National, state and county primaries are held in August of even-numbered years. City Council and Mayoral elections in are held in November of even-numbered years.
The 2016 elections will include, a U.S. Senate seat, all U.S. House of Representative seats, Governor, Lt. Governor, State Auditor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, all State Representative seats, county, judicial and local offices.
The 2016 local races will include, The Mayor’s seat and 2 City Council seats. Voters may vote for up to 2 candidates on the November ballot. City Council elections are nonpartisan and candidates run for their seats at large. Terms for these Council positions are four years beginning in January of 2017 and ending January 4, 2021.
Primary Election: Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Absentee Voting Opens for Primary Election: Friday, June 24, 2016
General Election: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Absentee Voting Opens for General Election: Friday, September 23, 2016
Filing Period for Office (City Council): August 2 to August 16, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
Absentee Voting Opens for General Election: September 19
Absentee Voting Closes for General Election: November 3
General Election: November 4, 2014
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.