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Weekly Election Update 3.12.12

from: Jessica Myers on Mar 12, 2012

Weekly Election Update 3.12.12

We will post an Election update blog every Monday in an effort to summarize the elections and election deadlines each week until all primaries, special elections, and general elections scheduled for 2012 are finished.  If you have additional information, requests, or corrections, please submit a comment below, via Twitter @EACgov or email Jessica Myers at jmyers@eac.gov.

Elections this week:

March 13, 2012:

  • Primary, Alabama. Alabama’s Primary is open to all registered voters. Polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM. More information on the Primary is available here or on Twitter @alasecofstate or @beth_chapman.
  • Primary, Mississippi. Mississippi’s Primary is open to all registered voters. Polls open from 7 AM to 7 PM. More information on the Primary is available here or on Twitter @DelbertHosemann.

March 18, 2012

Other Highlights:


  • Illinois – Early voting began on February 27, 2012 and closes March 15, 2012. Contact your local election office for voting locations and times.
  • LouisianaEarly voting for the March 24, 2012 Presidential Preference Primary is available March 10-17, 2012 (except Sunday).
  • Maryland – March 13, 2012 is the last day to register to vote for the April 3, 2012. Early voting begins March 24 and closes March 29.
  • Missouri – March 7, 2012 was the last day to register to vote for the April 3, 2012 General Municipal Election.
  • New York – March 30, 2012 is the last day to register to vote for the April 24, 2012 Presidential Primary Election.
  • Pennsylvania – March 26, 2012 is the last day to register to vote for the April 24, 2012 Primary Election.


  • Arlington County (Virginia) – Arlington County is holding a Special Election on March 27, 2012.  Mail in absentee ballots for this election are due back to the county by March 20, 2012 at 5 PM. More information is available here or on Twitter @ArlingtonVotes.
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