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2020 Presidential General

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Offices for this Election

President and Vice President of the United States 

United States House of Representatives, California District 4

California State Assembly, District 5

AMADOR COUNTY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (Trustee area boundaries are coterminous with the county supervisorial districts.)

  • Governing Board Member, Trustee Area 4
  • Governing Board Member, Trustee Area 5

AMADOR CITY

  • Member, City Council (3)
  • Member, City Council, Short Term (1)
  • City Treasurer

CITY OF IONE

  • Member, City Council (3)
  • City Clerk
  • City Treasurer

CITY OF JACKSON

  • Member, City Council (3)
  • City Clerk

CITY OF PLYMOUTH

  • Member, City Council (3)
  • City Clerk
  • City Treasurer

CITY OF SUTTER CREEK

  • Member, City Council (3)

AMADOR WATER AGENCY (Director area boundaries are coterminous with the county supervisorial districts.)

  • Director, District 2
  • Director, District 3
  • Director, District 5, Short Term

VOLCANO COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT     

  • Director (3)


Key Dates and Deadlines

Candidate Filing - WILL BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Please call our office at 209-223-6465 or email elections@amadorgov.org to schedule an appointment for filing candidate papers for the November election.

Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers may be obtained July 13, 2020 through August 7, 2020. Official nomination papers for eligible candidates to file for any of the elective offices may be obtained from the Amador County Elections Office. If an incumbent fails to file his or her nomination papers by 5:00 P.M. on August 7, 2020, there will be a 5-day extension allowed for all persons other than the incumbent to file for such office.  The extension deadline is August 13, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.

The Final Amador County 2020 General Candidate's Guide is available in our office starting July 13, 2020, or can be downloaded here. Any forms in the candidate's guide are strictly informational samples. Official forms need to be issued by the Amador County Elections Office.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Candidate Filing

July 13, 2020 –

Candidate filing period *opening extended due to holiday EC § 8020

August 7, 2020

August 8, 2020–

Candidate filing extension period EC § 8022, 8024

August 12, 2020

August 13, 2020

Random Alphabet Drawing EC §13112

August 27, 2020

Certified list of local candidates from Amador County Elections Office

August 27, 2020

Certified list of federal and state candidates from Secretary of State EC § 8120 - 8125, 8148, 8149

September 7, 2020 –

Write-in candidate period EC § 8601

October 20, 2020

Campaign Disclosure Filing

July 31, 2020

Last day – Semi-Annual Statements GC § 84200, 84218

September 24, 2020

Last day – Pre-Election Statements – period of 07/1/2020 to 09/19/2020 GC § 84200.5, 84200.7

October 22, 2020

Last day – Pre-Election Statements – period of 09/20/2020 to 10/17/2020 GC § 84200.5, 84200.7

Within 24 Hours

Late Contributions & Independent Expenditures Reports – period of 08/05/2020 to 11/03/2020

February 1, 2021

Last day – Semi-Annual Statements GC § 84200, 84218

General Information

October 19, 2020

15-Day Close of Registration (postmarked is acceptable) EC § 2102, 2107, 2115, 2116, 2152
October 20, 2020 – Conditional Voter Registration EC § 2171

November 3, 2020

October 24, 2020 – Select Vote Centers open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EC § 4005

November 3, 2020

November 3, 2020

All Vote Centers open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EC § 4005

Vote by Mail Ballots

September 4, 2020 – Vote by Mail ballot requests – Military and Overseas voters only EC § 300(b), 3103

September 19, 2020

October 5, 2020

First day to request a Vote by Mail ballot EC § 3001, 3003, 3006, 3009

October 27, 2020

Last day to request a Vote by Mail ballot by mail EC § 3001
October 5, 2020 – A Vote by Mail ballot request can be submitted over the counter at Elections Office EC § 3003

November 3, 2020

November 3, 2020 – A Vote by Mail ballot must be postmarked by November 3 and received by November 6 EC § 3017, 3020

November 6, 2020

Voter Information Guides

September 24, 2020

First day Secretary of State starts mailing Voter Information Guides EC § 9094 (a)(c)

Canvass

November 5, 2020

Official Canvass period begins EC § 335.5, 15301, 15302, 15360

December 3, 2020

Last day to certify results – Official Canvass period ends EC § 15372, 15400

 

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Observers 

Download a printable (PDF) version of the 2020 Presidential Observer Guide.

The public is welcome to observe Election procedures but must strictly adhere to the policies outlined
below to protect voter privacy and prevent voter intimidation at vote centers.

  • Please be courteous to our vote center workers as they are typically working several long days
    and are doing their very best.
  • Remain quiet and do not disturb workers or voters.
  • Allow workers reasonable space to conduct election procedures.

Videotaping or Photography (CA Elections Code sections 18540, 18541, 18370, 14221, 14291)

  • Members of the public may take photographs or videotape from inside the vote center before the polls open and after the polls close.
  • Members of the public may only take photographs or videotape inside the vote center while the polls are open provided no voters are present in the polls and the activity does not interfere with vote center worker operations.
  • Cell phones may not be used inside of the vote center, except for an emergency unless a vote center worker is using a cell phone in the conduction of County of Amador Elections business.

Media (CA Elections Code sections 18540, 18541, 18370, 14221, 14291)

Media may take photos or video near the vote center during voting hours, as well as interview voters
(with their permission) about the election outside the vote center.

Media must:

  • Provide media credentials and obtain worker and voter permission before any photography or videotaping can be allowed during voting hours. 
  • Preserve the secrecy of all ballots while in the vote center to protect voter privacy and prevent voter intimidation. 
  • Conduct exit polls no less than 25 feet from the entrance to the poll. 
  • Not interfere with the voting process or vote center worker operations.

Poll Watchers (CA Elections Code sections 14221, 14223, 18370, 18541, 18543)

Poll Watchers may observe the: 

  • Roster of voters at the convenience of the vote center workers. 
  • Street index. 
  • Procedures for opening the polls.
  • Voting procedures during early voting and Election Day.
  • Closing procedures.

Poll Watchers may not:

  • Interfere with the voting process or with vote center worker operations.
  • Photograph or videotape inside the vote center while the polls are open and while voters are present in the polls. 
  • Photograph, videotape, or otherwise record a voter entering or exiting the vote center.
  • Touch any voting materials such as ballots or rosters.
  • Sit at the vote center worker table.
  • Discuss any ballot or political issues.
  • Be in the area where voters are casting their ballots.
  • Place a sign relating to a voter’s qualifications or speak to a voter about his or her qualifications to vote.

Electioneering (CA Elections Code sections 18370, 18541, 18546)

Definition: Campaigning, making speeches, passing out campaign literature, or doing anything that could be seen as  promoting a particular candidate or measure 100 feet or less from the entrance to the poll. Electioneering is a misdemeanor offense.

Members of the public may not:

  • Engage in electioneering as defined.
  • Pass around petitions, put up political signs about how to vote on a measure, or try to influence a voter within the 100 feet limit.
  • Wear campaign related items, including hats, shirts, or label buttons within 100 feet from the entrance to the polling place (vote center). Observers who violate this rule will be asked to remove or cover these items before entering the poll.
  • Remove a political sign on private property within the 100 feet limit, unless the owner agrees to
    take it down.