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2000 presidential primary dates and candidate filing deadlines for ballot access

(Data as of 6/23/2000)

General election date: 11/7/2000

STATE

PRIMARY DATE

CAUCUS DATE

FILING DEADLINE FOR PRIMARY BALLOT ACCESS

INDEPENDENT FILING 1 DEADLINE FOR GENERAL ELECTION

Alabama

6/6

4/7 8/31 Independent
7/3 Third/Minor
Alaska

5/19 (R)
5/20 (D)
(Conventions)

n/a 8/9
American Samoa

2/26 (R)
3/7 (D)

n/a *2
Arizona

2/22
3/11 (D)

1/13
1/10 (D)
6/14 Independent/Third
Arkansas

5/23

4/4 8/7 Political Groups
California

3/7

12/23/99 Democrats
12/24/99 Others
8/11
Colorado

3/10

1/3 7/10 3pm
Connecticut

3/7

1/21 1/21
Delaware

2/5
2/8 (R)

12/17/99 9/1
D.C.

5/2

3/3 5pm 8/15 5pm
Florida

3/14

1/4 7/15
Georgia

3/7

n/a 7/11
Guam

2/26 (R)
3/18 (D)

n/a *2
Hawaii

3/7 (D)
5/19 (R)

n/a 9/8
Idaho

5/23

4/24 8/24
Illinois

3/21

1/19 6/26
Indiana

5/2

2/8 Noon 9/1 Noon
Iowa

1/24

n/a 8/18
Kansas

4/22 (D)
5/25 (R)

n/a 7/31 Noon
Kentucky

5/23

1/25 4pm 8/8 4pm
Louisiana

3/14

1/28 8/4
Maine

3/7

12/1/99 8/15
Maryland

3/7

12/27/99 Republicans
1/10/99 Democrats
8/7
Massachusetts

3/7

12/23/99 Noon 8/1 5pm
Michigan

2/22

3/11 (D)

12/10/99 7/20 4pm
Minnesota

3/7

n/a 9/12
Mississippi

3/14

1/14 9/8
Missouri

3/7

12/21/99 7/31
Montana

6/6

3/23 8/9
Nebraska

5/9

3/9 9/1
Nevada

5/19-21 (D)
5/25 (R)
(Conventions)

n/a 5/15 Third/Minor
7/7 Independent
New Hampshire

2/1

11/19/99 9/6
New Jersey

6/6

4/13 7/31
New Mexico

6/6

3/15 7/11 Minor
9/12 Independent
New York

3/7

1/6 8/22 Independent
7/13 Third/Minor
North Carolina

5/2

2/1 6/30 Independent
North Dakota

2/29 (R)
3/7 (D)

n/a 9/8 4pm
Ohio

3/7

1/7 8/24 Independent/Minor
Oklahoma

3/14

1/12 7/15
Oregon

5/16

3/7 8/29 Independent/Minor
Pennsylvania

4/4

1/25 8/1
Puerto Rico

2/27 (R)

4/2 (D)

1/8 Republicans *2
Rhode Island

3/7

11/30/99 6/28
South Carolina

2/19 (R)

3/9 (D)

12/13 Republicans 7/15 Noon
South Dakota

6/6

4/4 6/20 Independent
Tennessee

3/14

1/4 8/17
Texas

3/14

1/3 5/8 Independent
5/30 Third
Utah

3/10

1/17 8/30 Independent
2/15 Third/Minor
Vermont

3/7

1/17 5pm 9/21
Virginia

2/29 (R)

6/3 (D)
(Convention)

12/17/99 5pm 8/25 Noon
Virgin Islands

2/26 (R)
4/1 (D)

n/a *2
Washington

2/29

1/21 7/1
West Virginia

5/9

1/29 8/1 Independent/Minor
Wisconsin

4/4

2/15 9/5
Wyoming

3/10 (R)
3/25 (D)

n/a 8/28 Independent
8/21 Third/Minor

1. The column Independent Filing Deadline shows the date for the filing petitions by independent or third/minor party candidates. This is a general reference date for use by the public and voters. Candidates and others seeking specific information should contact the states for other deadlines that may need to be met. For example, the petitions may have to be checked by officials prior to this date. A declaration of candidacy may be due before the petitions are due. New parties may have different deadlines.

2. Presidential general elections are not held in American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

State survey conducted by: Eileen Canavan, Public Disclosure Division, Federal Election Commission, 800/424-9530 (press 3) or 202/694-1120.

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