November


November 4th - General Election Day

November 5th - Deadline for county election commissions to transmit unofficial results to SEC.

November 7th - Deadline for county election commissions to hold provisional ballot hearing, canvass votes, and certify results.  County election commissions should transmit official results to SEC by 1:00pm.

November 12th - 12:00noon - Deadline for filing protests of county-level offices with county election commissions.

November 14th - Deadline for State Board of Canvassers to certify General Election results.

November 17th - Protest hearings held by county election commissions for countywide or less than countywide elections.

November 19th - Latest possible date for protests of federal, state or multi-county offices to be filed with the State Board of Canvassers.  Actual deadline is noon on the fifth day following State Board certification.

November 24th - 12:00noon - a) Deadline to file appeal of county board decision to State Board.  b)  Deadline to submit transcript of protest hearing to the State Board.

 

December


December 8th - 12:00noon - a) Latest possible date for State Board to hear appeals.  Appeals must be heard not later than noon, Monday following filing of appeal.  b) Latest possible date for State Board to hear protests of federal, state, or multi-county offices.  Protests must be heard not earlier than the fifth nor later than the 25th day following filing of protest.
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