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| [[Kentucky]]
 
| [[Kentucky]]
 
| align="center" | January 25, 2011 at 4 p.m. local time
 
| align="center" | January 25, 2011 at 4 p.m. local time
| align="center" | May 17,2011   
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| align="center" | May 17, 2011   
 
| align="center" | Candidates must pay a '''$500 fee''' to [[Kentucky Secretary of State|KY Secretary of State]] to Run for [[Kentucky Governor|Governor]], [[Kentucky Attorney General|Attorney General]], [[Kentucky Secretary of State|Secretary of State]], State Auditor, Agricultural Secretary, and Agriculture Commissioner. State legislative candidates must '''pay $200 to file to run'''.
 
| align="center" | Candidates must pay a '''$500 fee''' to [[Kentucky Secretary of State|KY Secretary of State]] to Run for [[Kentucky Governor|Governor]], [[Kentucky Attorney General|Attorney General]], [[Kentucky Secretary of State|Secretary of State]], State Auditor, Agricultural Secretary, and Agriculture Commissioner. State legislative candidates must '''pay $200 to file to run'''.
 
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| [[Louisiana]]
 
| [[Louisiana]]
 
| align="center" |  September 6-8, 2011.  
 
| align="center" |  September 6-8, 2011.  
| align="center" | October 22
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| align="center" | October 22, 2011
 
| align="center" | There are several methods by which a candidate can qualify for the ballot. For State Representative, a fee of $225, Central Committee Fee of $112.50, and a Parish Executive Committee Fee(If Assessed) of $112.50. Candidates can obtain 400 signatures in lieu of a fee. State Senator candidates must pay $300, a Central Committee Fee of $150, a Parish Executive Committee Fee(If Assessed) of $150. Candidates can obtain 500 signatures in lieu of fee.
 
| align="center" | There are several methods by which a candidate can qualify for the ballot. For State Representative, a fee of $225, Central Committee Fee of $112.50, and a Parish Executive Committee Fee(If Assessed) of $112.50. Candidates can obtain 400 signatures in lieu of a fee. State Senator candidates must pay $300, a Central Committee Fee of $150, a Parish Executive Committee Fee(If Assessed) of $150. Candidates can obtain 500 signatures in lieu of fee.
 
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| [[Mississippi]]
 
| [[Mississippi]]
 
| align="center" | June 1, 2011 <ref>[http://www.wtok.com/home/headlines/Mississippi_Lawmakers_Face_Redistricting__112871894.html ''WTOK'' "Mississippi Lawmakers Face Redistricting" 4 Jan. 2011]</ref>
 
| align="center" | June 1, 2011 <ref>[http://www.wtok.com/home/headlines/Mississippi_Lawmakers_Face_Redistricting__112871894.html ''WTOK'' "Mississippi Lawmakers Face Redistricting" 4 Jan. 2011]</ref>
| align="center" | August 2
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| align="center" | August 2, 2011
 
| align="center" | The 2010 federal decennial census was not received by the [[Mississippi Governor|Governor of the State of Mississippi]] by January 1, 2011, and thus the qualifying deadline for legislative offices was moved to 5 p.m. on June 1, 2011 as opposed to March 1. Party candidates must '''pay a fee of $15''', while Independent candidates must obtain 50 signatures but are not required to pay a fee.
 
| align="center" | The 2010 federal decennial census was not received by the [[Mississippi Governor|Governor of the State of Mississippi]] by January 1, 2011, and thus the qualifying deadline for legislative offices was moved to 5 p.m. on June 1, 2011 as opposed to March 1. Party candidates must '''pay a fee of $15''', while Independent candidates must obtain 50 signatures but are not required to pay a fee.
 
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| [[New Jersey]]
 
| [[New Jersey]]
 
| align="center" | April 10, 2011   
 
| align="center" | April 10, 2011   
| align="center" | June 7
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| align="center" | June 7, 2011
 
| align="center" | 100 Signatures, No filing fees required
 
| align="center" | 100 Signatures, No filing fees required
 
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| [[Virginia]]
 
| [[Virginia]]
 
| align="center" | The filing deadlines have not been set as the Commonwealth awaits results from redistricting. <ref>[Confirmed with VA State Board of Elections on November 17, 2010]</ref>
 
| align="center" | The filing deadlines have not been set as the Commonwealth awaits results from redistricting. <ref>[Confirmed with VA State Board of Elections on November 17, 2010]</ref>
| align="center" | June 14 <sup>!</sup>
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| align="center" | August 23, 2011 <sup>***</sup>
 
| align="center" | Independents must file petitions.  Party candidates are selected by parties and must pay filing fee of 2% of the salary of the office he/she is seeking.   
 
| align="center" | Independents must file petitions.  Party candidates are selected by parties and must pay filing fee of 2% of the salary of the office he/she is seeking.   
 
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<br><sup>!</sup>-There is legislation pending in the [[Virginia General Assembly]] to change the 2011 primary date from June 14 to August 23, 2010. <ref>[http://www.ballot-access.org/2011/01/20/virginia-house-passes-bill-moving-2011-primary-from-June-to-august/ ''Ballot Access News'' "Virginia House Passes Bill Moving 2011 Primary from June to August" 20 Jan. 2011]</ref> <ref>[http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=111&typ=bil&val=HB1507&Submit2=Go ''Virginia General Assembly'' "History of House Bill 1507 (2010)"]</ref>
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<br><sup>***</sup>-Virginia's primary has been rescheduled to '''August 23, 2011''' instead of its usual date of '''June 14, 2011'''<ref>[http://www.ballot-access.org/2011/01/20/virginia-house-passes-bill-moving-2011-primary-from-June-to-august/ ''Ballot Access News,''"Virginia House Passes Bill Moving 2011 Primary from June to August," January 20, 2011]</ref> <ref name="lis">[http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=111&typ=bil&val=HB1507&Submit2=Go ''Virginia General Assembly'' "History of House Bill 1507 (2011)"]</ref>.<ref>[http://www.vpap.org/updates/show/667 ''Virginia Public Access Project'' "Update:Primaries to be held August 23," January 30, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 10:29, 4 February 2011

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.

The 5 states below will hold statewide elections in 2011. Kentucky will not be holding state legislative elections. Kentucky has elections for statewide officials, such as Governor.

Primary Information for 2011

2011 State Legislative Primary Information
State Nominating Signature Deadline Primary Date Notes/Costs for candidates
Kentucky January 25, 2011 at 4 p.m. local time May 17, 2011 Candidates must pay a $500 fee to KY Secretary of State to Run for Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Auditor, Agricultural Secretary, and Agriculture Commissioner. State legislative candidates must pay $200 to file to run.
Louisiana September 6-8, 2011. October 22, 2011 There are several methods by which a candidate can qualify for the ballot. For State Representative, a fee of $225, Central Committee Fee of $112.50, and a Parish Executive Committee Fee(If Assessed) of $112.50. Candidates can obtain 400 signatures in lieu of a fee. State Senator candidates must pay $300, a Central Committee Fee of $150, a Parish Executive Committee Fee(If Assessed) of $150. Candidates can obtain 500 signatures in lieu of fee.
Mississippi June 1, 2011 [1] August 2, 2011 The 2010 federal decennial census was not received by the Governor of the State of Mississippi by January 1, 2011, and thus the qualifying deadline for legislative offices was moved to 5 p.m. on June 1, 2011 as opposed to March 1. Party candidates must pay a fee of $15, while Independent candidates must obtain 50 signatures but are not required to pay a fee.
New Jersey April 10, 2011 June 7, 2011 100 Signatures, No filing fees required
Virginia The filing deadlines have not been set as the Commonwealth awaits results from redistricting. [2] August 23, 2011 *** Independents must file petitions. Party candidates are selected by parties and must pay filing fee of 2% of the salary of the office he/she is seeking.


***-Virginia's primary has been rescheduled to August 23, 2011 instead of its usual date of June 14, 2011[3] [4].[5]

See also

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