2016 Federal Primary Dates and Filing Deadlines

Last updated on January 11, 2016

Table is sorted ascending by Primary Election Day.

STATE 1st Date to File Filing Deadline Primary Election Day
ALABAMA 3/1/15 11/6/15 3/1/16
ARKANSAS 11/2/15 11/9/15 3/1/16
TEXAS 11/14/15 12/23/15 3/1/16
MISSISSIPPI 1/1/16 1/8/16 3/8/16
PUERTO RICO 10/1/15 10/31/15 3/13/16
ILLINOIS 11/23/15 11/30/15 3/15/16
NORTH CAROLINA 12/1/15 12/21/15 3/15/16
OHIO 11/5/14 12/16/15 3/15/16
MARYLAND 2/3/15 2/3/16 4/26/16
PENNSYLVANIA 2/17/16 3/28/16 4/26/16
INDIANA 1/6/16 2/5/16 5/3/16
NEBRASKA 12/1/15 3/1/16 5/10/16
WEST VIRGINIA 1/11/16 1/30/16 5/10/16
IDAHO 2/29/16 3/11/16 5/17/16
KENTUCKY 11/4/15 1/26/16 5/17/16
OREGON 9/10/15 3/8/16 5/17/16
GEORGIA 2/20/16 3/7/16 5/24/16
CALIFORNIA 2/15/16 3/16/16 6/7/16
IOWA 2/29/16 3/18/16 6/7/16
MONTANA 1/14/16 3/14/16 6/7/16
NEW JERSEY 2/22/16 4/4/16 6/7/16
NEW MEXICO 2/2/16 2/2/16 6/7/16
SOUTH DAKOTA 1/1/16 3/29/16 6/7/16
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 2/22/16 3/16/16 6/14/16
NEVADA 3/7/16 3/18/16 6/14/16
NORTH DAKOTA 1/4/16 4/11/16 6/14/16
SOUTH CAROLINA 3/16/16 3/30/16 6/14/16
VIRGINIA 3/14/16 3/31/16 6/14/16
MAINE 1/1/16 3/15/16 6/14/16
COLORADO 2/1/16 4/4/16 6/28/16
NEW YORK (FEDERAL) 4/11/16 4/14/16 6/28/16
OKLAHOMA 4/13/16 4/15/16 6/28/16
UTAH 3/11/16 3/17/16 6/28/16
KANSAS 1/1/15 6/1/16 8/2/16
MICHIGAN 11/5/14 4/19/16 8/2/16
MISSOURI 2/23/16 3/29/16 8/2/16
WASHINGTON 5/16/16 5/20/16 8/2/16
TENNESSEE 1/8/16 4/7/16 8/4/16
MINNESOTA 5/17/16 5/31/16 8/9/16
VERMONT 4/25/16 5/26/16 8/9/16
WISCONSIN 4/15/16 6/1/16 8/9/16
CONNECTICUT 4/26/16 6/7/16 8/9/16
HAWAII 2/1/16 6/7/16 8/13/16
ALASKA 8/1/15 6/1/16 8/16/16
WYOMING 5/12/16 5/27/16 8/16/16
GUAM 4/19/16 6/28/16 8/27/16
ARIZONA 5/2/16 6/1/16 8/30/16
FLORIDA 6/20/16 6/24/16 8/30/16
DELAWARE 1/1/16 7/15/16 9/13/16
NEW HAMPSHIRE 6/1/16 6/10/16 9/13/16
NEW YORK (STATE) 7/11/16 7/14/16 9/13/16
RHODE ISLAND 6/27/16 6/29/16 9/13/16
MASSACHUSETTS 2/16/16 6/7/16 9/20/16
LOUISIANA 7/20/16 7/22/16 11/8/16

*Dates are subject to change