Chapter 1. Election Dates of California Elections Code >> Division 1. >> Chapter 1.
The established election dates in each year are as follows:
(a) The second Tuesday of April in each even-numbered year.
(b) The first Tuesday after the first Monday in March of each
(c) The first Tuesday after the first Monday in June in each year.
(d) The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each
Elections held in June and November of each even-numbered
year are statewide elections and the dates of those elections are
statewide election dates.
Except as provided in Section 1003, notwithstanding any other
provisions of law, all state, county, municipal, district, and
school district elections shall be held on an established election
This chapter shall not apply to the following:
(a) Any special election called by the Governor.
(b) Elections held in chartered cities or chartered counties in
which the charter provisions are inconsistent with this chapter.
(c) School governing board elections consolidated pursuant to
Section 1302.2 or initiated by petition pursuant to Section 5091 of
the Education Code.
(d) Elections of any kind required or permitted to be held by a
school district located in a chartered city or county when the
election is consolidated with a regular city or county election held
in a jurisdiction that includes 95 percent or more of the school
(e) County, municipal, district, and school district initiative,
referendum, or recall elections.
(f) Any election conducted solely by mailed ballot pursuant to
Division 4 (commencing with Section 4000).
(g) Elections held pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section
15100) of Chapter 1, or pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with
Section 15340) of Chapter 2 of, Part 10 of the Education Code.