Governor Declares Special Election for the State Assembly District 17

Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
John Arntz, Director

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Monday, November 15, 2021 – On Friday, November 12, the Governor issued a proclamation declaring a special general election on April 19, 2022, for Assembly District 17 to fill the vacancy in that office when Assembly Member David Chiu resigned to become San Francisco’s City Attorney. (Assembly District 17 encompasses the eastern portions of the City and County of San Francisco.)

The primary for the special election for the 17th Assembly District will be held on February 15, 2022; consequently, the primary election will be consolidated with the City’s Special Municipal Election set for February 15, 2022. 

The signature-in-lieu of filing fee period for State Assembly candidates is open now and will run through Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The nomination period opens December 6, 2021 and closes at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.  Candidates must submit all completed nomination documents and fees to the Department of Elections by the deadline to appear on the February 2022 ballot.

All filings for the vacancy election are separate from the statewide primary election occurring on June 7, 2022, which includes Assembly District 17 and in relation to the next term for that office which begins in January 2023.  Anyone who has filed for Assembly District 17 to appear on the ballot in the June 2022 primary election and who want to run in the February 2022 vacancy primary election must also file all documents specifically for the February 15, 2022 election.

The Secretary of State’s website provides more information regarding the special vacancy election for Assembly District 17 at


Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place,
City Hall, Room 48
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 554-4375

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