Happy New Year, everyone!
Regardless of political leanings, we all agree that things are going to heat up this election year. It's starting early too.
I don't know the filing deadlines offhand for February and May elections. I believe the deadline is in the first week of February for the May elections (School board), but don't take my word for it.
Important Dates to Remember:
January 2 - New Mayors sworn in. Virg Bernero and Clarence Phillips are leaving the Michigan Legislature. Both of them are democrats bringing the vacancy number to 3. Granholm can call special elections to replace those seats or wait until August and November. We'll be following this very closely.
January 31 - Annual campaign finance reports are due for candidates, parties, and ballot question committees.
February 7 - Filing deadline for School Board races.
February 17 - Pre-election campaign statement due (If there's a February election).
February 28 - Possible Election Day
March 27 - Filing Deadline for most judicial incumbents running for re-election.
March 30 - Post-election campaign statement due (If there's a February Election)
April 21 - Pre-election campaign statement due (If there's a May Election)
April 25 - Triannual campaign statements due for PAC's
May 2 - Possible Election Day. In Livingston County, most school elections are in May.
May 2 - Filing deadline for most judicial candidates in August Primary.
May 16 - Filing deadline for precinct delegate and partisan candidates in August Primary. May 19 is withdraw deadline.
May 16 - Petitions for County and Local ballot questions for August Primary due. (Unless earlier local law)
May 31 - Petitions due for statewide ballot initiatives on November ballot.
June 1 - Post-election campaign statement due (If there's a May election)
July 10 - Petitions for State Constitution Amendments on November ballot due.
July 5 - Filing deadling for Supreme Court incumbents running for re-election.
July 10 - Last day to register to vote in the primary election.
July 20 - Filing Deadline for candidates without party affiliation in November General Election. July 24 - withdraw deadline.
July 25 - Triannual campaign statements due for PAC's
August 4 - Write-in Candidates file Declaration of Intent forms for August Primary
August 8 - Primary Election - In most Michigan municipalities, the primary election IS the real election due to one party domination. In Livingston County, most races are decided here outside of Putnam and Unadilla townships.
August 15 - Petitions for County and Local questions for November General Election due. (Unless earlier local law)
September 7 - Post-election campaign statement due
October 10 - Last day to register to vote in the general election.
October 25 - Triannual campaign statements due for PAC's
November 3 - Write-in Candidates file Declaration of Intent forms for November General Election.
November 7 - General Election
December 7 - Post-election campaign statement due