Judge Alters Georgia Election Calendar

I can’t really add much to the press release (coffee hasn’t kicked in yet) so here is the release from Secretary Kemp.

 

Federal Judge Steve C. Jones Alters Georgia’s 2014 Federal Election Calendar

The Existing State Election Calendar Is Not Changed by the Federal Ruling

 

2014 Federal Election Calendar for the State of Georgia

(as established by Court order, Civil Action No. 1:12-CV-2230 (N.D. Ga 2013)

 

Monday, March 17, 2014 – Friday, March 21, 2014: qualifying period for

candidates seeking federal offices

Saturday, April 19, 2014: deadline to transmit UOCAVA ballots (for the federal primary election)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014: federal primary election

Saturday, June 21, 2014: deadline to transmit UOCAVA ballots (for the federal primary runoff election)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014: federal primary runoff election

Saturday, September 20, 2014: deadline to transmit UOCAVA ballots (for the federal general election)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014: federal general election

Saturday, November 22, 2014: deadline to transmit UOCAVA ballots (for the federal general runoff election)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015: federal general runoff election 

5 comments

  1. Dave Bearse says:

    Longer isn’t better as concerns the interval between primary and general election. It elevates the importance of money. Perhaps it will be impetus to reconsider our 50% plus one standard by lowering the 50% threshold or incorporating runoff into the ballot.

      • Dave Bearse says:

        We’ll all see how the longer interval between the primary and primary runoff works out for the GOP.

        • Harry says:

          I was referring to your speculation about removal of the 50% plus one standard. Much as you would like, that’s not gonna happen.
          The extension of time between primary and runoff election dates allows more time for debate and deliberation, a good thing IMHO.

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