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2018 Calendar

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2018 Election Dates

IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES 2018

February 13 First day to circulate and file nomination petitions before the Primary Election for candidates from major political parties

March 6 Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions before the Primary Election

March 7 First day to circulate nomination papers

March 21 Last day for candidates who have filed nomination petitions to withdraw

March 26 First day to apply for an absentee ballot

April 16 Last day to register, change party, or change name or address before the Primary Election **

May 8 Last day to apply for an absentee ballot

May 11 5 p.m. deadline for county election board to receive absentee ballots

May 15 PRIMARY ELECTION. Polls open 7 a.m.to 8p.m.

May 16 First day to register to vote after Primary Election

August 1 Last day to circulate and file nomination papers for independent candidates

August 8 Last day for independent candidates to withdraw

August 13 Last day for candidates nominated in the Primary Election to withdraw

September 17 First day to apply for an absentee ballot

October 9 Last day to register to vote before the General Election **

October 25 Congressional Candidates Forum at Gracedale, Nazareth. 7:00 P.M.

October 30 Last day to apply for an absentee ballot

November 2, 5 p.m. deadline for county election board to receive absentee ballots

November 6 GENERAL ELECTION.Polls open 7a.m. 8p.m.

November 7 First day to register to vote.

Events and Forums

October 25 Congressional Candidates Forum at Gracedale, Nazareth. 7:00 P.M. Marty Nothstein(R), Susan Wild(D), and Tim Silfies(L) will answer questions.

November 17 Workshop How to Run for Local Office Northampton Community College Kiva Hall 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.