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General Information

2012 Election Dates

Declare nominees

When Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Description Declare nominees, if no primary election is necessary, as soon as practical after filing period closes [NCGS 163-110]

 

Primary Absentee ballots

When Monday, Mar 19, 2012

Description Absentee ballots ready for Primary [NCGS 163-227.3]

 

Party affiliation change deadline

When Friday, Apr 13, 2012

Description Last day for voters to change party affiliation before the May 8 Primary Election [NCGS 163-82.17]

 

Voter Registration Deadline

When Friday, Apr 13, 2012

Description Voter registration deadline for May 4 Primary Election. Forms must be postmarked or delivered in person by today [NCGS 163-82.6(c)] *Individuals who miss the registration deadline may register in person and then vote at one-stop voting sites in the person’s county of residence during the one-stop absentee voting period (April 19-May 5). In order to register during a one-stop period, the applicant must show acceptable proof of name and residence in the county.

Deadline for submitting originals of faxed voter reg. forms

When Wednesday, Apr 18, 2010

Description Deadline for submitting originals of faxed voter registration forms (submitted before April 13th deadline) in order to vote in May 8 Primary Election [NCGS 163-82.6(c)]

 

One-stop begins

When Thursday, Apr 19, 2012

Description One-stop absentee voting begins for Primary (NCGS 163-227.2(b)); modified full-time county board offices shall remain open five days each week [NCGS 163-227.2(f)]

 

Absentee ballot requests due

When Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Description Last day to request absentee ballots in writing (exceptions due to sickness or disability)[NCG​S 163-230.1(a)]

 

One-stop voting ends

When Saturday, May 5, 2012

Description One-stop voting ends [NCGS 163-227.2(b)]

   

Voted Absentee ballots due

When Mon, May 7, 2012, 5pm – 5pm

Description Absentee ballots must be received in CBE office by 5:00 p.m. [NCGS 163-231(b)] If mailed, returned absentee ballots will still be timely if postmarked on or before Election Day, and received no later than 5:00 pm on May 11, 2012.

 

Absentee ballot requests due to Illness due

When Mon, May 7, 2012, 5pm

Description Deadline to request absentee ballots for sickness/disabi​lity is 5:00 p.m. [NCGS 163-230.1(a1)]

 

2012 Primary Election
When
Tue, May 8, 2012, 6:30am – 7:30pm
Description Primary Day [NCGS 163-1(b)]

CBE Canvass

When Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Description Canvass Day for county boards of elections [NCGS 163-182.5(b)]

   

 

**2012 2nd Primary Election **

If a second primary is necessary, then the 2nd Primary Election Day will be June 26, 2012 (if there is no second primary needed for a US House of Representatives contest) or July 17, 2012 (if there is a second primary needed for US House of Representatives contest.)

Description Second Primary Day [NCGS 163-111(e)]

June 26, 2012

2nd Primary

July 17, 2012

2nd Primary

One-Stop Voting Begins

When Thursday, Jun 7, 2012

Description One-stop absentee voting begins for the Second Primary Election, if needed (NCGS 163-227.2(b)); modified full-time county board offices shall remain open five days each week [NCGS 163-227.2(f)]

 

One-Stop Voting Begins

When Thursday, Jun 28, 2012

Description One-stop absentee voting begins for the Second Primary Election, if needed (NCGS 163-227.2(b)); modified full-time county board offices shall remain open five days each week [NCGS 163-227.2(f)]

 

Absentee Ballot Requests Due

When Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012

Description Last day to request absentee ballots in writing (exceptions due to sickness or disability)[NCG​S 163-230.1(a)]

 

Absentee Ballot Requests Due

When Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012

Description Last day to request absentee ballots in writing (exceptions due to sickness or disability)[NCG​S 163-230.1(a)]

 

Voted Absentee ballots due

When Mon, June 25, 2012, 5pm

Description Absentee ballots must be received in CBE office by 5:00 p.m. [NCGS 163-231(b)] If mailed, returned absentee ballots will still be timely if postmarked on or before Election Day, and received no later than 5:00 pm on June 29, 2012.

 

Voted Absentee ballots due

When Mon, July 16, 2012, 5pm

Description Absentee ballots must be received in CBE office by 5:00 p.m. [NCGS 163-231(b)] If mailed, returned absentee ballots will still be timely if postmarked on or before Election Day, and received no later than 5:00 pm on July 20, 2012.

 

One-Stop Voting Ends (2nd Primary)

When Saturday, Jun 23, 2012

Description One-stop voting ends [NCGS 163-227.2(b)]

 

One-Stop Voting Ends

When Saturday, Jul 14, 2012

Description One-stop voting ends [NCGS 163-227.2(b)]

 

   

Unaffiliated candidate petition deadline

When Fri, June 29, 2012, 12pm

Description Last day to file a petition to become an unaffiliated candidate on the November 6 General Election ballot [NCGS 163-122]

 

Write-in candidate declarations & petitions due

When Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012

Description Deadline for write-in candidates to file declarations of intent and petitions [NCGS 163-123]

 

Absentee Ballots Ready

When Friday, Sep 7, 2012

Description Absentee ballots ready for General Election.

 

Voter registration deadline

When Fri, October 12, 2012, 5pm

Description Voter registration deadline for November 6 General Election. Forms must be postmarked or delivered in person by 5:00 pm today [NCGS 163-82.6(c)]
*
Individuals who miss the registration deadline may register in person and then vote at one-stop voting sites in the person’s county of residence during the one-stop absentee voting period (October 18-November 3). In order to register during a one-stop period, the applicant must show acceptable proof of name and residence in the county.

One-stop begins

When Thursday, Oct 18, 2012

Description One-stop absentee voting begins for General Election [NCGS 163-227.2(b)]; modified full-time county board offices remain open five days each week [NCGS 163-227.2(f)]

 

Absentee ballot requests due

When Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012

Description Last day to request absentee ballots in writing (exceptions due to sickness or disability)[NCG​S 163-230.1(a)]

 

One-stop ends

When Saturday, Nov 3, 2012

Description One-stop absentee voting ends [NCGS 163-227.2(b)]

 

Absentee ballot requests due to Illness due

When Mon, November 5, 2012, 5pm

Description Deadline to request absentee ballots for sickness/disabi​lity is 5:00 pm[NCGS 163-230.1(a1)]

 

Voted Absentee ballots due

When Mon, November 5, 2012, 5pm – 5pm

Description Absentee ballots must be received in CBE office by 5:00 p.m. [NCGS 163-231(b)] If mailed, returned absentee ballots will still be timely if postmarked on or before Election Day, and received no later than 5:00 pm on November 9, 2012.

 

2012 General Election

When Tue, November 6, 2012, 6:30am – 7:30pm

Description General Election Day [NCGS 163-1(c)]

CBE canvass

When Friday, Nov 16, 2012

Description Canvass Day for county boards of elections [NCGS 163-182.5(b)]

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