Important Dates: March 2018 Primary Election
Published on: Thursday, July 27, 2017
Monday, February 5, 2018
Last day to register to vote. (Actual deadline falls on Sunday but moves to the next business day).
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
First day of Early Voting. (First business day after Presidents’ Day).
Friday, February 23, 2018
Last day to apply for a Ballot by Mail. (Received, not postmarked).
Friday, March 2, 2018
Last day of Early Voting.
Election Day, Tuesday, March 6, 2018 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.