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Office Date Terms/Term Limits Code Sec
President January 20th at Noon 4 year / 2 term maximum U.S. Const. Ammendment XX, §1
State Assembly – 80 members (Legislative Office) First Monday in December next following election 2 year / 3 term maximum CA. Const. Art. IV §2
State Senate – 40 members (Legislative Office) First Monday in December next following election 4 year / 2 term maximum CA. Const. Art. IV §2
Representative in Congress January 3rd 2 years / none U.S. Const. Ammendment XX, §2
U. S. Senators – 2 from each state January 3rd 6 years / none U.S. Const. Ammendment XX, §1
Special Districts First Friday in December following general election at noon 4 years / none E. C. §10554
School Districts First Friday in December next succeeding election 4 years / none Ed. Code §5017
Superior Court Judges First Monday after January 1 following election 6 years / none CA. Const. Art. VI §16
Statewide Offices First Monday after January 1 following election 4 years / 2 terms CA. Const. Art. V
County Offices First Monday after January 1 following election 4 years / 2 terms Gov. Code §24200
County Supervisors First Monday after January 1 following election 4 years / none Gov. Code §24200
City of Capitola Consult City Clerk 4 years / none _
City of Santa Cruz Fourth Tuesday in November 4 years / up to 10 consecutive years _
City of Scotts Valley Consult City Clerk 4 years / none _
City of Watsonville Consult City Clerk 4 years / 2 full terms on, 2 years off _