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Period for securing signatures on the “Petition in Lieu” of filing fees form.
Petitions for JUDICIAL OFFICES must be filed at the time of or prior to filing the Declaration of Intention.
Period for circulating nomination papers for Central Committee
No extension period for Central Committee
Period for filing “Declaration of Intent”.
The filing fee is required at the time of filing.
Last day to file Declaration of Intent – extended period
(Extension period is for anyone other than the Incumbent – office extends if the Incumbent fails to file).
Filing period for Nomination
Last day a City/District may consolidate
Last day to file a Tax Rate Statement
Last day to file nomination papers - extended period
(Extension period is for anyone other than the Incumbent – office extends if the Incumbent fails to file. If the Incumbent is termed out or it is a vacant office there is no extension).
Last day to file Arguments For or Against
Last day for County Counsel to provide an Impartial Analysis
Last day to file Rebuttal Arguments
Write-in Candidate filing period
First Day to Issue Vote by Mail Ballots
Last Day to Register to Vote at the Polls
Conditional Voter Registration in the Elections Office only
Last Day a Vote by Mail Application may be Received