9295, 9380, 9509
71 Monday, August 26, 2019 Rebuttal Arguments for measures where a Primary Argument was filed both in favor and against are due by 5 p.m. Such arguments may be changed until and including today. Rebuttal Arguments for city measures must be filed with the City Clerk’s office. Check with the City Clerk’s Office for deadline.
EC§§ 9163, 9167, 9285-86, 9316-17, 9504
71 Monday, August 26, 2019 Impartial Analyses for measures are due on this date by 5 p.m.
EC§§ 9160, 9280, 9313-14, 9500
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Monday, August 26, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019
The 10-calendar-day public review period begins August 26, 2019 at 5 p.m. and ends September 5, 2019 at 5 p.m. for Rebuttal Arguments filed in favor and/or against local measures and Impartial Analyses. Between these dates the Elections Official or any registered voter, eligible to vote on the contest in question, may seek a writ of mandate or injunction requiring any or all of the materials to be amended or deleted if found to be false, misleading or inconsistent with the Elections Code. Rebuttal Arguments and Impartial Analyses for City measures are reviewed at the City Clerk’s office. Contact the City Clerk’s office for deadline.
EC§§ 9190, 9286, 9295, 9380, 9509
61 Thursday, September 5, 2019 The 10-Calendar-day public review period ends at 5 p.m. today 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 26, 2019.
EC§§ 9190, 9295, 9380, 9509
61 Thursday, September 5, 2019 Any city that requests the Board of Supervisors to permit the Elections Official to prepare the city’s election materials shall supply the Elections Official with a list of its precincts, or consolidated precincts, as applicable, no later than this date.
EC§ 10002
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Friday, September 6, 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019
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 6, 2019.
EC§§ 300(b), 3105, 3114
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Monday, September 9, 2019

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Between these dates, 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.
EC§§ 8600-02
45 Saturday, September 21, 2019 County Elections Official must send ballots and balloting material to all Military and Overseas Voters who filed ballot applications by September 21, 2019.
EC§§ 300(b), 3105, 3114
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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Between these dates, the county Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet will be mailed to voters who registered at least 29 days prior to the election.
EC§ 13303-04
40 Thursday, September 26, 2019 First pre-election campaign committee statement for candidates and committees is due for the period ending September 21, 2019 (which is 45 days before the election).
GC§§ 84200.5, 84200.8
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Monday, October 7, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Between these dates, Vote by Mail ballots will be sent to all eligible registered voters in the county. Voters interested in having replacement Vote by Mail ballots be mailed to them should make the request by October 29, 2019 to ensure the ballots arrive on or before Election Day.
EC§§ 3001, 4005(a)(8)(A)
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Between these dates, at least one ballot drop-off location shall be provided for every 15,000 registered voters within the jurisdiction where the election is held, as determined on August 9, 2019. All ballot drop-off locations shall be open at least during regular business hours. At least one ballot drop-off location shall be an accessible, secured, exterior drop box that is available for a minimum of 12 hours per day including regular business hours.
EC§ 4005 (a)(1)(A)(B)
15 Monday, October 21, 2019 Voter registration closes on this date for the November 5, 2019 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election. Voters must register by this date to be eligible to vote in this election. Voter registration forms postmarked prior to or on this date are accepted.
EC§ 2102
14 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Processing of Vote by Mail ballots may begin on this date (10 business days before Election Day). Processing Vote by Mail ballots includes opening Vote by Mail ballot return envelopes, removing ballots, duplicating any damaged ballots and preparing the ballots to be machine-read, or machine-reading them.
EC§ 15101(b)
14 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 The write-in candidate filing period ends today at 5 p.m. All potential candidates must submit all required documents by this date in order to be a qualified write-in candidate. City candidates should contact their City Clerk’s office for deadline.
EC§§ 8600-02
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Between these dates, individuals who become new United States citizens on or after October 22, 2019, are eligible to register and vote at any Vote Center. A new citizen registering during this time must provide proof of citizenship and declare that he or she has established residency in California.
EC§§ 331, 3500, 3501
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Between these dates, the Elections Official shall provide Conditional Voter Registration and provisional voting at all Vote Centers for voters who missed the October 21 registration deadline.
EC§§ 2170-71
12 Thursday, October 24, 2019 Second pre-election campaign committee statement for candidates and committees is due for the period ending October 19, 2019 (which is 17 days before the election).
GC§§ 84200.5, 84200.8
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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019
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 9, 2019. Any voter registered in the county may visit any Vote Center in order to receive voter services or vote.
EC§ 4005(a)(2)(A), (a)(4)(A)
7 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 By this date, the County shall publish a list of the polling places (Vote Centers) designated for each election precinct for this election.
EC§ 12105
7 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Last day for voters to request the County Elections Official to send a Vote by Mail ballot in English, Spanish or Chinese, or a facsimile copy of the ballot printed in Filipino or Korean.
EC§§ 3001, 4005(a)(8)(B)(III)
7 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Last day for voters to request the County Elections Official to send or deliver a ballot that voters with disabilities can read and mark privately and independently pursuant to the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 (52 U.S.C. Sec. 20901 et seq.).
EC§ 4005(a)(8)(B)(IV)
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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
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 9, 2019. Any voter registered in the county may visit any Vote Center in order to receive voter services or vote.
EC§ 4005(a)(2)(A), (a)(3)(A)
0 Tuesday, November 5, 2019 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(a), 14212, 15150, 15151
Days Following Election Date Action Taken
3 Friday, November 8, 2019 Vote by Mail ballots postmarked on or before Election Day must be received by County Elections Officials by this day in order to be counted.
EC§ 3020
30 Thursday, December 5, 2019 Last day for County to certify election results to the jurisdictions participating in the election.
EC§ 15372

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