Filter by Office or Type Begin Date End Date E-Date(s) Event or Action Description Code Provision(s)
Mayor 4/2/2019 5/28/2019 E-217 - E-162* Signatures In Lieu Of Filing Fees The period during which candidates can pick up and file in-lieu petitions in order to pay for all or part of their filing fees by obtaining signatures of qualified voters. These signatures are due before or upon filing of nomination documents, or the signatures-in-lieu deadline (E-162), whichever occurs first. CAEC §8106; SFMEC §§205, 230, 840
Mayor 5/17/2019 6/11/2019 E-172 - E-147 Nomination Period The period during which candidates may obtain and must file nomination documents. Filing fees are due upon filing of nomination documents. All nomination documents must be filed no later than 5 p.m. on the last day of the nomination period. In the event an eligible incumbent does not file by the nomination period deadline, the filing period shall be extended by five calendar days for candidates other than the incumbent. CAEC §10220; SFMEC §205(a)
City Attorney, District Attorney, Sheriff, Treasurer 5/31/2019 7/25/2019 E-158 - E-103 Signatures In Lieu Of Filing Fees The period during which candidates can pick up and file in-lieu petitions in order to pay for all or part of their filing fees by obtaining signatures of qualified voters. These signatures are due before or upon filing of nomination documents, or the signatures-in-lieu deadline (E-103), whichever occurs first. CAEC §8106; SFMEC §§205, 230, 840
Mayor 6/12/2019 noon 6/22/2019 noon E-146 - E-136 Public Examination Period: Candidate Materials Period of public review and possible legal challenge of candidate legal names, qualification statements, ballot designations, and translated or transliterated Chinese names submitted by candidates. SFMEC §590(a)
Ballot Measures 6/18/2019 E-140 Notification Of Ordinances And Declarations Of Policy To Be Submitted By The Mayor Or Four Or More Board Members Deadline for the Mayor or four or more members of the Board of Supervisors to submit an original proposed ordinance or declaration of policy to the Clerk of the Board’s office and provide a copy to the Department of Elections. SFC §2.113; SFMEC §300(b)
Ballot Measures 7/8/2019 E-120 Submission Of Initiative Petitions To Qualify A Local Ballot Measure Deadline to submit initiative petitions to the Department of Elections to qualify an ordinance, declaration of policy, or charter amendment for the ballot. Once submitted, an initiative petition may not be withdrawn. SFC §14.101; SFMEC §§300(c), 370(c)
City Attorney, District Attorney, Sheriff, Treasurer 7/15/2019 8/9/2019 E-113 - E-88 Nomination Period The period during which candidates may obtain and must file nomination documents. Filing fees are due upon filing of nomination documents. All nomination documents must be filed no later than 5 p.m. on the last day of the nomination period. CAEC §§10220-8; SFMEC § 205(b)
Ballot Measures 7/26/2019 5 p.m. E-102 Submission Of Charter Amendments And Bond Measures Deadline for the Board of Supervisors to submit Charter amendments and bond measures to the Department of Elections. The Board of Supervisors may submit, and the Director of Elections has the discretion to accept, one Charter amendment or bond measure after E-102 but no later than E-95. SFMEC §300(a)
Ballot Measures 7/29/2019 8/12/2019 E-99 - E-85 Ballot Simplification Committee Meetings The Ballot Simplification Committee prepares a digest of each local measure to be published in the Voter Information Pamphlet. SFMEC §§515, 610
Ballot Measures 7/30/2019 5 p.m. E-98 Withdrawal Of Support By One Or More Supervisors Measures proposed by four or more members of the Board of Supervisors shall be withdrawn if one or more of the Supervisors withdraw their support for the proposed measure, and following this withdrawal, fewer than four Supervisors continue to support the measure. A Supervisor may withdraw his or her support for a measure by filing with the Department of Elections a signed and sworn statement of withdrawal at any time up until 72 hours before the legal deadline for submission of the measure to the Department of Elections. Following such a withdrawal, additional members of the Board of Supervisors may join in support of the proposed measure, provided that they do so in writing before the legal deadline for submission of the measure to the Department of Elections. No Supervisor may withdraw his or her support for a proposed measure after this date, unless it is a unanimous withdrawal by the four or more Supervisors who supported the measure. Such a withdrawal must occur before the legal deadline for submission of the measure. SFMEC §370(b)(2)
Ballot Measures 8/2/2019 E-95 Submission Of Ordinances And Declarations Of Policy Deadline for the submission of ordinances or declarations of policy proposed by a majority of the Board of Supervisors, the Mayor, or four or more members of the Board of Supervisors. SFMEC §300(b)
Ballot Measures 8/9/2019 E-88 Submission Of District Measures Deadline for submission of a school, college, or special district measure. If a bond or tax measure is placed on the ballot, the tax rate statement is due by this date. CAEC §§9401, 10403; CA Ed. Code §5322
City Attorney, District Attorney, Sheriff, Treasurer 8/10/2019 noon 8/20/2019 noon E-87 - E-77 Public Examination Period: Candidate Materials Period of public review and possible legal challenge of candidate legal names, candidate qualification statements, ballot designations, and translated or transliterated Chinese names submitted by candidates. SFMEC §590(a)
Ballot Measures 8/10/2019 noon 8/20/2019 noon E-87 - E-77 Public Examination Period: District Measures Period of public review and possible legal challenge of the district measures to be submitted to the voters. CAEC §9509
Ballot Measures 8/12/2019 E-85 Designation Of Letters For Ballot Measures The Department of Elections designates letters for local ballot measures according to the procedures set forth in the SFMEC. SFMEC §505
Ballot Measures 8/12/2019 E-85 Ballot Simplification Committee Digests Deadline for the Ballot Simplification Committee to submit digests of each local measure to the Department of Elections for publication in the Voter Information Pamphlet. SFMEC §515
Ballot Measures 8/12/2019 E-85 Financial Analyses Deadline for the Controller to submit a financial analysis of each local measure, including an estimate of the increase or decrease in the cost of government and/or the effect of the measure on the tax rate, to the Department of Elections, for publication in the Voter Information Pamphlet. SFMEC §520
Ballot Measures 8/12/2019 E-85 Ballot Questions Deadline for the City Attorney to submit the ballot questions for local measures to the Department of Elections. SFMEC §510(b)
Ballot Measures 8/13/2019 noon 8/23/2019 noon E-84 - E-74 Public Examination Period: Ballot Digests, Financial Analyses, And Ballot Questions Period of public review and possible legal challenge for the Ballot Simplification Committee’s digests, the Controller's financial analyses, and the City Attorney's ballot questions. SFMEC §590(b)(1-3)
Ballot Measures 8/15/2019 noon E-82 Submission Of Proponent And Opponent Ballot Arguments For Local Ballot Measures And District Measures Deadline to submit proponent and opponent ballot arguments for local ballot measures and district measures to the Department of Elections. Prior to submitting an argument, the author must sign and submit a Declaration. CAEC §§9162-4, 9281-3, 9286, 9315-6, 9501-9502; SFMEC §535(a),(b)
Ballot Measures 8/15/2019 2 p.m. E-82 Selection Of Proponent And Opponent Arguments If the Department of Elections receives more than one proposed proponent or opponent argument for a measure, the Department will select one proponent and one opponent argument according to priority levels and, if necessary, by lottery. CAEC §§9166, 9287, 9503; SFMEC §545
Ballot Measures 8/16/2019 noon E-81 Deadline to Correct Factual, Grammatical, Or Spelling Errors In Proponent And Opponent Ballot Arguments For Local Measures Only Deadline for the authors of proponent and opponent ballot arguments to correct any factual, grammatical, or spelling errors in the arguments for or against local measures. SFMEC §535(f)
Ballot Measures 8/16/2019 noon 8/26/2019 noon E-81 - E-71 Public Examination Period: Proponent And Opponent Arguments For Local Ballot Measures And District Measures Period of public review and possible legal challenge of proponent and opponent arguments for publication in the Voter Information Pamphlet. CAEC §§9380, 9509; SFMEC §590(b)(4)
Ballot Measures 8/19/2019 noon E-78 Submission Of Rebuttal Arguments For Local Ballot Measures And District Measures Deadline to submit rebuttal arguments for local ballot measures and district ballot measures to the Department of Elections. CAEC §§9504, 9167, 9285; SFMEC §535(c)
Ballot Measures 8/19/2019 noon E-78 Submission Of Paid Ballot Arguments For Local Ballot Measures Deadline to submit paid ballot arguments for or against local measures to the Department of Elections. Paid ballot argument fee and original hard copy must be submitted together. SFMEC §535(d)
Ballot Measures 8/20/2019 noon E-77 Deadline To Correct Factual, Grammatical, Or Spelling Errors In Rebuttal Or Paid Arguments For Local Measures Only Deadline for the authors of rebuttals or paid ballot arguments to correct any factual, grammatical, or spelling errors in their arguments for or against local measures. SFMEC §535(f)
Ballot Measures 8/20/2019 noon 8/30/2019 noon E-77 - E-67 Public Examination Period: Rebuttal Arguments (Local And District Measures) And Paid Arguments (Local Measures Only) Period of public review and possible legal challenge of rebuttals and paid ballot arguments submitted for publication in the Voter Information Pamphlet. CAEC §§9380, 9509; SFMEC §590(b)(5-6)
Mayor 8/20/2019 noon 8/30/2019 noon E-77 - E-67 Public Examination Period: Chinese Transliterations Provided for Candidates Period of public review and possible legal challenge of Chinese names transliterated by the Department of Elections' translation vendor. SFMEC §590(c)
City Attorney, District Attorney, Sheriff, Treasurer 8/20/2019 noon 8/30/2019 noon E-77 - E-67 Public Examination Period: Chinese Transliterations Provided for Candidates Period of public review and possible legal challenge of Chinese names transliterated by the Department of Elections' translation vendor. SFMEC §590(c)
City Attorney, District Attorney, Sheriff, Treasurer 9/9/2019 10/22/2019 E-57 - E-14 Statement Of Write-In Candidacy And Nomination Papers During this period, all write-in candidates for any office must file their Statements of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Papers with the Department of Elections. CAEC §8601
Mayor 9/9/2019 10/22/2019 E-57 - E-14 Statement Of Write-In Candidacy And Nomination Papers During this period, all write-in candidates for any office must file their Statements of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Papers with the Department of Elections. CAEC §8601
Registration and Voting 9/21/2019 E-45 Military and Overseas Ballot Delivery Period Last day for the Department of Elections to transmit ballots and ballot materials to absent military or overseas voters who have requested them by this date. If a military or overseas voter ballot application is received after this date, the Department of Elections shall transmit a ballot and ballot materials as soon as practicable. CAEC §3114
Registration and Voting 10/7/2019 10/29/2019 E-29 - E-7 Vote-By-Mail Ballot Mailing Period Period in which any registered voter may apply to the Department of Elections for a vote-by-mail ballot. Applications received before this period shall be kept and processed during this application period. CAEC §§3001, 3003
Registration and Voting 10/21/2019 E-15 Last Day To Register to Vote (other than Conditional Voter Registration) Last day to register to vote in this election by typical methods: Register online by 11:59 p.m., mail (postmarked by this date) or deliver a Voter Registration Form to the Department of Elections, submit a Voter Registration Form to the Department of Motor Vehicles or any National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) designated agency, or send a Federal Postcard Application (FPCA) for military or overseas voters to the Department of Elections to register to vote and request a vote-by-mail ballot. To register and vote after this deadline, see Conditional Voter Registration below. CAEC §2102
Registration and Voting 10/22/2019 11/5/2019 E-14 - Election Day Conditional Voter Registration and Voting Those who did not register to vote by the registration deadline for this election may come to the City Hall Voting Center to conditionally register and vote a provisional ballot. Once the Department of Elections processes the Voter Registration Form and confirms the voter's eligibility, the registration becomes permanent and the provisional ballot will be counted. CAEC §2170
Registration and Voting 10/22/2019 11/5/2019 E-14 - Election Day New Citizen Registration And Voting Period Extension of registration for new citizens who are sworn in after the registration deadline. New citizens must show proof of citizenship and declare that they have established residency in California in order to register and vote at the City Hall Voting Center during this period. CAEC §§3500-3502
Registration and Voting 10/26/2019 10/27/2019 E-10 - E-9 Weekend Voting At The City Hall Voting Center Available Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., outside Room 48. Enter on Grove Street. CAEC §3018
Registration and Voting 10/29/2019 E-7 Last Day To Request Vote-By-Mail Ballot Written or telephone requests must be submitted to the Department of Elections by 5 p.m. Online requests must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CAEC §3001
Registration and Voting 11/2/2019 11/3/2019 E-3 - E-2 Weekend Voting At The City Hall Voting Center Available Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., outside Room 48. Enter on Grove Street. CAEC §3018
Registration and Voting 11/5/2019 Election Day All polling places, including the City Hall Voting Center, open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. CAEC §14212
Registration and Voting 11/8/2019 E+3 Last Day For Department of Elections To Receive Vote-By-Mail Ballot Vote-by-Mail ballot must be postmarked no later than Election Day. CAEC §3020(b)
Registration and Voting 11/13/2019 E+8 Vote-By-Mail Ballots - Unsigned Identification Envelope Last day for a voter who did not sign the vote-by-mail ballot identification envelope to either sign the identification envelope at the Department of Elections or complete and submit an unsigned ballot statement. CAEC §3019

*The legal deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday; the deadline will move forward to the next working day. CA Gov. Code §6707

Code References

CAEC: California Elections Code
CA Ed. Code: California Education Code
CA Gov. Code: California Government Code
SFC: San Francisco City Charter
SFMEC: San Francisco Municipal Elections Code