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Election Calendars

November 8, 2016 - Consolidated General Election

Start DateEnd DateEvent
8/10/201611/8/201624 Hour Campaign Finance Reporting Period
7/1/20169/24/20169/29/2016 deadline for Pre-Election Campaign
Finance Statement
7/18/2016 *8/12/2016Nominations Open
 8/12/2016Nominations Deadline
 8/12/2016Consolidation deadline, measures
 8/12/2016Tax rate statements deadline, bond measures
8/13/2016 * Measure letter assignment
 8/17/2016Extended nomination deadline
 8/17/2016Deadline to amend/withdraw measure
8/18/2016 Random alphabet drawing
 8/22/2016Argument deadline
 8/22/2016Impartial analysis due
 9/1/2016Rebuttal deadline
(only if opposing arguments are filed)
9/9/2016 Military/Overseas 60 Day Ballots
9/25/201610/22/201610/27/2016 deadline for Pre-Election Campaign
Finance Statement
9/29/2016 First day sample ballots may be mailed
10/10/2016 Voting by mail opens
 10/24/2016Registration deadline
 11/1/2016Deadline to request VBM ballots by mail
11/8/2016 Election Day (7a.m. to 8p.m.)
 11/11/2016 *Last day to receive VBM ballot postmarked
no later than 11/8/2016
 11/16/2016Unsigned Ballot Statements must be received by the Registrar of Voters (in person, by fax or mail) no later than 5 pm (postmark is not sufficient).
 12/8/2016Deadline to certify election results

*For dates that fall on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, use the next regular business day for transactions.