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2018 Elections and Voter Registration Calendar


Elections and Voter Registration Calendar

2018 Election Event Dates:

Elections

Voter Registration 

Deadline 

Election Date             

Special Election Date                                    

February 19, 2018             

March 20, 2018    

Special Election Runoff Date

February 19, 2018

April 17, 2018

General Primary Election, Nonpartisan
General Election, and Special Election Date     
April 23, 2018May 22, 2018

General Primary Election, Nonpartisan
General Election, and Special 
Election Runoff Date

April 23, 2018

July 24, 2018

General Election/Special Election Date

October 9, 2018

November 6, 2018

General Election/Special Election 
Runoff Date

October 9, 2018

December 4, 2018

General Election Runoff Date for 
Federal Races                                                                

October 9, 2018  

January 8, 2019         

2018 Key Dates:

January 1, 2018            

Earliest day to file and publish a notice of intention to be a write-in candidate in the General Election. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-133(a)

January 11, 2018

Earliest day to circulate nomination petition for General Election for Independent/Political Body Candidates O.C.G.A § 21-2-170(e)

February 1, 2018

Last day to fix and publish qualifying fees for offices to be filled during the 2018 Election Cycle. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-131(a)(1)(A)

February 19, 2018

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 26, 2018

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, 2018

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

March 5, 2018

9:00 AM

Earliest day to qualify for Primary/Nonpartisan and Independent/Political Body Candidates for November General Election. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-153(c)(1)(A)

March 9, 2018

12:00 Noon

Last day to qualify for Primary/Nonpartisan and Independent/Political Body Candidates for November General Election. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-153(c)(1)(A)

March 16, 2018

Last day to file affidavit stating the notice of intention to be a Non-Partisan Write-In Candidate. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-133(a)

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

March 21, 2018

Last day to file affidavit stating the notice of intention to be a Non-Partisan Write-In Candidate has been published in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 21-2-133(b)

April 3, 2018 

Earliest day for a registrar to mail an absentee ballot for the General Primary/Non-Partisan/Special Election O.C.G.A § 21-2-384(a)(2)

April 23, 2018

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

April 30, 2018

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

May 10, 2018Earliest day to apply for an absentee ballot for November General Election O.C.G.A § 21-2-381(a)(1)(A)

May 12, 2018

Mandatory Saturday Voting for the General Primary/Non-Partisan/Special Election O.C.G.A § 21-2-385(d)

May 18, 2018

Last day for a registrar to issue absentee ballots for the General Primary/Nonpartisan/ Special Election O.C.G.A § 21-2-384(a)(2)

August 21-25, 2017

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

July 2, 2018

Advanced (Absentee In-Person) Voting begins for the General Primary/Non-Partisan/Special Runoff Election. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-385(d)(1)(B)

July 9, 2018

Last day for an Independent or a Political Body Candidate to file their Nomination Petition to have his/her name placed on the General Election Ballot. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-132(e)

July 20, 2018

Last day for a registrar to issue absentee ballots for the General Primary/Nonpartisan/Special Election Runoff. O.C.G.A § 21-2-384(a)(2)

September 4, 2018

Last day to file the notice of intention to be a write-in candidate and have notice published in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 21-2-133(a)

September 10, 2018

Last day to file affidavit stating the notice of intention to be a Write-In Candidate has been published in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 21-2-133(b)

September 18, 2018

Earliest day for a registrar to mail an absentee ballot for the November General/Special Election O.C.G.A § 21-2-384(a)(2)

October 9, 2018

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

October 15, 2018

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

October 27, 2018

Mandatory Saturday Voting for the November General Election O.C.G.A § 21-2-385(d)(1)

November 2, 2018

Last day for a registrar to issue absentee ballots for the November General Election and Runoff Election O.C.G.A § 21-2-384(a)(2)

As soon as possible                                                                          

Absentee ballots shall be mailed out as soon as possible prior to the General Election Runoff for Local and State Offices. O.C.G.A § 21-2-384 (a)

Advanced (In-Person) Voting begins for the General Election Runoff for Local and State Offices. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-385 (d)(1)


*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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