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2017 Election Dates and Deadlines

May 22,2018 - Primary Election Day
Candidate Ballot Access - Filing ends: Candidate filing deadline: last day to file nomination papers for candidates who must run in primary January 30,2018
Last day for county board of elections to apoint precinct officers: Last day for county boards of elections to appoint precinct officers March 20,2018
Deadline for printing of regular and absentee ballots: Deadline for printing of regular and absentee ballots for primary April 2,2018
Last day for county clerks to mail ballots to voters: Last day for county clerks to transmitabsentee ballots to voters who request absentee ballots prior to the printing of the ballots April 5,2018
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens: Last day for county clerks to transmit absentee ballots to military and overseas voters whose absentee ballot requests are received by that date April 7,2018
Voter Registration Ends: Last day to register to vote for the primary. April 23,2018
Absentee Ballot Request deadline: Voter may make application to vote absentee in county clerk’s office at least 12 working dayspreceding election. May 4,2018
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Voter may make application to vote absentee in county clerk’s office at least 12 working daysLast day to apply for mail-in absentee ballot (not later than close of business 7 days before primary). Applications, including the declaration accompanying a federal write-in absentee ballot,must be received by this day. May 15,2018
Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail: Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by clerk before 6 p.m., prevailing time. May 22,2018
November 6,2018 - General Election Day
Deadline for printing of regular and absentee ballots: Deadline for printing of regular and absentee ballots September 17,2018
Last date for the State/county clerks to publish polling site locations: Last day for county boards of elections to establish voting places September 20,2018
Last day for county clerks to mail ballots to voters: Last day for county clerks to transmit absentee ballots to voters who request absentee ballots prior to the printing of the ballots (within 3 days of the receipt of the printed ballots). September 20,2018
: Last day for county clerks to transmit absentee ballots to voters who request absentee ballots prior to the printing of the ballots (within 3 days of the receipt of the printed ballots). September 20,2018
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens: Last day for county clerks to transmit absentee ballots to military and overseas voters whose absentee ballot requests are received by that date (45 days before the election) September 22,2018
Voter Registration Ends: Last day to register to vote for the general election. October 9,2018
County clerks to test automatic tabulating equipment: County clerks to test automatic tabulating equipment (not more than 30 nor less than 5 days prior to election day). October 9,2018
Absentee Ballot Request deadline: Voter may make application to vote absentee in county clerk’s office at least 12 working dayspreceding election. October 19,2018
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Last day to apply for mail-in absentee ballot (not later than close of business 7 days before election). October 30,2018
Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail: Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by clerk before 6 p.m., prevailing time. November 6,2018
May 21,2019 - Primary Election Day
Last day to submit names for precinct officers appointment to county boards of elections: Last day for county boards of elections to appoint precinct officers March 20,2019
Deadline for printing of regular and absentee ballots: Deadline for printing of regular and absentee ballots for primary April 1,2019
Absentee Ballot Request ends: Last day for county clerks to transmit absentee ballots to voters who request absentee ballots prior to the printing of the ballots (within 3 days of the receipt of the printed ballots). April 4,2019
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens: Last day for county clerk to transmit absentee ballots to military and overseas voters whose absentee ballot requests are received by that date (45 days before the election). April 6,2019
Voter Registration Ends: Last day to register to vote for the primary. April 22,2019
County clerks to test automatic tabulating equipment: County clerks to test automatic tabulating equipment (not more than 30 nor less than 5 days prior to election day) April 22,2019
Absentee Ballot Request deadline: Voter may make application to vote absentee in county clerk’s office at least 12 working dayspreceding election. May 3,2019
Absentee Ballot Request starts: Voter and his/her spouse may request paper absentee ballot because of medical emergency (within 14 days or less of an election). May 7,2019
Absentee Ballot Request deadline: By Mail:Last day to apply for mail-in absentee ballot (not later than close of business 7 days before primary). Applications, including the declaration accompanying a federal write-in absentee ballot,must be received by this day. May 14,2019
Absentee Ballot Request ends: Voter and his/her spouse may request paper absentee ballot because of medical emergency (within 14 days or less of an election). May 21,2019
Absentee Ballot return deadline : By Mail:Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by clerk before 6 p.m., prevailing time. May 21,2019
November 5,2019 - General Election Day Polls open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m
Deadline for printing of regular and absentee ballots: Deadline for printing of regular and absentee ballots (at least 50 days before election). September 16,2019
Last day for county clerks to mail ballots to voters: Last day for county clerks to transmit absentee ballots to voters who request absentee ballots prior to the printing of the ballots (within 3 days of the receipt of the printed ballots). September 19,2019
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens: Last day for county clerk to transmit absentee ballots to military and overseas voters whose absentee ballot requests are received by that date (45 days before the election). September 21,2019
Voter Registration Ends: Last day to register to vote for the general election. October 7,2019
County clerks to test automatic tabulating equipment: County clerks to test automatic tabulating equipment (not more than 30 nor less than 5 days prior to election day). October 7,2019
Absentee Ballot Request starts: Voter may make application to vote absentee in county clerk’s office at least 12 working dayspreceding election. October 18,2019
Last day to submit names for precinct officers appointment to county boards of elections: Last day for county boards of elections to send precinct officers written notice of appointment (not less than 10 days before election). October 25,2019
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Last day to apply for mail-in absentee ballot (not later than close of business 7 days before election). Applications, including the declaration accompanying a federal write-in absentee ballot,must be received by this day. October 29,2019
Absentee Ballot Request ends: Voter may make application to vote absentee in county clerk’s office at least 12 working dayspreceding election. November 4,2019
Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail: Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by clerk before 6 p.m., prevailing time. November 5,2019
May 19,2020 - Primary Election Day Polls open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m
Last day for county board of elections to apoint precinct officers: Last day for county boards of elections to appoint precinct officers March 20,2020
Deadline for printing of regular and absentee ballots: Deadline for printing of regular and absentee ballots for primary (50 days before primary). March 30,2020
Last day for the county elections official to mail the sample ballots out: Last day for county clerks to transmit absentee ballots to voters who request absentee ballots prior to the printing of the ballots (within 3 days of the receipt of the printed ballots). April 2,2020
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens: Last day for county clerks to transmit absentee ballots to military and overseas voters whose absentee ballot requests are received by that date (45 days before the election). April 4,2020
Voter Registration Ends: Last day to register to vote for the primary. April 20,2020
County clerks to test automatic tabulating equipment: County clerks to test automatic tabulating equipment (not more than 30 nor less than 5 days prior to election day). April 20,2020
Absentee Ballot Request starts: Voter may make application to vote absentee in county clerk’s office at least 12 working dayspreceding election. May 1,2020
Last day to submit names for precinct officers appointment to county boards of elections: Last day for county boards of elections togive precinct officers written notice of appointment(not less than 10 days before primary). May 8,2020
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Last day to apply for mail-in absentee ballot (not later than close of business 7 days before primary). Applications, including the declaration accompanying a federal write-in absentee ballot, must be received by this day. May 12,2020
Absentee Ballot Request ends: Voter may make application to vote absentee in county clerk’s office at least 12 working dayspreceding election. May 18,2020
Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail: Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by clerk before 6 p.m., prevailing time. May 19,2020
November 3,2020 - General Election Day Polls open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Deadline for printing of regular and absentee ballots: Deadline for printing of regular and absentee ballots (at least 50 days before election). September 14,2020
Last day for the county elections official to mail the sample ballots out: Last day for county clerks to transmit absentee ballots to voters who request absentee ballots prior to the printing of the ballots (within 3 days of the receipt of the printed ballots). September 17,2020
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens: Last day for county clerks to transmit absentee ballots to military and overseas voters whose absentee ballot requests are received by that date (45 days before the election). September 19,2020
Voter Registration Ends: Last day to register to vote for the general election. October 5,2020
County clerks to test automatic tabulating equipment: County clerks to test automatic tabulating equipment (not more than 30 nor less than 5 days prior to election day). October 5,2020
Absentee Ballot Request starts: Voter may make application to vote absentee in county clerk’s office at least 12 working days preceding election. October 16,2020
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Last day to apply for mail-in absentee ballot (not later than close of business 7 days before election). Applications, including the declaration accompanying a federal write-in absentee ballot,must be received by this day. October 27,2020
Absentee Ballot Request ends: Voter may make application to vote absentee in county clerk’s office at least 12 working days preceding election. November 2,2020
Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail: Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by clerk before 6 p.m., prevailing time. November 3,2020
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The polls shall be opened on the day of a primary, special election, or regular election at 6 a.m., prevailing time, and shall remain open until each voter who is waiting in line at the polls at 6 p.m., prevailing time, has voted.

At 6 p.m., prevailing time, if voters are waiting at the polls to vote, the precinct election sheriff shall announce that a voter wishing to vote must immediately get in line. When all voters waiting at the polls at that time are in line, the precinct election sheriff shall then determine which voter is the last in line, and that voter shall be the last voter permitted to vote.

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