2004 Election Calendar

2003
June 1 Candidates for the 2004 election cycle may begin raising campaign funds. All state candidates must stop fund raising during legislative sessions unless the session is within 120 days of an election.
2004
January 29 Certified/registered mail deadline for Annual Report.
February 2 Last day to file Annual Report covering contributions/expenditures for the 2003 calendar year.
February 3 Regular legislative session begins.
April 2 Last day a candidate may qualify with a political party to run for office.
April 15 Certified/registered mail deadline for 45-Day Report.
April 19 45-Day Report due.
April 22 Absentee ballots and supplies must be delivered to the Absentee Election Manager in the county.
May 21 Voter registration cut-off.
May 25 Certified/registered mail deadline for 10/5-Day Report.
May 24-27 10/5-Day Report due.
May 27 Last day to make application for an absentee ballot.
June 1 Primary Election
  Last day for independent and third party candidates to file for ballot access.
June 18 Voter registration cut-off.
June 22 Certified/registered mail deadline for 10/5-Day Report.
June 21-24 10/5-Day Report due.
June 24 Last day to make application for an absentee ballot.
June 29 Primary Run-Off Election
September 16 Certified/registered mail deadline for 45-Day Report.
September 20 45-Day Report due.
September 23 Absentee ballots and supplies must be delivered to the Absentee Election Manager in the county.
September 29 Last day unsuccessful candidates in the June 1 Primary can accept
October 22 Voter registration cut-off.
October 27 Last day unsuccessful candidates in the June 29 Primary Run-Off can accept contributions to retire a campaign debt.
October 26 Certified/registered mail deadline for 10/5-Day Report.
October 25-28 10/5-Day Report due.
October 28 Last day to make application for an absentee ballot.
November 2 General Election
November 24 Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State must canvass election results.
2005
January 29 Certified/registered mail deadline for Annual Report.
January 31 Last day to file Annual Report covering contributions/expenditures for the 2004 calendar year.
March 2 Last day candidates in the November 2 General Election can accept contributions to retire a campaign debt.