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2012 Congressional Primary Dates and Filing Deadlines

Note: Due to redistricting all dates are subject to change

State Primary Filing Deadline
Alabama March 13 (runoff April 24) January 13
Alaska August 28 June 1
Arizona August 28 May 30
Arkansas May 22 (runoff June 12)  March 1
California June 5 March 9
Colorado June 26 April 2
Connecticut August 14 June 12
Delaware September 11 July 10
Florida August 14 June 8
Georgia July 31 (August 21) May 25
Hawaii August 11 June 5
Idaho May 15 March  9
Illinois March 20  December 27, 2011 
Indiana May 8 February 10
Iowa June 5 March 16
Kansas August 7 June 11
Kentucky May 22 January 31
Louisiana November 6 open primary (runoff December 1) August 17
Maine June 12 March 15
Maryland April 3 January 11
Massachusetts September 6 June 5
Michigan August 7 May 15
Minnesota August 14 June 5
Mississippi  March 13 (runoff April 3) January 13
Missouri August 7 March 27
Montana June 5 March 12
Nebraska May 15 February 15 incumbents, March 1 for non-incumbents
Nevada June 12 March 16
New Hampshire September 11 June 15
New Jersey June 5 April 2
New Mexico June 5 February 14
New York June 26 April 16
North Carolina May 8 (runoff June 26) February 29
North Dakota June 12 April 13
Ohio March 6 December 30, 2011
Oklahoma June 26 (runoff August 28) April 13
Oregon May 15 March 6
Pennsylvania April 24 February 14
Rhode Island September 11 June 27
South Carolina June 12 (runoff June 26) March 30
South Dakota June 5 March 27
Tennessee August 2 April 5
Texas May 29 (runoff July 31) March 9
Utah June 26 March 15
Vermont August 28 June 14
Virginia June 12 March 29
Washington August 7 May 18
West Virginia May 8 January 28
Wisconsin August 14 June 1 
Wyoming August 21 June 1

 


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