October 1, 2015

Deadline for Chairman of California Republican Party to submit Rule 16(f) Certification to Secretary of the Republican National Committee. (RNC Rules 16(f))

January 8, 2016

Last day for California Republican Party Chairman to notify California Secretary of State of the number of delegates to represent the state at the 2016 Republican National Convention (Calif. Elections Code § 6320) If the notice is not given, the California Secretary of State shall determine the number of delegates from the Republican National Committee’s call to convention (Calif. Elections Code § 6322)

January 24, 2016

Period opens for candidate qualification by nomination documents and petition (Calif. Elections Code §§ 6344, 6360, 6361)
February 8, 2016 Deadline for California Secretary of State to place candidates on the Presidential Primary ballot by notification. (Calif. Elections Code § 6340)

February 18, 2016

California Secretary of State deadline to notify county election officials of the number of delegates to be elected by the Republican Party (Calif. Elections Code § 6323)

March 25, 2016

Deadline for submission of petitions to qualify for Presidential Primary ballot (Calif. Elections Code §§ 6360, 6382)

March 30, 2016

Deadline for county elections official certification of candidate nomination petitions (Calif. Elections Code §§ 6404, 6405)

March 31, 2016

Deadline for candidate placed on the Presidential Primary by the California Secretary of State by notification to withdraw by submitting affidavit (Calif. Elections Code § 6342)

March 31, 2016

Deadline for California Secretary of State to prepare a certified list of the names and addresses of candidates who have qualified for the Presidential Primary ballot by petition (Calif. Elections Code § 6954)

May 8, 2016

Deadline for candidate appearing on Presidential Primary ballot to submit list of delegates to the California Secretary of State (Calif. Elections Code § 6461)

May 13, 2016

Deadline for candidate appearing on the Presidential Primary ballot or his or her designee to submit list of delegates and alternate delegates to Chairman of California Republican Party (CRP Bylaws, Section 6.01(B)(1).)

May 17, 2016

Last day for write-in presidential candidates to file declarations with the Secretary of State in order to have write-in votes counted. (Calif. Elections Code § 6441)

June 7, 2016

Presidential Primary Election Date

June 27, 2016

Deadline for Chairman of California Republican Party to submit list of delegates and alternate delegates by Congressional District entitled to certificates of election by Secretary of State to the Secretary of the RNC (CRP Bylaws, Section 6.01(B)(3).)

July 5, 2016

Deadline for Secretary of State and county election officials to publish tabulation of votes cast by party to the public (Calif. Elections Code §§ 15375(c), 15500)

July 7, 2016

Last day for Presidential candidate or his or her designee to submit to the Secretary of State a list of alternates to delegates by Congressional district to the Republican National Convention (Calif. Elections Code § 6461(b).)

July 9, 2016

Deadline for Secretary of State to file statement of canvassed returns of the Presidential Primary ballot and issue certificates to Presidential nominee and to the delegates (Calif. Elections Code § 6420)

July 17, 2016

Last day for a write-in candidate who attains a plurality of the vote at the Presidential Primary election to file a list of delegates to the national convention with the California Secretary of State (Calif. Elections Code § 6442)[Note difference in party rule requirement].

July 22, 2016

Last day for California Republican Party to file a list of delegates if write-in Presidential candidate receiving a plurality of votes cast fails to file a list of delegates by July 4, 2016. (Calif. Elections Code § 6443)