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Red padlock.png - Designates the primary has taken place.

Note: The signature-filing deadline is the date by which candidates must file nominating signatures with election officials in order to have their name placed on the ballot.

Chart

State Nominating Signature Deadline Primary Primary runoff
Alabama April 2 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png June 1 Red padlock.png July 13
Alaska June 1 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png August 24 N/A
Arizona May 26 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png August 24 N/A
Arkansas March 8 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png May 18 Red padlock.png June 8
California ! February 25 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png June 8 N/A
Colorado May 27 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png August 10 N/A
Connecticut June 8 for Major Parties Red padlock.png August 4, others Red padlock.png Red padlock.png August 10 N/A
Delaware May nominating conventions (Red padlock.png) July 13 (Red padlock.png) !! Red padlock.png September 14 N/A
Florida April 30 for federal candidates (Red padlock.png), June 18th all others. Red padlock.png Red padlock.png August 24 N/A
Georgia June 21 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png July 20 Red padlock.png August 10
Hawaii July 20 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png September 18 N/A
Idaho March 19 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png May 25 N/A
Illinois November 2, 2009-Party Candidates Red padlock.png, June 21st-Independents Red padlock.png Red padlock.png February 2 N/A
Indiana + ++ +++ February 19th-GOP and Democrats (Red padlock.png), June 30th-Independents/other candidates Red padlock.png Red padlock.png May 4 N/A
Iowa March 19 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png June 8 N/A
Kansas June 10-Partisan Candidates (Red padlock.png), August 2-Independents Red padlock.png Red padlock.png August 3 N/A
Kentucky January 26 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png May 18 N/A
Louisiana July 9th Red padlock.png !!! Red padlock.png August 28 October 28-Party Candidates
Maine March 15 at 5 PM-ET for Party Candidates (Red padlock.png), Others June 1 (Red padlock.png) Red padlock.png June 8 N/A
Maryland July 6 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png September 14 N/A
Massachusetts May 4-Partisan Red padlock.png, August 3-Independents[1] Red padlock.png Red padlock.png September 14 N/A
Michigan May 11 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png August 3 N/A
Minnesota June 1st by 5:00 PM-CDT!! Red padlock.png Red padlock.png August 10 N/A
Mississippi March 1-Federal Candidates (Red padlock.png), April 12-State Candidates (Red padlock.png) Red padlock.png June 1 Red padlock.png June 22
Missouri March 30 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png August 3 N/A
Montana March 15 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png June 8 N/A
Nebraska February 15 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png May 11 N/A
Nevada January 15-Judicial Candidates (Red padlock.png), March 12-Non Judicial (Red padlock.png) Red padlock.png June 8 N/A
New Hampshire June 11 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png September 14 N/A
New Jersey April 5 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png June 8 N/A
New Mexico February 9-Statewide[2] (Red padlock.png) and US Congress, March 16-All other candidates[3] (Red padlock.png) Red padlock.png June 1 N/A
New York July 15 (party candidates) Red padlock.png, July 22 (no party endorsement) Red padlock.png, August 17 (Independents)[4]. Red padlock.png September 14 N/A
North Carolina February 26 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png May 4 Red padlock.png June 22
North Dakota March 8 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png June 8 N/A
Ohio February 18-Partisan (Red padlock.png), May 3, Independents (Red padlock.png) Red padlock.png May 4 N/A
Oklahoma June 9 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png July 27 Red padlock.png August 24
Oregon March 9-Partisan (Red padlock.png), August 24-Independents Red padlock.png May 18 N/A
Pennsylvania March 9 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png May 18 N/A
Rhode Island May 28 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png September 14 N/A
South Carolina March 30 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png June 8 Red padlock.png June 22
South Dakota March 30 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png June 8 Red padlock.png June 29
Tennessee April 1 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png August 5 N/A
Texas January 4 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png March 2 Red padlock.png April 13
Utah March 19 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png June 22 N/A
Vermont June 17 Red padlock.png !! Red padlock.png August 24 N/A
Virginia April 9 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png June 8 N/A
Washington June 11 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png August 17 N/A
West Virginia January 30 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png May 11 N/A
Wisconsin July 13 Red padlock.png Red padlock.png September 14 N/A
Wyoming May 28th-Partisan Candidates (Red padlock.png), August 23 - Independents Red padlock.png Red padlock.png August 17 N/A

Denotes states using a nominating convention to choose candidates.

+ The February 19th Deadline in Indiana is for US Congress, US Senate, and State House of Representatives. Indiana Law mandates that all statewide officers regardless of party are nominated via a statewide convention[5]. All Libertarian Party candidates are nominated by a statewide convention with the deadline set for July 15th, 2010[5] [6].

++ All Democrat and Republican contenders for US House of Representatives, State Senate, and State House of Representatives are not required to file nominating petitions[7].

+++ The January 19th signature deadline is the final statewide certification deadline for U.S. Senate candidates. All US Senate candidates must have their petitions certified by the county election offices by 12:00 PM-EDT by January 16, 2010[8] [9] [10].

! In lieu of a filing fee mandated by California law[11].

!! State that changed its nominating deadline or primary election date in order to be compliance with the Miliary and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act [12] [13] [14]

!!!-Changed on an act of the state legislature in 2009-2010 [15].

External links

References

  1. Massachusetts Elections 2010 Election Calendar(See deadline to submit nomination papers to registrars)
  2. New Mexico Secretary of State "2010 Filing Day"(See 2010 Important Dates)
  3. New Mexico Secretary of State "2010 Filing Day"
  4. New York State Board of Elections "2010 Political Calendar"
  5. 5.0 5.1 FindLaw "Indiana Code"(Referenced Statute 3-8-7-8, Indiana Code)
  6. Indiana Secretary of State "2010 Candidates Manual"(See Pages 18, 23, 29, and 37)
  7. Indiana Secretary of State "2010 Candidates Manual"(See Pages 22 and 36)
  8. FindLaw "Indiana Code"(Referenced Statute 3-8-2-10)
  9. FindLaw "Indiana Code"(Referenced Statute 3-8-2-8)
  10. Indiana Secretary of State "2010 Candidates Manual"(See Pages 17)
  11. California Secretary of State "2010 Election Calendar"(See Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fee)
  12. La Crosse Tribune "New federal law could force primary date change", May 11, 2010 via phone
  13. [Verified with Vermont Elections Division on July 26, 2010]
  14. [Verified with Delaware Commissioner of Elections on July 26, 2010 via phone]
  15. Louisiana Secretary of State "2010 Election Calendar"