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Signature filing deadlines

The congressional filing deadlines listed by month were as follows:

2011

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

**Note: Deadline for Independent candidates in Florida was May 7, 2012.[3]

***Note: The signature filing period in Texas was originally December 19, 2011 but re-opened once a final map was chosen by the courts

Primaries

The state primaries listed by month were as follows:

This map displays the month of each
Congressional primary in 2012
NevadaMassachusettsColoradoNew MexicoWyomingArizonaMontanaCaliforniaOregonWashingtonIdahoTexasOklahomaKansasNebraskaSouth DakotaNorth DakotaMinnesotaIowaMissouriArkansasLouisianaMississippiAlabamaGeorgiaFloridaSouth CarolinaIllinoisWisconsinTennesseeNorth CarolinaIndianaOhioKentuckyPennsylvaniaNew JerseyNewVermontVermontNew HampshireMaineWest VirginiaVirginiaMarylandMarylandConnecticutConnecticutDelawareDelawareRhode IslandRhode IslandMassachusettsNew HampshireMichiganMichiganAlaskaCong primaries colored by month12.png

March

  • Ohio, March 6
  • Alabama, March 13
  • Mississippi, March 13
  • Illinois, March 20

April

  • Maryland, April 3
  • Pennsylvania, April 24

May

  • Indiana, May 8
  • North Carolina, May 8
  • West Virginia, May 8
  • Idaho, May 15
  • Nebraska, May 15
  • Oregon, May 15
  • Arkansas, May 22
  • Kentucky, May 22
  • Texas, May 29

June

  • California, June 5
  • Iowa, June 5
  • Montana, June 5
  • New Jersey, June 5
  • New Mexico, June 5
  • South Dakota, June 5
  • Maine, June 12
  • Nevada, June 12
  • North Dakota, June 12
  • South Carolina, June 12
  • Virginia, June 12
  • New York, June 26
  • Oklahoma, June 26
  • Utah, June 26
  • Colorado, June 26

July

  • Georgia, July 31

August

  • Tennessee, August 2
  • Kansas, August 7
  • Michigan, August 7
  • Missouri, August 7
  • Washington, August 7
  • Hawaii, August 11
  • Connecticut, August 14
  • Florida, August 14
  • Minnesota, August 14
  • Wisconsin, August 14
  • Wyoming, August 21
  • Alaska, August 28
  • Arizona, August 28
  • Vermont, August 28

September

  • Massachusetts, September 6
  • Delaware, September 11
  • New Hampshire, September 11
  • Rhode Island, September 11

Primary Information for 2012

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.

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.[4] 60
Alaska 6/1/2012 8/28/2012 Candidates must pay a $100 Filing Fee.[5] 88
Arizona 5/30/2012 8/28/2012 Signature Requirements Vary by District[6] 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.[7] 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.[8] 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[9] 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.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12] 67
Hawaii 6/5/2012 8/11/2012 Filing Fees vary with Office sought. Signature requirements range from 15-25 signatures depending on office.[13] 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.[14] 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.[15] 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.[16]

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.[17] 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.[18] 67
Kentucky 2/7/2012[19][20][21] 5/22/2012[22] Candidates for both Senate and House are required to submit a $500 Filing Fee.[23] 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.[24] 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.[25] 89
Maryland 1/11/2012 4/3/2012 Filing Fee Varies with Office Sought[26] Candidates for House must pay a $100 filing fee. Candidates for Senate must pay a $290 filing fee.[27] 83
Massachusetts 6/5/2012 9/6/2012 Candidates for House must submit at least 2,000 signatures.[28][29] Candidates for Senate must submit at least 10,000 signatures.[28] 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.[30] 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.[31] 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.[32] 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.[33] 133
Montana 3/12/2012 6/5/2012 Candidates for both Senate and House must submit a $1,740 filing fee.[34] 85
Nebraska 3/1/2012 5/15/2012 Candidates for Senate and House must pay a filing fee of $1,740.[35] 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.[36] 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.[37] 88
New Jersey 4/2/2012[38] 6/5/2012 Major party candidates for Senate must submit 1,000 signatures and major party candidates for House must submit 200 signatures.[39] 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.[40] 112
New York 4/16/2012 6/26/2012[41][42] 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.[43] 71
North Carolina 2/29/2012 5/8/2012 Candidates must pay a $1,740 filing fee.[44] 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)[45] 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.[46] 90
Oklahoma 4/13/2012 6/26/2012[47] 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.[48] 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.[49] 70
Rhode Island 6/27/2012 9/11/2012 Candidates must submit 500 signatures.[50] 70
South Carolina 3/30/2012 6/12/2012[51] 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.[52] 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.[53] 70
Tennessee 4/5/2012 8/2/2012 A nominating petition with at least 25 signatures from voters from the candidate's district.[54] 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.[55] 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.[56] 102
Vermont 6/14/2012 8/28/2012 Candidates for both Senate and House, both major and minor parties, must submit 500 signatures.[57] 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.[58] 75
Washington 5/18/2012 8/7/2012 Candidates for both Senate and House must submit a filing fee of $1,740.[59] 81
West Virginia 1/28/2012 5/8/2012 Candidates for both Senate and House must submit a filing fee of $1,740.[60] 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.[61] 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.[62] 81

See also

References

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  2. Florida Secretary of State, "Calendar of Election Dates" accessed April 15, 2012
  3. Florida Secretary of State, "Calendar of Election Dates" accessed April 15, 2012
  4. Alabama Secretary of State "Candidate Guide" accessed December 8, 2011
  5. State of Alaska Division of Elections "Political Party Candidates" accessed November 26, 2011
  6. Arizona Department of State: Office of the Secretary of State "2010 Congressional Partisan Signature Requirements" accessed November 25, 2011
  7. United States Representative in Congress "Summary of Qualifications and Requirements for Partisan Nomination" accessed November 27, 2011
  8. Colorado Secretary of State "How to Run for Office" accessed November 26, 2011
  9. Connecticut Election Services "Frequently Asked Questions" accessed January 7, 2012
  10. State of Delaware: The Official Website of the First State "Candidates for Federal Office" accessed November 26, 2011
  11. Florida Division of Elections "2010 Qualifying Information" accessed November 26, 2011
  12. Legal Notice for Publication in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Qualifying Fees" accessed November 26, 2011
  13. Office of Elections: State of Hawaii "Factsheet: Candidate Filing Process 2012 Elections" accessed November 26, 2011
  14. Idaho Secretary of State, "2012 Federal & State Candidate Filing Requirements," accessed February 8, 2012
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  17. Office of the Iowa Secretary of State "Candidate's Guide to the Primary Election" accessed November 26, 2011
  18. Kansas Election Standards "Chapter IV: Candidates" accessed November 26, 2011
  19. Moved from initial date of 1/31/2012
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  22. Kentucky Secretary of State "2012 Election Calendar" accessed January 9, 2012
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  41. Moved from original date of September 11, 2012
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