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Important 2014 Election Dates


November 4, 2014 – Uniform Election Date
The more detailed calendars will be available later on the Elections homepage and on the Conducting Your Elections pages

Authority conducting elections

County Elections Officer3/Local political subdivisions

Deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline

Thursday, June 19, 2014 (Recommended; actual deadline extended by Emancipation Day state holiday to next business day, Friday, June 20, 2014).  For local (non-county) political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates.

First Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot 1

Saturday, July 19, 2014 (“first day” does not move)

(NEW LAW: Election Code Sec. 144.005 now provides for a “first day” to file unless otherwise provided by the Election Code.)

Last Day to Order General Election (or Special Election on a Measure)

Monday, August 18, 2014 (78th day)

Last Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot (for local political subdivisions ONLY) 1

Monday, August 18, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

Friday, September 5, 2014 (does not apply to FPCA)

Last Day to Register to Vote

Monday, October 6, 2014

First Day of Early Voting

Monday, October 20, 2014 (17th day before election day falls on a Saturday, first day moves to next business day)

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(Received, not Postmarked)

Friday, October 24, 2014 (NEW LAW: 9th day before election day; regular ABBM)

FPCA deadline is Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (UNCHANGED: 7th day before election day; FPCA)

Last Day of Early Voting

Friday, October 31, 2014

Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. (unless overseas deadline applies)

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