Election Information

2020 ** BECOMING A CANDIDATE***

DESIGNATING PETITIONS FOR PRIMARY

Feb. 25 First day for signing designating petitions. §6-134(4)
Mar. 30– April 2 Dates for filing designating petitions. §6-158(1)
April 6 Last day to authorize designations. §6-120(3)
April 6 Last day to accept or decline designations. §6-158(2)
April 10 Last day to fill a vacancy after a declination. §6-158(3)
April 14 Last day to file authorization of substitution after declination of a designation. §6-120(3)

OPPORTUNITY TO BALLOT PETITIONS
Mar. 17 First day for signing OTB petitions. §6-164
April 9 Last day to file OTB petitions. §6-158(4)
April 13 Last day to file a certificate of acceptance by members of committee to receive notices. §6-166(3)
April 16 Last day to file an OTB petition if there has been a declination by a designated candidate. §6-158(4)
April 20 Last day to file a certificate of acceptance by members of committee to receive notices after candidate declination.§6-166(3)

PARTY NOMINATION OTHER THAN PRIMARY
Feb 4-Feb 25 Dates for holding state committee meeting to nominate candidates for statewide office §6-104(6)
Feb 25 First day to hold a town caucus. §6-108
July 23 Last day for filing nominations made at a town or village caucus or by a party committee. §6-158(6)
July 23 Last day to file certificates of nomination to fill vacancies created pursuant to § 6-116, §6-104 & §6-158(6)
July 27 Last day to accept or decline a nomination for office made based on § 6-116 & §6-158(7)
July 27 Last day to file authorization of nomination made based on § 6-116. § 6-120(3)
July 30 Last day to fill a vacancy after a declination made based on § 6-116. § 6-158(8)

INDEPENDENT PETITIONS
Apr 14 First day for signing nominating petitions. §6-138(4)
May 19 -May 26 Dates for filing independent nominating petitions.§6-158(9)
May 29 Last day to accept or decline nomination. §6-158(11)
June 1 Last day to fill a vacancy after a declination.§6-158(12)
June 26 Last day to decline after acceptance if nominee loses party primary. §6-158(11)

***VOTER REGISTRATION***
VOTER REGISTRATION FOR PRIMARY

May 29 Mail Registration for Primary: Last day to postmark application for primary; last day it must be received by board of elections is June 3. §5-210(3)
May 29 In person registration for Primary: Last day application must be received by board of elections to be eligible to vote in primary election. §§5-210, 5-211, 5-212
June 3 Changes of address for Primary received by this date must be processed. §5-208(3)

CHANGE OF ENROLLMENT
Change of Enrollments are effective immediately; except for those filed between Feb. 15th-June 30th; Change of Enrollments filed between Feb.15th-June 30th, will take effect on June 30th.

VOTER REGISTRATION FOR GENERAL
Oct. 9 Mail Registration for General: Last day to postmark application for general election; it must also be received by board of elections by Oct. 14. §5-210(3)
Oct. 9 In person registration for General: Last day application must be received by board of elections to be eligible to vote in general election. If honorably discharged from the military or have become a naturalized citizen since
October 10th, you may register in person at the board of elections up until October 24th. §§5-210, 5-211,5-212
Oct. 14 Changes of address for General received by this date must be processed. §5-208(3)
Oct. 4 First day for local registration. §5-202(1)

TBD Uniform day for local registration throughout thestate. §5-202(3)

***VOTING BY ABSENTEE***
ABSENTEE VOTING FOR PRIMARY
June 16 Last day to postmark application for primary ballot. §8-400(2)(c)
June 22 Last day to apply in person for primary ballot.§8-400(2)(c)
June 22 Last day to postmark ballot. Must also be received by county board no later than June 30th. §8-412(1)
June 23 Last day to deliver primary ballot in person to county board, by close of polls. §8-412(1)

MILITARY/SPECIAL FEDERAL
VOTERS FOR PRIMARY
May 8 Deadline to transmit ballots to eligible Military/Special Federal Voters. §10-108(1) & §11-204(4)
May 29 Last day for a board of elections to receive application for Military/Special Federal absentee ballot for primary if not previously registered. §10-106(5) & §11-202(1)(a)
June 16 Last day for a board of elections to receive application for Military/Special Federal absentee ballot for primary if already registered. §10-106(5) & §11-202(1)(b)
June 22 Last day to apply personally for Military ballot for primary if previously registered. §10-106(5)
June 22 Last day to postmark Military/Special Federal ballot for primary. Date by which it must be received by the board of elections is June 30th. §10-114(1) & §11-212

ABSENTEE VOTING FOR GENERAL ELECTION
Oct. 27 Last day to postmark application or letter of application for general election ballot. §8-400(2)(c)
Nov. 2 Last day to apply in person for general election ballot.§8-400(2)(c)
Nov. 2 Last day to postmark general election ballot. Must be received by the county board no later than Nov. 10th.§8-412(1)
Nov. 3 Last day to deliver general election ballot in person to county board, by close of polls on election day. §8-412(1)

MILITARY/SPECIAL FEDERAL VOTERS FOR GENERAL
Sept 18 Deadline to transmit ballots to eligible Military/Special Federal voters. §10-108(1) & §11-204(4)
Oct. 9 Last day for a board of elections to receive application for Special Federal absentee ballot for general if not previously registered. §11-202(1)(a)
Oct. 24 Last day for a board of elections to receive application for Military absentee ballot for general if not previously registered. §10-106(5)
Oct. 27 Last day for a board of elections to receive application for Military/Special Federal absentee ballot for general if already registered. §10-106(5) & §11-202(1)(b)
Nov. 2 Last day to apply personally for a Military absentee ballot for general if previously registered. §10-106(5)
Nov. 2 Last day to postmark Military/Special Federal ballot for general. Date by which it must be received by the board of elections is Nov. 16th. §10-114(1) & §11-212

Primary Election- June 23, 2020 - Polls open Noon to 9PM at the Hammond Fire Hall
General Election- November 3, 2020 - Polls open 6AM to 9PM at the Hammond Fire Hall

Early Voting Dates for Primary
June 13 – June 21, 2020
Early Voting Dates for General Election
October 24 – November 1, 2020