Key Dates and Deadlines

Statewide Direct Primary Election - June 5, 2018


Candidate Filing

Key Dates and Deadlines
Description of EventDeadline
Signatures-In-Lieu of Filing Fee Period Dec 29, 2017 - Feb 22, 2018
Candidate Statement Period for State Voter Information Guide
  (U.S. Senate and Constitutional Offices)
Jan 25 - Feb 14
Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Paper Period Feb 12* - Mar 9
Candidate Statement Period for County Voter Information Guides
  (U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate, and State Assembly)
Feb 12* - Mar 9
Nomination Period Extension if Incumbent Does Not File Mar 10* - Mar 14
Randomized Alphabet Drawing Mar 15
Notice to Candidates for Voter-Nominated Offices Mar 24*
Certified List of Candidates Mar 29
Statement of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Paper Period for Voter-Nominated Offices Apr 9 - May 22
Certified List of Write-In Candidates May 25

Voter Information Guide

Key Dates and Deadlines
Description of EventDeadline
Legislative Measure Qualification Deadline Jan 25
Ballot Label and Title and Summary Deadline Feb 2
Argument Submission Deadline Feb 6
Argument Selection and Exchange Feb 11*
Analysis, Text, and Bond Statement Deadline Feb 15
Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information Deadline Feb 15
Public Inspection Period Feb 20-Mar 12
Copy Provided to State Printer Mar 12
Voter Information Guide Mailing Period Apr 26-May 15

Registration and Voting

Key Dates and Deadlines
Description of EventDeadline
Military and Overseas Voter Vote-By-Mail Ballot Delivery Period Apr 6 - Apr 21*
Vote-By-Mail Ballot Mailing Period May 7 - May 29
Last Day to Register to Vote May 21
New Citizen (sworn in after May 21, 2018) Voter Registration Period May 22 - Jun 5
Last Day to Request Vote-By-Mail Ballot May 29
Election Day (7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) Jun 5
Last Day to Receive Vote-By-Mail Ballot Postmarked No Later Than June 5, 2018 Jun 8

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