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CITY OF BERKELEY - GENERAL ELECTION CALENDAR

November 8, 2016 

Offices to be Elected: Mayor, City Council Districts 2, 3, 5, 6;
Rent Board (4 seats); School Board (2 seats)

DAYS PRIOR TO ELECTION

DATE

ACTION TAKEN

180

May 12, 2016

Suggested Last Day to file petitions for initiative or charter amendment ballot measure.  Petitions received after this date will be accepted, but may not be on the November ballot.

158

103

June 3, 2016

July 28, 2016

Signature In-Lieu of Filing Fee Period - Candidates may collect signatures to offset the $150 filing fee.  Charter Art. III, Sec. 6.5

113

88

July 18, 2016

August 12, 2016

FILING PERIOD - CANDIDATE NOMINATION PAPERS

EC 10220 et seq., Charter Art. III, Sec. 6.5

 

August 1, 2016

Semi-Annual Campaign Statement Due

90

August 10, 2016

Independent Expenditure Disclosure Period Begins ($1,000 or more)

90

August 10, 2016

Late Contribution Disclosure Period Begins ($1,000 or more)

88

August 12, 2016

Deadline to deliver resolution calling ballot measure election to Registrar and request election consolidation. Tax Rate Statement due for bonds.  EC 12001, 10002, 1405, 9241; EC 9400-9401

87

83

August 13, 2016

August 17, 2016

Extended candidate filing period. Filing is extended if an incumbent eligible for re-election does not file by 5pm on Aug 12. Incumbents are not eligible to file during the extended period.  EC 10225

81 

August 19, 2016

Last day to file primary arguments for ballot measures - Deadline is 12:00pm. EC 9280-9287

74

August 26, 2016  Last day to file rebuttal arguments for ballot measures - Deadline is 12:00pm. Impartial Analysis due. EC 9280-9287 

74

63

August 26, 2016

September 6, 2016

Public review period for ballot arguments and Impartial Analysis.           EC 9295

57

14

September 12, 2016

October 25, 2016

Filing Period for Write in Candidates.  EC 8601

40

21

September 29, 2016

October 18, 2016

Voter Information & Sample Ballot Pamphlet mailing period.

EC §13303-04, 13306

29

7

October 10, 2016

November 1, 2016

Period to obtain Vote-by-Mail Ballots. After November 1, VBM ballots may be obtained at the Registrar’s office.   EC §3001

 

 September 29, 2016

First Pre-Election Campaign Statement due.   GC §84200.7

15

October 24, 2016

Last Day to Register to Vote.  EC §§2102, 2107

 

October 27, 2016

Second Pre-Election Campaign Statement due.   GC §84200.7

0

November 8, 2016 

Election Day - EC §1000; Charter Art. III, Section 4

30

December 8, 2016

Last day for County to certify election results to city.  EC §15372

35

December 13, 2016

Council to adopt and certify election results.  EC §9217, 10262-10263; Charter Art. III, Sec. 10

 

January 31, 2017

Semi-Annual Campaign Statement due.  GC 84200

   

Updated 3/22/16

 

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