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2017 Elections and Voter Registration Calendar


Elections and Voter Registration Calendar


2017 Election Event Dates:

Elections

Voter Registration           Deadline

Election Date

Special Election Date to Fill Vacancies & Present Questions

February 21, 2017

March 21, 2017

Special Election Runoff Date

February 21, 2017

April 18, 2017

6th Congressional District Special Election Date

 March 20, 2017 April 18, 2017
State Senate District 32 Special Election Runoff Date

 March 20, 2017  May 16, 2017
6th Congressional District Special Election
Runoff Date
 May 21, 2017  June 20, 2017

Special Election Date to Fill Vacancies

May 22, 2017

June 20, 2017

Special Election Runoff Date

May 22, 2017

July 18, 2017

Special Election Date to Fill Vacancies

August 21, 2017

September 19, 2017

Special Election Runoff Date

August 21, 2017

October 17, 2017

General Election/Special Election Date to Fill Vacancies & Present Questions

October 10, 2017

November 7, 2017

General Election/Special Election Runoff Date                       

October 10, 2017                                            

December 5, 2017                        

2017 Key Dates:

January 6, 2017

Deadline to Mail or Issue Absentee Ballots for Federal Runoff. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-384(a)

January 10, 2017

Date of Federal Runoff Election. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-501(a)(3)

February 1, 2017

Last day to fix and publish qualifying fees for offices to be filled during the 2017 Election Cycle. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-131(a)(1)(A)

February 21, 2017

Last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote in the March Special Election and Runoff Election. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-224(b)(2)

February 27, 2017

First day to mail or issue Absentee Ballots for March Special Election. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-384(a)(2)

Advanced In-Person Voting begins for the March Special Election. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-385(d)(1)

March 17, 2017

Last day to issue or mail absentee ballots for March Special Election. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-384(a)

March 21, 2017

Date of March Special Election. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-540(c)(1)(A)

April 14, 2017

Last day to mail or issue absentee ballots for April Special Election Runoff.  O.C.G.A. § 21-2-384(a)(2)

 May 2, 2017 First day to mail or issue Absentee Ballots for 6th Congressional District Runoff on June 20.  O.C.G.A. § 21-2-384(a)(2)

April 18, 2017

Date of Special Election Runoff for March Special. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-501(a)(6)

 May 21, 2017 Last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote in the 6th Congressional District Runoff on June 20.

May 22, 2017

Last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote in the June Special Election (if needed for state and local vacancies). O.C.G.A. § 21-2-224(b)(2)

May 30, 2017 

First day to mail or issue Absentee Ballots for June Special Election (if needed for state and local vacancies). O.C.G.A. § 21-2-384(a)(2)

Advanced In-Person Voting begins for the June Special Election (if needed for state and local vacancies). O.C.G.A. § 21-2-385(d)(1)

June 16, 2017

Last day to mail or issue absentee ballots for June Special Election (if needed for state and local vacancies) and the 6th Congressional District Runoff on June 20. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-384(a)

June 20, 2017

Date of June Special Election (if needed for state and local vacancies). O.C.G.A. § 21-2-540(c)(1)(A)

June 20, 2017Runoff for 6th Congressional District Special Election 

July 4, 2017

Independence Day Holiday

July 14, 2017

Last day to mail or issue absentee ballots for July Special Election Runoff.  O.C.G.A. § 21-2-384(a)(2)

July 18, 2017

Date of the July Special Election Runoff. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-501(a)(6)

August 21, 2017

Last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote in the September Special Election and Runoff Election. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-224(b)(2)

August 21-25, 2017

Nonpartisan Municipal Election Qualifying Period. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-132(c)(3) & SB 199

August 28, 2017

First day to mail or issue Absentee Ballots for September Special Election.  O.C.G.A. § 21-2-384(a)(2)

Advanced In-Person Voting begins for the September Special Election.  O.C.G.A. § 21-2-385(d)(1)

September 1, 2017

Deadline for Write-In Candidates to file a copy of the Notice of Intention of Write-In Candidacy for November General/Special Election. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-133(a)

September 15, 2017

Last day to mail or issue absentee ballots for September Special Election.  O.C.G.A. § 21-2-384(a)

September 19, 2017

Date of September Special Election. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-540(c)(1)(A)

October 10, 2017

Last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote in the November General/Special Election and Runoff Election. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-224(b)(2)

October 13, 2017

Last day to mail or issue absentee ballots for October Special Election Runoff.  O.C.G.A. § 21-2-384(a)(2)

October 16, 2017

First day to mail or issue Absentee Ballots for November General/Special Election.   O.C.G.A. § 21-2-384(a)(2)

Advanced In-Person Voting begins for the November General/Special Election.  O.C.G.A. § 21-2-385(d)(1)

October 17, 2017

Date of October Special Election Runoff. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-501(a)(6)

November 3, 2017

Last day to mail or issue absentee ballots for November General/Special Election.  O.C.G.A. § 21-2-384(a)

November 7, 2017

Date of November General/Special Election. O.C.G.A. §§ 21-2-9 & 21-2-540(c)(1)(A)

December 1, 2017

Last day to mail or issue absentee ballots for November General/Special Election Runoff. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-384(a)(2)

December 5, 2017                                                       

Date of December Genera/Special Election Runoff. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-501(a)(4)

*O.C.G.A. § 21-2-14.  When the last day for the exercise of any privilege or discharge of any duty prescribed or required by this chapter shall fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the next succeeding business day shall be the last day for the exercise of such privilege or the discharge of such duty.


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