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Handout Material for LWVA 2016 Election Forums

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Election 2016

Key Dates and Deadlines November 8, 2016, General Election Candidate Filing

Description of eventDeadline
Nomination Paper Period for Independent Presidential Elector CandidatesApril 29 - August 12, 2016
Candidate Statement Period for State Voter Information Guide (U.S. Senate)June 30 - July 20, 2016
Candidate Statement Period for County Sample Ballots (U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate, State Assembly)July 18 - August 12, 2016
Deadline for Ballot Designation ChangesAugust 2, 2016
Randomized Alphabet DrawingAugust 18, 2016
Notice to Candidates (All Voter-Nominated, Non-Presidential Candidates)August 27, 2016*
Certified List of CandidatesSeptember 1, 2016
Presidential Candidate Statement Deadline for Secretary of State's WebsiteSeptember 1, 2016
Presidential Write-In Candidate DeadlineOctober 25, 2016
Certified List of Presidential Write-In CandidatesOctober 28, 2016

Information Guide

Description of eventDeadline
Initiative and Legislative Measure Qualification DeadlineJune 30, 2016
Ballot Label and Title and Summary DeadlineJuly 8, 2016
Argument Submission DeadlineJuly 12, 2016
Argument Selection and ExchangeJuly 17, 2016*
Analysis, Text, and Bond Statement DeadlineJuly 21, 2016
Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information DeadlineJuly 21, 2016
Public Inspection PeriodJuly 26 - August 15, 2016
Copy Provided to State PrinterAugust 15, 2016
Voter Information Guide Mailing PeriodSeptember 29 - October 18, 2016

Registration and Voting Key Dates and Deadlines

Description of eventDeadline
Military and Overseas Voter Vote-By-Mail (VBM) Ballot Delivery PeriodSeptember 9* - September 24, 2016*
Vote-By-Mail Mailing PeriodOctober 10* - November 1, 2016
Last Day to Register to VoteOctober 24, 2016
New Citizen (sworn in after October 24, 2016) Voter Registration PeriodOctober 25 - November 8, 2016
Last Day to Request Vote-By-Mail BallotNovember 1, 2016
Election Day (7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)November 8, 2016
Last Day to Receive Vote-By-Mail Ballot Postmarked No Later Than November 8, 2016November 11, 2016

  • Date falls on a weekend or state holiday; it does not move forward to the next business day.
  • *Date falls on a weekend or state holiday; it moves forward to the next business day.

Voter-Nominated Offices

Voter-Nominated OfficesSeatFiling Office
U.S. SenatorStatewideRegistrar of Voters
U.S. RepresentativeCongressional Districts 13, 15, 17Registrar of Voters
State SenatorSenatorial Districts 7, 9Registrar of Voters
Member of the State AssemblyAssembly Districts 15, 16, 18, 20, 25Registrar of Voters

DISCLAIMER: Information on this list is current as of the date it was posted. Changes may occur before or after the nomination period - June 2015

Non-Partisan Offices

Non-Partisan OfficesSeatFiling Office
Superior Court Judge30 SeatsRegistrar of Voters
County Board of SupervisorSupervisorial Districts 1, 4, 5Registrar of Voters
County Board of EducationTrustee Areas 2, 3, 5, 6Registrar of Voters
Union Sanitary District3 Board DirectorsRegistrar of Voters
Zone 7 Flood Control District3 Board DirectorsRegistrar of Voters
City of HaywardCouncilmembersCity Clerk

DISCLAIMER: Information on this list is current as of the date it was posted. Changes may occur before or after the nomination period - June 2015

Your Elected Officials

  • Alameda County Supervisor District 3 - Wilma Chan

  • Alameda County Board of Education Area 2 - Marlon McWilson

  • State Senate District 9 - Loni Hancock (term limited)

  • State Assembly District 18 - Rob Bonta

  • US House of Rep District 13 - Barbara Lee

  • US Senate - Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer



Find a complete list of your elected officials by entering your zip code or download our Know Your Representatives brochure.

The information in this brochure offers the contact information for many local, state, and national officials and was updated on January 1, 2015.

(Please contact us with any corrections or suggestions.)