Key Dates and Deadlines

Presidential Primary Election - March 3, 2020

 

Candidate Filing

Key Dates and Deadlines
Description of EventDeadline
Voter-Nominated Office: Signatures-In-Lieu of Filing Fee Period Sept 12 - Nov 6, 2019
US President: Nomination Paper Period for Presidential Candidates not Selected by the Secretary of State Nov 4 - Dec 13, 2019
Voter-Nominated Office: Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Paper Period Nov 11 - Dec 6, 2019
Voter-Nominated Office: Candidate Statement Period for County Voter Information Guides 
(U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate, and State Assembly)
Nov 11 - Dec 6, 2019
US President: Proof of Generally Advocated for or Recognized Candidate On or before Nov 26, 2019
US President: Announcement of Selected Presidential Candidates On or before Dec 6, 2019
Voter-Nominated Office: Declaration of Candidacy Extension Period if Incumbent Does Not File Dec 7 - Dec 11, 2019
Randomized Alphabet Drawing Dec 12, 2019
Voter-Nominated Office: Notice to Candidates Dec 21, 2019*
US President: Deadline for Selected Presidential Candidates to Withdraw Dec 26, 2019
Certified List of Candidates Dec 26, 2019
US President: Candidate Statement Deadline for the Secretary of State's Website Dec 27, 2019
Voter-Nominated Office: Statement of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Paper Period Jan 6 - Feb 18, 2020
US President: Statement and Endorsement of Write-in Candidacy Feb 11, 2020
Certified List of Write-In Candidates Feb 21, 2020

Voter Information Guide

Key Dates and Deadlines
Description of EventDeadline
Legislative Measure Qualification Deadline Oct 24, 2019
Ballot Label and Title and Summary Deadline Nov 1, 2019
Argument Submission Deadline Nov 5, 2019
Argument Selection and Exchange Nov 10, 2019
Analysis, Text, and Bond Statement Deadline Nov 14, 2019
Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information Deadline Nov 14, 2019
Public Inspection Period Nov 19 - Dec 9, 2019
Copy Provided to State Printer Dec 9, 2019
Voter Information Guide Mailing Period Jan 23 - Feb 11, 2020

Registration and Voting

Key Dates and Deadlines
Description of EventDeadline
Military and Overseas Voter Vote-By-Mail Ballot Delivery Period Jan 3 - Jan 18, 2020*
Vote-By-Mail Ballot Mailing Period Feb 3 - Feb 25, 2020
Last Day to Register to Vote Feb 17, 2020**
New Citizen (sworn in after February 17, 2020) Voter Registration Period Feb 18 - Mar 3, 2020
Last Day to Request Vote-By-Mail Ballot Feb 25, 2020
Election Day (7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) Mar 3, 2020
Last Day to Receive Vote-By-Mail Ballot Postmarked No Later Than March 3, 2020 Mar 6, 2020

* 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.