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Weekly Election Update 3.26.12

from: Jessica Myers on Mar 26, 2012

Elections this week:

March 27, 2012:

  • Special Election, Arlington County, Virginia. Arlington County’s Special Election for County Board is open to all registered voters. Polls are open from 6 AM to 7 PM. More information is available here or on Twitter @ArlingtonVotes.

Other Highlights:


  • Washington, DC – Early voting for the April 3, 2012 Presidential Preference/Council Primary Election began March 19, 2012 and ends March 31, 2012. More information on sites, times, and dates are available here or on Twitter @DCBOEE. Voting is open to voters registered with the Republican, Democratic or D.C. Statehood Green parties.  Tuesday, March 27th is the deadline to request a mailed absentee ballot for the April 3rd Primary.


  • Maryland – Early voting for the April 3, 2012 Presidential Preference Primary Election began March 24, 2012 and ends March 29, 2012. More information on sites, times, and dates are available here. Tuesday, March 27, 2012 is the last day to request an absentee ballot for the Primary Election on April 3rd.
  • 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.
  • Wisconsin – The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the April 3rd Primary is fast approaching. All requests sent by mail, email or fax must be received by your municipal clerk by March 30th; all in person requests must be made at your municipal clerk’s office by March 31st.


  • Marion County, Indiana – Get information about new precinct and district boundaries before the May 8, 2012 election here.
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EAC posts an election update blog every Monday to summarize information on upcoming primaries, special elections, and the general election