June 7, 2022 Timeline Calendar

Sonoma County Voting

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

Statewide Direct Primary Election

Start Date Deadline Event
1/3/2022    Signatures in lieu of filing fees open (offices other than County Supervisor)
1/11/2022 Signatures in lieu of filing fees open (County Supervisor offices)*
1/31/2022   Declaration of intention filing period opens (judicial candidates only)
  2/9/2022 Signatures in lieu of filing fees deadline
  2/9/2022 Declaration of intention filing period closes (judicial candidates only)
2/10/2022   Declaration of intention extended filing period opens (only applies to non-incumbent judicial candidates if an incumbent candidate has not filed)
  2/14/2022 Declaration of intention extended filing period closes (only applies to non-incumbent judicial candidates if an incumbent candidate has not filed)
2/14/2022   Candidate nominations filing period opens
3/9/2022 6/7/2022 24-hour campaign finance reporting period ($1,000 or more)
  3/11/2022 Candidate nominations filing period closes
  3/11/2022 Consolidation deadline
  3/11/2022 Deadline for governing bodies to submit measures
  3/11/2022 Tax rate statement deadline (bond measures)
3/14/2022   Extended candidate nominations filing period opens (only applies to non-incumbent candidates if an incumbent candidate has not filed for that office)
3/14/2022   Measure letter assignments
  3/16/2022 Extended candidate nominations filing period closes (only applies to non-incumbent candidates if an incumbent candidate has not filed for that office)
  3/16/2022 Deadline to amend/withdraw measure
3/17/2021   Random alphabet drawing
  3/18/2022 Argument deadline
  3/18/2022 Impartial analysis deadline
  3/25/2022 Rebuttal deadline (only if opposing arguments are filed)
4/8/2022   First day ballots may be mailed to voters registered as military/overseas
  4/23/2022 Deadline for ballots to be mailed to all voters registered as military/overseas as of this date
4/28/2022   First day County Voter Information Guides may be mailed
  4/28/2022 Deadline for 1st pre-election campaign finance statement (1/1/2022 through 4/23/2022)
5/9/2022   Voting by mail opens; first day Vote-by-Mail ballots can be picked up at Registrar of Voters Office
5/9/2022   First day Registrar of Voters may begin to process Vote-by-Mail ballots 
5/10/2022   Official Ballot Drop Boxes open 
5/22/2022 6/7/2022 County of Sonoma 24-hour campaign finance reporting period ($500 or more)
  5/23/2022 Standard voter registration deadline
5/24/2022   Conditional (a.k.a. late) voter registration period opens (must be in person)
  5/26/2022 Deadline for 2nd pre-election campaign finance statement (4/24/2022 through 5/21/2022)
5/28/2022 6/6/2022 11-Day Vote Centers are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  5/31/2022 Last day to request a ballot by mail
6/4/2022 6/6/2022 4-Day Vote Centers are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
6/7/2022   Election Day: 11-Day and 4-Day Vote Centers are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
6/7/2022   Official Ballot Drop Boxes close at 8 p.m. 
  6/7/2022 Conditional (a.k.a. late) voter registration period closes at 8 p.m. (must be in person)
  6/14/2022 Last day Registrar of Voters Office can accept Vote-by-Mail ballots postmarked no later than 6/7/2022
  7/7/2022 Deadline to certify election results

*Dependent on date of final adoption of map of updated boundaries of county supervisorial districts (see California Elections Code §21501(a)(2)).

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).