Important Dates: November 2017 Uniform Election
Published on: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Last day to register to vote. (First business day after Columbus Day).
Monday, October 23, 2017
First day of Early Voting. (17th day before Election Day falls on a Saturday, first day moves to next business day).
Friday, October 27, 2017
Last day to apply for a Ballot by Mail. (Received, not postmarked).
Friday, November 3, 2017
Last day of Early Voting.
Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Last day for the Elections Department to receive a Ballot by Mail, unless overseas deadline applies.
NEW LAW (Effective September 1, 2017): An Early Voting mail ballot that is not received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day may not be counted unless the ballot may be counted late, per HB 1151 (2017, RS), which applies to ballots mailed from outside the United States (Sec.86.007(d)), late domestic ballots (Sec.86.007(a)(2)), and ballots from members of the armed forces and merchant marine of the United States, their spouses and dependents (Sec.101.057).
5:00 p.m. - Deadline to receive “late domestic ballots” mailed within the United States from non-military voters and from any military voters who submitted an Application for Ballot by Mail (“ABBM”)(not a Federal Postcard Application-“FPCA”), if the carrier envelope was placed for delivery by mail or common or contract carrier or a courier indicating a time not later than 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day, November 7, 2017. (Secs. 86.007, 101.057 and 101.001). A late domestic ballot cannot be counted if it does not bear a cancellation mark or a receipt mark.