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(a) Primary Elections. For purposes of any primary election for any county office, the term “election cycle” as used in this chapter shall mean the period commencing on the day after a primary election for such county office, and ending on the day of the next primary election for the same county office. In the event there is a runoff election, the primary “election cycle” for the next primary election shall commence on the day after the runoff election and end on the day of the next primary election for the same county office. Notwithstanding the preceding sentences, following a special election for any county office, the “election cycle” for the next primary election for said county office shall commence on the day following said special election and shall end on the day of the next primary election for the same county office. (Ord. 2520, § 1, 10/14/2014)

(b) General (Runoff) Elections. For purposes of any runoff election for any county office, the term “election cycle” as used in this chapter shall mean the period commencing on the day after the primary election for such county office and ending on the day of the runoff election. (Ord. 2520, § 1, 10/14/2014)

(c) Special Elections. For purposes of any special election for any county office, the term “election cycle” as used in this chapter shall mean the period commencing on the date a special election is called by the board of supervisors and ending on the day of the special election. (Ord. 2520, § 1, 10/14/2014)

(d) Recall Elections. For purposes of any recall election of any elective county officer, the term “election cycle” as used in this chapter shall mean the period commencing on either the date a committee is formed pursuant to the Political Reform Act in support of a recall election or the date the county registrar of voters approves a recall petition for circulation and gathering of signatures, whichever occurs earlier, and ending on the day the first of the following events occur:

(1) The time provided by law for the gathering of signatures onrecall petitions expires without sufficient recall petition signatures having been filed with the county registrar of voters to require a recall election; (Ord. 2520, § 1, 10/14/2014)

(2) All committees formed in support of the recall have been terminated pursuant to the provisions of the Political Reform Act; (Ord. 2520, § 1, 10/14/2014)

(3) The date the recall election is held. (Ord. 2520, § 1, 10/14/2014)

(Ord. 2520, § 1, 10/14/2014)