Laws, rules, and procedures in State and local elections may differ depending on the type of election.
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.
|October 6, 2017||Voter Registration Ends:Registration Deadline|
|June 5, 2018||:Deadline to register to vote or change party affiliation for the primary election.|
|June 14, 2018||Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts:Early Voting Begins 10am to 8pm|
|June 19, 2018||Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail:Absentee Ballot Request Deadline: Ballot Delivered by Mail or Fax|
|June 21, 2018||Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail:Early Voting Ends 10am-8pm|
|June 22, 2018||:Deadline for a registered voter to request an electronic absentee ballot|
|June 26, 2018||:Deadline for a registered voter or voter\'s agent to request an absentee ballot in person at a local board.|
|June 26, 2018||:Deadline for the local boards to receive an absentee ballot.|
|October 16, 2018||:Deadline to register to vote for the general election.|
|October 25, 2018||Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts:Early Voting Begins 10am-8pm|
|October 30, 2018||Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail:Deadline for a registered voter to request a mailed or faxed absentee ballot.|
|October 31, 2018||Candidate Ballot Access - Write-In candidates ballot access deadline:Deadline for write-in candidates to file a Certificate of Candidacy. Only filed write-in candidates will have their votes reported on the official canvass.|
|November 1, 2018||Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends:Early voting for the general election ends.|
|November 6, 2018||Absentee Ballot return deadline :Deadline for the local boards to receive an absentee ballot.|
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 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.
In municipal elections, registered voters elect members of their local government, such as mayors, council people, township supervisors and district judges.
School elections are held to elect school board members and community college directors
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.