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State Senate District 23 Special Primary Election Archive

March 25, 2014

On December 5, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed a proclamation calling for a Special Election in State Senate District 23 to fill a vacancy due to the resignation of former Senator Bill Emmerson. The Special Primary Election date has been set for March 25, 2014. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes, the top two candidates from the Primary will face a runoff during the 2014 Statewide Primary Election to be held on June 3.

Election Publications

The Voter Information Guide is a booklet published by the San Bernardino County Elections Office that includes information about voting, candidates and measures, a sample ballot, and polling place information.

The comprehensive Voter Information Guide contains information for all offices up for election throughout San Bernardino County.

The precinct specific Voter Information Guide contains information for offices up for election in each precinct. You can view precinct specific Voter Information Guides by using the Polling Place and Sample Ballot Look-up tool [no longer available]

Press Releases and Public Notices

Key Dates and Deadlines



January 11, 2014

Candidate filing begins

January 31, 2014

Candidate filing deadline

February 22, 2014

Voter Information Guides delivered to voters’ mailboxes

 February 24, 2014

Early voting begins

March 1, 2014

 Mail Ballots delivered to voters’ mailboxes

March 11, 2014

Voter registration deadline

March 18, 2014

Deadline to apply to vote by mail

March 25, 2014

Election Day – State Senate District 23 Special Primary Election

March 26, 2014

Canvass of the Election begins

April 4, 2014

Deadline to complete the official canvass and certify the results

Offices and Candidates Information

Offices Up For Election:

  • State of California Member of the State Senate, District 23. One to be elected.

Candidate Filing:

  • January 11, 2014 – Candidate filing begins
  • January 31, 2014 – Candidate filing ends

List of Candidates:

Voter Registration

Your voter registration application must be postmarked no later than March 10, 2014 in order for you to be eligible to vote in the State Senate District 23 Special Primary Election.  Visit our Voter Registration page for complete information and instructions.

Voting Options

  • Vote early at the Elections Office beginning February 24, 2014.
  • Vote by Mail Ballot. The Mail Ballot Application is due by March 18, 2014. Find a Mail Ballot Drop-off Location. [no longer available]
  • Vote at the polls on Election Day, March 25, 2014 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Find a Polling Location. [no longer available]

Visit our Voting Options page for complete information and instructions.

Military and Overseas Voters:

Uniformed and Overseas citizens can obtain a Voter Information Guide and Sample Ballot [no longer available] as well as a Ballot [no longer available] for this election. For complete information visit our Military and Overseas Voters page.

Election Results