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Important 2016 Dates

Election Dates

September 13th State and Local Election
November 8th General Election

 

Important 2016 Dates for the State/Local Election on Sept. 13th

Registration Dates

Aug. 19 Mail Registration for state/local Primary: Last day to postmark application and last day it must be received by board of elections is Aug. 24
Aug. 19 In person registration for state/local Primary: Last day application must be received by board of election to be eligible to vote in primary election.
Aug. 24 Changes of address for state/local Primary received by this date must be processed.

 

Absentee Dates

Sept. 6 Last day to postmark application for state/local primary ballot.
Sept. 12 Last day to apply in person for state/local primary ballot.
Sept. 12 Last day to postmark state/local ballot. Must be received by the county board no later than Sept. 20th.
Sept. 13 Last day to deliver state/local primary ballot in person to county board, by close of polls.

 

Federal/Military Absentee Dates

Aug. 12 First day to mail ballot to Military/Special Federal Voter.
Aug. 19 Last day for a board of elections to receive application for Military ballot for state/local primary if not previously registered.
Sept. 6 Last day for a board of elections to receive Military application for state/local primary if previously registered.
Sept. 12 Last day to apply personally for Military ballot for state/local primary if previously registered.
Sept. 12 Last day to postmark Military ballot for state/local primary and date it must be received by the board of elections is September 20th.

 

Important 2016 Dates for the General Election on Nov. 8th

Registration Dates

Oct. 14 Mail Registration: Last day to postmark application for general election and last day it must be received by board of elections by Oct. 19.
Oct. 14 In person registration: Last day application must be received by board of election to be eligible to vote in general election. If honorably discharged from the military or have become a naturalized citizen since October 14th, you may register in person at the board of elections up until October 29th
Oct. 19 Changes of address received by this date must be processed.
Oct. 14 Change of Party Enrollment: Last day to receive.
Oct. 1 First day for local registration.
Oct. 15 Uniform day for local registration throughout the state.

 

Absentee Dates

Nov. 1 Last day to postmark application or letter of application for general election ballot.
Nov. 7 Last day to apply in person for ballot for general election ballot.
Nov. 7 Last day to postmark general election ballot. Must be received by the county board no later than Nov. 15th.
Nov. 8 Last day to deliver general election ballot in person to county board, by close of polls on election day.

 

Federal/Military Absentee Dates

Oct. 7 Date to transmit Military/Special Federal ballots, per federal court order.
Oct. 29 Last day for a board of elections to receive application for a Military absentee ballot if not previously registered.
Nov. 1 Last day for a board of elections to receive Military/Special Federal absentee application, if by mail and previously registered.
Nov. 7 Last day to apply personally for a Military General Election ballot if previously registered.
Nov. 7 Last day to postmark Military/Special Federal ballot and it must be received by the board of elections is Nov. 21st.

 

Important 2016 Dates for Independent Petitions for the State/Local Election on Sept. 13th

July 12 First day for signing nominating petitions for state/local offices.
Aug 16 - Aug. 23 Dates for filing independent nominating petitions for state/local office.
Aug. 26 Last day to accept or decline nomination for state/local office.
Aug. 29 Last day to fill a vacancy after a declination in state/local office.
Sept. 16 Last day to decline after acceptance if nominee loses party primary.
 

 


 

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