2020 Election Dates

Important 2020 Election Dates

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 — Primary Election

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 — First day to file for a place on the Primary ballot for precinct chair candidates.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 — First day to file for all other candidates for offices that are regularly scheduled to be on the Primary ballot; first day for independent candidates to file declaration of intent.

Monday, December 9, 2019 at 6 p.m. — Filing deadline for all candidates; filing deadline for independent candidates to file declaration of intent.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020* First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Postcard Application (FPCA). *First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2020 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

Monday, February 3, 2020 — Last day to register to vote.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020* — First day of early voting. *First business day after President’s Day

Friday, February 28, 2020 — Last day of early voting

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 — Election Day/Last day to receive ballot by mail

Saturday, May 2, 2020 — Uniform Election Date (Limited)

Authority Conducting Elections — Local Political Subdivisions

(County-ordered elections may not be held on this date. County Election Official may, but is not required to, contract to provide election services to political subdivisions holding elections on this date.)

September 1, 2019 — Deadline to post NEW HB 305 notice. New law: effective Sunday, September 1, 2019

Monday, December 16, 2019* — Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline  *For political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020* First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Postcard Application (FPCA). *First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2020 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 — First day to file for a place on the General Election ballot (local political subdivisions only)

Friday, February 14, 2020 — Last day to order general election or special election on a measure

Friday, February 14, 2020 5 pm — Last day to file for a place on the general election ballot (local political subdivisions only)

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 — Last day to file a declaration of Write-In candidacy (local political subdivisions only)

Thursday, April 2, 2020 — Last day to register to vote

Monday, April 20, 2020 — First day of early voting by personal appearance

Monday, April 20, 2020 — Last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked.)

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 — Last day of early voting by personal appearance

Saturday, May 2, 2020 — Election Day/Last day to receive ballot by mail

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 — Primary runoff election

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 * First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Postcard Application (FPCA). *First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2020 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

Monday, April 27, 2020 — Last day to register to vote

Monday, May 18, 2020 — First day of early voting

Friday, May 15, 2020 — Last day to apply by mail (received, not postmarked)

Friday, May 22, 2020 — Last day of early voting

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 — Election Day/Last day to receive ballot by mail

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 — Uniform election date

November 3, 2019 — Deadline to post NEW HB 305 notice. New law: effective Sunday, September 1, 2019

Thursday, June 18, 2020 — Deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline Local political subdivisions only.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020* First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Postcard Application (FPCA). *First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2020 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

Saturday, July 18, 2020 — First day to file for a place on the general election ballot

Saturday, July 18, 2020 — First day to file a declaration of write-in candidacy General election for state and county officers

Monday, August 17, 2020 5 pm — Last day to file for a place on the general election ballot (local political subdivisions only)

Friday, August 21, 2020 — Last day to file a declaration of write-in candidacy (local political subdivisions only)

Monday, October 5, 2020 — Last day to register to vote

Monday, October 19, 2020 — First day of early voting by personal appearance

Friday, October 23, 2020 — Last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked)

Friday, October 30, 2020 — Last day to early voting by personal appearance

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 — Election Day/Last day to receive ballot by mail