November 8, 2022 Timeline Calendar

Sonoma County Voting

DISCLAIMER:  Dates are based on information available as of mid-April 2021 and could still change if new legislation is enacted.

 

Consolidated General Election

Start Date Deadline Event
  7/6/2022 Notification deadline (district director elections)
  7/8/2022 Specifications deadline (school districts)
7/18/2022   Candidate nominations filing period opens
8/10/2022 11/8/2022 24-hour campaign finance reporting period ($1,000 or more)
  8/12/2022 Candidate nominations filing period closes
  8/12/2022 Consolidation deadline
  8/12/2022 Deadline for governing bodies to submit measures
  8/12/2022 Tax rate statement deadline (bond measures)
8/15/2022   Extended candidate nominations filing period opens (only applies to non-incumbent candidates if an incumbent candidate has not filed for that office)
8/15/2022   Measure letter assignments
  8/17/2022 Extended candidate nominations filing period closes (only applies to non-incumbent candidates if an incumbent candidate has not filed for that office)
  8/17/2022 Deadline to amend/withdraw measure
8/18/2022   Random alphabet drawing
  8/19/2022 Argument deadline
  8/19/2022 Impartial analysis deadline
  8/26/2022 Rebuttal deadline (only if opposing arguments are filed)
9/9/2022   First day ballots may be mailed to voters registered as military/overseas
  9/24/2022 Deadline for ballots to be mailed to all voters registered as military/overseas as of this date
9/29/2022   First day County Voter Information Guides may be mailed
  9/29/2022 Deadline for 1st pre-election campaign finance statement (7/1/2022 through 9/24/2022)
10/10/2022   Voting by mail opens; first day Vote-by-Mail ballots can be picked up at Registrar of Voters Office
10/10/2022   First day Registrar of Voters may begin to process Vote-by-Mail ballots 
10/11/2022  Official Ballot Drop Boxes open
10/23/2022 11/8/2022 County of Sonoma 24-hour campaign finance reporting period ($500 or more)
  10/24/2022 Standard voter registration deadline
10/25/2022   Conditional (a.k.a. late) voter registration period opens
  10/27/2022 Deadline for 2nd pre-election campaign finance statement (9/25/2022 through 10/22/2022)
10/29/202211/7/2022 11-Day Vote Centers are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  11/1/2022 Last day to request a ballot by mail
11/5/202211/7/2022 4-Day Vote Centers are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
11/8/2022   Election Day: 11-Day and 4-Day Vote Centers are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
11/8/2022  Official Ballot Drop Boxes close at 8 p.m.
  11/8/2022 Conditional (a.k.a. late) voter registration period closes at 8 p.m.
  11/11/2022 Last day Registrar of Voters Office can accept Vote-by-Mail ballots postmarked no later than 11/8/2022
  12/8/2022 Deadline to certify election results

For dates that fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or county holiday, use the next regular business day for transactions.  County holidays during this period include Christmas Day (Observed) (Dec. 24), New Year’s Day (Observed) (Dec. 31), Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 17), Lincoln’s Birthday (Feb. 11), César Chávez Day (Mar. 31), Memorial Day (May 30), and Independence Day (July 4).