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MaineJanuary 1, 202016 and 17 year olds may PRE-REGISTER to vote!
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NevadaJanuary 6, 2020Judicial Candidate Filing Period Begins
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IndianaJanuary 8, 2020First day a declaration of candidacy for major political party primary nomination (or election as a Republican Party precinct committeeman, or state convention delegate of either major party at the primary) may be filed.
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IndianaJanuary 8, 2020First day a major party primary candidate for President or Governor may file a petition of nomination with a county voter registration office for verification of petition signatures.
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IndianaJanuary 8, 2020First day an independent or minor party candidate may file a petition of nomination with a county voter registration office for the general election for verification of petition signatures.
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IndianaJanuary 8, 2020First day to file a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for the general election.
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MIchiganJanuary 16, 2020District Library Board candidates who wish to seek office at the May 5 election must file an Affidavit of Identity and a nominating petition. (A $100.00 nonrefundable fee may be filed in lieu of a petition.) If filing official is a local clerk, filing official notifies county clerk of candidates’ names and addresses within 3 days. (397.181)
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NevadaJanuary 17, 2020Judicial Candidate Filing Period Begins ENDS
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MIchiganJanuary 21, 2020City candidates who wish to seek office at the May 5 election must file an Affidavit of Identity and nominating petition signatures. Withdrawal deadline elapses at 4:00 p.m. January 24. (168.322)
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WashingtonJan 24, 2020February Special Election 18-day voting period begins
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WashingtonJan 25, 2020Military and overseas ballots mailed for the Presidential Primary
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ConnecticutJanuary 28, 2020Deadline for enrolled party members to transfer enrollment from one party to the other, for
voting in their "new" party's presidential primary.
VOTERS
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IndianaJanuary 28, 2020DEADLINE, by noon, for a major political party candidate for President to file a petition of nomination with a county voter registration office for verification of petition signatures.
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MIchiganJanuary 28, 2020Petitions to place proposals on ballot filed with county and local clerks. (If governing law sets an earlier petition filing deadline, earlier deadline must be observed.) (168.646a)
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FloridaFebruary 1, 2020Vote by mail send deadline for UOCAVA votersCANDIDATES
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FloridaFebruary 1, 2020Deadline to file intiative petitionsOFFICIALS
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MinnesotaFebruary 1, 2020Early Vote Center Open:M-Fr 8am-430pm: Sat 10:00am - 3:00pm Early Vote Center, 980 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
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NebraskaFebruary 2, 2020Last day for election official to publish notice received from the January 5 certification for subdivisions, pertaining to: offices to be filled, terms, vacancies, votes to cast, and filing deadlines. §32-601
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Rhode islandFebruary 2, 2020Voter registration deadline for house of representatives district 56 special election
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ArkansasFebruary 3, 2020Voter Registration Deadline!!!
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CaliforniaFebruary 3, 2020VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT APPLICATIONS FOR OUT-OF-STATE EMERGENCY WORKERS Begins
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ColoradoFebruary 3, 2020First day to circulate minor party candidate petitions. (First Monday in February)
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ColoradoFebruary 3, 2020Last day for voters who are affiliated with a political party to change or withdraw their affiliation if they wish to vote in a different party's primary election for the March 3rd Presidential Primary Election. (Up to and including the 29th day before the Primary Election)
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D.C.February 3, 2020Deadline to submit ballot initiative
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HawaiiFebruary 3, 2020Pick up nomination paper from the Office of Elections or Clerk’s Office (HRS §12-2.5)
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IowaFebruary 3, 2020Caucuses
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MississippiFebruary 3, 2020Voter Registration: Circuit Clerks’ Offices may remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., including the noon hour. SATURDAYS- 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon for voter registration.
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NebraskaFebruary 3, 2020Last day for a new political party to submit petitions with the Secretary of State to qualify for the upcoming primary election. §32-716
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NebraskaFebruary 3, 2020Last day for County Central Committee chairpersons to submit names of poll workers to counties clerks (not election commissioners) for appointment. If chairperson does not submit names, the county clerk shall appoint the judges and clerks of elections. §32-230VOTERS
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NebraskaFebruary 3, 2020Last day for a new political party to submit petitions with the Secretary of State to qualify for the upcoming primary election. §32-716
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NebraskaFebruary 3, 2020Last day for County Central Committee chairpersons to submit names of poll workers to counties clerks (not election commissioners) for appointment. If chairperson does not submit names, the county clerk shall appoint the judges and clerks of elections. §32-230
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OklahomaFebruary 3, 2020Candidate filing for Nonpartisan municipal elections begins at 8AMCANDIDATES
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OregonFeb 3, 2020Last day to file complaint of alleged election law violation. If violation occurred after election, deadline is 90 days after date of alleged violation. (November Election)
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TennesseeFebruary 3, 2020First day to pick up petitions for the August 6th state/fed primary, state/county general electionsOFFICIALS
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TennesseeFebruary 3, 2020Voter registration deadline for Mar 3rd Presidential, state and county primaries
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TexasFebruary 3, 2020Last Day to Register to Vote
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UtahFebruary 3, 2020Last day to mail a voter registration form for Mar 3rd presidential primary
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WashingtonFeb 3, 2020Voter regsitration deadline and updates online or by mail for the February special election YOU MAY DO THIS AT THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY AS WELL
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CaliforniaFebruary 4, 2020VOTER'S CHOICE ACT COUNTIES: DROPOFF LOCATIONS OPEN Counties that are implementing the Voter's Choice Act will open ballot dropoff locations. These locations shall be open at least during regular business hoursVOTERS
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GeorgiaFebruary 4, 2020Special election Georgia State Senate District 13
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IndianaFebruary 4, 2020DEADLINE, by noon, for a major political party candidate for Governor to file a petition of nomination with a county voter registration office for verification of petition signatures
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Massachusetts
February 4, 2020Last day to designate health care facilities for supervised absentee voting
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Massachusetts
February 4, 2020Last day to send absentee ballot applications to all certified permanently disabled voters.
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Massachusetts
February 4, 2020Special election Massachusetts House of Representatives Thirty-second Middlesex District
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MinnesotaFebruary 4, 2020Special Election House District 60ACANDIDATES
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MinnesotaFebruary 4, 2020Special election Minnesota House of Representatives District 30A & 60A
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New Hampshire
February 4, 2020Last day for 2 percent of voters of a town to petition selectmen to place referendum on ballot to increase or decrease membership of board of selectmenOFFICIALS
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Rhode IslandFebruary 4, 2020Special election Rhode Island House of Representatives District 56
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MissouriFebruary 5, 2020Voter registration deadline for March 3 Charter cities and charter counties Elections
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OklahomaFebruary 5, 20205PM deadline to request absentee ballot for feb 11 election
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WyomingFebruary 5, 2020May Special District Subsequent Director Candidate Filing begins
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FloridaFebruary 6, 2020First date to postmark vote by mail ballots for domestic voters
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IllinoisFebruary 6, 2020EARLY VOTING-OFFICE OF THE ELECTION AUTHORITY: First day for
early voting at the office of the election authority and temporary locations designated by the election authority for the Primary Election.
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OhioFebruary 6, 2020Presidential candidates may withdraw from the March 17, 2020 presidential primary election by 4 p.m
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OklahomaFebruary 6, 2020Early voting for Feb 11 election 8am-6pm
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IndianaFebruary 7, 2020DEADLINE, by noon, Indianapolis time, for major party candidate for President or Governor to file a declaration of candidacy and petitions for placement on the primary election ballot with the election division following certification of petition signatures by county voter registration offices.
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MarylandFebruary 7, 2020Deadline to fill vacancy due to candidate death or disqualification
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MarylandFebruary 7, 2020Deadline to fill vacancy if no candidate files or an unopposed candidate withdraws
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North Carolina
February 7, 2020Regular voter registration deadline for primaryCANDIDATES
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OklahomaFebruary 7, 2020Early voting for Feb 11 election 8am-6pm
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OklahomaFebruary 7, 2020Voter registration deadline for Mar 3 election
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WyomingFebruary 7, 2020Initiative Petition Filing Deadline for 2020 Ballot AccessVOTERS
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New JerseyFebruary 8, 2020Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for Fire District ElectionsOFFICIALS
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WisconsinFebruary 8, 2020Last day for electors to begin to acquire residence for the Spring Primary. Electors moving after this date may vote from their prior address.
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ArizonaFebruary 10, 2020Voter registration deadline for March 10 municipal elections
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ColoradoFebruary 10, 2020Last day to submit an application to register to vote in the March 3rd Presidential Primary Election through a voter registration drive.
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D.C.February 10, 2020first day nominating petitions may be filed
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IndianaFebruary 10, 2020DEADLINE, by noon, to file a withdrawal of candidacy for the primary election (other than presidential primary candidates).
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MIchiganFebruary 10, 2020Notice of voter registration for Presidential Primary published. One notice required. (498)
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MIchiganFebruary 10, 2020Clerk shall post and notify the Secretary of State of hours the clerk’s office will be open on the Saturday or Sunday or both immediately before the election to issue and receive absent voter ballots. (761b)
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MIchiganFebruary 10, 2020Clerk shall post and notify the Secretary of State of any additional locations and hours the clerk will be available to issue and receive absent voter ballots, if applicable. (761b)
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MississippiFebruary 10, 2020Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline: Applicants who register in-person in the Circuit Clerk’s office today and those who mail registration applications post-marked no later than today are eligible to vote in the March 10, 2020 Primary Elections
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OregonFeb 10, 2020Last day to establish or divide precincts. Adjusted under ORS 187.010(3). (March Election)VOTERS
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OregonFeb 10, 2020First day to mail ballots to voters with a non-Oregon mailing address who are not military or overseas voters. (March Election)CANDIDATES
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OregonFeb 10, 2020Last day to designate official ballot dropsites. Adjusted under ORS 187.010(3). (March Election)OFFICIALS
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OregonFeb 10, 2020Last day to file explanatory statements, financial estimates and any statements explaining estimates. (Primary Election)
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Puerto RicoFebruary 10, 2020Voter registration deadline for March 29 Primary
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VirginiaFebruary 10, 2020Deadline: Last day to register to vote for the March primary.
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WisconsinFebruary 10, 2020Last day (5:00 p.m.) for special voting deputies to make arrangements for absentee voting with nursing home and authorized care facility administrators.
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ArkansasFebruary 11, 2020Special election Arkansas House of Representatives District 34
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MaineFebruary 11, 2020All applications for voter registration and party enrollment for the PRIMARY elections delivered by mail or by a third person. Any applicant who is a new Maine registered
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voter and mails the application to the municipal registrar of voters must include a copy of the applicant’s Maine driver license or a utility bill or government document showing the applicant’s name and residence address or provide the Maine driver license/state ID number or last 4 digits of the social security number to be matched and verified by the registrar.
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Massachusetts
February 11, 2020Nomination papers available from the SOC for candidates running for all offices.
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MIchiganFebruary 11, 2020Ballot wording of county and local proposals to be presented at the election certified to county and local clerks; local clerks receiving ballot wording forward to county clerk within two days. (168.646a)
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MinnesotaFebruary 11, 2020Voter Pre-registration deadline for March 3rd primary
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New JerseyFebruary 11, 2020Deadline for Applications to Receive Mail-In Ballot for Fire District Election by Electronic Means for Qualified Overseas Civilian and Military Voters
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OklahomaFebruary 11, 2020Board of education primary/special elections
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Rhode islandFebruary 11, 2020mail ballot application deadline for feb 2nd special election
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VirginiaFebruary 11, 2020Close of Books: voter records cannot be changed and no one (except UOCAVA - military only, not overseas citizens) can be registered to vote until after the election.
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WashingtonFeb 11, 2020Special electionsOFFICIALS
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West VirginiaFebruary 11, 2020Last Day for Candidate to Withdraw from Primary Election
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WisconsinFebruary 11, 2020Last day for municipal clerk to post notice of absentee voting at nursing homes and authorized care facilities.VOTERS
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WisconsinFebruary 11, 2020First day for municipal clerk to issue absentee ballots by agent to hospitalized electors.CANDIDATES
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Massachusetts
February 12, 2020Last day to register to vote and change party enrollment for the Presidential Primary (in towns with fewer than 1,500 voters, registration sessions must be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.).
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MissouriFebruary 12, 2020Voter registration deadline for March 10 Presidential primary
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OklahomaFebruary 12, 2020Candidate filing for Nonpartisan municipal elections Ends at 5pm
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TennesseeFebruary 12, 2020Early voting begins for Mar 3rd Presidential, state and county primaries
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FloridaFebruary 13, 2020Last date to postmark vote by mail ballots for domestic voters
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NebraskaFebruary 13, 2020Deadline for Secretary of State to determine if sufficient signatures are on the petition for a new party. §32-717
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NebraskaFebruary 13, 2020Deadline for Secretary of State to determine if sufficient signatures are on the petition for a new party. §32-717
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North Carolina
Feb 13, 2020Early Voting Begins
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