Key Dates and Deadlines

November 8, 2016, General Election

Candidate Filing

Key Dates and Deadlines
Description of EventDeadline
Nomination Paper Period for Independent Presidential Elector Candidates April 29 - August 12, 2016
Candidate Statement Period for State Voter Information
Guide (U.S. Senate)
June 30 - July 20, 2016
Candidate Statement Period for County Sample Ballots (U.S. House of
Representatives, State Senate, State Assembly)
July 18 - August 12, 2016
Deadline for Ballot Designation Changes August 2, 2016
Randomized Alphabet Drawing August 18, 2016
Notice to Candidates (All Partisan and Voter-Nominated Candidates) August 27, 2016*
Certified List of Candidates September 1, 2016
Presidential Candidate Statement Deadline for Secretary of
State's Website
September 1, 2016
Presidential Write-In Candidate Deadline October 25, 2016
Certified List of Presidential Write-In Candidates October 28, 2016

Voter Information Guide

Key Dates and Deadlines
Description of EventDeadline
Initiative and Legislative Measure Qualification Deadline June 30, 2016
Ballot Label and Title and Summary Deadline July 8, 2016
Argument Submission Deadline July 12, 2016
Argument Selection and Exchange July 17, 2016*
Analysis, Text, and Bond Statement Deadline July 21, 2016
Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information Deadline July 21, 2016
Public Inspection Period July 26 - August 15, 2016
Copy Provided to State Printer August 15, 2016
Voter Information Guide Mailing Period September 29 - October 18, 2016

Registration and Voting

Key Dates and Deadlines
Description of EventDeadline
Military and Overseas Voter Vote-By-Mail (VBM) Ballot Delivery Period September 9* - September 24, 2016*
Vote-By-Mail Mailing Period October 10* - November 1, 2016
Last Day to Register to Vote October 24, 2016
New Citizen (sworn in after October 24, 2016) Voter Registration Period October 25 - November 8, 2016
Last Day to Request Vote-By-Mail Ballot November 1, 2016
Election Day (7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) November 8, 2016
Last Day to Receive Vote-By-Mail Ballot Postmarked No Later
Than November 8, 2016
November 14, 2016

*Date falls on a weekend or state holiday; it does not move forward to the next business day.
**Date falls on a weekend or state holiday; it moves forward to the next business day.