Thursday, January 18, 2018 – 10:15 a.m.

The statewide primary is officially on the radar screen and perspective candidates must start preparing their candidacy paperwork, and raising money for their endeavors.

There will surely be some contested contests this year. Some will likely be heated to say the least.

Here are the important dates to remember:

  • December 14, 2017 Petitions in-lieu period begins
  • January 29, 2018  Declaration of Intention period begins for Judicial Candidates
  • February 7, 2018  Petitions in-lieu period deadline
  • February 7, 2018  Declaration of Intention period deadline for Judicial Candidates
  • February 12, 2018 Candidate filing begins for all offices
  • March 9, 2018     Candidate filing deadline for all offices
  • May 2, 2018       Voter Information Guides delivered to U.S. Post Office
  • May 7, 2018       Early voting begins
  • May 9, 2018       Mail Ballots delivered to U.S. Post Office
  • May 21, 2018      Voter registration deadline
  • May 29, 2018      Deadline to apply to vote by mail
  • June 5, 2018      Election Day - 2018 Statewide Primary Election

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