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Primary Finance Dates to Remember

November 2015
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1st Earliest date estimate payments will be issued.
5th Recommended date by which county chairs who wish to conduct a joint primary should meet with the county election officer to determine whether to enter into a joint resolution to conduct the primary, and if the determination is in the affirmative, to discuss potential consolidation or combination of election precincts, to determine the estimated number of election judges and clerks, members of the early voting ballot board, and central counting station personnel to be appointed from the parties, and to decide which voting system and ballot formats are to be used. (Sec. 172.126(a)).
5th Even if a joint primary will not be conducted, recommended date by which county chairs should meet with the county election officer to discuss whether a contract for election services should be entered into, the terms of such a contract, potential consolidation or combination of election precincts, the estimated number of election judges and clerks, members of the early voting ballot board, and central counting station personnel that will be needed and how they will be obtained, and which voting system and ballot formats will be used. (Secs. 31.092, 31.094 & 172.1113, as created by House Bill 1996, 2013 Legislative Session).
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22nd Deadline for county and state chairs to electronically submit candidate information and status for posting on the Secretary of State’s website.
22nd Recommended deadline for each state chair to certify to Secretary of State for placement on the general primary election ballot the name of each candidate who files with the chair an application that complies with Section 172.021(b). (Sec. 172.028(a)).
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1st Primary Election

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April 2016
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13th New County Chair Term Begins

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1st Primary Account Must Be Reconciled and Finalized (Surplus Funds Must be Returned to SOS)