PRIMARY DATES

State

State primary date | Run off

Candidate filing deadlines

Indiana

3-May

Open: Jan. 5 (not earlier than 118 days before the primary election)

Close: Feb. 4 (not later than noon 88 days before the primary election).

Burns Ind. Code § 3-8-2-4

Ohio

3-May

Open: N/A

Close: Feb. 2 (not later than 4 p.m. of the 90th day before the day of the primary election)

Ohio Rev. Code § 3513.05

Nebraska

10-May

Open: January 5, 2022*

Close: Feb. 15, 2022 (filing period shall be between Dec. 1 and Feb.15 prior to the date of the primary election)*

Neb. Rev. Stat. § 32-606

West Virginia

10-May

Open: Jan. 10 (not earlier than the second Monday in January before the primary election day)

Close: Jan. 29 (not later than the last Saturday in January before the primary election day and must be received before midnight ET of that day or, if mailed, shall be postmarked by the United States Postal Service before that hour)

W. Va. Code § 3-5-7

Kentucky

17-May

Open: Nov. 3, 2021 (not earlier than the first Wednesday after the first Monday in November of the year preceding the year the office will appear on the ballot)

Close: Jan. 7, 2022 (not later than the first Friday following the first Monday in January preceding the day fixed by law for holding the primary)

KRS § 118.165

Oregon

17-May

Open: Sept. 10, 2021 (not sooner than the 250th day before the date of the primary election)

Close: Mar. 8, 2022 (not later than the 70th day before the date of the primary election)

Or. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 249.037

Pennsylvania

17-May

Open: Feb. 15

Close: March 8 (on or before the 10th Tuesday prior to the primary)

25 P.S. § 2873

17-May

Open: Feb. 28, 2022, at 8 a.m. (8 a.m. on the 12th Monday preceding the primary election)

Close: March 11, at 5 p.m. (5 p.m. on the 10th Friday preceding the primary election)

Idaho Code §34-704 and 34-708

May 17* | TBD*

Open: On Hold* (Orginal date: Dec. 6, 2021, at noon (no earlier than noon on the first Monday in December)

Close: On Hold* (Ordinial date: Dec. 17, 2021, by noon (no later than noon on the third Friday in December preceding the primary)

Idaho Code §34-704 and 34-708

May 24 | June 21

Open: March 7 (9 a.m. on the Monday of the 11th week immediately prior to the state or county primary)

Close: March 11 (noon on the Friday immediately following such Monday, notwithstanding the fact that any such days may be legal holidays)

O.C.G.A. § 21-2-153

May 24 | June 21

Open: Feb. 22, at noon (beginning at noon one week prior to the first day in March)

Close: March 1, at noon (ending at noon on the first day in March)

Ark. Code § 7-7-203

7-Jun

Open: Feb. 14

Open: Feb. 14

7-Jun

Open: Feb. 28 (not earlier than 99 days before the primary election)

Close: March 18 at 5 p.m. (no later than 5 p.m. on the 81st day before the day fixed for holding the primary election)

Iowa Code §43.11

Montana

7-Jun

Open: Jan. 13 (no sooner than 145 days before the election in which the office first appears on the ballot)

Close: March 14 (no later than 5 p.m., 85 days before the date of the primary election)

Mont Code § 13-10-201

New Jersey

7-Jun

Open: N/A

Close: April 4, by 4 p.m.

New Mexico

7-Jun

Open: Feb. 1, at 9 a.m.

Close: Feb. 1, by 5 p.m. (on the first Tuesday in February of each even-numbered year between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.)

NM ST § 1-8-26(B)

South Dakota

June 7 | August 16

Open: Jan. 1

Close: March 29, by 5 p.m. (by the last Tuesday of March at 5 p.m. local time before the date of the primary election; by the last Tuesday of March at 5 p.m. local time before the primary election, if the petition is mailed by registered mail)

S.D. Codified Laws § 12-6-4

Mississippi

June 7 | June 28

Open: Jan. 1, 2021 (no such assessments may be paid before Jan. 1 of the year in which the primary election for the office is held)

Close: March 1 (by 5 p.m. on March 1 of the year in which the primary election for the office is held or on the date of the qualifying deadline provided by statute for the office, whichever is earlier)

Miss. Code Ann. § 23-15-299

Nevada

14-Jun

Open: March 7 (first Monday in March of the year in which the election is to be held)

Close: March 18, by 5 p.m. (not later than 5 p.m. on the second Friday after the first Monday in March)

NRS § 293.177(b)

North Dakota

14-Jun

Open: N/A

Close: April 11, by 4 p.m. (not later than 4 p.m. on the 64th day prior to the day of election)

N.D. Cent. Code, § 16.1-12-04

Maine

14-Jun

Open: N/A

Close: March 15, by 5 p.m.

Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 21-A, § 335

South Carolina

June 14 | June 28

Open: March 16, at noon

Close: March 30, by noon (noon on March 16 and noon on March 30; next regular business day if March 30 is on a Saturday or Sunday)

S.C. Code Ann. § 7-11-15

Virginia

June 21*

Open: March 14 (not earlier than noon of the 92nd day before the primary)

Close: March 30 at 5 p.m. (not later than 5 p.m. of the 75th day before the primary)

Va. Code §§ 24.2-503, 24.2-522 and 24.2-524

Illinois

28-Jun

Open: March 7, 2022 (not more than 113 days prior to the date of the primary)

Close: March 14, 2022 (not less than 106 days prior to the date of the primary)

Maryland

28-Jun

Open: N/A

Close: Feb. 22, by 9 p.m. (9 p.m. on the last Tuesday in February before the primary election)

Colorado

28-Jun

Open: Jan. 18 (third Tuesday in January)

Close: March 15 (no later than the third Tuesday in March)

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 1-4-801

Colorado

28-Jun

Open: Jan. 18 (third Tuesday in January)

Close: March 15 (no later than the third Tuesday in March)

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 1-4-801

New York

28-Jun

Open: April 4 (not earlier than the 13th Monday before the primary election)

Close: April 7 (not later than the 12th Thursday preceding the primary election)

NY CLS Elec § 6–158

Utah

28-Jun

Open: March 11 (on or after the second Friday in March before the next regular general election)

Close: March 17, by 5 p.m. (before 5 p.m. on the third Thursday in March before the next regular general election)

Utah Code § 20A-9-408

Oklahoma

June 28 | August 23

Open: April 13, at 8 a.m. (no earlier than 8 a.m. on the second Wednesday of April of any even-numbered year)

Close: April 15, at 5 p.m. (no later than 5 p.m. on the next succeeding Friday)

26 Okl. St. § 5-110

Kansas

Aug. 2

Open: N/A

Close: June 1, at noon if new redistricting plans are established on or before May 10; June 10, 2022, at noon if new redistricting plans are established on or after May 11.

K.S.A. § 25-205

Michigan

Aug. 2

Open: N/A

Close: April 19, at 4 p.m. (no later than 4 p.m. of the 15th Tuesday before the August primary)

Mich. Comp. Laws Serv. § 168.551

Missouri

Aug. 2

Open: Feb. 22, at 8 a.m.

Close: March 29, at 5 p.m.

R.S. Mo §§ 115.349.2, 115.349.1

Aug. 2

Open: May 16

Close: May 20 (during regular business hours beginning the Monday two weeks before Memorial Day and ending the following Friday in the year in which the office is scheduled to be voted upon)

RCW 29A.24.050

Arizona

Aug. 2

Open: Jan. 1 (Citizens Clean Elections CCEC participating candidates); March 7, 2022 (traditionally funded candidates)

Close: April 4, by 5 p.m.

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 16-311

Tennessee

Aug. 2

Open: N/A

Close: April 7, by noon (noon, prevailing time, on the first Thursday in April)

Tenn. Code § 2-5-101

Minnesota

Aug. 9

Open: May 17 (not more than 84 days before the state primary)

Close: May 31 (not less than 70 days before the state primary)

Minn. Stat. § 204B.09

Wisconsin

Aug. 9

Open: April 15 (no sooner than April 15 preceding the general election)

Close: June 1, by 5 p.m. (no later than 5 p.m. on June 1 preceding the partisan primary)

Wis. Stat. § 8.15

Connecticut

Aug. 9

Open: N/A

Close: June 7 (not later than 4 p.m. on the 63rd day preceding the day of the primary)

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 9-400

Vermont

Aug. 9

Open: April 25 (not earlier than the fourth Monday in April preceding the primary election)

Close: May 26 (not later than 5 p.m. on the fourth Thursday after the first Monday in May preceding the primary election)

Vt. Stat. tit. 17, § 2356

Aug. 13

Open: Feb. 1

Close: June 7

HRS §12-6, HRS §12-2.5

Alaska

Aug. 16

Open:N/A

Close: June 1 by 5 p.m.

Alaska Stat. § 15.25.040

Wyoming

Aug. 16

Open: May 12 (not more than 96 days preceding the primary election)

Close: May 27 (not later than 81 days preceding the primary election)

Wyo. Stat. § 22-5-209

Florida

Aug. 23

Open: June 13, at noon (noon of the 71st day prior to the primary election)

Close: June 17, by noon (not later than noon of the 67th day prior to the date of the primary election)

Fla. Stat. § 99.061

Delaware

Sept. 13

Open: N/A

Close: July 12 (on or before noon)

15 Del. C. § 3101

New Hampshire

Sept. 13

Open: June 1

Close: June 10 (between the first Wednesday in June and the Friday of the following week)

RSA § 655:14

Rhode Island

Sept. 13

Open: N/A

Close: last consecutive Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in June (June 27, 28, and 29, 2022)

§ 17-14-1

Massachusetts

Sept. 20

Open: Feb. __, 2022 (no later than 15 weeks prior to the first filing deadline with the secretary of the commonwealth)

Close: May 31 (on or before the last Tuesday in May of the year in which a state election is to be held)

ALM GL ch. 53, § 10

Louisiana

Nov. 8 | Dec. 10

Open: N/A

Close: July 22, 4:30 p.m. on the Friday after the opening of the qualifying period for candidates in the primary election or, if that Friday is a legal holiday, at 4:30 p.m. on the next day which is not a legal holiday

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