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Election Information: Calendar of Events


The calendar includes legal deadlines and recommended dates for specific activities associated with the November 6, 2012 municipal election.  Dates that are not set by law may be revised.  Check back periodically for updates.

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CITY OF BERKELEY 
CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT
GENERAL ELECTION CALENDAR
Nov. 6, 2012  

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

DATE

ACTION TAKEN

May 10, 2012

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.

June 1 - July 26, 2012

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

July 16 - Aug. 10, 2012

FILING PERIOD - CANDIDATE NOMINATION PAPERS
EC 10220 et seq., Charter Art. III, Sec. 6.5

August 10, 2012

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

August 11-15, 2012

Extended candidate filing period. Filing is extended if an incumbent eligible for re-election does not file for re-election prior to 5:00 p.m. on August 10th. Incumbents are not eligible to file during the extended period.  EC 10225

August 17, 2012

Last day to file primary arguments.    EC 9280-9287

August 24, 2012

Last day to file rebuttal arguments. Impartial Analysis due. 
EC 9280-9287

Aug. 24 - Sept. 4, 2012

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

Sept 10 - Oct. 23, 2012

Filing Period for Write in Candidates.  EC 8601

Sept 27-Oct. 16, 2012

Voter Information & Sample Ballot Pamphlet mailing period.
EC §13303-04, 13306

Oct. 8 - 30, 2012

Vote-by-Mail Ballots may be obtained between these dates.  After October 30th VBM ballots may be obtained at the Registrar’s office.   EC §3001

October 5, 2012

First Pre-Election Campaign Statement due.   GC §84200.7

October 22, 2012

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

October 25, 2012

Second Pre-Election Campaign Statement due. GC §84200.7

October 30, 2012

City Clerk must publish list of campaign contributions of $50 or more in newspaper of general circulation.    BMC 2.12.065

November 6, 2012

Election Day      EC §1000

December 4, 2012

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

December 11, 2012

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

January 31, 2013

Semi-Annual Campaign Statement due.  GC 84200

 

 

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