Key Dates

KEY DATES - 2018 ELECTION   Logo for the October 22, 2018 election

Below are milestone dates for Candidates, Third Party Advertisers and residents relating to the 2018 Municipal and School Board Elections.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

  • First day for candidates to file a nomination paper for the office of mayor, regional chair, city council, regional council or school board trustee.
  • First day for an individual or entity to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser.
  • Campaign period begins once a nomination paper or notice of registration is filed.
  • Preliminary expense limit and other legislative documentation provided to candidates and third party advertisers on the day they file.

Friday, July 27, 2018

  • Last day for a candidate to file or withdraw a nomination.
  • Nominations or withdrawal cannot be accepted beyond 2 p.m.

Monday, July 30, 2018

  • Certification of nomination papers to be completed by 4 p.m.
  • Declaration of acclamation provided after 4 p.m.
  • After the certification of the candidates, Proxy appointment forms will be available for electors who can not vote on any of the voting days.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

  • Voters' list available to certified candidates.

  • Revision period begins - Electors may update or add their name to the voters' list.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

  • Final expense limits provided to candidates and third party advertisers.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Last day for an individual or entity to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser.

Monday, October 22, 2018 - ELECTION DAY

  • Voting Day - Polls will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

  • Inaugural Council Meeting of new term of City Council

Monday, December 31, 2018

  • Campaign period ends for candidates and registered third parties.
  • Last day for candidate or registered third parties to file an Extension of campaign period (Form 6).

KEY DATES - 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

  • Last day for Clerk to provide notice of financial filing requirements and penalties.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

  • Last day for candidate or registered third party to apply to Superior Court of Justice to extend the time to file the financial statement.

Friday, March 29, 2019

By 2 p.m.

  • Last day to file financial statement for reporting period December 31, 2018 - applies to all candidates and registered third parties.
  • Last day for candidate or registered third party to notify Clerk of filing extension received from the Superior Court of Justice.

After 2 p.m.

  • 90 day compliance audit period begins
  • Start of 30 day grace period and $500.00 late filing fee.

Monday, April 29, 2019

  • Last day (by 2 p.m.) for candidate or registered third party to file a primary financial statement and pay $500.00 late filing fee.
  • Penalties take affect at 2:01 p.m.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

  • Last day to request a compliance audit on primary financial statement.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

  • Last day for Clerk to provide notice of supplementary filing requirements and penalties.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

  • Last day for candidate or registered third party to apply to Court to extend time to file financial statement.

Friday, September 27, 2019

By 2 p.m.

  • Last day to file financial statement for reporting period ending July 2, 2019.
  • Last day for candidate or registered third party to notify Clerk of filing extension by Court.

After 2 p.m.

  • 90 day compliance audit period begins.
  • Start of 30 day grace period and $500.00 late filing fee.

Monday, October 28, 2019

  • Last day (by 2 p.m.) to file supplementary financial statement and pay late filing fee.
  • Penalties take effect at 2:01 p.m.

Friday, December 27, 2019

  • Last day to request a compliance audit on supplementary financial statement.