1998 U.S. CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY DATES
AND CANDIDATE FILING DEADLINES
FOR BALLOT ACCESS

(Data as of 8/12/98) Note: Dates subject to change / S indicates Senate election General Election Date 11/3/98

STATE          PRIMARY    RUNOFF   FILING DEADLINE   THIRD/MINOR (1)   INDEPENDENT (2)   
                DATE       DATE     FOR PRIMARY       PARTY FILING      FILING           
                                    BALLOT ACCESS     DEADLINE FOR      DEADLINE         
                                                      FOR GENERAL       FOR GENERAL      
                                                      ELECTION          ELECTION         

Alabama         S 6/2      6/30        4/3               7/6               7/6             
Alaska          S 8/25                 6/1               6/1               6/1             
American Samoa    11/3     11/17       9/1               9/1               9/1             
Arizona         S 9/8                  6/25              6/25              6/25            
Arkansas        S 5/19     6/9         3/31              8/3               5/1             
California      S 6/2                  3/6               3/6               8/7             
Colorado        S 8/11                 6/8               7/14              7/14            
Connecticut     S 9/15 (3)             8/12              8/12 Third        8/12            
                                                         9/9  Minor                        
Delaware          9/12                 7/31              9/1               9/1             
D.C.              9/15                 7/8               8/26              8/26            
Florida         S 9/1      10/1        5/8 Noon          7/13              7/17            
Georgia         S 7/21     8/11        5/1               7/14 Noon         7/14 Noon       
Guam              9/5                  7/7               n/a               7/7             
Hawaii          S 9/19                 7/21              7/21              7/21            
Idaho           S 5/26                 4/3               4/3               4/3             
Illinois        S 3/17                 12/15/97          8/3               12/15/97        
Indiana         S 5/5 (4)              2/20 Noon         8/3 Noon          8/3 Noon        
Iowa            S 6/2                  3/13              8/14              8/14            
Kansas          S 8/4 (5)              6/10 Noon         6/10 Noon         8/3 Noon        
Kentucky        S 5/26 (6)             1/27              8/11              8/11            
Louisiana       S 11/3     12/5        8/21              8/21              8/21            
Maine             6/9                  3/15 5pm          n/a               6/1 5pm         
Maryland        S 9/15                 7/6 9pm           8/3 5pm           8/3 5pm         
Massachusetts     9/15                 6/2               8/25              8/25            
Michigan          8/4 (7)              5/12 4pm          8/4               7/16 4pm        
Minnesota         9/15                 7/21              7/21              7/21            
Mississippi       6/2      6/23        3/1               3/1               3/1             
Missouri        S 8/4                  3/31 5pm          7/27 5pm          7/27 5pm        
Montana           6/2                  3/19              3/19 Third        6/1             
                                                         6/1  Minor                        
Nebraska          5/12                 2/15 Incumbents   9/1               9/1             
                                       3/1  All Others                                     
Nevada          S 9/1 (8)              5/18              6/26              8/17 5pm        
New Hampshire   S 9/8                  6/12              9/2               9/2             
New Jersey        6/2                  4/9               n/a               4/9             
New Mexico        6/2                  3/25              7/14 Minor        7/14            
New York        S 9/15                 7/16              7/16              8/18            
North Carolina  S 5/5      6/2         2/2               n/a               6/26            
North Carolina    9/15 (U.S. House)    7/20              n/a               6/26            
North Dakota    S 6/9                  4/10              4/10              9/4             
Ohio            S 5/5                  2/19              n/a               5/4             
Oklahoma        S 8/25     9/15        7/8 5pm           n/a               7/8 5pm         
Oregon          S 5/19                 3/10              8/25              8/25            
Pennsylvania    S 5/19                 3/10              8/3               8/3             
Puerto Rico       n/a (9)              n/a               n/a               n/a             
Rhode Island      9/15                 6/24              n/a               6/24            
South Carolina  S 6/9 (10) 6/23        3/30 Noon         n/a               8/1             
South Dakota    S 6/2      6/16        4/7               n/a               8/4             
Tennessee         8/6                  5/21 Noon         n/a               5/21            
Texas             3/10 (11) 4/14       1/2               5/26              5/14            
Utah            S 6/23 (12)            3/17              3/17              3/17            
Vermont         S 9/8                  7/20              9/17              9/17            
Virginia          6/9 (13)             4/10              6/9               6/9             
Virgin Islands    9/12                 8/11              8/11              8/11            
Washington      S 9/15                 7/31              7/10              7/10            
West Virginia     5/12 (14)            2/7               5/11              5/11            
Wisconsin       S 9/8                  7/14              7/14              7/14            
Wyoming           8/18                 6/5               8/17              8/25            


NOTES:

1 The column Third/Minor Party Filing Deadline shows the date for the filing of petitions by third/minor party candidates in applicable states. This is a general reference date for use by the public and voters. Candidates and others seeking specific information should contact the states for other deadlines that may need to be met. For example, the petitions may have to be checked by officials prior to this date. A declaration of candidacy may be due before the petitions are due. New parties may have different deadlines.
2 The column Independent Filing Deadline shows the date for the filing of petitions by independent candidates. This is a general reference date for use by the public and voters. Candidates and others seeking specific information should contact the states for other deadlines that may need to be met. For example, the petitions may have to be checked by officials prior to this date. A declaration of candidacy may be due before the petitions are due.
3 Nominating conventions are held by the state parties prior to the primary. Democratic conventions: U.S. Senate, July 17, 1998; U.S. House conventions, July 13, 1998. Republican conventions: U.S. Senate, July 24, 1998; U.S. House Districts 2, 4 and 6, July 18, 1998; U.S. House Districts 1, 3 and 5, July 20, 1998.
4 The Libertarian party convention date is April 18, 1998.
5 The Libertarian party convention date is May 9, 1998. The Reform party convention date is June 6, 1998.
6 The Reform party convention date is July 11, 1998.
7 The Libertarian party convention date is April 5, 1998.
8 The Independent American party convention date is May 9, 1998.
9 The election for Resident Commissioner to the U.S. House of Representatives in Puerto Rico is held every four years, coinciding with the Presidential election.
10 The Reform party convention date is April 18, 1998. The convention date for Natural Law party is April 27, 1998, and the convention date for the Libertarian and U.S. Taxpayers parties is May 9, 1998.
11 The Libertarian party convention dates are March 14, 1998, for single and partial county districts, and March 21, 1998, for multi-county districts.
12 Nominating conventions are held by the state parties prior to the primary. Democratic convention: May 2, 1998. Republican convention: May 9, 1998. Independent American convention: May 16, 1998. Libertarian convention: May 23, 1998.
13 Political parties may choose to nominate candidates by convention rather than by primary. The Democratic convention date for U.S. House Districts 5, 10 and 11 is May 30, 1998. The Democratic convention date for U.S. House Districts 6 and 9 is June 6, 1998. The Democratic convention date for U.S. House Districts 1 and 7 is June 9, 1998. The Republican convention date for U.S. House District 6 is May 9, 1998. The Republican convention date for U.S. House Districts 5 and 9 is May 23, 1998. All other districts participate in the primary election.
14 The Libertarian party convention date is May 9, 1998.

State Survey Conducted By:
Eileen Canavan, Public Disclosure Division
Federal Election Commission
202/694-1120 or 800/424-9530 (extension 3)


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