Ballot Measures

2021 Ballot Measure Election Calendar
August 5 (TH) Notice may be published once in newspaper setting forth the date fixed to submit direct arguments.
August 12 (TH) Last day for City Attorney to transmit Impartial Analysis to City Clerk (E.C. 9280)
August 12 (THU) Last day to submit Arguments “FOR” or “AGAINST” any City measure to the City Clerk (E.C. 9282 and 9286). Arguments may not exceed 300 words in length.
August 13 (F) Scheduled date for the County to notify the City Clerk of letter assigned to ballot measure(s).
August 14 (SA) - August 23 (M) Public Examination Period for ballot measure materials (E.C. 9295)
August 16 (M) Last day for City Clerk to deliver a copy of each argument, ordinance text, analysis and any other ballot data/material to the County for inclusion in the Official Sample Ballot Booklet
August 23 (M) Last day for authors of arguments “FOR” and “AGAINST” any City measure to submit Rebuttals to the City Clerk (E.C. 9285). A rebuttal may not exceed 250 words. 
August 24 (T) Last day for City Clerk to submit Rebuttals to the County for inclusion in the Official Sample Ballot Booklet
August 24(T) - September 2(TH) Public Examination Period for Rebuttals (E.C. 9295)
September 2(TH0 - September 8 (W) Period for County elections official to deliver copies of official ballot proofs to City Clerk for approval
September 23 (TH) Last day to file Campaign Expenditure Statements (1st Report)
October 4 (M) Mailing of Vote by Mail Ballots by County (E.C. 3001(b), 3010 and 3206)
October 4 (M) - October 26 (T) Vote by Mail – First and Last Day to Apply/Provide a Different Mailing Address
October 12 (T) Mailing of Official Sample Ballot Booklets by County (E.C. 13303)
October 18 (M) Last Day to register to vote
October 19 (T) - November 2 (T) New Citizen Eligibility to Register and Vote
October 21 (TH) Last day to file Campaign Expenditure Statements (2nd Report)
October 22 (F) Vote Centers open beginning 10 days prior to election day.
October 27 - November 2 Emergency Vote-By-Mail Voting Period
November 2 (T) ELECTION DAY
November 4 (TH) Official Canvass commences by County
November 15 (M) Completion of the Official Canvass by County
January 31, 2022 Last Day to file Campaign Expenditure Statements (3rd Report)