Key Dates and Deadlines for March 3, 2020 Primary Election

 

Key Dates and Deadlines for March 3, 2020 Primary Election

Candidate Filing

Description of Event Deadline
Signatures-In-Lieu of Filing Fee Period Sept. 12 - Nov. 6, 2019
Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Paper Period Nov. 11* - Dec. 6
Nomination Period Extension if Incumbent Does Not File Dec. 7* - Dec. 11
Certified List of Candidates Dec. 26
Statement of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Paper Period for Voter-Nominated Offices Jan. 6 - Feb. 18, 2020
Certified List of Write-In Candidates Feb. 21

Voter Information Guide

Description of Event Deadline
Legislative Measure Qualification Deadline Oct. 24, 2019
Ballot Label and Title and Summary Deadline Nov. 1
Argument Submission Deadline Nov. 5
Argument Selection and Exchange Nov. 10*
Analysis, Text, and Bond Statement Deadline Nov. 14
Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information Deadline Nov. 14
Public Inspection Period Nov. 19 - Dec. 9
Voter Information Guide Mailing Period Jan. 23 - Feb. 11, 2020

Registration and Voting

Description of Event Deadline
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
Last Day to Register to Vote Feb. 18
New Citizen (sworn in after Feb. 17, 2020) Voter Registration Period Feb. 18 - Mar. 3
Conditional Voter Registration Feb. 19 - Mar. 3
Last Day to Request Vote-By-Mail Ballot Feb. 25
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 (Postmark + 3) Mar. 6, 2020
* Date falls on a weekend or state holiday; the action may be conducted on the next business day.
**Date falls on a weekend or state holiday; it does not move forward to the next business day.