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2020 Elections

Mayor, City Attorney, Council Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9

Date Election Timeline
11/6/2019 1st day to take out nomination papers (nomination period begins)
11/14/2019 1st day to file nomination papers
12/5/2019 Last day to file nomination papers (nomination period ends)
3/3/2020 Primary Election
11/3/2020 General Election
12/10/2020

Inauguration/Term of office begin

Public Examination Period of Election Materials

Pursuant to San Diego Municipal Code Section 27.0403, candidate statements, the measures and related ballot materials for said candidate races and propositions, to be submitted to the voters within the City of San Diego at the election of March 3, 2020, will be available for public examination for ten (10) calendar days prior to being submitted for printing in the sample ballot. During the examination period, any voter registered in the City may seek a writ of mandate or an injunction requiring any or all of the ballot or sample ballot materials to be amended or deleted.

Please note the following SDMC sections regarding the City Clerk's review of ballot material:

§27.0606 Notification to Candidate if Designation Violates Restrictions

The City Clerk has no duty to verify the designation of principal profession, vocation, or occupation. If, however, after reviewing the nomination papers, the City Clerk finds the designation to be in violation of any of the restrictions set forth in Sections 27.0603, 27.0604 or 27.0605, the City Clerk shall notify the candidate.

(a) The candidate shall, within three business days from the date of such notice, provide additional information to support the designation, if requested by the City Clerk, or provide an alternate designation to the City Clerk.

(b) In the event the candidate fails to provide the additional information or an alternate designation, no designation shall appear after the candidate’s name on the ballot.

§27.0622 Notification to Candidate if Statement of Qualifications Violates Restrictions

(a) The City Clerk has no duty to verify the statement of qualifications. If, however, after reviewing the nomination papers, the City Clerk finds a portion of the statement of qualifications to be in violation of any of the restrictions

set forth in Section 27.0620 or Section 27.0621, the City Clerk shall notify the candidate.

(b) The candidate may, within three business days from the date of such notice, provide an alternate statement to the City Clerk.

(c) In the event the candidate fails to provide alternate language, the statement of qualifications shall appear in the voter pamphlet as amended by the City Clerk to delete those portions of the statement that are in violation.

Document Start Date End Date

PDF icon Potential Candidates' Statements of Qualification

12/6/2019 12/16/2019

Ordinances Calling Election and Ordinances Placing Measures on the Ballot

PDF icon O-21138-Calling_Election

PDF icon O-21139-Calling_Special_Election

PDF icon Measure C-For A Better San Diego- O-21143

PDF icon Measure D-_Charter_Changes_City_Auditor_Selection_Process-O-21144

12/9/2019 12/19/2019

City Attorney's Impartial Analysis, Ballot Title and Summary

PDF icon Measure C- "For A Better San Diego" Citizens' Initiative

PDF icon Measure D- Charter Amendments Regarding Audit Committee and Selection and Term of City Auditor

Mayor/IBA/ City Audtor's Fiscal Analysis

PDF icon Measure C Fiscal Impact Analysis- "For A Better San Diego" Citizens' Initiative

PDF icon Measure D Fiscal Impact Analysis- Charter Amendments Regarding Audit Committee and Selection and Term of City Auditor

12/11/2019

 

 

 

12/11/2019

 

12/21/2019

 

 

 

12/21/2019

Ballot Arguments

PDF icon Ballot Argument Supporting Measure C-"For A Better San Diego" Citizens' Initiative

PDF icon Ballot Argument Opposing Measure C- "For A Better San Diego" Citizens' Initiative

PDF icon Ballot Argument Supporting Measure Charter D- Amendments Regarding Audit Committee and Selection and Term of City Auditor

12/14/2019 12/24/2019

 

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