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Posted on: February 4, 2019

2020 Presidential Primary Election

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Candidate Filing

September 12, 2019 – November 6, 2019

Petition in Lieu – all candidates EC § 8061, 8105, 8106


October 28, 2019 – November 6, 2019

Declaration of Intention – Judicial only (filing fee paid at this time) EC § 8023, 8105


November 7, 2019 – November 12, 2019*

Declaration of Intention extension – Judicial only *deadline extended due to holiday EC § 8023(b), 8105


November 12, 2019* – December 6, 2019

Candidate filing period *opening extended due to holiday EC § 8020


December 7, 2019 – December 11, 2019

Candidate filing extension period EC § 8022, 8024


December 12, 2019

Random Alphabet Drawing EC §13112


December 26, 2019

Certified list of local candidates from Merced County Elections Office


December 26, 2019

Certified list of federal and state candidates from Secretary of State EC § 8120 - 8125, 8148, 8149


January 6, 2020 – February 18, 2020

Write-in candidate period EC § 8601


Campaign Disclosure Filing

January 31, 2020

Last day – Semi-Annual Statements GC § 84200, 84218


January 23, 2020

Last day – Pre-Election Statements – period of 1/1/2020 to 1/13/2020 GC § 84200.5, 84200.7


February 20, 2020

Last day – Pre-Election Statements – period of 1/14/2020 to 2/10/2020 GC § 84200.5, 84200.7


Within 24 Hours

Late Contributions & Independent Expenditures Reports – period of 2/11/2020 to 6/30/2020


July 31, 2020

Last day – Semi-Annual Statements GC § 84200, 84218


Ballot Measure Filing

November 26, 2019 – December 6, 2019

Last day to file Resolution requesting consolidation EC § 10403, 10403.5, 10401, 13247


November 26, 2019 – December 6, 2019

Last day to file Impartial Analysis, Tax Rate Statement, or Fiscal Impact Report EC § 9160, 9400, 9313, 9500 and other statutes may apply


General Information

February 17, 2020

15-Day Close of Registration (postmarked is acceptable) EC § 2102, 2107, 2115, 2116, 2152


February 18, 2020 – March 3, 2020

Conditional Voter Registration EC § 2171


March 3, 2020

Election Day – Polling Places open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EC § 14212, 15150


Vote by Mail Ballots

January 3, 2020 – January 18, 2020

Vote by Mail ballot requests – Military and Overseas voters only EC § 300(b), 3103


February 3, 2020

First day to request a Vote by Mail ballot EC § 3001, 3003, 3006, 3009


February 25, 2020

Last day to request a Vote by Mail ballot by mail EC § 3001


February 26, 2020 – March 3, 2020

A Vote by Mail ballot request can be submitted over the counter at Elections Office EC § 3003


March 3, 2020 – March 6, 2020

A Vote by Mail ballot must be postmarked by March 3 and received by March 6 EC § 3017, 3020


Voter Information Guides

January 23, 2020

First day Secretary of State starts mailing Voter Information Guides EC § 9094 (a)(c)


January 23, 2020

First day Merced County Elections Office starts mailing Voter Information Guides EC § 13300, 13304


Canvass

March 5, 2020 Official Canvass period begins EC § 335.5, 15301, 15302, 15360

April 2, 2020 Last day to certify results – Official Canvass period ends EC § 15372, 15400


*deadline extended due to holiday  

EC=Election Code and GC=Government Code 

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