Important Election Deadlines for 2024

Important Election Deadlines
Date  Description
Monday, January 1, *
*First day to file does not move because
of New Year’s Day holiday. 
The first day to apply for a ballot by mail
using Application for a Ballot by Mail
(ABBM) or Federal Post Card Application
(FPCA).
Wednesday, January 17 First Day to File for a Place on the
General Election Ballot (Local Political
Subdivisions Only)
Wednesday, January 17 First day for filing declaration of write-in candidacy (SOS Form 2-28) 
Friday, February 16 Last Day to File for a Place on the
General Election Ballot (Local Political
Subdivisions Only)
Thursday, April 4, 5:00 PM Last day for filing first report of campaign contributions and expenditures by opposed candidates. 
April 4 Last Day for submitting voter registration application in time to vote at the election or for requesting transfer of registration in time to vote in new precinct not in the same county and territory. 
Monday, April 22 First Day of Early Voting by Personal
Appearance
Monday April 22 First Day for new illness or disability allowing late application for late (emergency) early voting (SOS Form 5-18). 
Tuesday, April 23 Last Day to accept application for a ballot to be voted by mail, by 12 noon or close of business, whichever is later. 
Wednesday, April 24 Last Day to publish of notice of election
Friday April 26, 5:00 PM Last Day for filing second report of campaign contributions and expenditures. 
Saturday, May 4 (Election Day)  7 AM-7 PM 
May 7-15  Period for official canvass. 
May 10 First Day elected officials may offically assume duties and office.