Secretary of State Primary Election Calendar


Summary of Critical Dates


Deadline Process
Dec 7, 2001 Change of Parties - Partisan Candidates

Last day for persons changing parties to disaffiliate from party in which currently registered.
March 1, 2001 Report of Registration

Reflecting the total number of voters as of Feb. 10, 2001
Sept. 28, 2001 to
Nov. 7, 2001
(E-158 to E-118)
Signature in Lieu of Filing Fees; Partisan and Independent State Constitutional Insurance Commissioner and Legislative Candidates

During this period, a partisan or independent candidate for any statewide constitutional or legislative seat may obtain his or her forms from the county elections official or the Secretary of State for circulation petitions to secure signatures in lieu of all or part of the filing fee. Petition signatures must be filed with elections official of the county in which they were gathered.
Sept. 28, 2001 to
Nov 22, 2001*
(E-1558 to E-103)
Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fees - Partisan and Independent Congressional Candidates

During this period, a partisan or independent candidate for any Congress may obtain forms from county elections official per the Secretary of State for circulating petitions to secure signatures in lieu of all or part of the filing fee. Petition signatures must be filed with elections official of the county in which they were gathered.
Oct 2, 2001
(E-154)
Registration in New Party

The last day any person may register to vote and declare an intention to affiliate with a particular party in order to qualify that party to participate in the March 5, 2002 Primary Election candidate nominating process.
October 5, 2001 Independent in New Party

Last day to register decline-to-state to run as an independent in the November 5, 2002 General Election.
Oct. 21, 2001* Report of Registration

Reflecting the total number of voters as of Oct. 21, 2001 (E-154)
Oct. 25, 2001
(E-127 to E-118)
Legislative and Initiative Measure Qualification Deadline
Oct. 29, 2001 to
Nov. 7, 2001
(E-127 to E-118)
Declaration of Intention and Filing Fee Payments- Partisan and Independent State Constitutional, Insurance Commissioner, or Legislative Candidates

During this period, each partisan and independent candidate for a state constitutional, Insurance Commissioner, or legislative seat shall file a Declaration of Intention and pay the appropriate filing fee in the office of either the Secretary of State of the county elections official of the county in which the candidate is a resident. Independent candidates for offices that require the filing of a Declaration of Intention must file a Declaration during this period. If this declaration is filed with the Secretary of the State, the entire nonrefundable filing fee must be pain by cash, check or money order. The secretary of state cannot accept signatures-in-lieu.
Nov. 8, 2001 to
Nov. 12, 2001*
(E-117 to E-113)
Declaration of Intention - Extension Period for Partisan and Independent State Constitutional, Insurance Commissioner, and Legislative Candidates

If the incumbent State Constitutional, Insurance Commissioner, or legislative candidate for the office has not filed a Declaration of Intention to succeed to the same office, then any person, other than then incumbent, may file such a declaration during the extension period. If failure to file a Declaration of Intention is because the incumbent has already served the maximum number of terms, there shall be no extension of the period for filing a Declaration of Intention.
Nov. 12, 2001 to
Dec. 7, 2001
(E-113 to E-88)
Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers - Partisan State Constitutional, Insurance Commissioner, Congressional and Legislative Candidate Filling

During this period, all partisan candidates must file their Declarations of Candidacy for office and circulate their nomination papers and deliver them for filing with the county elections official. All Congressional candidates must pay the nonrefundable filing fees or present in-lieu signatures at the elections official. All Congressional candidates must pay the nonrefundable filing fees or present in-lieu signatures at the time they receive their nomination papers from the county elections official.
SS8020, 8041, 8061, 8100, 8105, 8106
Nov. 12, 2001 to
Dec. 7, 2001
(E-113 to E-88)
Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers - Partisan State Constitutional, Insurance Commissioner, Congressional and Legislative Candidate Filling

During this period, all partisan candidates must file their Declarations of Candidacy for office and circulate their nomination papers and deliver them for filing with the county elections official. All Congressional candidates must pay the nonrefundable filing fees or present in-lieu signatures at the elections official. All Congressional candidates must pay the nonrefundable filing fees or present in-lieu signatures at the time they receive their nomination papers from the county elections official.
SS8020, 8041, 8061, 8100, 8105, 8106
Dec. 8, 2001 to
Dec. 12, 2001
(E-87 to E-83)
Nomination Period Extension for Candidates for State Constitutional, Insurance Commissioner, and Legislative Offices

If an eligible incumbent State Constitutional, Insurance Commissioner, or legislator files a Declaration of Intention but for any reason fails to qualify for the nomination by Dec. 7, a five-day extension is allowed for any qualified person other than the incumbent to file for such office during the extension period not with standing that he or she has not filed a written and signed Declaration of Intention to become a candidate for then office.
SS8022 (b), 8204
Dec. 27, 2001 to
(E-68)
Certified List of Candidates

Secretary of State provides certified list and rotation lists to county elections.
SS8120-8125
Jan. 4, 2002
(E-60)
Overseas Voting Begins

SS3304, 3307
Jan. 14, 2002
(E-50)
Report of Registration

Reflecting total number of voters as of Jan. 4, 200 (E-60).
SS2187
Feb. 4, 2002
(E-29)
Absentee Voting Begins

SS3001
Feb. 18, 2002
(E-15)
Deadline to Register to Vote in the March 5, Primary Election

SS2107
March 5, 2002
(E)

Gubernatorial Primary Election

SS1000

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