Election Dates

2016 Upcoming Elections Schedule

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The 2016 U.S. general election will be held on Tuesday, the 8th of November 2016. This election year will feature competitive Presidential Election, and elections to the United States Congress. The entire US House Of Representatives - all 435 members are up for re-election this year. There will also be municipal, school board,gubernatorial,and state legislative elections in many states; as well as numerous citizen initiatives,and a variety of other local offices on the ballot.

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May 2016 Dates
California -- Burbank Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Bob Frutos - Population(103,340)
May Mayor Elect takes office 5/1/2015.
May 1, 2016
Arizona -- First day to file candidate nomination petitionsMay 2, 2016
Georgia -- Advanced (Absentee In-Person) Voting begins for the General Primary/Non-Partisan/Special Election.May 2, 2016 -
Idaho -- First day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting Polling Place for the Primary Election (May 17) for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting.May 2, 2016
Indiana -- by noon, for a circuit court clerk to receive absentee ballot applications from military/overseas voters requesting to vote by email or fax. May 2, 2016 -
Indiana -- By noon, for circuit court clerks to receive absentee ballot applications from confined voters or voters caring for a confined person requesting delivery of a ballot by an absentee voter boardMay 2, 2016
Indiana -- by noon, for a voter to vote an absentee ballot in person at the office of the circuit court clerkor satellite officeMay 2, 2016 -
Nebraska -- At 6 p.m. last day for in person voter registration.May 2, 2016
Nebraska -- At 6 p.m. last day for in person voter registration.May 2, 2016
New York -- Last day for the board of elections to receive military and special federalballots by mailMay 2, 2016
Colorado -- Grand Junction Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Phyllis Norris - Population(58,566)
May
May 3, 2016
Georgia -- Macon Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Robert A.B. Reichert - Population(154,721)
May 3, 2016
Idaho -- County Clerk to mail ballots for the May 17 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts.May 3, 2016 -
Indiana -- May 3,2016 Democratic and Republican PrimaryMay 3, 2016
Indiana -- Ballot ReturnMay 3, 2016 -
Montana -- Deadline for write-in candidates to file a Declaration of Intent for the primary election May 3, 2016
Oklahoma -- Owasso Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Jeri Moberly - Population(31,453)
May
May 3, 2016
Oregon -- Last day to mail ballots.May 3, 2016
Pennsylvania -- Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M . on April 25)May 3, 2016 -
South Carolina -- Florence Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Stephen J. Wukela - Population(37,056)
May 3, 2016
Tennessee -- ELECTION DAY (County primaries if applicable) May 3, 2016
Texas -- Conroe Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Webb K. Melder - Population(56,207)
May 3, 2016
Virginia -- Manassas Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Harry J. 'Hal' Parrish, II - Population(37,821)
May 3, 2016
Virginia -- Chesapeake Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Dr. Alan P. Krasnoff - Population(222,209)
May 3, 2016
Nebraska -- Last day to request absentee ballot by 4pmMay 4, 2016 -
Nebraska -- Last day to request absentee ballot by 4pmMay 4, 2016
West Virginia -- Primary: All other eligible voters may apply to receive an absentee ballot by mail. Learn more about voting absentee. May 4, 2016 -
West Virginia -- Primary: Uniformed and Overseas Voters may apply to receive an absentee ballot by mail or electronically. Learn more about uniformed and overseas voting.May 4, 2016
North Dakota -- Absentee ballots for all other North Dakota residents (domestic voters) are made available on the 40th day before the Primary Election.May 5, 2016 -
Arizona -- May 6, 2016
Tennessee -- First day to receive requests for by-mail ballots from persons other than military and overseas voters.May 6, 2016 -
Washington -- Presidential Primary 18-day voting period begins.May 6, 2016
West Virginia -- Early Voting is open during regular business hours at each Primary: county courthouse or courthouse annex. Early Voting is also available each Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Contact your County Clerk to confirm Early Voting hours and locations.May 7, 2016 -
Montana -- Deadline for county governing body to designate the polling place for each precinct and to appoint election judges for each precinctMay 8, 2016
New Jersey -- Last day to request absentee ballot by mailMay 8, 2016 -
New Jersey -- Last day to request absentee ballot by mailMay 8, 2016
New Jersey -- Last day to register by mail May 8, 2016
California -- Vote-By-Mail - First day any registered voter may apply to the county elections official for a vote-by-mail ballot for the special general election.May 9, 2016
California -- Vote-By-Mail Ballot Mailing Period BeginsMay 9, 2016 -
Montana -- Date by which primary election absentee ballots must be available for votingMay 9, 2016
Montana -- Close of regular voter registration (registration forms postmarked by this date and received within 3 days are accepted for regular registration)May 9, 2016 -
Nebraska -- Last day for Early Voting - in person - at the County Clerk or Election Commissioner officeMay 9, 2016
Nebraska -- Last day for Early Voting - in person - at the County Clerk or Election Commissioner officeMay 9, 2016 -
Delaware -- School Board Election: May 10, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.May 10, 2016
Florida -- Sarasota Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Willie Charles Shaw - Population(51,917)
May Mayor Elect takes office 5/15/2015.
May 10, 2016
Kentucky -- Last day to apply for mail-in absentee ballot. Applications must be received by this day. Note: Only qualified voters can vote absentee. This includes: Advanced in age, disabled or ill; Military personnel, their Dependents, or Overseas Citizens. Other circumstances may qualify for absentee voting. Check with election officials for eligibility. May 10, 2016
Massachusetts -- Shrewsbury Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: James F. Kane - Population(35,608)
May
May 10, 2016
Massachusetts -- Plymouth Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Kenneth A. Tavares - Population(56,468)
May
May 10, 2016
Massachusetts -- Brookline Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Neil Wishinsky - Population(58,732)
May
May 10, 2016
Massachusetts -- Andover Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Mary T. O'Donoghue - Population(33,201)
May Mayor Elect takes office 5/11/2015.
May 10, 2016
Montana -- Beginning of late registrationMay 10, 2016 -
Nebraska -- No later than the closing of the polls - deadline for return of voter registration form with an early voting ballot - in person May 10, 2016
Nebraska -- Last day to return absentee ballot by 8pmMay 10, 2016 -
Nebraska -- Last day to return absentee ballot by 8pmMay 10, 2016
Nebraska -- No later than the closing of the polls - deadline for return of early voting ballot - in personMay 10, 2016 -
Nebraska -- Presidential Primary Election DayMay 10, 2016
Nebraska -- Statewide Primary Election DayMay 10, 2016
New Jersey -- Montclair Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Robert D. Jackson - Population(37,669)
May 10, 2016
New Jersey -- Garfield Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Joseph Delaney - Population(30,872)
May 10, 2016
New Jersey -- Orange Township Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Dwayne D. Warren - Population(31,058)
May 10, 2016
New Mexico -- Last Day to register May 10, 2016
New Mexico -- Last day to registerMay 10, 2016
Oklahoma -- Shawnee Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Wes Mainord - Population(30,649)
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Wichita Falls Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Glenn Barham - Population(104,553)
May
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Mansfield Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: David L. Cook - Population(59,317)
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Port Arthur Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Deloris 'Bobbie' Prince - Population(53,818)
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Del Rio Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Robert Garza - Population(35,591)
May
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Missouri City Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Allen Owen - Population(67,358)
May
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Killeen Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Scott Cosper - Population(127,921)
May
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Cedar Park Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Matt Powell - Population(48,937)
May
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Texarkana Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Bob Bruggeman - Population(36,411)
May
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Sugar Land Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: James A. Thompson - Population(78,817)
Mayor Thompson cannot seek another term due to term limits.
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Burleson Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Ken Shetter - Population(36,690)
May
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Farmers Branch Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Bob Phelps - Population(31,664)
May 10, 2016
Texas -- North Richland Hills Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Oscar Trevino - Population(63,343)
May
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Edinburg Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Richard H. Garcia - Population(77,100)
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Flower Mound Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Tom Hayden - Population(64,669)
May
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Cedar Hill Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Robert Franke - Population(45,028)
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Harlingen Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Chris Boswell - Population(64,849)
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Waco Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Malcolm Duncan, Jr. - Population(124,805)
May
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Duncanville Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: David L. Green - Population(38,524)
May
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Rowlett Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Todd W. Gottel - Population(56,199)
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Tyler Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Martin Heines - Population(96,900)
May
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Denton Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Chris Watts - Population(113,383)
May
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Lubbock Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Glen Robertson - Population(229,573)
May
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Grand Prairie Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Ron Jensen - Population(175,396)
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Hurst Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Richard Ward - Population(37,337)
May
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Victoria Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Paul Polasek - Population(62,592)
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Texas City Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Matthew T. 'Matt' Doyle - Population(45,099)
May
May 10, 2016
Texas -- DeSoto Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Carl Sherman - Population(49,047)
May 10, 2016
Texas -- Galveston Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: James D. Yarbrough - Population(47,743)
May
May 10, 2016
Virginia -- Hampton Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: George Wallace - Population(137,436)
May Mayor Elect takes office 7/1/2016.
May 10, 2016
Virginia -- Norfolk Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Paul D. Fraim - Population(242,803)
Mayor Fraim will not seek re-election.
May 10, 2016
West Virginia -- Primary Election DayMay 10, 2016
West Virginia -- Presidential Primary Election DayMay 10, 2016
West Virginia -- Wheeling Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Andy McKenzie - Population(28,486)
May 10, 2016
Arkansas -- First day candidates for mayor or director may file with the city clerk a statement of candidacy and the petition for nomination.May 11, 2016 -
Idaho -- Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. for the Primary Election May 11, 2016
Montana -- Registration forms postmarked by May 9 and received by this date are accepted for regular registration.May 12, 2016
Oregon -- Last day to request mail absentee ballotMay 12, 2016
Oregon -- Last day to request absentee ballotMay 12, 2016 -
Wyoming -- Candidate Filing Period StartsMay 12, 2016
Idaho -- Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 17) at the Early Voting polling place. May 13, 2016 -
Idaho -- Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 17) at the absent elector’s polling place. May 13, 2016
Montana -- Date by which ballots are mailed to electors on the absentee listMay 13, 2016 -
Texas -- Last day for early voting clerk to receive application for ballot by mail for May 24 runoff primary election.May 13, 2016
Colorado -- Deadline for county clerk to transmit a primary election ballot to military and overseas voters. (No later than 45 days before the Primary Election)May 14, 2016 -
Georgia -- Mandatory Saturday Voting for the General Primary/Non-Partisan/Special ElectionMay 14, 2016
Nevada -- Last day to register to vote or to update your existing registration, without having to appear in-person at the Election Department offices, or without having to register on the Secretary of State\'s Internet siteMay 14, 2016 -
South Carolina -- Last day to Register to vote May 14, 2016
Nevada -- First Day for In-Office and Online Registration (10 Days, May 15-24): You may register to vote or update your existing registration ONLY by the following means: (1) In-person at the Election Department offices; or (2) On the the Secretary of State\'s Internet siteMay 15, 2016
Washington DC -- Deadline for registration-by-mail; mailed voter registration applications and registration update notifications must be postmarked by this date. May 16, 2016
Washington DC -- Last day for a qualified elector to change his or her party affiliation statusMay 16, 2016 -
Texas -- First day of early voting by personal appearance for May 24 runoff primary election.May 16, 2016
Texas -- Waxahachie Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Kevin Strength - Population(31,091)
May
May 16, 2016
Washington -- Deadline for new Washington State voter registration (in person only)May 16, 2016
Arizona -- Special Election May 17, 2016
Arizona -- May 17, 2016
California -- Presidential Write-In Candidate DeadlineMay 17, 2016 -
California -- Last day for the county elections official to mail sample ballots or voter information guides to voters for the special general election.May 17, 2016
Idaho -- Primary Election — 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Scheduled elections: Federal, Statewide, Legislative and Judicial Offices ;County Offices;Port District Primary ;Regional Airport Authority
May 17, 2016
Idaho -- Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 17).May 17, 2016
Kentucky -- State Primary Election and Presidential Primary - DemocraticMay 17, 2016
Kentucky -- Last day for mail-in absentee ballots to be received (by 6 p.m.) May 17, 2016
North Carolina -- Rocky Mount Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: David W. Combs - Population(57,477)
May 17, 2016
New Jersey -- Voter Registration Deadline for Primary ElectionMay 17, 2016
Oregon -- Last day to return absentee ballot by 8 pmMay 17, 2016 -
Oregon -- Beaverton Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Denny Doyle - Population(89,803)
May 17, 2016
Oregon -- Salem Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Anna M. Peterson - Population(154,637)
Mayor Peterson will not seek re-election.
May 17, 2016
Oregon -- Eugene Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Kitty Piercy - Population(156,185)
Mayor Piercy will not seek re-election.
May 17, 2016
Oregon -- Last day to return absentee ballotMay 17, 2016 -
Oregon -- Springfield Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Christine Lundberg - Population(59,403)
May 17, 2016
Oregon -- Presidential Primary Election DayMay 17, 2016
Oregon -- Primary Election DayMay 17, 2016
Texas -- Last day of early voting by personal appearance for May 24 runoff primary election. May 20, 2016 -
California -- Last day to register to vote in the special general election.May 23, 2016
California -- Primary: Last Day to Register to VoteMay 23, 2016
Washington DC -- Last day for receipt of timely completed non-postmarked voter registration applications and registration update notificationsMay 23, 2016
South Dakota -- Primary: Voter Registration Deadline May 23, 2016
Virginia -- Last day to register to vote in the June primaryMay 23, 2016
Washington -- Candidate withdrawal deadlineMay 23, 2016 -
California -- Primary: New Citizen (sworn in after May 23, 2016) Voter Registration Period beginsMay 24, 2016
California -- New Citizen Registration Period - 5/24/16 to 06/07/16 -First day new citizens may register to vote in the special general election.May 24, 2016 -
Georgia -- General Primary Election, Nonpartisan General Election, and Special Runoff Election May 24, 2016
Maine -- Last day for by-mail registration to vote for State Primary Election. May 24, 2016
Nevada -- Last Day for In-Office and Online Registration (10 Days, May 15 - 24): You may register to vote or update your existing registration ONLY by the following means: (1) In-person at the Election Department offices; or (2) On the the Secretary of State\'s Internet siteMay 24, 2016
Texas -- runoff primary electionMay 24, 2016
Texas -- Last day for vote by mail ballot to be received (7:00 p.m.)May 24, 2016
Washington -- PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARYMay 24, 2016
Arkansas -- Last day for candidates for mayor or director to file with the city clerk a statement of candidacy and the petition for nomination.May 26, 2016
Colorado -- Last day for voters who are affiliated with a political party to change or withdraw their affiliation if they wish to vote in a different party\'s primary election. Note: Unaffiliated voters may affiliate at any time before and through the day of the primary election.May 27, 2016 -
Delaware -- DEADLINE to change political party affiliation before the Primary Election.May 27, 2016
Iowa -- Last day to register to vote in June 7th Primary ElectionMay 27, 2016
Wyoming -- Candidate Filing Period EndsMay 27, 2016
Delaware -- Last day Registered voters may change party affiliation (begins April 27th).May 28, 2016 -
Nevada -- First day for Early Voting (14 Days, May 28 - June 10): Any voter registered may vote at any early voting site within the County. Hours and days vary by location.May 28, 2016
Utah -- Last day to register to vote by sending a form in the mail.May 30, 2016
California -- Vote-By-Mail - Last day any registered voter may apply to the county elections official for a vote-by-mail ballot for the special general election.May 31, 2016
California -- Primary: Last Day to Request Vote-By-Mail BallotMay 31, 2016 -
Washington DC -- First day qualified electors may register to vote and cast in-person absentee ballots at One Judiciary SquareMay 31, 2016
Montana -- Deadline for independent and minor party candidates to submit signed petitions to county election administrators May 31, 2016 -
New Hampshire -- Last day to change your party affiliation prior to State Primary Election DayMay 31, 2016
New Jersey -- Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for Primary ElectionMay 31, 2016 -

Note: Laws, rules, and procedures in State and local elections may differ depending on the type of election.

General Elections:

General elections have the most offices and issues on the ballot and usually generate more interest and higher turnout than any other elections.Most offices on the general election ballot are partisan.

Primary and Caucus

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. The main difference between a caucus and a primary is that a caucus involves face-to-face interaction between voters, where voters can try to persuade one another to vote for (or against) a certain candidate.

Municipal Elections

In municipal elections, registered voters elect members of their local government, such as mayors, council people, township supervisors and district judges.

School Elections

School elections are held to elect school board members and community college directors

Special Elections

A special election is held when someone who is already in office can no longer serve and must be replaced. All registered voters in the district can vote in a special election.

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