Key 2017 Election Dates
 
Starting January 1st – Applications for absentee ballots for all 2017 elections may be accepted
 
Feb 1st – Local issues and candidate petitions for May 2nd primary/special election must be filed with local Boards of Elections
 
April 3rd – Voter registration deadline for May 2nd primary/special election
 
April 4th – Beginning of early voting, Boards of Elections can begin mailing absentee ballots
 
April 29th – Absentee ballot request forms must be received by Boards of Elections by noon for May 2nd primary/special election
 
May 1st – Absentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by the day before the election
 
May 2nd – Primary/special Election Day, polls open 6:30am-7:30pm; absentee ballots returned by methods other than U.S. mail must be received by Boards of Elections before polls close
 
July 5th – Constitutional amendments or statutes proposed by petition must be submitted to Secretary of State's office
 
July 10th – Voter registration deadline for August 8th special election
 
August 5th – Absentee ballot request forms must be received by Boards of Elections by noon for August 8th special election
 
August 7th – Absentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by the day before the election
 
August 8th – Special Election Day, polls open 6:30am-7:30pm; absentee ballots returned by methods other than U.S. mail must be received by Boards of Elections before polls close
 
August 9th – Local issues and candidate petitions for November 7th general election due to local Boards of Elections
 
October 10th – Voter registration deadline for November 7th general election
 
October 11th – Beginning of early voting, Boards of Elections can begin mailing absentee ballots
 
November 4th – Absentee ballot request forms must be received by Boards of Elections by noon for November 7th general election
 
November 6th – Absentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by the day before the election
 
November 7th – General Election Day, polls open 6:30am-7:30pm; absentee ballots returned by methods other than U.S. mail must be received by Boards of Elections before polls close
 

 


 
2017 Voter Information

Voting 1-2-3 Card

Updated with information relevant for elections in 2017, this free resource is available to download, print, or share online. Click here to download the card.