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Recent and Upcoming Election Dates And Deadlines

This page contains dates and deadlines information on elections occurring across the country.

Election dates and deadlines vary by locality. Please be advised that these dates are updated regularly but are subject to scheduling changes at the local level.

Please contact your local election office for more detailed information about the laws concerning election dates,poll hours,poll locations, voter id requirements,absentee voting, voter registration, name or address changes that would apply in your case.

November 2017's Events Calendar

StateEvent TypeDate
Deadline to request a ballot to be mailed by 5:00 p.m.
Mailing of Sample Ballots for General Election
Last day to safely mail return ballot.
Final day of Early Voting period
Last Day to Vote Early in Person
Ballot Request
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilianabsentee ballots.
Early Voting Begin
Last day voters may apply for mailed advance ballots for general.
Last Day of Early Voting
Last Day for County Board of Elections to Receive voted Civilian Absentee Ballots
Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the November 7 election at the absent elector's polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho
Deadline for Application to Receive General Election Mail-In Ballots by Electronic Means for Qualified Overseas Civilian and Military Voters
Last Day Absentee (In Person)
Deadline for requesting an Absentee Ballot
Request Absentee Ballot by appearing in person by: 5:00 p.m.
In'Person Absentee Voting Deadline, 12:00 p.m.: Circuit Clerks' Office MUST remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for absentee voting in the General and any county or county district Special Election.
Electors who wish to receive an absent voter ballot for election by mail submit applications.
Last Day to Return Absentee Ballots
Postmark for Absentee Ballot and eand of In-Person voting
noon - Deadline for applying for an absentee ballot for general election
Vote by mail or in person
Absentee Ballot by Mail Deadline, 5:00 p.m.: Absentee ballots returned by mail MUST BE RECEIVED by the Circuit Clerks' Offices no later than 5:00 p.m.This is not a postmark deadline but an actual receipt deadline.
Last Day to Return Absentee Ballots
Noon deadline to vote regular advance general ballots in CEO office.
Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for General Election(up to 3:00 p.m.on the day before election)
Last day to apply IN-PERSON for absentee ballot.
Municipal General Elections: County, city and local jurisdictions are responsible for administering elections where applicable.
Mecklenburg County - 2017 GENERAL ELECTION
General Election Day. Polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Municipal General Election
General Election
General Elections 7, 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Ballot Return
Municipal General Election
Municipal General Election
General Election
Municipal and School General Election Day
GENERAL ELECTION DAY: Consolidated/Consolidated Line School District Trustee; Municipal Separate School District Trustee; and Special Municipal Separate School District Trustee. Polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
UOCAVA Absentee Ballot Deadline, 7:00 p.m.: Absentee ballots returned by UOCAVA voters MUST BE RECEIVED by the Circuit Clerks' Offices no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Municipal Elections to include City of Charlotte, Towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill, Pineville, and Stallings; Charlotte-Mecklenburg County School Board
Municipal General Election
Municipal General Election
State House of Representatives District 113 Special Election Charleston and Dorchester Counties
General Election/Special Election Date to Fill Vacancies
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail (election day) at 7:00 p.m. (unless overseas deadline applies)
Uniform Election Date
Referendum Election
Last day to register
A new citizen is eligible to register and vote at the office of, or at another location designated by, the county elections official at any time beginning on the 14th day before an election and ending at the close of polls on the election day following the date on which that person became a citizen.
Municipal General Election
Regular City Election
Special Election
Municipal General Election
In order to be cast at an election, the absentee ballot must be received by the municipalclerk (1) by the close of the polls if it is mailed or if it is returned by a member of the immediate family of the applicant in person or by the qualified designee of an ill or physically disabled ballot applicant in person, or (2) by the day before the election if it is returned in person by the applicant.
Municipal General Election
All ballots must be in the hands of the county clerk by 7:00pm on election day in order to be counted.
Ballots cast by military and overseas voters must be sent no later than 7:00pm on election day and received by the close of business on the 8th day after the election.
Coordinated Election(Polls open 7:00am to 7:00pm. First Tuesday in November)
Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk's Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the November 7 election.
City Election 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
City of Knoxville Primary Election
Municipal General Election
Deadline for Submission of General Election Mail-In Ballots to County Boards of Election
General Election day
General Election Day
General Election
Emergency absentee voting for election.
General Election
Municipal General Election
Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections (by someone other than the voter).
Open General/Orleans Municipal Parochial General
Voter Pre-Registration Deadline
Last day to register to vote for general election

Good To Know


Laws, rules, and procedures in State and local elections may differ depending on the type of election.

General Elections

General elections have the most offices and issues on the ballot and usually generate more interest and higher turnout than any other elections. Most offices on the general election ballot are partisan.

Primary and Caucus

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. The main difference between a caucus and a primary is that a caucus involves face-to-face interaction between voters, where voters can try to persuade one another to vote for (or against) a certain candidate.

Municipal Elections

In municipal elections, registered voters elect members of their local government, such as mayors, council people, township supervisors and district judges.

School Elections

School elections are held to elect school board members and community college directors

Special Elections

A special election is held when someone who is already in office can no longer serve and must be replaced. All registered voters in the district can vote in a special election.

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