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Important 2022 Election Dates

November 2021

13 – First day to file for partisan nomination for 2022 general election

December 2021

8 – Last day a vacancy creating an unexpired term can be on the primary ballot
13 – Last day to file for partisan nomination for the 2022 general election (see December 20 for exception)
14 – Deadline for candidate’s name to be removed from primary ballot
20 – Extended deadline to file for partisan nomination for certain vacated offices
21 – Deadline for major parties to certify primary candidates
23 – Deadline for county chair to conduct drawings for primary ballot order

January

2 – Deadline for parties without ballot access to register with Secretary of State
18 – January semiannual reports due for state candidates and officeholders
19 – First day to file for May 7 general election ballot
31 – First day to register to vote for March 1 primary | 30-day-out campaign finance reports due for state candidates facing primary opposition | Year-end campaign finance reports due for federal candidates and officeholders

February

14 – Early voting begins | Personal financial statements due for state candidates and officeholders
18 – Deadline to request an absentee ballot for March 1 primary | Last day to file for May 7 ballot | Pre-primary campaign finance reports due for federal candidates on primary ballot
22 – Last day to file declaration of write-in candidacy for May 7 ballot | 8-day-out campaign finance reports due for state candidates facing primary opposition
25 – Early voting ends

March

1 – Primary Election Day
2 – First day independent candidates for offices not involved in runoffs may begin collecting signatures
8 – Minor party precinct conventions
10 – Deadline for county chair to canvass election results
12 – Minor party county conventions
16 – Deadline for runoff candidates to withdraw from ballot
19 – Minor party district conventions

April

7 – Last day to register to vote for May 7 general election
8-10 – Libertarian Party state convention in Irving
15 – April quarterly campaign finance reports due for federal candidates and officeholders
25 – Last day to register to vote for May 24 runoff election | Early voting begins for May 7 general election

May

3 – Early voting ends for May 7 general election
7 – General Election Day
13 – Deadline to request an absentee ballot | Pre-runoff campaign finance reports due for federal candidates in runoffs
16 – Early voting begins | Runoff campaign finance reports due for state candidates in runoffs
20 – Early voting ends
23 – Deadline for new parties to submit petitions
24 – Runoff Election Day
25 – First day independent candidates for offices involved in runoffs may begin collecting signatures

June

2 – Deadline for county chair to canvass election results
11 – State party chair canvasses runoff elections
23 – Deadline for independent candidates to file applications/petitions

July

15 – July semiannual campaign finance reports are due for state candidates and officeholders | July quarterly campaign finance reports are due for federal officials and candidates
23 – First day write-in candidates may file declarations of candidacy

August

22 – Deadline for write-in candidates to file declarations of candidacy
26 – Deadline to withdraw or be declared ineligible for general election and have name removed from ballot

September

October

10 – Last day to register to vote for general election
11 – 30-day-out campaign finance reports due for state candidates facing general election opposition
15 – October quarterly campaign finance reports are due for federal officials and candidates
24 – Early voting begins
27 – Pre-general election campaign finance reports due for federal candidates on general election ballot
28 – Deadline to request an absentee ballot
31 – 8-day-out campaign finance reports due for state candidates facing general election opposition

November

4 – Early voting ends
8 – General Election Day

December

8 – Post-general election campaign finance reports due for federal candidates on general election ballot

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