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2022 Election Calendar 

  • May 24, 2021 – Candidates intending to participate in the 2022 primary election may begin soliciting and accepting contributions. 
  • January 28, 2022 – Candidates seeking nomination by a party primary must file a declaration of candidacy with state party chairman
  •  May 24, 2022 – Primary Election
  • June 21, 2022 – Primary Runoff Election (if necessary)
  • November 8, 2022 – 2022 General Election 

To view the statewide administrative calendar, click here.

QUALIFYING DATES

All candidates qualifying with major political parities should be advised that the last day for any candidate to qualify with their respective parties regarding this election will be Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 5:00pm. The two major political parties shall certify their qualified candidates to the Secretary of State as soon as possible after the qualification deadline but by no later than 12:00pm on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. 

All independent candidates and any minor parties seeking ballot access are advised that the deadline for filing the appropriate notification, petitions, or supporting paperwork with the Secretary of State shall be Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 5:00pm. 

§ 17-9-3 (3): Each candidate who has been requested to be an independent candidate for a specified office by written petition signed by electors qualified to vote in the election to fill the office when the petition has been filed with the judge of probate, in the case of a county office and with the Secretary of State in all other cases, on or before 5:00 P.M. on the date of the first primary election as provided for in Section 17-13-3.  The number of qualified electors signing the petition shall equal or exceed three percent of the qualified electors who cast ballots for the office of Governor in the last general election for the state, county, district, or other political subdivision in which the candidate seeks to qualify.