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Established Election Dates

REPORT OF REGISTRATION
The Registar of Voters (ROV) will send Reports of Registration based on requests from the Secretary of State (SOS). Typical submittal of reports to the SOS in both odd and even years can range from 154-days and/or 123-days prior to a statewide election, if required by the SOS. In odd years reports are typically only requested in January; however, in the even years reports leading up to a statewide election the SOS will also request a 60-day and a 15-day report.

Below are reports submitted in 2020 for the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election:
 Reports will be updated on this page as submitted to the SOS for each statewide election.

​​COST ESTIMATES AND CALLING AN ELECTION​
Be aware that when requesting cost estimates or calling for an election the ROV is not responsible for determining if a jurisdiction can hold an election as we cannot give legal advice; consequently, jurisdictions are encouraged to seek advice through their legal counsel. Please reference Elections Code Sections below related to Mail Ballot Elections.

Holding a stand-alone election is costly for a jurisdiction; Primary and General elections are shared-cost elections thus reducing cost amounts based on number of contests and ballot types. Additionally, when an election is called for a measure at the same time as board member elections, the ROV will charge less for the second issue. 

Please be advised that cost estimates are based on projected registration and available information, and are subject to change upon final billing following an election. The following factors are calculated into estimates:

  • ROV Labor Plus Overhead
  • Vote Center Staffing Plus Overhead
  • Vote Center Location Rental
  • Training Materials
  • One 6-page Measure
  • Postage In/Out
  • CVIG Order
  • Envelopes
  • Ballot Printing
  • Drayage, DRE Setup, etc.
Please contact the Fiscal Division at ROV-fiscal@rov.sccgov.org to request a cost estimate and include your eligiblity status.

When submitting a resolution to call an election for board members or measures, please email ROV - nom@rov.sccgov.org. If withdrawing a contest from a ballot, an amended resolution must be submitted to the ROV prior to end of deadline.

​POTENTIAL ELECTION DATES FOR 2021​​​
​Special Election Dates​ (Vote-by-Mail and Vote Center Voting)
​​​Mail Ballot Dates (Vote-by-Mail Only)
  • ​May 4, 2021 (abbreviated calendar available soon)
  • August 31, 2021 (abbreviated calendar available soon)​
​POTENTIAL ELECTION DATES FOR 2022
​Statewide (Gubernatorial) Election Dates​ (Vote-by-Mail and Vote Center Voting)
  • June 7, 2022 Primary (abbreviated calendar not yet available)
    • NOTE: SB 970​ approved by the Governor on September 18, 2020 enacted legislation to change the date of the statewide direct primary to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June in even-numbered years in which there is no presidential primary.
  • April 12, 2022 Special (abbreviated calendar not yet available)
  • ​November 8, 2022 General (abbreviated calendar not yet available)
​​​Mail Ballot Dates (Vote-by-Mail Only)
  • ​May 3, 2022 (abbreviated calendar not yet available)
  • August 30, 2022 (abbreviated calendar not yet available)

​​CODE REFERENCES
 
In accordance with Election Code 1000​ the established dates are as follows:
(a) The first Tuesday after the first Monday in March of each year.
(b) The second Tuesday of April in each even-numbered year. 
(c) The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each year.

In accordance with Election Code 1001 the statewide established election dates are as follows:
(a) An election held in November of an even-numbered year.
(b) An election held in March of an even-numbered year. 

In accordance with Election Code 1500​ the mail ballot established election dates are as folows:
(a) The first Tuesday after the first Monday in May of each year.
(b) The last Tuesday in August of each year.

Elections Code - ELEC
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Last updated: 11/24/2020 10:35 AM