Primary Election - June 5, 2012
The filing period for state and federal offices is February 27 through March 16. A candidate list will be available on this webpage. It will be updated daily during the candidate filing period.
Contact your county auditor for information on county candidates.
Candidates, please visit the Primary Candidate Information page for information on running for office.
Voter Pre-Registration Deadline
Saturday, May 26 - 5 p.m.
Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail
Friday, June 1 - 5 p.m.
Voters must be registered voters of either the Democratic or Republican Party to participate in the primary election. Voters can change their party affiliation anytime before election day or at their polling place on election day.
|Monday, February 27||Federal and state candidate filing begins|
|Monday, March 5||County candidate filing begins|
|Friday, March 16 - 5 p.m.||Federal and state candidate filing ends|
|Wednesday, March 28 - 5 p.m.||County candidate filing ends|
|Monday, May 21||Worry-free postmark deadline for mail-in voter registration forms|
|Saturday, May 26 - 5 p.m.||Voter pre-registration deadline
Auditor's office open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for voter registration
|Friday, June 1||Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail|
|Saturday, June 2||Auditor's office open until 5 p.m. for in-person absentee voting|
|Tuesday, June 5||Election Day
Polls open 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. statewide
|Monday, June 11/Tuesday, June 12||County canvass of votes|
|Monday, July 2||State canvass of votes must be complete|
Offices on Primary Election Ballot
- U.S. Representative (all districts)
- State Senator
- Even-numbered districts 2-50 and district 49
- Odd-numbered districts required to appear on the ballot due to redistricting
- State Representative (districts 1-100)
- Some members of county boards of supervisors
- County auditor
- County sheriff
- Any vacant offices needing to be filled