St. Lawrence County Board of Elections now accepting ballot petitions
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 8:50 am

Updated Nov. 2 to correct hours polls are open on voting day

The county Board of Elections is taking ballot petitions for November's election.

• Party designating position schedule:

May 29 - First day for circulating and signing designating petitions

July 7 to 10 - Dates for filing designating petitions.

July 14 - Last day to file authorization of the designation of a candidate who is not an enrolled member of the party for which the designation is being made. This is also the last day to file certificate of acceptance or declination of designation. Acceptance required only if candidate is not an enrolled member of the party.

• Independent nominating petition schedule:

July 8 - First day to sign independent petitions

Aug. 12 to 19 - Dates for filing independent petitions

Aug. 22 - Last day to file acceptance or declination of independent nomination. Acceptance is required by all candidates in order for petition to be valid.

• Schedule for certificates of nomination from a caucus:

May 29 - First day a town caucus can be held

Sept. 16 - Certificate of nomination filing deadline

Sept. 19 - Last day to accept or decline a caucus nomination. Is only required if candidate is not an enrolled member of the nominating party.

• The voter registration and absentee ballot schedule is as follows:

Aug. 15 - Last day for applications for registration and enrollment for the primary election to be postmarked.

Aug. 20 - Last day for change of address to reach the Board of Elections to be effective for the primary election.

Sept. 2 - Last day to apply by mail for absentee ballot for the primary election.

Sept. 8 - Last day to deliver absentee ballot application or apply in person for an absentee ballot for the primary election.

Sept. 9 - Absentee ballots for the primary election must reach the Board of Elections by the close of the polls on primary day. The exception is ballots postmarked by the postal service not later than the day before election may be received until the seven days after election (September 16).

Sept. 9 - Primary election day. Polls open 12 noon until 9 p.m.

Oct. 10 - Applications for registration for the general election by mail must be postmarked not later than this day.

Oct. 15 - Last day for change of Address to reach the Board of Elections to be effective for the general election.

Oct. 25 - Board of Elections office will be open 9 a.m. to noon to issue absentee ballots.

Oct. 28 - Last day to apply by mail for absentee ballot for general election.

Oct. 28 and 30 - Board of Elections office will remain open until 7 p.m. to issue absentee ballots.

Nov. 1 - Board of Elections office will be open 9 a.m. to noon to issue absentee ballots.

Nov. 3 - Last day to deliver absentee ballot application or apply in person for an absentee ballot for the general election.

Nov. 4 - Absentee ballots must reach the Board of Elections by the close of the polls on Election Day. The exception is ballots postmarked by the postal service not later than the day before election, may be received until seven days after the election.

Nov. 4 - General election day, polls open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.