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Schedule of Elections

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Primary Elections
Primary Elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June. The primary is held to nominate party candidates for the General Election and to elect party members of the State and County Committees and Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the National Conventions in Presidential Election years. Polls for Primary Elections are open from 6:00 am to 8:00 p.m.

General Elections
General Elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November to elect various National, State, County and Municipal officials to office. Polls for General Elections are open from 6:00 am to 8:00 p.m.

School Elections
School Elections are held annually on the third Tuesday in April. They are non-partisan elections to elect members to the Boards of Education and to approve the proposed school budgets. You must be a registered voter in order to participate in school board elections. Polling hours vary in each school district, but they must open between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Check with your local school board for the time, or check your sample ballot.

Special Elections
Special Elections may be held at various times throughout the year, but generally on a Tuesday. Notification of such elections is advertised in your local newspaper.


2012 Schedule 

  • Date TBD - Candidate nominating petition filing deadline for June 5th Primary Election (must be filed no later than 4:00 p.m.)
  • April 17- School Board election - voting hours 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • May 15 - Last day to register to vote in the June 5th Primary Election
  • May 29 - Last day to apply for an absentee ballot application by mail for the June 5th Primary Election
  • June 4 - Last day to apply for an absentee ballot application at the County in person for the June 5th Primary Election
  • June 5 - Candidate nominating petition filing deadline for Independent Candidates
  • June 5 - Primary Election Day - voting hours 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
  • October 16 - Last day to register to vote in the November 6th General Election
  • October 29 - Last day to apply for an absentee ballot application by mail for the November 6th General Election
  • November 5 - Last day to apply for an absentee ballot application in person at the County for the November 6th General Election
  • November 6 - General Election Day - voting hours 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.