Election Dates for 2016

March 5- Presidential Preference Primary and Municipal Primary

Deadline: Specials - 11/04/2015

Deadline: Propositions
- 11/04/2015

Qualifying Dates
- 12/02/2015 - 12/04/2015

Last Day to Register to Vote
- 02/03/2016

Deadline to Request a Mail Ballot from Registrar
(other than Military and Overseas)
- 03/01/2016

Deadline for Registrar to Receive Voted Mail Ballot
(other than Military and Overseas)
- 03/04/2016

Early Voting Begins - 02/20/2016

Early Voting Ends - 02/27/2016

 

April 9th, 2016- Municipal General

Deadline: Specials - n/a

Deadline: Propositions
- 02/23/2016

Qualifying Dates
- n/a

Last Day to Register to Vote
- 03/09/2016

Deadline to Request a Mail Ballot from Registrar
(other than Military and Overseas)
- 04/05/2016

Deadline for Registrar to Receive Voted Mail Ballot
(other than Military and Overseas)
- 04/08/2016

Early Voting Begins - 03/26/2016

Early Voting Ends - 04/02/2016

 

November 08, 2016 - Open Primary/Presidential/Congressional

Deadline: Specials - 06/22/2016

Deadline: Propositions
- 06/22/2016

Qualifying Dates
- * 07/20/2016 - 07/22/2016

Last Day to Register to Vote
- ** 10/11/2016

Deadline to Request a Mail Ballot from Registrar
(other than Military and Overseas)
- 11/04/2016

Deadline for Registrar to Receive Voted Mail Ballot
(other than Military and Overseas)
- 11/07/2016

Early Voting Begins - 10/25/2016

Early Voting Ends - 11/01/2016

 

December 10, 2016 - Open General/Congressional

Deadline: Specials - n/a

Deadline: Propositions
- 10/25/2016

Qualifying Dates
- n/a

Last Day to Register to Vote
- 11/09/2016

Deadline to Request a Mail Ballot from Registrar
(other than Military and Overseas)
- 12/06/2016

Deadline for Registrar to Receive Voted Mail Ballot
(other than Military and Overseas)
- 12/09/2016

Early Voting Begins - 11/26/2016

Early Voting Ends - 12/03/2016

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

* PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 11/8/2016 QUALIFYING DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Regonized political party candidates are certified for the ballot to SOS by state central committee prior to 4:30 p.m. on 8/16/2016; or by the national chairman of the Party prior to 4:30 p.m. on 8/19/2016.
  • Other presidential candidates - Qualifying period begins 7/19/2016, ends 4:30 p.m. on 8/19/2016.

** Last day advanced due to Columbus Day (national postal holiday) on 10/10/2016.

DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE LEGISLATURE

Revised 7/2015 (See Act 410, 2015 Reg. Session and Act 792, 2014 Reg. Session, now, R.S. 18:1280:21(A) which changed PPP to the first Saturday in March)

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