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November 4, 2014 California General Election

Election Facts As of November 1, 2014



Number of registered voters:


Number of permanent vote-by-mail voters:


Total number of vote-by-mail ballots issued:


Total number of vote-by-mail ballots returned as good:

46,679 (56%)

Number of voting precincts with polling places:


Number of mail ballot precincts:


Total precincts reporting Election Night:


Number of poll workers/election workers needed:


Number of different ballot styles:


Number of local measures on the ballot:


K - County Cannabis Business Tax

L - Santa Cruz City Cannabis Business Tax

M - Capitola Transient Occupancy Tax

Number of State Propositions:

6 (Props. 1, 2, 45, 46, 47, 48)

Number of candidate contests on the ballot:


Number of candidates:


County Sample Ballot Booklets Mailing to Begin:

October 1, 2014

State Voter Information Guide Mailing to Begin:

September 2014

First day ballots mailed to military/overseas voters:

September 5, 2014

First day to mail vote-by-mail ballots:

October 6, 2014

Postage for returning vote-by-mail ballot:

49 cents

Voting in person in Santa Cruz or Watsonville:

October 6 to November 4

Logic and Accuracy Testing Begins:

October 2014

Last Day to Register to Vote:

Monday, October 20, 2014

Begin processing returned vote-by-mail ballots:

October 23, 2014

Last Day to request a ballot to be mailed to you:

October 28, 2014

Weekend Voting in Santa Cruz and Watsonville:

November 1 & 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Election Day - Polls and Elections Office open

7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tues, Nov. 4, 2014

Results reporting

Results of vote-by-mail ballots returned and processed before November 4 will be available by 8:30 p.m. on election night. First report from precincts is expected at approximately 10:30 p.m. election night. Next report will be released at around midnight. Final report for the night with semi-official results will be posted once ballot counting is done around 2 a.m. Results will be posted online at

Canvass/audit of election begins:

Wednesday, November 5, 8 a.m.

Random drawing of precincts for 1% manual tally:

Thursday, November 6, 10 a.m.

Deadline to certify election:

Tuesday, December 2, 5 p.m.