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Elections

Voting is one of the most important rights and responsibilities that U.S. citizens have.

Voting gives you a chance to choose leaders and representatives who will do things that are important to you.

How to make a difference in the election process:

  • Play a role in choosing our leaders and changing our laws by voting.
  • Learn about the candidates and issues before you vote in any election.
  • Know what’s going on in your country and community.
  • Contact public officials about issues that are important to you.
  • Respect your right to vote! Many people in the world don’t have the right to vote.

Election results

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Where do I vote?

You can find out where your polling location is here. 

What is a primary election?

A primary election determines which candidates will be on the ballot in the November general election.

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What is a presidential primary?

In 2016, legislation was passed establishing a presidential nomination primary.

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Look up information by your address

You can find a variety of information by entering your address. You can find out:

  • Property and local amenity information
  • Comprehensive list of your elected officials
  • City service information and employee contacts for your neighborhood

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Important dates for the 2020 election

Date Details
January 17 Absentee voting begins for presidential nomination primary
February 11 Pre-registration ends at 5 p.m. for presidential nomination primary
February 11 Possible special election date – no elections currently scheduled
February 25 Precinct caucuses
February 29 Extended hours for absentee voting 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
March 2 Absentee voting for presidential nomination primary election closes at 5 p.m.
March 3 Presidential nomination primary day, polls open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
April 14 Possible special election date – no elections currently scheduled
May 12 Possible special election date – no elections currently scheduled
May 19 Early candidate filing period opens for offices with a potential primary
June 2 Early candidate filing period closes at 5 p.m. for offices with a potential primary
June 4 Candidate withdrawal deadline at 5 p.m. for offices with a potential primary
June 26 Absentee voting begins for primary election
July 21 Pre-registration ends at 5 p.m. for primary election
July 28 Late candidate filling period opens
August 8 Extended hours for absentee voting 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
August 10 In-person absentee voting for primary election closes at 5 p.m.
August 11 Primary election day, polls open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
August 11 Late candidate filling period closes at 5 p.m.
August 13 Candidate withdrawal deadline at 5 p.m. for late filing period
September 18 Absentee voting begins for general election
October 13 Pre-registration ends at 5 p.m. for general election
October 31 Extended hours for absentee voting 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
November 2 In-person absentee voting for general election closes at 5 p.m.
November 3 General election day, polls open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.