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Main article: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections
2012 Congressional Primary Information
State Signature Filing Deadline Primary Date Notes/Costs for candidates Days between Deadline and Primary
Alabama 1/13/2012 3/13/2012 Candidates for House must submit signatures equal to at least 3% of the votes for the office of Governor in the last general election in the district the candidate is running. Candidates for Senate must submit signatures equal to at least 3% of the votes for the office of Governor in the last general election.[1] 60
Alaska 6/1/2012 8/28/2012 Candidates must pay a $100 Filing Fee.[2] 88
Arizona 5/30/2012 8/28/2012 Signature Requirements Vary by District[3] 90
Arkansas 3/1/2012 5/22/2012 82
California 3/9/2012 6/5/2012 Filing Fee equal to 1% of the first year's salary, $1,740.[4] 88
Colorado 4/2/2012 6/26/2012 Major Party Candidates for Senate are required to have 1,500 signatures per congressional district. Minor Party Candidates for Senate are required to have 1,000 signatures or signatures equal to 2% of votes, whichever is less. Major Party Candidates for the House are required to have 1,000 signatures, or 30% of the votes, whichever is less. Minor Party Candidates for House are required to have 800 signatures or 2% of votes, whichever is less.[5] 85
Connecticut 6/12/2012 8/14/2012 Signature requirements must be equal to either 1% of the votes cast for the same office in the last election, or 7,500 signatures, whichever is less[6] 158
Delaware 7/10/2012 9/11/2012 The filing fee amount is set by the candidate's political party and is payable to the candidate's political party. There is no filing fee for Independent candidates.[7] 63
Florida 6/8/2012 8/14/2012 Major Political Party Candidates must pay a filing fee of $10,440 and Candidates without a party must pay a filing fee of $6,960. Senate Candidates must submit 112,174 signatures, and House candidates must submit 2,298 signatures.[8] 67
Georgia 5/25/2012 7/31/2012 Candidates must pay a filing fee of $5,220, 3% of the annual salary of $174,000.[9] 67
Hawaii 6/5/2012 8/11/2012 Filing Fees vary with Office sought. Signature requirements range from 15-25 signatures depending on office.[10] 67
Idaho 3/9/2012 5/15/2012 Candidates are required to pay a $300 fee and file 500 signatures from with the congressional district.[11] 67
Illinois 12/27/2011 3/20/2012 Major Party Candidates are required to submit 600 signatures. Independent and New Party Candidates are required to submit 5,000 signatures.[12] 84
Indiana 2/10/2012 5/8/2012 Candidates for Senate must submit at least 4,500 signatures, with 500 signatures from each of the 9 congressional districts.Independent candidates for Senate must submit signatures equal to 2% of the votes cast in the previous election for Secretary of State, or 34,194. Candidate for House that are independent or minor party candidates must obtain signatures from registered voters equal to 2% of the total votes cast for

secretary of state in the 2010 general election in the election district the candidate seeks to represent.[13]

74
Iowa 3/16/2012 6/5/2012 No Filing Fees. Signature Requirements will be based on 2010 voting results, and will vary when new 2011 Redistrict Law goes into effect.[14] 81
Kansas 6/11/2012 8/7/2012 Major Party Candidates for Senate must submit signatures equal to 1% of Party and a filing fee of 1% of Salary ($1,740) + $20. Candidates for House are required to submit signatures equal to 2% of Party and a filing fee equal to 1% of Salary ($1,740) + $20. Independent Candidates for both the House and Senate are required to submit 5,000 signatures and a filing fee of 1% of Salary ($1,740) +$20.[15] 67
Kentucky 2/7/2012[16][17][18] 5/22/2012[19] Candidates for both Senate and House are required to submit a $500 Filing Fee.[20] 112
Louisiana 8/17/2012 11/6/2012 Candidates for Senate and House must pay a $600 Qualifying Fee and Democratic and Republican Candidates must also pay a $300 State Central Committee Fee. Candidates for Senate may submit nominating petitions in lieu of fees with 5,000 signatures, with no less than 500 signatures from each congressional district. Candidates for House may submit nominating petitions in lieu of fees with 1,000 signatures.[21] 81
Maine 3/15/2012 6/12/2012 Major Party Candidates for House are required to submit 1,000-1,500 signatures. Major party candidates for Senate are required to submit 2,000-3,000 signatures. Non-Party Candidates for Senate are required to submit 4,000-6,000 signatures. Non-party candidates for House are required to submit 2,000-3,000 signatures.[22] 89
Maryland 1/11/2012 4/3/2012 Filing Fee Varies with Office Sought[23] Candidates for House must pay a $100 filing fee. Candidates for Senate must pay a $290 filing fee.[24] 83
Massachusetts 6/5/2012 9/6/2012 Candidates for House must submit at least 2,000 signatures.[25][26] Candidates for Senate must submit at least 10,000 signatures.[25] 105
Michigan 5/15/2012 8/7/2012 Partisan Candidates must submit at least 1,000 valid signatures by 5/11/2012. Independent Candidates must submit at least 3,000 valid signatures by 5/11/2012.[27] 84
Minnesota 6/5/2012 8/14/2012 Major party candidates must submit a $400 Filing Fee for Senate and a $300 Filing Fee for House. In place of the filing fee, candidates may submit 2,000 signatures for Senate and 1,000 signatures for House. A candidate not running as a member of a major political party must file a nominating petition to have his or her name placed on the general election ballot, with 2,000 signatures required for Senate and 1,000 signatures required for House. Independent candidates have the option of paying the filing fee instead of submitting signatures.[28] 70
Mississippi 1/13/2011 3/13/2012 Major party candidates for Senate must submit a $300 filing fee, and candidates for House must submit a $200 filing fee. Independent candidates must submit 1,000 signatures for Senate and 200 signatures for House.[29] 60
Missouri 3/27/2012 8/7/2012 Candidates for Senate must submit a $200 filing fee. Candidates for House must submit a $100 filing fee.[30] 133
Montana 3/12/2012 6/5/2012 Candidates for both Senate and House must submit a $1,740 filing fee.[31] 85
Nebraska 3/1/2012 5/15/2012 Candidates for Senate and House must pay a filing fee of $1,740.[32] 75
Nevada 3/16/2012 6/12/2012 Candidates for Senate must submit a $500 filing fee. Candidates for House must submit a $300 filing fee.[33] 88
New Hampshire 6/15/2012 9/11/2012 Major party candidates for Senate must submit $100 filing fee or 200 signatures. Major party candidates for House must submit a $50 filing fee or 100 signatures. Independent candidates for Senate must submit $100 AND 1,500 signatures for EACH district (3,000 signatures total). Independent candidates for House must submit a $50 filing fee AND 1,500 signatures.[34] 88
New Jersey 4/2/2012[35] 6/5/2012 Major party candidates for Senate must submit 1,000 signatures and major party candidates for House must submit 200 signatures.[36] 140
New Mexico 3/20/2012 6/5/2012 Candidates for both Senate and House must submit a $50 filing fee. Signature requirements vary with a 2% and 4% threshold and depending on political party and office.[37] 112
New York 4/16/2012 6/26/2012[38][39] Major party candidates for either Senate or House must submit signatures equal to 5% of the enrolled voters of the political unit, or 1,250 signatures, whichever is less. Independent candidates for Senate or House must submit 5% of enrolled voters of the political unit, or 3,500 signatures, whichever is less.[40] 71
North Carolina 2/29/2012 5/8/2012 Candidates must pay a $1,740 filing fee.[41] 69
North Dakota 4/13/2012 6/12/2012 Signature requirement are equal to 3% of the total votes cast for the candidates of the same party for the same office in the last general election. (No more than 300 signatures required)[42] 60
Ohio 12/7/2011 3/6/2012 Candidates for Senate must pay a $150 filing fee. Major party candidates must submit at least 1,000 signatures, minor party candidates 500 signatures, and independent party candidates at least 5,000 signatures. Candidates for House must pay a $85 filing fee. Major party candidates must submit at least 50 signatures and minor party candidates at least 25 signatures. Independent candidates have signature requirements based on the number of votes cast in the congressional district in the last general election for governor. If there were fewer than 5,000 votes in the last election, the signature requirement would be 25 signatures, or 5% of the vote, whichever is less. If there were more than 5,000 votes in the last election, the signature requirement would be 1% of the vote.[43] 90
Oklahoma 4/13/2012 6/26/2012[44] 74
Oregon 3/6/2012 5/15/2012 Senate candidates must pay $150 filing and to be included in the Voters Pamphlet submit 500 verified signatures or $3,000. House candidates must pay $100 filing fee and to be in included in the Voters Pamphlet submit 300 verified signatures or $2,500.[45] 70
Pennsylvania 2/14/2012 4/24/2012 Candidates for Senate must pay a $200 filing fee and submit at least 2,000 signatures. Candidates for House must pay a $150 filing fee and submit at least 1,000 signatures.[46] 70
Rhode Island 6/27/2012 9/11/2012 Candidates must submit 500 signatures.[47] 70
South Carolina 3/30/2012 6/12/2012[48] Major party candidates for Senate must pay $10,440 filing fee, to be paid by party. Major party candidates for House must pay $3,480 filing fee, to be paid by party.[49] 74
South Dakota 3/27/2012 6/5/2012 Republican candidates for Senate and House are required to submit 1,951 signatures, equal to 1% of the votes for the 2010 republican gubernatorial candidate, 195,406. Democratic candidates for Senate and House are required to submit 1,221 signatures, equal to 1% of the 2010 democratic gubernatorial candidates, 122,037. Independent candidates for Senate and House are required to submit 3,171 signatures, equal to 1% of the total votes for governor in 2010, 317,083. Newly Recognized Political Party candidates for Senate and House must submit 250 signatures. Candidates for Senate and House forming a new political party must submit $7,928 signatures, equal to 2.5% of the total vote for governor in 2010, 317,083.[50] 70
Tennessee 4/5/2012 8/2/2012 A nominating petition with at least 25 signatures from voters from the candidate's district.[51] 119
Texas 3/9/2011 5/29/2012 Candidates for Senate must pay a filing fee of $5,000 or submit 5,000 signatures. Candidates for House must pay a filing fee of $3,125 or 500 signatures. Independent candidates for Senate must submit signatures equal to 1% of votes for gubernatorial candidates cast in applicable territory in 2010 general election. Independent candidates for House must submit signatures equal to 5% of votes for gubernatorial candidates cast in the applicable territory in the 2010 general election.[52] 81
Utah 3/15/2012 6/26/2012 Candidates for Senate must pay filing fee of $1,305. Candidates for House must pay filing fee of $435.[53] 102
Vermont 6/14/2012 8/28/2012 Candidates for both Senate and House, both major and minor parties, must submit 500 signatures.[54] 75
Virginia 3/29/2012 6/12/2012 Candidates for House must pay a $3,480 filing fee and submit at least 1,000 signatures.[55] 75
Washington 5/18/2012 8/7/2012 Candidates for both Senate and House must submit a filing fee of $1,740.[56] 81
West Virginia 1/28/2012 5/8/2012 Candidates for both Senate and House must submit a filing fee of $1,740.[57] 101
Wisconsin 6/1/2012 8/14/2012 Candidates for Senate must submit 2,000-4,000 signatures. Candidates for House must submit 1,000-2,000 signatures.[58] 74
Wyoming 6/1/2012 8/21/2012 New party candidates and Independent candidates for both Senate and House are required to submit 3,740 signatures.[59] 81

Main article: State executive official elections, 2012
2012 State Executive Primary Information
State Signature Filing Deadline Primary Date Notes/Costs for candidates Days between Deadline and Primary
Alabama 1/13/2012 3/13/2012 Candidates for Public Service Commission must submit signatures equal to at least 3% of the votes for Governor in the last general election in the district.[60] 60
Arizona 5/30/2012 8/28/2012 Signature requirements for candidates for the Corporation Commission vary with party. Democratic candidates must submit at least 5,124 signatures and no more than 102,475 signatures. Republican candidates must submit at least 5,609 signatures and no more than 112,175 signatures. Libertarian candidates must submit at least 124 signatures and no more than 2,467 signatures.[61] 90
Delaware 7/10/2012 9/11/2012 Major Party Fee will be set July 2012.[62] 63
Georgia 5/25/2012 7/31/2012 Candidates for Chairman of Public Service Commission must pay a filing fee of $3,493.57.[63] 67
Indiana 2/10/2012 5/8/2012 Candidates for Governor must submit a Statement of Economic Interest and 4,500 signatures, with at least 500 from each of Indiana's 9 congressional districts.[64] Candidates for Attorney General of Indiana must submit a Statement of Economic Interest.[64] 74
Louisiana 8/17/2012 11/6/2012 Candidates for Public Service Commission must pay a $600 qualifying fee and a $300 state central committee fee. Candidates may submit at least 5,000 signatures, with no less than 500 signatures from each distirct, in lieu of fees.[65] 81
Missouri 3/27/2012 8/7/2012 Candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Treasurer must pay a $200 filing fee.[66] 133
Montana 3/12/2012 6/5/2012 Candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor must pay a filing fee of $1,945.29. Candidates for Secretary of State, State Auditor, and Superintendent of Public Instruction must pay a filing fee of $860.18. Candidates for Attorney General must pay a filing fee of $1,040.77.[67] 85
Nebraska 3/1/2012 5/15/2012 Candidates for Nebraska Public Service Commission must pay a $750 filing fee.[68] 75
New Hampshire 6/15/2012 9/11/2012 Candidates for Governor must pay a filing fee of $100 or 200 signatures.[69] 88
New Mexico 3/20/2012 6/5/2012 Candidates for Public Regulation Commission must pay a $50 filing fee. Democratic candidates from District 1 must submit at least 646 signatures. Republican candidates from District 1 must submit at least 941 signatures. Democratic candidates from District 3 must submit at least 1,095 signatures. Republican candidates from District 3 must submit at least 697 signatures.[70] 112
North Carolina 2/29/2012 5/8/2012 Candidates for Governor, Commissioner of Agriculture, Commissioner of Labor, and Commissioner of Insurance must pay a filing fee equal to 1% of the annual salary of the office sought.[71] 69
North Dakota 4/13/2012 6/12/2012 Candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Commissioner of Insurance must submit signatures equal to at least 3% of the total votes cast for the candidates of the same party for the same office in the last general election (No more than 300 signatures required).[72] 60
Oklahoma 4/13/2012 6/26/2012 74
Oregon 3/6/2012 5/15/2012 Major party candidates for Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Commissioner of Labor must pay a $100 Filing Fee. To be included in the Voters Pamphlet major party candidates must pay $3,000 or submit 500 verified signatures.[73] 70
Pennsylvania 2/14/2012 4/24/2012 Candidates for Attorney General, Treasurer, and Auditor General must pay a $200 filing fee. Candidates must also submit 1,000 signatures, with at least 100 signatures from 5 districts. 70
South Dakota 3/27/2012 6/5/2012 Candidates for Public Utilities Commission Chairperson will be nominated at the 2012 state Republican and Democratic conventions of each political party.[74] 70
Utah 3/15/2012 6/26/2012 Candidates for Governor must pay a filing fee of $536. Minor party candidates for Governor must submit at least 1,000 signatures and pay the same filing fee.[75] 102
Vermont 6/14/2012 8/28/2012 Both major and minor party candidates for Governor must submit at least 500 signatures.[76] 75
Washington 5/18/2012 8/7/2012 Candidates for Governor, Commissioner of Insurance, and Commissioner of Public Lands must pay a filing fee equal to 1% of the annual salary of the office.[77] 81
West Virginia 1/28/2012 5/8/2012 Candidates for Governor must pay a filing fee of $1,500. Candidates for Commissioner of Agriculture must pay a filing fee of $950.[78] 101

Main article: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state legislative elections
2012 State Legislative Primary Information
State Signature Filing Deadline Primary Date Notes/Costs for candidates Days from Deadline to Primary
Alaska 6/1/2012 8/28/2012 Major party candidates for the State Senate or House of Representatives must pay a $30 filing fee, while non-affliated candidates do not have to submit a fee. 88
Arizona 5/30/2012 8/28/2012 Signature requirements vary by district. 90
Arkansas 3/1/2012[79] 5/22/2012 Individual parties set filing fees in Arkansas. Democrats must pay $4,500 (Senate) and $3,000 (House) while Republicans must pay $7,500 (Senate) and $3,000 (House). 82
California 3/9/2012 6/5/2012[80] Candidates must pay 1% of the first year's salary ($952.91) or obtain 3,000 (Senate) and 1,500 (House) signatures in lieu of the fees. 88
Colorado 4/2/2012[81] 6/26/2012[82] Major party candidates must obtain signatures equal to the lesser of 1,000 or 30% of votes cast in the previous primary election. Minor party candidates must obtain signatures equal to the lesser of 600 (Senate) and 400 (House) or 2% of votes cast in the previous primary election. 85
Connecticut 6/12/2012[83] 8/14/2012[83] 158
Delaware 7/10/2012[84] 9/11/2012[84] Filing fees will be set in 2012. There are no signature requirements for major party candidates. Unaffiliated candidates must obtain signatures equal to 1% of the voters registered in the district. 63
Florida 6/8/2012[85] 8/14/2012[85] Major party candidates must pay $1,781.82. Minor party candidates must pay $1,187.88. Candidates must also obtain 1,552 (Senate) and 518 (House) signatures. 67
Georgia 5/25/2012[86] 7/31/2012[86] Candidates must pay $400 in filing fees. 67
Hawaii 6/5/2012[87] 8/11/2012[87] Candidates must pay $25 if they agree to the campaign finance affidavit or $250 if they don't agree. Candidates are also required to obtain 15 signatures. 67
Idaho 3/9/2012[88] 5/15/2012[89] 67
Illinois 12/5/2011 (Major party)
6/25/2012 (New Party / Independent)[90]
3/20/2012[90] Major party candidates must obtain 1,000 (Senate) and 500 (House) signatures. New party and independent candidates must obtain 3,000 (Senate) and 1,500 (House) signatures.[90] 106
Indiana 2/10/2012 5/8/2012 Minor party and independent candidates must obtain 2% of the total votes cast in the previous election for Secretary of State in their district. 88
Iowa 3/16/2012 6/5/2012 Candidates must obtain 100 (Senate) and 50 (House) signatures. 81
Kansas 6/11/2012[91] 8/7/2012[91] Candidates must obtain signatures equaling the lesser of 1% of Party and 75 (Senate) and 25 (House). Candidates must also pay $103 (Senate) and $105 (House) in filing fees or $55 if they petition. 67
Kentucky 1/31/2012[92] 5/22/2012[92] Candidates must pay $200 in filing fees. 111
Maine 3/15/2012[93] 6/12/2012[93] 2012 info will be posted on 12/16/2012. 89
Massachusetts 6/5/2012[94] 9/6/2012[94] Candidates must obtain 300 (Senate) and 150 (House) signatures. 93
Michigan House of Representatives[95] 5/15/2012 8/7/2012[96] Major party candidates must obtain 200 signatures or pay $100 in lieu. Minor party candidates must obtain 600 signatures. 84
Minnesota 6/5/2012[97] 8/14/2012[98] Candidates must pay $100 in filing fees. 70
Missouri 3/27/2012[99] 8/7/2012[100] Candidates must pay $100 (Senate) and $50 (House) in filing fees. 133
Montana 3/12/2012[101] 6/5/2012[101] Candidates must pay $15 in filing fees. 85
Nebraska 2/15/2012 (Incumbents), 3/1/2012 (non-incumbnets) 5/15/2012[102] Candidates must pay $120 in filing fees. 89
Nevada 3/16/2012[103] 6/12/2012[103] Candidates must pay $100 in filing fees. 88
New Hampshire 6/15/2012 9/11/2012[104] Major party candidates must pay $10 (Senate) and $2 (House) or obtain 20 (Senate) and 5 (House) signatures in lieu. Independent candidates must pay $10 (Senate) and $2 (House) or obtain 750 (Senate) and 150 (House) signatures in lieu. 88
New Mexico 3/20/2012[105] 6/5/2012[105] Candidates for both Senate and House must submit a $50 filing fee. Signature requirements vary with a 2% and 4% threshold and depending on political party and office. 77
New York 7/12/2012 9/13/2012[106] Candidates must obtain signatures equal to the lesser of 5% of the enrolled voters of the political party in the district and 1,000 (Senate) or 500 (House). The minimum numbers are from 2011. New minimum figures will be released on 4/1/2012. 61
North Carolina 2/29/2012 5/8/2012 Candidates must pay a filing fee equal to 1% of the salary of the office sought. 69
North Dakota 4/13/2012 6/12/2012 Major party candidates must obtain signatures equal to 1% of the total population in the district. Minor party candidates must obtain signatures equal to 2% of the total population in the district. 60
Ohio 12/7/2011 3/6/2012 Candidates must pay a filing fee of $85. Major party candidates must obtain 50 signatures and minor party candidates 25. Major party candidates must submit at least 50 signatures and minor party candidates at least 25 signatures. Independent candidates have signature requirements based on the number of votes cast in the congressional district in the last general election for governor. If there were fewer than 5,000 votes in the last election, the signature requirement would be 25 signatures, or 5% of the vote, whichever is less. If there were more than 5,000 votes in the last election, the signature requirement would be 1% of the vote. 90
Oklahoma 4/13/2012[107] 6/26/2012[107] 74
Oregon 3/6/2012[108] 5/15/2012[108] Candidates must pay $25 in fees and an additional $750 to be included in the voter's pamphlet. Candidates may obtain 300 signatures in lieu of the $750. 70
Pennsylvania 2/16/2012[109] 4/24/2012[109] Candidates must pay $100 and obtain 500 (Senate) and 300 (House) signatures. 68
Rhode Island 6/27/2012 9/11/2012 Candidates must obtain 100 (Senate) and 50 (House) signatures. 96
South Carolina 3/30/2012[110] 6/12/2012[110] 2012 primary fees will be posted in January 2012 74
South Dakota 3/27/2012 6/5/2012[111] Signature Requirements vary with district and political party 70
Tennessee 4/5/2012 8/2/2012[112] Candidates must obtain 25 signatures. 119
Texas 3/9/2011 5/29/2012 Major party candidates must pay $1,250 (Senate) and $750 (House) in filing fees or obtain 2% (500) of votes for gubernatorial candidates cast in the applicable territory in the 2010 general election. Independent candidates must obtain 5% (1,250) of votes for gubernatorial candidates cast in the applicable territory in the 2010 general election. 81
Utah 3/15/2012 6/26/2012[113] Major and minor party candidates must pay $26.30 (Senate) and $13.20 (House) in filing fees. Minor party candidates must also obtain signatures equaling the lesser of 300 and 5% of registered voters in their district. 102
Vermont 6/14/2012[114] 8/28/2012[114] Candidates must obtain 100 (Senate) and 50 (House) signatures. 75
Washington 5/18/2012[115] 8/7/2012 Filing requirements will be made available in January 2012. 81
West Virginia 1/28/2012 5/8/2012 Major party candidates must pay $200 (Senate) and $100 (House) in filing fees. Minor party candidates must obtain 1% of the last general election votes. 101
Wisconsin 6/1/2012 8/14/2012[116] Candidates must obtain 400 (Senate) and 200 (House) signatures. 74
Wyoming 6/1/2012[117] 8/21/2012[117] Candidates must pay $25 in filing fees. New party and independent candidates must also obtain 3,740 signatures. 81

Main article: Petition drive deadlines, 2012
State Filing deadline for 2012 ballot Signatures for amendment Signatures for statute
Alaska January 17Red padlock.png N/A 25,875
Arizona July 5 Red padlock.png 259,213 172,809
Arkansas July 6 Red padlock.png 78,133 62,507
California See suggested deadlines. Red padlock.png 807,615 504,760
Colorado August 6 Red padlock.png[118] 85,853 85,853
Florida February 1 Red padlock.png 676,811 N/A
Idaho 18 months after title approval or Red padlock.png May 1, whichever comes earlier. N/A 47,432
Illinois May 7 Red padlock.png 298,399 N/A
Maine January 30Red padlock.png[119] N/A 57,277
Massachusetts December 7, 2011Red padlock.png, July 4[120] Red padlock.png 68,911[121] 68,911[121]
Michigan May 30 (CISS) Red padlock.png, July 9 (CICA) Red padlock.png 322,609 258,087
Missouri May 6 Red padlock.png 146,907 (minimum)[122] 91,818 (minimum)[122]
Montana September 30, 2011 (VR)Red padlock.png,June 22 (CISS and CICARed padlock.png) 48,673 24,337
Nevada November 9, 2010 (IndISS) Red padlock.png, August 8 (CICA), July 9 (VR) Red padlock.png 71,653 71,653
Nebraska July 6 Red padlock.png Varies with voter registration Varies with voter registration
North Dakota March 14 (Primary)Red padlock.png, August 8 Red padlock.png(General) 26,904 13,452
Ohio July 4 Red padlock.png 385,247 115,574[123]
Oklahoma September 7 Red padlock.png 155,215 82,781
Oregon July 6 Red padlock.png 116,283 87,213
South Dakota November 1, 2011 (CISS)Red padlock.png, November 7, 2011 (CICA)Red padlock.png 31,708 15,854
Utah April 15 Red padlock.png N/A 96,234[124]
Washington July 6 Red padlock.png N/A 241,153
Wyoming February 13 Red padlock.png N/A 28,623


See also

Washington State declaration of candidacy form. 2012 filing deadline week was May 14-18.
Photo credit: Washington Secretary of State's office

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