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Marco Caviglia (D)

For a complete list of important dates see the NYS 2018 Political Calendar

Selected 2018 Dates

Election Dates

June 26th Federal Primary Election
September 13th State/Local Primary Election
November 6th General Election

 

Selected 2018 Dates for the Federal Primary Election on June 26th

Registration Dates

June 1
June 6
Mail Registration for Federal Primary: Last day to postmark application and last day it must be received by board of elections is June 6.
June 1 In person registration for Federal Primary: Last day application must be received by board of elections to be eligible to vote in primary election.
June 6 Changes of address for Federal Primary received by this date must be processed.

 

Absentee Dates

June 19 Last day to postmark application for Federal primary ballot.
June 25 Last day to apply in person for Federal primary ballot
June 25
July 3
Last day to postmark Federal primary ballot. Must be received by the county board no later than July 3rd.
June 26 Last day to deliver Federal primary ballot in person to county board, by close of polls on election day.

 

Military/Special Federal Absentee Dates

May 12 Date to transmit Military/Special Federal ballots for Federal primary.
June 1 Last day for a board of elections to receive application for Military/Special Federal ballot if not previously registered.
June 19 Last day for a board of elections to receive Military/Special Federal application if previously registered.
June 25 Last day to apply personally for Military ballot for primary if previously registered.
June 25

July 3
Last day to postmark Military/Special Federal ballot and date it must be received by the board of elections is July 3.

 

Selected 2018 Dates for the State/Local Primary Election on September 13th

Registration Dates

Aug 19
Aug 24
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 elections 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 primary ballot.
Sept 12 Last day to apply in person for primary ballot.
Sept 12
Sept 20
Last day to postmark primary ballot. Must be received by the county board no later than Sept 20.
Sept 13 Last day to deliver primary ballot in person to county board, by close of polls.

 

Military/Special Federal Absentee Dates

Aug 12 Date to transmit ballot for primary Military/Special Federal Voter.
Aug 20 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
Sept 20
Last day to postmark Military ballot for State/Local primary and date it must be received by the board of elections is Sept 20.

 

Selected 2018 Dates for the General Election on Nov. 6th

Registration Dates

Oct 12
Oct 17
Mail Registration: Last day to postmark application for general election and last day it must be received by board of elections by Oct. 17.
Oct 13 In person registration: Last day application must be received by board of elections to be eligible to vote in general election. If honorably discharged from the military or have become a naturalized citizen since October 12th, you may register in person at the board of elections up until October 27th.
Oct 12 Change of Party Enrollment: Last day to recieve.
Oct 17 Changes of address received by this date must be processed.

 

Absentee Dates

Oct 30 Last day to postmark application or letter of application for general election ballot.
Nov 5 Last day to apply in person for general election ballot.
Nov 5 Last day to postmark general election ballot. Must be received by the county board no later than Nov. 13th.
Nov 6 Last day to deliver general election ballot in person to county board, by close of polls on election day.

 

Military/Special Federal Absentee Dates

Oct 5 Date to transmit Military voters’ absentee ballots for State/Local offices and proposals, per federal court order.
Oct 27 Last day for a board of elections to receive application for a Military absentee ballot if not previously registered.
Oct 30 Last day for a board of elections to receive Military/Special Federal absentee application, if by mail and previously registered.
Nov 5 Last day to apply personally for a Military General Election ballot if previously registered.
Nov 5 Last day to postmark Military/Special Federal ballot and date it must be received by the board of elections is Nov. 19th.

Selected 2018 Dates for Becoming a Candidate for Federal Primary

Designating Petitions for Primary

Mar 6 First day for signing Federal designating petitions.
April 9 - April 12 Dates for filing Federal designating petitions.
April 16 Last day to authorize Federal designations.
April 16 Last day to accept or decline Federal designations.
April 20 Last day to fill a vacancy after a Federal declination.
April 24 Last day to file authorization of substitution after declination of a Federal designation.

Opportunity to Ballot Petitions

Mar 27 First day for signing Federal OTB petitions.
April 19 Last day to file Federal OTB petitions.
April 26 Last day to file an OTB petition if there has been a declination by a designated candidate.

Party Nomination Other Than Primary

Feb 13 - Mar 6 Dates for holding state committee meeting to nominate candidates for Federal statewide office.
July 17 Last day to file certificates of nomination to fill vacancies in Federal office created pursuant to §§ 6-116 & 6-158(6)
July 20 Last day to accept or decline a nomination for Federal office made based on § 6-116.
July 23 Last day to file authorization of nomination for Federal office made based on § 6-116.
July 23 Last day to fill a vacancy after a declination for Federal office made based on § 6-116.
July 24 Last day to fill vacancy after declination § 6-158(8).

Independent Petitions

July 19 First day for signing Federal nominating petitions.
July 24 - July 31 Dates for filing Federal Independent nominating petitions.
Aug 3 Last day to accept or decline Federal independent nomination.
Aug 6 Last day to fill a vacancy after a declination to any independent petition for Federal office.
Aug 3 Last day to decline after acceptance if nominee loses party primary.

Selected 2018 Dates for Becoming a Candidate for State/Local Primary

Designating Petitions for Primary

June 5 First day for signing designating petitions for state/local offices.
July 9 - July 12 Dates for filing designating petitions for state/local offices.
July 16 Last day to authorize designations for state/local offices.
July 16 Last day to accept or decline designations for state/local offices.
July 20 Last day to fill a vacancy after a declination for state/local office.
July 24 Last day to file authorization of substitution after declination of a state/local designation.

Opportunity to Ballot Petitions

June 26 First day for signing OTB petitions for state/local offices.
July 19 Last day to file OTB petitions for state/local offices.
July 26 Last day to file OTB petition if there has been a declination by a designated candidate for state/local offices.

Party Nomination Other Than Primary

May 15 -June 5 Dates for holding state committee meeting to nominate candidates for statewide office.
June 5 First day to hold a town caucus.
Sept 20 Last day for filing nominations made at a town or village caucus or by a party committee.
Sept 20 Last day to file certificates of nomination to fill vacancies created pursuant to §§ 6-116 & 6-158(6).
Sept 24 Last day to accept or decline a nomination For State/local office made based on §§ 6-116; 6-158(7).
Sept 24 Last day to file authorization of nomination made based on §§ 6-116; 6-120.
Sept 28 Last day to fill a vacancy after a declination made based on §§ 6-116; 6-158(8).

Independent Petitions

July 10 First day for signing nominating petitions for state/local offices.
Aug 14 - Aug 21 Dates for filing independent nominating petitions for state/local office.
Aug 24 Last day to accept or decline nomination for state/local office.
Aug 27 Last day to fill a vacancy after a declination in state/local office.
Sept 14 Last day to decline after acceptance if nominee loses party primary.

 

 

 

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