Important Dates for the 2018 Election Cycle

 

County Primaries                                                                    May 1, 2018

State Primary & County General Election                             August 2, 2018

State and Federal General Election                                        November 6, 2018

 

Offices subject to May Primary and August County General Elections

(Depending on action by the Rhea County Republican and Democratic Parties, candidates for the following offices would be subject to the dates set out here: Trustee, Sheriff, Circuit Court Clerk, Register of Deeds)

 

First day to pick up a petition            November 17, 2017

Qualifying deadline                            NOON, Thursday, February 15, 2018

Withdrawal deadline                          NOON, Thursday, February 22, 2018

Last day to register to vote                 April 2, 2018

Early Voting begins                            April 11, 2018

Early Voting ends                               April 26, 2018

 

Offices subject to the County General Election but NOT to the May Primary

(County Executive, County Commission, School Board, odd-numbered districts)

 

First day to pick up a petition            January 5, 2018

Qualifying deadline                            NOON, Thursday, April 5, 2018

Withdrawal deadline                          NOON, Thursday, April 12, 2018

Last day to register to vote                 July 3, 2018

Early Voting begins                            July 13, 2018

Early voting ends                                July 28, 2018

 

Offices subject to the Federal and State Primary (August) and Federal and State General Elections (November)

(Governor, State Representative, United States Senate, United States House of Representatives)

 

First day to pick up a petition            January 5, 2018

Qualifying deadline                            NOON, Thursday, April 5, 2018

Withdrawal deadline                          NOON, Thursday, April 12, 2018

(August Election)

Last day to register to vote                 July 3, 2018

Early Voting begins                            July 13, 2018

Early voting ends                                July 28, 2018

(November Election)

Last day to register to vote                 October 8, 2018

Early Voting begins                            October 17, 2018

Early Voting ends                               November 1, 2018