Election Dates

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ALABAMA

Election Election Date Voter registration deadline Dates to request/ submit absentee ballot Early voting period
Special Primary Election August 15     Early voting not available in AL 
Primary Election runoff (if necessary) September 26     Early voting not available in AL 
Alabama General Election November 7 October 24 November 3/ November 7 Early voting not available in AL 
Special General Election  December 12     Early voting not available in AL 
 

ARIZONA

Election Election Date Voter registration deadline Dates to request/ submit absentee ballot Early voting period
Consolidated Election May 16 April 17    
Consolidated Election August 29 July 31    
Consolidated Election November 7 October 9    
 

FLORIDA

Election Election Date Voter registration deadline Dates to request/ submit absentee ballot Early voting period
Municipal Elections Various Dates - check with Sec'y of State      
         
 

GEORGIA

Election Election Date Voter registration deadline Dates to request/ submit absentee ballot Early voting period
Primary for Special Election: 6th Congressional District April 18  March 20  April 14/ April 18 Begins March 27 
Runoff for Special Election (if needed) June 20       
Special Election  Sept 19 August 21 Sept 15 Begins August 28
Runoff for September special election (if needed) Oct 17 as above    
 General & Special Election  November 7  Oct 10  November 3  begins October 16
 

INDIANA

Election Election Date Voter registration deadline Dates to request/ submit absentee ballot Early voting period
Local School Tax Levy & Construction Project Referendums   May 2      
 

KANSAS

Election Election Date Voter registration deadline Dates to request/ submit absentee ballot Early voting period
Primary Election August 1  July 11 request by July 26/ return by Aug 1 Depends on county 
Municipal General Election November 7     Depends on county 
 

MICHIGAN

Election Election Date Voter registration deadline Dates to request/ submit absentee ballot Early voting period
Spring Election

May 2

 April 3  April 29  
 Summer Election  August 8  July 1o    
 Fall Election  November 7  October 10    

 MISSOURI

Election Election Date Voter registration deadline Dates to request/ submit absentee ballot Early voting period
 Primary Election  August 8  July 12    
 General Election  November 7  October 11    
 

MISSISSIPPI

Election Election Date Voter registration deadline Dates to request/ submit absentee ballot Early voting period
Municipal Primary Election and Primary Runoff Elections May 2 April 1 April 1/ May 1 April 22/ April 29
Primary Election Runoff May 16 April 1 submit by May 15 May 6/ May 13
 General Election   June 6  May 6 May 6/ June 5 May 27/ June 3 
General Election - School District Trustees  November 7  October 7  October 7/ November 6  October 28/ November 4

  MONTANA

Election Election Date Voter registration deadline Dates to request/ submit absentee ballot Early voting period
School Election Special District Elections May 2      
Federal Special Election (for Rep. position) May 25 April 25   April 10  
 Municipal Primary Nominating Election  September 12  August 14 (late registration available)  September 11  
Municipal General Election  November 7  October 10  November 6  

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Election Election Date Voter registration deadline Dates to request/ submit absentee ballot Early voting period
New Hampshire State Primary Election September 13 September 6 submit by 5pm election day Early voting not available in NH
General Election November 8 October 29 submit by 5pm election day Early voting not available in NH
 

NORTH CAROLINA

Election Election Date Voter registration deadline Dates to request/ submit absentee ballot Early voting period
Primary Election Runoff May 24      
General Election November 8 October 14 November 1/ November 8 October 27- November 5
 

NORTH DAKOTA

Election Election Date Voter registration deadline Dates to request/ submit absentee ballot Early voting period
No elections scheduled in 2017        
 

OHIO

Election Election Date Voter registration deadline Dates to request/ submit absentee ballot Early voting period
Primary Election  May 2 April 3  April 29/May 2 April 4 (Military Overseas Absentee Voting: March 18)
General Election  Nov 7  October 10 Nov 4/Nov 7  October 11  (Military Overseas Absentee Voting: Sep 23)
 

RHODE ISLAND

Election Election Date Voter registration deadline Dates to request/ submit absentee ballot Early voting period
No statewide, county or municipal elections scheduled in 2017        
 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Election Election Date Voter registration deadline Dates to request/ submit absentee ballot Early voting period
Primary for Special Election: US House District 5, State House Districts 48 & 70 May 2 April 2    
Primary runoff for Special Election May 16 as above    
Special Election: US House District 5, State House Districts 48 & 70 June 20 May 21    
Primary for State Senate District 3 & State House District 84 April 11 March 12   TBA
Primary Runoff for State Senate District 3 & State House District 84 April 25 as above    
Special Election: State Senate District 3 & State House District 84 May 30 April 30    
 

TENNESSEE

Election Election Date Voter registration deadline Dates to request/ submit absentee ballot Early voting period
 Various municipal elections throughout the year - See TN Secretary of State office for detail   30 days prior to election     
 

TEXAS

Election Election Date Voter registration deadline Dates to request/ submit absentee ballot Early voting period
 Local elections for cities, water, propositions, schools  May 6 April 6  April 25/ May 6 April 24 to May 2
Runoff election, if necesary  June 10 April 6    
Local elections for County Clerk, tax assessors, county elections November 7  October 10     
 

VIRGINIA

Election Election Date Voter registration deadline Dates to request/ submit absentee ballot Early voting period
June Primary (called if needed) June 13  May 22 June 6/ June 13   Early voting not available in VA
General Election & Special Elections November 7 October 16 Request by mail - October 31, request in person - Nov 4/ Return Nov 7 Early voting not available in VA
 

WISCONSIN

Election Election Date Voter registration deadline Dates to request/ submit absentee ballot Early voting period
State Elections April 4  March 15 March 30 March 20 - March 30
         

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