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PRIMARY ELECTION TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017 

GENERAL ELECTION (IF REQUIRED) NOVEMBER 7, 2017 

NOTE:  A candidate may announce his intention to seek elected office at any time.  To become a filed candidate, you must appoint a campaign treasurer and file Form DS-DE9 with the City Clerk

(A candidate may serve as his/her own campaign treasurer and may appoint up to three deputies.)  F.S. 106.021 (1)(a)

ATTENTION:  Within 10 days after filing the Form DS-DE9, a Statement of Candidate Form DS-DE84 is required.

Please Note:  Late filing will result in fines.  Refer to 106.07(8)(a) for language regarding fines for late filing.

                      


                            2017 ELECTION CALENDAR

DATE
SUBJECT          
     
REFERENCE  COMMENTS          
January 10
Tuesday
          
           



Treasurer’s Report- 2016 (M12) due no later than 5:00 PM for filed candidates for period 12/1/16 – 12/31/16

           

F.S. 106.07(1)



           

           
10th day following the end of each calendar month from the time the Campaign Treasurer is appointed…
                
                       
February 10
Friday         
           



Treasurer’s Report- 2017 (M1) due no later than 5:00 PM for filed candidates for period 1/1/17 – 1/31/17 



            
F.S. 106.07(1)





10th day following the end of each calendar month from the time the Campaign Treasurer is appointed … 
                         
March 10
Friday 
             
 
 
 

Treasurer’s Report 2017 (M2) due no later than 5:00 PM
for filed candidate for period
2/1/17 – 2/28/17



            
F.S. 106.07(1)  



    

10th day following the end of each calendar month from the time the Campaign Treasurer is appointed… 
                       
 
April 10

Monday

           



Treasurer’s Report 2017 (M3) due no later than 5:00 PM for filed candidates for period 3/1/17 – 3/31/17

           

F.S. 106.07(1)





10th day following the end of each calendar month from the time the Campaign Treasurer is appointed…
   
May 10
Wednesday
           

First day Petitions and Nominations can be circulated                     


Charter Sec. 39

           
           
 
40 days prior to the 1st day of qualifying

                     


May 10
Wednesday          


 
Treasurer’s Report 2017 (M4) due no later than 5:00 PM
for filed candidatesfor period 4/1/17 – 4/30/17


                       
F.S. 106.07(1)

           
10th day following the end of each calendar month  from the time the Campaign Treasurer is appointed …
       
           
May 19
Friday
 
 
Deadline to submit resignation letter for any current Commissioner (whose seat is not expiring on November 13, 2017) wishing to run for Mayor

 
Code Sec.  2-21



           
At least 30 days prior to 1st day of qualifying
                   

 
June 9
Friday



5:00 pm - Deadline to file petitions with City Clerk



Charter Sec. 39



No later than 10 days prior to the qualifying period        


June 12
Monday





 
 
 
 
 
Treasurer’s Report 2017 (M5) due no later than 5:00 PM for filed candidates for period 5/1/17 – 5/31/17





         


F.S. 106.07(1)











 
10th day following the end of each calendar month from the time the Campaign Treasurer is appointed, except that, if the 10th day following the end of a calendar month occurs on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the report shall be filed on the next following day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

                  
           
June 19 
Monday



12:00 Noon - Opening for filing qualifying documents



Charter Sec. 39



 
Noon on 71st day (Monday) prior to the Primary Election




June 19
Monday






 
First day Campaign Signs may be posted by a qualified candidate


Note: Campaign signs may not be posted until after candidate has qualified



Code Sec. 17-26 (b) (7)





Political campaign signs shall not be placed on property prior to qualification of the candidate to run for office



 
June 23
Friday
 
12:00 Noon – Qualifying period closes
 
Charter Sec. 39 
 
 
Noon on 67th day (Friday) prior to the Primary Election 

June 30

Friday

Treasurer’s Report 2017 (P1) due no later than 5:00 PM
for qualified candidates for period 6/1/17 – 6/23/17

(This does not apply to unopposed candidates)







F.S.106.07(1)(b)











60th day immediately preceding the primary election, and biweekly on each Friday thereafter through and including the 4th day immediately preceding the general election, with additional reports due on the 25th and 11th days before the primary election and the general election.
    
                       
 
July 12
Wednesday

                    
Vote-By-Mail Portal Opens   


Duval SOE
website

                       
See information on Duval SOE website

                       
July 14
Friday   
         
 
Overseas/ Military Absentees go out for Primary Election


F.S. 101.62
 


46 days.  No fewer than 45 days   
July 14
Friday











 
Treasurer’s Report 2017 (P2) due no later than 5:00 PM
for qualified candidates for period

6/24/17 - 7/7/17

(This does not apply to unopposed candidates)






F.S.106.07(1)(b)











60th day immediately preceding the primary election, and biweekly on each Friday thereafter through and including the 4th day immediately preceding the general election, with additional reports due on the 25th and 11th days before the primary election and the general election.

July 25
Tuesday  
Domestic Absentees go out for Primary Election   


F.S. 101.62
           


 
Between 28 – 35 days


                    
July 28
Friday








                     
Treasurer’s Report 2017 (P3) due no later than 5:00 PM for qualified candidates for period
7/8/17 – 7/21/17

(This does not apply to unopposed candidates)






F.S.106.07(1)(b)



 
60th day immediately preceding the primary election, and biweekly on each Friday thereafter through and including the 4th day immediately preceding the general election, with additional reports due on the 25th and 11th days before the primary election and the general election.
 

 
July 31

Monday        


Books Close to register to vote for Primary Election     


F.S. 97.055      


29 days prior to the Election
             

August 4
Friday









Treasurer’s Report 2017 (P4) due no later than 5:00 PM for filed candidates for period 7/22/17 - 7/28/17

(This does not apply to unopposed candidates)



F.S.106.07(1)(b)
           








 
60th day immediately preceding the primary election, and biweekly on each Friday thereafter through and including the 4th day immediately preceding the general election, with additional reports due on the 25th and 11th days before the primary election and the general election.

August 11
Friday









Treasurer’s Report 2017 (P5) due no later than 5:00 PM for qualified candidates for period

7/29 – 8/4



(This does not apply to unopposed candidates)
                     

F.S.106.07(1)(b)










 
60th day immediately preceding the primary election, and biweekly on each Friday thereafter through and including the 4th day immediately preceding the general election, with additional reports due on the 25th and 11th days before the primary election and the general election.
 

 
August 15

Tuesday
            
      

 
12:00 Noon - Deadline to submit names of poll watchers for Primary Election
       


F.S. 101.131 (2)



2nd Tues. prior to election  


August 18
Friday

           







Treasurer’s Report 2017 (P6) due no later than 5:00 PM for filed candidates for period 8/5/17 - 8/11/17

(This does not apply to unopposed candidates)



F.S.106.07(1)(b)









 
60th day immediately preceding the primary election, and biweekly on each Friday thereafter through and including the 4th day immediately preceding the general election, with additional reports due on the 25th and 11th days before the primary election and the general election.

                      
 
August 22

Tuesday

                 
Last day for SOE to approve Poll watchers for Primary Election

                   
F.S. 101.131 (2)

                    
Tuesday prior to election

                    
August 23
Wednesday




   
 
5:00 PM – Deadline to request absentee ballots to be mailed to voters for Primary Election


(Contact Duval County Supervisor of Elections @ (904) 630-1414)

   
F.S. 101.62 (2)




     
6th day before the election




           
August 24
Thursday

           
 
12:00 Midnight – Deadline for candidates to accept contributions for Aug. 29th Primary Election



           
F.S. 106.08(3)(a)


           
On the 5th day prior to the Primary Election


           
August 25
Friday






 
Logic and Accuracy of voting equipment test for Primary Election- 9:00 am at Duval SOE Warehouse and Training Center, at
1 Imeson Park Blvd.
Building 100
Jacksonville, FL 32218


(map)

F.S.101.5612(2)







On any day not more than 10 days before Election Day.





August 25
Friday


                   
 
Last Date for Supervisor of Elections to mail absentee ballots for Primary Election

                               
F.S. 101.131 (2)



4 days before the election


                     
 
August 29

Tuesday
                                   
PRIMARY ELECTION - POLLS OPEN 7:00 AM, CLOSE 7:00 PM

   
Charter Sec. 40

     
Tuesday that is 10 weeks prior to General Election

 
 
August 29
Tuesday

                 



Canvassing of absentees and provisionals will begin at the close of the polls.

                      

Charter Sec. 43




           
The canvassing board shall submit to the Supervisor of Elections the preliminary returns by 11:59 pm on election night.


 
August 30

Wednesday
                     

Registration Books reopen

                      
F.S. 97.055 (1)(a)


                      
Day after the Election 

                       
September 1
Friday



First unofficial results of the Primary Election due.



Charter Sec. 43

FS 102.141(5)



 
Not later than noon of the 3rd day after a primary election. Cannot be earlier than Thursday due to provisional ID deadline.


           
 
September 3

Sunday

          
Second unofficial results of the Primary Election due.

           
FS 102.141(7)(c)



 
No later than 3 p.m. on the 5th day after any primary election

       
             
 
September 5

Tuesday          


Official certification of the Primary Election issued          


FS 102.112(2)



 
No later than 5 pm on the 7th day following the Primary
          


September 11
Thursday




Treasurer’s Report 2017 (M8) due no later than 5:00 PM for filed candidates for period 8/1/17 – 8/31/17

                       
F.S. 106.07(1)





 
10th day following the end

of each calendar month from the time the Campaign Treasurer is appointed, (except when it falls on a weekend or holiday)                        
September 21
Thursday



 
ANY UNOPPOSED CANDIDATE needs to file final Treasurer’s Report
(U-TR) by 5:00 PM 
for period 6/1/17 – 9/17/17
           
F.S. 106.07(c)



90 days after becoming unopposed,         after qualifying


           
September 22
Friday
 
Overseas/ Military Absentees go out for General Election


           

F.S. 101.62

  

No fewer than 45 days

  
 
October 3

Tuesday  
Domestic Absentees go out for General Election

F.S. 101.62   

28th day.  (Between 28 – 35 days)   
 
October 10

Tuesday
                       
(10/9 is a holiday)
 
Books Close to register to vote for General Election

           
F.S. 97.055


29 days prior to the Election except on legal holidays

  
 
October 13
        
Friday


                       
 
Treasurer’s Report 2017 (G1) due no later than 5:00 PM
for filed candidates for period 9/1/17– 10/6/17
F.S. 106.07(1)


             
25th day before the general election

 
October 18

Wednesday          


12:00 Noon - Deadline to submit names of poll watchers for General Election, if required

F.S.101.131(2)  


2nd Tues. prior to election
     
      


October 24
Tuesday

           


12:00 Noon - Deadline to submit names of poll watchers for General Election

 


F.S. 101.131 (2)
 


              


2nd Tues. prior to election

  

October 27
Friday


   
 
Treasurer’s Report (G2) due no later than 5:00 p.m. for candidates in the General Election (if General Election is required) 


(Period:  10/7/17 – 10/20/17)
           

F. S. 106.07(1)
           

           
       
           

11th day prior to the General Election



October 31
Tuesday
 
Last day for SOE to approve Poll watchers for General Election, if required

           
 
F.S. 101.131 (2)



                       
 
Tuesday prior to election


           
 
Nov 1
Wednesday




 
5:00 PM
– Deadline to request absentee ballots to be mailed to voters for General Election

(Contact Duval County Supervisor of Elections @ (904) 630-1414)
           
F.S. 101.62 (2)



           
6th day before the election




     
Nov 2
Thursday

           
 
12:00 Midnight
– Deadline for candidates to accept contributions for Nov. 3rd General Election (if required)           
F.S. 106.08(3)(a)

           
On the 5th day prior to the General Election
           
Nov 3
Friday



 
Treasurer’s Report (G3) due no later than 5:00 p.m. for candidates in the General Election (if General Election is required)  for period 
           
10/21/17 – 11/2/17)
  
F. S. 106.07(1)


           

4 days prior to General Election



 
Nov 3

Friday
           
Last Date for Supervisor of Elections to mail absentee ballots for General Election (if required)     F.S. 101.62 (2)

           
4 days before the election

            
Nov 3
Friday






 
Logic and Accuracy of voting equipment test for General Election, if required- 9:30 at Duval SOE Warehouse and Training Center, at
1 Imeson Park Blvd.
Building 100
Jacksonville, FL 32218


(map)
F.S. 101.5612 (2)







           
On any day not more than 10 days before Election Day.
           





           
             
November 7
Tuesday 
 
GENERAL ELECTION, IF REQUIRED - Polls open 7:00 AM, close 7:00 PM

   
Charter Sec. 41

 
1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November
           

November 7
Tuesday



Canvassing of ballots begins at the close of the polls.


Charter Sec. 43



      
 
The canvassing board shall submit to the Supervisor of Elections the preliminary returns by 11:59 pm on election night.

 
 
November 8

Wednesday

Registration books reopen following General Election
           
F.S. 97.055 (1)(a)

Day after the election
           
November 11
Saturday
 
First unofficial results of General Election due.

           
 
Charter Sec. 43


FS 102.141
           
First unofficial results due – 4 days following general
           
November 13
Monday







 
Official certification of the General Election due. 


6:30 PM- Commission seat becomes vacant (provided that SOE has certified results)

6:30 PM - City Commission meeting - Oath of office administered to New Commission (provided that SOE has certified results)
           
Charter Sec. 40
           
Charter Sec. 14







2nd Monday in November except when it is a holiday.








November 27
Monday


90-day disposition of funds report 
(P-TR) due no later than 5:00 PM for candidates elected or defeated on August 29, 2017.
(Period 8/21/17 – 11/27/17)
 

F.S. 106.141(1)

           

90 days from election

        

 
 
February 5

2018             Monday  


90-day disposition of funds report
(G-TR) due no later than 5:00 PM for candidates elected or defeated on Nov. 7, 2017   
           
           

F.S. 106.141(1) 

   

90 days from election


 
                    
 
 

 




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