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2014 State Executive Primary Information
State Signature Filing Deadline Primary Date Notes/Costs for candidates Days between Deadline and Primary
Alabama Red padlock.png 2/7/2014 Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 116
Alaska Red padlock.png 6/2/2014 Red padlock.png 8/19/2014 The filing fee for governor and lieutenant governor is $100.[1] 85
Arizona Red padlock.png 5/28/2014 8/26/2014 Write-in candidates must file by 7/17/2014.[2] 90
Arkansas Red padlock.png 3/3/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 Independent candidates must also submit petitions with the Secretary of State Office. Those are due by 5/1/2014.[3][4] 68
California Red padlock.png 2/20/2014 Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 Candidates must submit a minimum of 3,000 registered voters' signatures to the counties in which the signers reside. Instead of filing petitions, candidates may instead pay a fee equal to one percent of the salary of the desired office to their home county elections office.[5][6] That fee is due by 3/7/2014. Write-in candidates must file by 5/20/2014.[7] 113
Colorado Red padlock.png 3/31/2014 Red padlock.png 6/24/2014 Candidates may also file by assembly nomination with a major party and by the write-in process. Major party candidates must file by 4/12/2014, and write-in candidates must file by 4/18/2014.[8][9][10] 85
Connecticut Red padlock.png 6/10/2014 Red padlock.png 8/12/2014 Candidates running by petition must collect registered voter signatures equal to one percent of the votes cast in the previous election for the same office or 7,500 signatures of registered voters, whichever is fewer.[11] 63
Delaware Red padlock.png 7/8/2014 9/9/2014 63
Florida Red padlock.png 5/19/2014 8/26/2014 The deadline for candidates paying a filing fee instead of submitting petitions is 6/20/2014.[12][13] 99
Georgia Red padlock.png 3/7/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 53
Hawaii Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 Red padlock.png 8/9/2014 67
Idaho Red padlock.png 3/14/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 67
Illinois Red padlock.png 12/2/2013 Red padlock.png 3/18/2014 106
Indiana Red padlock.png 2/7/2014 Red padlock.png 5/6/2014 88
Iowa Red padlock.png 3/14/2014 Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 81
Kansas Red padlock.png 6/2/2014 Red padlock.png 8/5/2014 64
Louisiana 8/22/2014 11/4/2014 74
Maine Red padlock.png 3/17/2014 Red padlock.png 6/10/2014 The deadline for independent candidates is 6/2/2014.[14] 85
Maryland Red padlock.png 2/25/2014 Red padlock.png 6/24/2014 Filing fees depend upon the office sought. The fee must be paid either by check, money order or cash. It is permissible for a state candidate’s campaign finance entity to pay the fee.[15] 129
Massachusetts Red padlock.png 5/6/2014 9/9/2014 The 5/6/2014 deadline is for candidates to file nomination papers with the Registrar of Voters in order to be certified. Candidates must also file paperwork with the Secretary of the Commonwealth by 6/3/2014. The deadline for non-party candidates running for federal and statewide offices to file nomination papers with the Registrar of Voters for certification is 7/29/2014, and the deadline for these non-party candidates to file paperwork with the Secretary of the Commonwealth is 8/26/2014.[16] 126
Michigan Red padlock.png 4/22/2014 Red padlock.png 8/5/2014 Candidates for governor must file 15,000 valid signatures from at least half of the congressional districts in the state.[17] Candidates for the offices of Secretary of State and Attorney General do not participate in the primary election.[18] 105
Minnesota Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 Red padlock.png 8/12/2014 70
Missouri Red padlock.png 3/25/2014 Red padlock.png 8/5/2014 133
Montana Red padlock.png 3/10/2014 Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 85
Nebraska Red padlock.png 3/3/2014 Red padlock.png 5/13/2014 Incumbents running for re-election must file by 2/18/2014.[19] 71
Nevada Red padlock.png 3/14/2014 Red padlock.png 6/10/2014 88
New Hampshire Red padlock.png 6/13/2014 9/9/2014 88
New Mexico Red padlock.png 2/4/2014 Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 119
New York - 9/9/2014
North Dakota Red padlock.png 4/7/2014 Red padlock.png 6/10/2014 64
Ohio Red padlock.png 2/5/2014 Red padlock.png 5/6/2014 90
Oklahoma Red padlock.png 4/11/2014 Red padlock.png 6/24/2014 74
Oregon Red padlock.png 3/11/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 70
Pennsylvania Red padlock.png 3/11/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 70
Rhode Island Red padlock.png 6/25/2014 9/9/2014 76
South Carolina Red padlock.png 3/30/2014 Red padlock.png 6/10/2014 72
South Dakota Red padlock.png 3/25/2014 Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 65
Tennessee Red padlock.png 4/3/2014 Red padlock.png 8/7/2014 116
Texas Red padlock.png 12/9/2013 Red padlock.png 3/4/2014 85
Vermont Red padlock.png 6/12/2014 8/26/2014 75
Wisconsin Red padlock.png 6/2/2014 Red padlock.png 8/12/2014 85
Wyoming Red padlock.png 5/30/2014 Red padlock.png 8/19/2014 74
  1. Alaska Statutes, "Section 15.25, Nomination of Candidates," accessed October 31, 2013
  2. Secretary of State Website, "2014 Election Important Dates," accessed November 4, 2013
  3. Running for Public Office, "A 'Plain English' Handbook for Candidates," 2012 Edition
  4. Arkansas Code of 1987, "Title 7, Elections," accessed October 30, 2013
  5. Summary of Qualifications and Requirements for the Office of State Senator, Member of the Assembly, "June 3, 2014, Primary Election," accessed October 21, 2013
  6. California Elections Code, "Section 8100-8107," accessed October 28, 2013
  7. California Secretary of State Website, "Key Dates and Deadlines," accessed October 21, 2013
  8. Colorado Secretary of State Website, "Major Political Parties FAQs," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Colorado Revised Statutes, "Title 1, Elections," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. Ballotpedia phone call with Colorado Secretary of State Office, September 9, 2013
  11. Connecticut Secretary of State Website, "Frequently Asked Questions, Nominating Papers," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Florida Department of State Division of Elections, "2013-2014 Dates to Remember," accessed November 6, 2013
  13. 2013 Florida Statutes, "Section 99.061," accessed December 2, 2014
  14. Maine Secretary of State "State of Maine 2014 Candidate's Guide to Ballot Access," accessed February 11, 2014
  15. The State Board of Elections, "Candidacy," accessed November 5, 2013
  16. 2014 Massachusetts State Primary and State Election Schedule, accessed December 2, 2013
  17. State of Michigan Department of State, "Filing Requirements: Office of Governor 2014 Election Cycle," accessed November 19, 2013
  18. State of Michigan Department of State, "Filing Requirements: Office of Secretary of State, Attorney General 2014 Election Cycle," accessed November 19, 2013
  19. Official Election Calendar for the State of Nebraska, accessed November 18, 2014