Oceober 4th - Deadling to register to vote in General Election.
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 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.
In San Diego, a House race is made-for-TV drama
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A late-night break-in, a stolen campaign playbook that ended up in the hands of the opponent and sexual harassment accusations made by a fired staffer against a candidate who happens to be gay....
Former President Clinton stumps for Quinn, Durbin
CHICAGO (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, saying Tuesday that the candidates focus on issues important to voters, like jobs and health care....
Giffords calls on women to highlight gun violence
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords charged Tuesday that "dangerous people with guns are a threat to women" as she worked to rally female voters across Iowa and inject gun control into one of the nation's marquee Senate contests....
In Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- An old political standby - the future of Medicare - is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana's bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections....
Georgia partisans feud over voter registration
ATLANTA (AP) -- Amid a scramble for political supremacy in rapidly changing Georgia, Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers over the handling of as many 50,000 voter registration forms as the Nov. 4 election looms....
Illinois governor candidates spar on finance, jobs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of November, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sparred on jobs, Illinois' financial issues and qualifications in their final televised debate Monday....
Eastern Kentucky's struggles fuel Senate battle
GRAYS KNOB, Ky. (AP) -- Joe Bart Watts was mining coal 3 miles in a mountain when his house burned down last summer. Over the next year, Harlan Cumberland Coal cut his hours, laid off 200 workers and he had to move in with his mother....