2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

 

 

March 8, 2016 - Scheduled Elections: US President for Republican Party and US President for Constitution Party
Last day for a Presidential candidate to withdraw or have their name removed from the Presidential Primary election ballot, if the political party will be participating in a Presidential Primary election. (March 8) January 22, 2016
Last day for the County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the Presidential Primary Election (March 8), if the political party will be participating in a Presidential Primary election, to voters who requested absentee ballots prior to the 45th day before the election. January 22, 2016
Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the March 8 election. Registration closes in those districts holding a March 8 election. Election Day Registration is available. February 12, 2016
County Clerk to mail ballots for the March 8 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. February 13, 2016
First day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting Polling Place for the March 8 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. February 22, 2016
County Clerk to mail ballots for the March 8 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. February 23, 2016
Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. for the March 8 election. March 2, 2016
Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the March 8 election at the Early Voting polling place. March 4, 2016
Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the March 8 election. March 8, 2016
May 17, 2016 - Primary Election — 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Scheduled elections: Federal, Statewide, Legislative and Judicial Offices ;County Offices;Port District Primary ;Regional Airport Authority
Last day for the County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the Primary Election (May 17) to voters who requested absentee ballots prior to the 45th day before the election. April 1, 2016
Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 17). Election Day Registration is available. April 22, 2016
County Clerk to mail ballots for the May 17 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. April 23, 2016
First day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting Polling Place for the Primary Election (May 17) for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. May 2, 2016
County Clerk to mail ballots for the May 17 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. May 3, 2016
Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. for the Primary Election May 11, 2016
Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 17) at the Early Voting polling place. May 13, 2016
Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 17) at the absent elector’s polling place. May 13, 2016
Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 17). May 17, 2016
August 30, 2016 - If ordered, School District Bond or Levy elections. Recall elections.
Last day to register to vote August 5, 2016
Last day for mail-in absentee ballot application August 24, 2016
Last day for In-Person Absentee Voting and Early Voting August 26, 2016
Last day to return absentee ballots to County Clerk by 8 pm August 30, 2016
November 8, 2016 - General Election day: Scheduled elections: Federal, Statewide, Legislative and Judicial Offices; County Offices; Initiatives and Constitutional Amendments, if any; Community Colleges; Port District General Election; Soil Conservation Districts
Last day for the County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the General Election (November 8) to voters who requested absentee ballots prior to the 45th day before the election. September 23, 2016
Last day to Register October 14, 2016
County Clerk to mail ballots for the November 8 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. October 15, 2016
First day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting polling place for the General Election (November 8) for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. October 24, 2016
County Clerk to mail ballots for the November 8 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. October 25, 2016
Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. for the General Election (November 8). November 2, 2016
Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the General Election (November 8) at the Early Voting polling place. November 4, 2016
Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the General Election (November 8) at the absent elector’s polling place. November 4, 2016
Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the General Election (November 8). November 8, 2016