Nomination & Election Schedule

Current Schedule


View the 2015 Nomination and Election Schedule (PDF).

Beginning & Final Dates


The beginning and ending dates for nomination and election events held in each municipal general election year shall be in accord with the following schedule:
  1. Beginning date for filing statements of intention of candidacy with political parties for nominations by convention or primary: twelve o'clock noon, March 16.
  2. Closing date for filing statements of intention of candidacy with political parties for nominations by convention or primary: twelve o'clock noon, March 30.
  3. Party conventions, if party nomination by convention: Any day in the second full week of June.
  4. Party nomination by primary: Second Tuesday in June.
  5. Primary runoffs, if necessary: Each two weeks successively thereafter.
  6. Published notice by city of general election: 60 days before election day.
  7. Closing date for petition candidates to file petitions with the Municipal Election Commission: twelve o'clock noon, 75 days before election day.
  8. Last date for the Municipal Election Commission to validate petitions of petition candidates: twelve o'clock noon, 60 days before election day.
  9. Closing date for parties to file certification of party nominees with Municipal Election Commission: twelve o'clock noon, 60 days before election day.
  10. Election day: First Tuesday after first Monday in November.

Alternate Dates


When any date prescribed in this subsection falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the determination of whether an alternate date is required or permitted shall be made in accord with the general law of the state; but the selection of an alternate date shall not change the time of day requirements otherwise provided. Filings submitted to the Municipal Election Commission shall be made with the City Clerk. (Sec. 14-3)