2018 Primary Election Information

 

Special thanks to Upshur County's Election Administrator Lory Hill Harle! Check out the following link for Polling and Early Voting locations, sample ballots, training, and much more! See Upshur County Election Administrator Info.

Here is the full list of ballot propositions submitted by the SREC for inclusion on the 2018 Republican General Primary Election ballot:

  1. Texas should replace the property tax system with an appropriate consumption tax equivalent. Yes/No
  2. No governmental entity should ever construct or fund construction of toll roads without voter approval. Yes/No
  3. Republicans in the Texas House should select their Speaker nominee by secret ballot in a binding caucus without Democrat influence. Yes/No
  4. Texas should require employers to screen new hires through the free E-Verify system to protect jobs for legal workers. Yes/No
  5. Texas families should be empowered to choose from public, private, charter, or homeschool options for their children’s education, using tax credits or exemptions without government constraints or intrusion. Yes/No
  6. Texas should protect the privacy and safety of women and children in spaces such as bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers in all Texas schools and government buildings. Yes/No
  7. I believe abortion should be abolished in Texas. Yes/No
  8. Vote fraud should be a felony in Texas to help ensure fair elections. Yes/No
  9. Texas demands that Congress completely repeal Obamacare. Yes/No
  10. To slow the growth of property taxes, yearly revenue increases should be capped at 4%, with increases in excess of 4% requiring voter approval. Yes/No
  11. Tax dollars should not be used to fund the building of stadiums for professional or semi-professional sports teams. Yes/No

Early Voting


Location: Upshur County Courthouse
100 W. Tyler
Gilmer, TX 75644

Dates and Times


February 20, 2018 - February 23, 2018      8:00 am - 5:00 pm
February 26, 2018 - March 2, 2018      7:00 am - 7:00 pm

 

Primary:  March 6, 2018

Runoff:  May 22, 2018

Election:  November 6, 2018 

 

 


ET4L: Save the Alamo and Straw Poll

GIMER, TEXAS:  Upshur’s conservative organization, East Texans for Liberty’s monthly meeting will be on Monday, February 12, 2018.  The evening’s program will be a presentation on “Save the Alamo” with Weston Martinez.

Martinez is a fourth generation Texas conservative grassroots leader with a history of service to the Republican Party and proven results. Martinez has served as a conservative grassroots leader in Texas for over twenty years, served on the State Republican Executive Committee, and as a Governor Perry appointee to the Texas Real Estate Commission, where he finished his term under Governor Greg Abbott.

Martinez, a resident of San Antonio, is well versed in the “reimage plan” of the Texas General Land Office (GLO) concerning the Texas Alamo.

Four years ago, the Texas Legislators promoted and passed a plan involving the rebuilding and improvement of Texas' most iconic shrine — the Alamo. The plan would have rebuilt certain historic structures present at the time of the 1836 battle, as well as give visitors a better and more complete understanding of the physical environment existing at the time of the conflict.

Land Commissioner George P. Bush's plan is far and removed from the Legislators focus. Martinez will cover the GLO’s plan to rename the Alamo, focus on world history, diminishing the focus on the 1836 battle for which the Alamo is famously known, and much more!  

February 12th’s meeting will be held at the Disabled American Veterans Building located at 1924 Hwy 271 North in Gilmer (across from Walmart).  A light complimentary dinner of chili will begin at 6:30 pm and the program will begin at 7:00 pm.  This event is open to the public, free, and kid-friendly.

Republican candidates for elected office will speak also briefly about their campaigns.

“February 12th’s meeting will include a Straw Poll conducted by East Texans for Liberty,” said East Texans for Liberty’s President, Stacy McMahan.  

Powerhouse Constitutional Attorney, KrisAnne Hall, who resides in Florida with her husband and their adopted son, will join East Texans for Liberty on Monday, March 12, 2018.  KrisAnne Hall is a constitutional attorney, author, and radio host.  March’s program will be held at the Disabled American Veterans Building, across from Walmart, off of Hwy 271 North. 

“Considering KrisAnne Hall will present two seminars on March 12th, the program will begin at 6:30 pm. This is earlier than our regular public meeting.  So, mark your calendars for March’s meeting with powerhouse Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall for 6:30 pm.  A light complimentary dinner will begin at 6:00 pm,” said McMahan.

 

 

 

 


ET4L Serves Area Voters in Upcoming Primary

 

ET4L kicks off 2018 with a Candidates Introduction. The meeting will be held on Monday, January 8 at the Disabled American Veterans Building located at 1924 Hwy 271 North, across from Walmart, in Gilmer. The doors will open at 6:30 pm for a lite dinner and the program will begin at 7:00.

Voters can expect to meet a host of candidates seeking elected office in Upshur County, Senate District 1, and Texas.

This will be an excellent opportunity for the voters to hear directly from the primary candidates and incumbents who seek to serve YOU, the voter, in Upshur County, Senate District 1, and Texas.

The primary is very important. Voters focused on choosing a candidate that fits their conservative principles make a tremendous difference by voting in the primary.

A complimentary lite dinner will be available.  The event is free, open to the public, and children friendly. 

   PRIMARIES MATTER   

ET4L is also announcing their 2018 Candidates for Elected Office resource on our website at www.easttexansforliberty.com.  The 2018 Candidates for Elected Office resource is a list, from the Texas Secretary of State, of the candidates and incumbents in the Republican primary. On the resource, voters in the area will find the races of those seeking election or re-election, and a campaign statement and website addresses. Campaign statements are provided by the candidates and incumbents. 

We are excited about the launching of the 2018 Candidates for Elected Office Resource. It is a great resource for voters who wish to obtain unbiased information on candidates that seek to serve Upshur County, Senate District 1, and Texas.

 

Join us January 8th.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT 2018 ELECTION DATES

Primary:  March 6, 2018

Runoff:  May 22, 2018

Election:  November 6, 2018

 

 

 

 


Urgent TX House Speaker Project


On Monday 11/27/17, our latest Coalition Project made clear our
strong stand on the Texas House Speaker Selection Process.
102 individuals signed our Coalition statement, with
81 leaders of unique groups and voting districts.

These leaders stand in support of
TX State GOP Chairman Dickey’s 
line in the sand and
issued its own message to the
 

Read, download, and share the Coalition statement with your group to let them know what you are doing to hold the Texas House Republican Caucus accountable. 

House Rep. Dist Y/N Dec 1 Yes/No on Bylaws Yes/No on Candidate
Charles "Doc" Anderson (R) 56      
Rodney Anderson (R) 105 Yes Unknown Unknown
Trent Ashby (R) 57 Yes Unknown Unknown
Ernest Bailes (R) 18      
Cecil Bell (R) 3      
Kyle Biedermann (R) 73 Yes Yes Yes
Dwayne Bohac (R) 138      
Dennis H. Bonnen (R) 25      
Greg Bonnen (R) 24      
Cindy Burkett (R) 113      
DeWayne Burns (R) 58      
Dustin Burrows (R) 83 Yes  Yes  Yes
Angie Chen Button (R) 112      
Briscoe Cain (R) 128 Yes Yes Yes
Giovanni Capriglione (R) 98      
Travis Clardy (R) 11 Yes Yes Yes
Byron C. Cook (R) 8      
Scott Cosper (R) 54      
Tom Craddick (R) 82 Yes Yes Yes
John Cyrier (R) 17      
Tony Dale (R) 136      
Drew Darby (R) 72      
Sarah Davis (R) 134      
Jay Dean (R) 7 No Unknown Unknown
Gary Elkins (R) 135      
Wayne Faircloth (R) 23      
Pat Fallon (R) 106 Yes Yes Running for Senate
Dan Flynn (R) 2 Yes Yes Yes
James Frank (R) 69 Yes Yes Yes
John Frullo (R) 84      
Charlie L. Geren (R) 99      
Craig Goldman (R) 97      
Larry Gonzales (R) 52      
Lance Gooden (R) 4      
Cole Hefner (R) 5 Yes Yes Yes
Justin Holland (R) 33      
Dan Huberty (R) 127      
Todd Hunter (R) 32 Yes  Yes Yes 
Jason A. Isaac (R) 45 Yes Yes Yes
Kyle J. Kacal (R) 12      
Mark Keough (R) 15 Yes Yes Yes
Ken King (R) 88      
Phil S. King (R) 61 Yes Yes Yes
Stephanie Klick (R) 91 Yes Yes Yes
Linda Koop (R) 102      
Matt Krause (R) 93 Yes Yes Yes
John Kuempel (R) 44      
Stan Lambert (R) 71      
Brooks Landgraf (R) 81      
Mike Lang (R) 60 Yes Yes Yes
Lyle Larson (R) 122      
Jodie Laubenberg (R) 89      
Jeff Leach (R) 67 Yes Yes Yes
J.M. Lozano (R) 43      
Will Metcalf (R) 16      
Morgan Meyer (R) 108      
Rick Miller (R) 26      
Geanie W. Morrison (R) 30      
Jim Murphy (R) 133      
Andrew Murr (R) 53      
Tom Oliverson (R) 130      
Chris Paddie (R) 9 Yes Unknown Unknown
Tan Parker (R) 63 Yes    
Dennis Paul (R) 129      
Dade Phelan (R) 21      
Larry Phillips (R) 62      
Four Price (R) 87      
John Raney (R) 14      
Matt Rinaldi (R) 115 Yes Yes Yes
Kevin Roberts (R) 126      
Scott Sanford (R) 70      
Matt Schaefer (R) 6 Yes Yes Yes
Mike Schofield (R) 132      
Leighton Schubert (R) 13      
Matt Shaheen (R) 66 Yes Yes Yes
J. D. Sheffield (R) 59 Yes Yes Yes
Hugh D. Shine (R) 55 Yes Yes Yes
Ron Simmons (R) 65 Yes Yes Yes
John T. Smithee (R) 86      
Drew Springer (R) 68      
Phil Stephenson (R) 85      
Jonathan Stickland (R) 92 Yes Yes Yes
Joe Straus (R) 121      
Lynn Stucky (R) 64      
Valoree Swanson (R) 150 Yes Yes Yes
Ed Thompson (R) 29      
Tony Tinderholt (R) 94 Yes Yes Yes
Gary VanDeaver (R) 1      
Jason Villalba (R) 114      
James White (R) 19 Yes Yes Yes
Terry Wilson (R) 20      
Paul D. Workman (R) 47 Yes Yes Yes
John Wray (R) 10      
William "Bill" Zedler (R) 96 Yes Yes Yes
John Zerwas (R) 28      

 

  Has YOUR Representative responded? If not, see below.

 

List of Texas House Representatives and contact information may be accessed here.

Your Urgent Call to Action:

  1. If your State Representative is a Republican, call him/her and let them know you expect them to show up at the House Republican Caucus meeting on December 1st to vote on the bylaw changes that support our position!
  2. Please email mcmahan147@gmail.com whether YOUR Republican Representative will be attending the THRC meeting this Friday and will vote on the bylaw changes that support our position!

Don’t leave this to chance.  Call, Email, Tweet, and Facebook message

your State Rep. now!

 


ET4L Honors Veterans with Dinner

Honoring our Veterans Dinner.  Photo is courtesy of David Watts

GILMER, TX: Upshur County’s East Texans for Liberty (ET4L) held the organizations first Honoring our Veterans Dinner at the Disabled American Veterans building last Monday, November 13, 2017.  Dinner of smoked pulled pork, chicken spaghetti with a wealth of scrumptious side dishes and desserts were served to the seventy-three in attendance.

The first speaker was ET4L’s Founding Father’s Series with Gilmer Historian James Still.  Still covered the Newburgh Veterans of 1783.

“During the Revolutionary War, Washington often wrote Congress requesting funds.  Congress, however, had no authority to tax and was at the mercy of the states to send money when or if they could.  Since Congress was mostly broke, it sent the army what it could -- mostly promises,” said Still.  However, with the assistance of George Washington and his aid General David Cobb, within days, Congress reached a settlement with the army.

 
  Mark Vogl by David Watts 

The keynote speaker was retired Army Capitan, Mark Vogl.  Vogl is a U.S. Army designated Distinguished Military Graduate of THE CITADEL, THE MILITARY COLLEGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. He served as an infantry officer from 1977 to 1986, commanding two companies in the Third Armored Division and serving as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Fordham University.

 “The glory of an American soldier is found in the eternal battle of good versus evil, defending home, and helping others.  The glory is not in conquest, but in freedom preserved, sustaining the light of Christ.  The glory of the American soldier is best revealed in the histories of scores of nations that saw an American soldier with hope, not fear, in their hearts, and hungry children around the world who tasted a Hershey chocolate bar,” said Vogl.

“People who regained their nation because we came when called.”

Vogl covered all veterans and the wars fought to protect our freedoms in America, while highlighting World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, and the Confederate States of America.

“As we celebrate our Veterans, I pray it is a time when we consider the world as it is, and that we realize radical Islam is as much a threat to the world as communism was at the height of the Cold War,” said Vogl.

Vogl closed with a national prayer for peace given by President Thomas Jefferson on March 4, 1808.

“Almighty God, Who has given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will. Bless our land with honorable ministry, sound learning, and pure manners.

Save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way.  Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitude brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues.

Endow with Thy spirit of Wisdom those to whom in Thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that through obedience to Thy law, we may show forth Thy praise among the nations of the earth.

In the time of prosperity fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in Thee to fail, all of which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.”

 

 
Veteran Jimmy Sanders by David Watts

ET4L’s President, Stacy McMahan reminded all that the organization does not meet in the month of December, and briefly covered informational and educational programs in next year’s line-up. McMahan highlighted a “Candidate Introduction” to be held on Monday, January 8, 2018, and Constitutional Attorney, Veteran, Author, Radio Host, and powerhouse KrisAnne Hall on Monday, March 12, 2018.

ET4L’s Caring for Texas Director, Jennifer Audet, was the evenings master of ceremonies. “It has been such an honor to recognize the talent, sacrifice, and courage of our veterans,” said Audet.

Several elected officials and potential candidates were in attendance. 

When asked if candidates would address the filled to capacity room, McMahan said, “Tonight is to honor our men and women in the military. Beginning on January 8 through the election on November 6, 2018, all candidates will have many opportunities to reach the voters during ET4L’s monthly meetings.” For more information, McMahan asked all interested parties to call ET4L at (903) 500-2292 and watch ET4L's events tab, on the website, at www.easttexansforliberty.com.

 

ET4L's Desiree Watts by David Watts

 

East Texans for Liberty services Upshur & Senate District 1


Senate District 1 Scorecards for 85th Legislative Session

Ratings

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HD 1

Cole Hefner

HD 5

Matt Schaefer

HD 6

Jay Dean

HD 7

Chris Paddie

HD 9

Travis Clardy

HD 11

Bryan Hughes

SD 1

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40

89

Texas Right to Life

90

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90

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Young Conservatives of Texas

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93

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Click the blue links for the full Texas House and Senate ratings. 

 


PUBLIC HEARING: Countywide Polling Place Program

 

Notice of Public Hearing on Application for Successful Status of a “Countywide Polling Place Program” for Upshur County

Upshur County successfully utilized the Countywide Polling Place Program during the November 7, 2017, Constitutional Amendment Election. This program allowed eligible voters to vote at any designated polling location on Election Day instead of being required to vote only at his or her home precinct polling location.

The Upshur County Commissioners Court will conduct a public hearing to provide additional information and solicit comments for the public concerning Upshur County’s possible application to the Texas Secretary of State to be designated as “successful” for purposes of continuing participation in the “Countywide Polling Place Program” as allowed by Texas Election Code 43.007 (k). If the application were granted, Upshur County would be authorized to use the “Countywide Polling Place Program” when approved by Commissioner Court.

The hearing will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 9:00 am in the Upshur County Courtroom, 3rd floor, 100 W. Tyler St., Gilmer, TX 75644.

Please pass this on to any contacts you have that might be interested in attending the public hearing.

Lory Harle
Elections Administrator
Upshur County
100 W. Tyler, 2nd floor
Gilmer, Texas 75644
 

Running for Office?

 

 

Dear Friend,

Have you ever wanted to make a difference in your community but you just weren’t sure how?

Texas needs your help in the fight to preserve our model of liberty and limited government. We need Republicans on the ballot in 2018--in every race possible. From Mayor, to City Council, to Sheriff, to your local County Court at Law, to the Texas House and Senate, positions on the ballot all across Texas are ripe for Republican wins.

We need conservative leaders like YOU to pick up the baton for liberty and run for office. And we’d love to show you how!

Yes, I want to know how to run for office


The process to run for office in Texas can be confusing so we outlined process step-by-step on how to run for office. Do you have a friend who you think would make a great elected official? Share the URL -- it’s easy to remember: www.texasgop.org/candidate

The candidate filing deadline is November 11 – December 11, 2017.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Best,
Kyle Whatley
Executive Director
Republican Party of Texas

>>>  OPPORTUNITY TO REACH VOTERS IN UPSHUR  <<<


Candidates and incumbents are welcome to address voters at each of ET4L monthly meetings. Candidates will have three to five minutes. No prior registration is needed.

Call us at (903) 500-2292 on other opportunities.

REMINDER

ET4L meets the 2nd Monday of the month
DAV located at 1924 Hwy 271 N - across from Walmart - Gilmer
7:00 PM
The public is welcome! No membership fees or dues.
No December meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


East Texans Shine Beacon for Liberty

 

 

GILMER, TX – Upshur County’s East Texans for Liberty’s (ET4L) 3rd Annual Stars of Texas Fall Celebration was held last Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the First Assembly of God Church on Hwy 271 North and included keynote speakers, Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) and Lt. Col. Allen West. Other speakers were the Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey, Empower Texans Michael Quinn Sullivan, and Upshur County Judge Dean Fowler. These east Texans shine the beacon for liberty, as challenged.

Judge Fowler started off the evening speaking about his decision to not run for re-election, after this term, for Upshur County Judge. At the end of his term, Fowler will have served Upshur as County Judge for sixteen years. Fowler continued by thanking the many elected officials and guests for visiting Upshur County and announced that Stacy McMahan, President of East Texans for Liberty, was selected as the RPT’s Volunteer of the Year for Senate District 1.

RPT Chairman James Dickey, during his first visit to Upshur County, was presented with a plaque by ET4L and acknowledged as the first grassroots conservative chairman. Dickey spoke of his plans for the Republican Party of Texas and emphasized the importance of people over party.

GohmertQuinnWest
Photo by Char Doonan - U.S. District 1 Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler),
Michael Quinn Sullivan with Empower Texans, and Lt. Col. Allen West

Empower Texans Michael Quinn Sullivan spoke on the importance of being an engaged voter, protecting liberty, the conservative movement across Texas, the impact of property taxes, and how in reality, you do not own your home.

U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert spoke on the rules of engagement differences under Bush, Obama, and Trump. Gohmert went further to state there were 629 precious military lives lost under Bush; over 1,700 under Obama; and to date, 7 under Trump. Gohmert also spoke on healthcare reform, the Veteran’s Administration, and read part of a proclamation by Abraham Lincoln, written on March 30, 1863.

Lt. Col. Allen West spoke on the importance of preserving liberty and the stark differences in the definitions of liberty and tyranny. “For one man, liberty means, for him to do what he pleases with himself, with the product of his labor. For another man liberty means to do what he pleases with himself, with the product of someone else’s labor,” said West.

West also spoke of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses post on October 31, 1517, and how Luther had realized that liberty is not an institutional thing. Individual’s rights are free, over the institution.

“Sitting in section 8 housing waiting on the government to give you a check is not liberty,” said West.

West went further and asked the RPT Chairman Dickey to not talk about party. “Chairman, ask the individual if they stand on the side of liberty or do they stand on the side of tyranny.”

West added that in 1825 tyranny showed up in Gonzalez, Texas. But Texans knew the difference between liberty and tyranny.  “They stood up in Gonzalez and said: “Come and Take It,” West continued.

He then asked, “Why do we need East Texans for Liberty? Because they understand the difference between liberty and tyranny. Tyranny is winning in Dallas, Harris, El Paso, San Antonio, Bexar, and Austin.” West went on further to challenge ET4L to be that beacon and march. “Make sure you are heard in Bexar, Dallas, Harris, El Paso, San Antonio, and Austin,” said West. “Because if Texas falls, so does the Nation.”

West closed by challenging the parents with children in attendance and others, in the sold-out crowd of over 220, to “teach your children about what Martin Luther said about liberty 500 years ago. Teach them about John Locke and Thomas Jefferson. Teach them their God-given rights and the difference between liberty and tyranny.”

Also, a surprise speaker, Omar Navarro from California. Navarro energized the crowd with his announcement that he is running against Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA 43rd District).

ET4L’s Liberty Award recipient for 2017 was the Honorable U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert (Tyler, TX-01) and same was presented by Texas House District 5 Representative Cole Hefner (Mt. Pleasant, TX). ET4L’s Liberty Award is reserved for the individual or group that makes an unwavering and self-sacrificing impact on the God-given rights of Liberty and Freedom for the people of Texas, the United States, and thereby the world. Previous Liberty Award recipients were Lt. Col. Allen West in 2015, at ET4L’s kickoff, and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (Houston, TX) in 2016.

  
Photo by Char Doonan - The ET4L team with Lt. Col. Allen West:  (back row – from the left) 
John Rappazzo, Stacy McMahan, Jim Strader, Mary Anne Farrow, David Watts. 
(front row – from the left)Brenda Evans, Jennifer Audit, Darlene Rappazzo, and Desiree Watts

East Texans for Liberty’s Stacy McMahan and Mary Anne Farrow were recognized for their countless hours contributed to protecting the law enforcement in Upshur County with a plaque presented by Robert Perry of BL.Uprepared, Upshur County Sheriff Larry Webb, Upshur County Constables, Ore City Police Department and Big Sandy Police Department. ET4L raised funds to supply the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, Upshur County Constables, and both Ore City and Big Sandy Police Departments with Active Shooter Vests.

There were over thirty elected officials in attendance and guests from Upshur, Wood, Harrison, Panola, Cass, Morris, Titus, Red River, Camp, Smith, Gregg, Bexar, Dallas, Harris, Cherokee, Henderson, and Travis counties.

Other contributors to the program were Texas House District 5, Representative Cole Hefner, Texas Senator Bryan Hughes of Senate District 1, Gregg County Justice of the Peace Tim Bryan, the Gregg County Composite Squadron – Civil Air Patrol, and the Master of Ceremonies was Jeff Rash.

The program was under STFC Program Director, Stacy McMahan; catering Director was Brenda Evans; Silent Auction Director was Mary Ann Farrow; Setup Director was Jim Strader, and the Decorating Director was Darlene Rappazzo.

For a full list of sponsors, elected officials, candidates for office, and silent auction contributors, please see the organizations website at East Texans for Liberty.

Stacy McMahan is an Executive Director and President of East Texans for Liberty.

ET4L's 3rd Annual Stars of Texas Fall Celebration - 2017 was highlighted in the following publications: 


Important 2018 Election Dates

March 6, 2018 - Primary Election
Note: This calendar reflects state law as it exists prior to the end of the 2017 special legislative session. This calendar will be subsequently updated, if necessary, to reflect any changes made by the state legislature.

First day to file for a place on the Primary ballot for precinct chair candidates.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

First day to file for all other candidates for offices that are regularly scheduled to be on the Primary ballot.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Filing deadline for candidates; filing deadline for independent candidates to file declaration of intent.

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM

First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Postcard Application (FPCA).

Monday, January 1, 2018*

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2018 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

Last Day to Register to Vote

Monday, February 5, 2018*

*Actual deadline falls on Sunday but moves to the next business day.

First Day of Early Voting

Tuesday, February 20, 2018*

*First business day after Presidents' Day

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

Friday, February 23, 2018

Last Day of Early Voting

Friday, March 2, 2018

Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, March 7, 2018 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)⁴
May 5, 2018 - Uniform Election Date

Authority Conducting Elections

Local Political Subdivisions

(County-ordered elections may not be held on this date. County Election Official may, but is not required to, contract to provide election services to political subdivisions.)

Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline (Local Political Subdivisions Only)¹

Monday, December 18, 2017 for local political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates¹

First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

Monday, January 1, 2018*  

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday.  An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2018 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only)¹

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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

Friday, February 16, 2018

Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only)²

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

See note below relating to four-year terms³

Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (Local Political Subdivisions Only)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Last Day to Register to Vote

Thursday, April 5, 2018

First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

Monday, April 23, 2018
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked) Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Saturday, May 5, 2018 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is notpostmarked, OR Monday, May 7, 2018 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)⁴
May 22, 2018 – Primary Runoff Election

First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Postcard Application (FPCA)

Monday, January 1, 2018*

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2018 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

Last Day to Register to Vote

Monday, April 23, 2018

First Day of Early Voting

Monday, May 14, 2018

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

Friday, May 11, 2018

Last Day of Early Voting

Friday, May 18, 2018

Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is notpostmarked, OR Wednesday, May 23, 2018 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)⁴

November 6, 2018 - Uniform Election Date

Authority Conducting Elections

County Election Officers and Local Political Subdivisions

Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline (Local Political Subdivisions Only)¹

Thursday, June 21, 2018 for local political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates¹

First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

Monday, January 1, 2018*  

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday.  An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2018 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.
First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only)¹

Saturday, July 21, 2018

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

Monday, August 20, 2018

Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only)²

Monday, August 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

See note below relating to four-year terms³
Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (Local Political Subdivisions Only) Friday, August 24, 2018
Last Day to Register to Vote

Tuesday, October 9, 2018*

*First business day after Columbus Day

First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Monday, October 22, 2018

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

(Received, not Postmarked)
Friday, October 26, 2018
Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Friday, November 2, 2018
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, November 7, 2018 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)⁴



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