When Offices Are Up for Election

When Offices Are Up for Election

This page is a guide for voters of when an office is up for election, not for a specific candidate.

Federal Offices Election Schedule

OFFICETERM LENGTHSCHEDULED ELECTION
President and Vice President4 YearsPrimary and General Elections of Any Year Evenly Divisible by Four (4)
United States Senator6 YearsEven Year Primary and General Elections
United States Representative - District 132 YearsEvery Even Year Primary and General Elections

State Offices Election Schedule

OFFICETERM LENGTHSCHEDULED ELECTION
Governor4 YearsPrimary and General Elections of
Even Non-Presidential Years
Lieutenant Governor4 YearsPrimary and General Elections of
Even Non-Presidential Years
Secretary of State4 YearsPrimary and General Elections of
Even Non-Presidential Years
Controller4 YearsPrimary and General Elections of
Even Non-Presidential Years
Treasurer4 YearsPrimary and General Elections of
Even Non-Presidential Years
Attorney General4 YearsPrimary and General Elections of
Even Non-Presidential Years
Insurance Commissioner4 YearsPrimary and General Elections of
Even Non-Presidential Years
State Board of Equalization - District 14 YearsPrimary and General Elections of
Even Non-Presidential Years
State Senator - District 144 YearsPrimary and General Elections of
Even Non-Presidential Years
State Assembly - District 8 / District 27
2 YearsEvery Even Year Primary and General Elections
State Superintendent of Public Instruction4 YearsPrimary and General Elections of
Even Non-Presidential Years

County Offices Election Schedule

OFFICETERM LENGTHSCHEDULED ELECTION
County Supervisor - District 1 4 YearsEven Year Primary Elections
County Supervisor - District 2 4 YearsEven Year Primary Elections
County Supervisor - District 3 4 YearsEven Year Primary Elections
County Supervisor - District 4 4 YearsEven Year Primary Elections
County Supervisor - District 5 4 YearsEven Year Primary Elections
Assessor4 YearsEven Year Primary Elections
Auditor - Controller4 YearsEven Year Primary Elections
Clerk - Recorder - Registrar of Voters4 YearsEven Year Primary Elections
District Attorney 6 YearsEven Year Primary Elections
Sheriff - Coroner 6 YearsEven Year Primary Elections
Superintendent of Schools 4 YearsEven Year Primary Elections
Treasurer - Tax Collector4 YearsEven Year Primary Elections
County Central Committees -
All Parties
4 YearsEven Year Primary Elections Evenly
Divisible by Four (4)

Judicial Offices Election Schedule

OFFICETERM LENGTHSCHEDULED ELECTION
Chief Justice of California12 YearsPrimary and General Elections of
Even Non-Presidential Years
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court12 YearsPrimary and General Elections of
Even Non-Presidential Years
Associate Justice, Court of Appeal12 YearsPrimary and General Elections of
Even Non-Presidential Years
Superior Court Judge6 YearsEven Year Primary Elections

Local Offices Election Schedule

OFFICETERM LENGTHSCHEDULED ELECTION
City Council4 YearsEven Year General Elections
School Boards4 YearsEven Year General Elections
Special District 4 YearsEven Year General Elections