Key Dates and Deadlines

June 7, 2016, Presidential Primary Election

Candidate Filing

Key Dates and Deadlines
Description of EventDeadline
Signatures In Lieu of Filing Fee Period for Voter-Nominated Offices January 1*- February 25, 2016
Announcement of Selected Presidential Candidates (Democratic party) January 9*-March 31, 2016**
Candidate Statement Period for State Voter Information Guide (U.S. Senate) January 28 - February 17, 2016
Nomination Paper Period for Presidential Candidates not selected by the Secretary of State
(Democratic party)
January 29 - March 26, 2016**
Announcement of Selected Presidential Candidates
(Republican, American Independent, Green, Libertarian, and Peace and Freedom parties)
On or before February 8, 2016
Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Paper Period for Voter-Nominated Offices February 15*- March 11, 2016
Candidate Statement Period for County Sample Ballots
(U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate, State Assembly)
February 15* - March 11, 2016
Nomination Paper Period for Presidential Candidates not selected by the Secretary of State
(Republican, American Independent, Green, Libertarian, and Peace and Freedom parties)
February 24 - March 25, 2016
Declaration of Candidacy Extension Period if
Incumbent of Voter-Nominated Office Does Not File
March 12* - March 16, 2016
Randomized Alphabet Drawing March 17, 2016
Notice to Candidates for Voter-Nominated Offices March 26, 2016*
Deadline for Selected Presidential Candidates to withdraw (all parties) March 31, 2016**
Certified List of Candidates March 31, 2016**
Presidential Candidate Statement Deadline for the Secretary of State's Website April 1, 2016
Statement of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Paper Period for Voter-Nominated Offices April 11 - May 24, 2016
Presidential Write-In Candidate Deadline May 17, 2016
Certified List of Write-In Candidates May 27, 2016

Voter Information Guide

Key Dates and Deadlines
Description of EventDeadline
Legislative Measure Qualification Deadline January 28, 2016
Ballot Label and Title and Summary Deadline February 5, 2016
Argument Submission Deadline February 9, 2016
Argument Selection and Exchange February 11, 2016
Analysis, Text, and Bond Statement Deadline February 18, 2016
Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information Deadline February 18, 2016
Public Inspection Period February 23 - March 14, 2016
Copy Provided to State Printer March 14, 2016
Voter Information Guide Mailing Period April 28 - May 17, 2016

Registration and Voting

Key Dates and Deadlines
Description of EventDeadline
Military and Overseas Voter Vote-By-Mail Ballot Delivery Period April 8 - April 23, 2016*
Vote-By-Mail Ballot Mailing Period May 9 - May 31, 2016
Last Day to Register to Vote May 23, 2016
New Citizen (sworn in after May 23, 2016) Voter Registration Period May 24 - June 7, 2016
Last Day to Request Vote-By-Mail Ballot May 31, 2016
Election Day (7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) June 7, 2016
Last Day to Receive Vote-By-Mail Ballot Postmarked No Later Than June 7, 2016 June 10, 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.