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Note: This article is not intended to serve as an exhaustive guide to running for public office. Individuals should contact their state election agencies for further information.

This article details primary election dates, partisan candidate filing deadlines, and primary runoff dates (where applicable) for the 2020 election cycle. Information is provided for both congressional candidates and state-level candidates. For additional information about ballot access requirements for political candidates, see this article.

2020 filing deadlines

See also: United States Congress elections, 2020, State legislative elections, 2020 and State executive official elections, 2020

The table below lists filing deadlines and primary dates in each state for Democratic Party and Republican Party candidates.[1]

Primary dates and filing deadlines, 2020
State Filing deadline for primary candidates Primary date Primary runoff date
Alabama 11/08/2019 03/03/2020 3/31/2020
Arkansas 11/12/2019 03/03/2020 03/31/2020
Illinois 12/02/2019 03/17/2020 N/A
California 12/06/2019 03/03/2020 N/A
Texas 12/09/2019 03/03/2020 05/26/2020
Ohio 12/18/2019 03/17/2020 N/A
North Carolina 12/20/2019 03/03/2020 04/21/2020 or 05/12/2020
Mississippi 01/10/2020 03/10/2020 03/31/2020
West Virginia 01/25/2020 05/12/2020 N/A
Kentucky 01/28/2020 05/19/2020 N/A
Maryland 02/05/2020 04/28/2020 N/A
Indiana 02/07/2020 05/05/2020 N/A
Pennsylvania 02/18/2020 04/28/2020 N/A
Nebraska 03/01/2020 05/12/2020 N/A
Georgia 03/06/2020 05/19/2020 07/21/2020
Montana 03/09/2020 06/02/2020 N/A
New Mexico 03/10/2020 06/02/2020 N/A
Oregon 03/10/2020 05/19/2020 N/A
Idaho 03/13/2020 05/19/2020 N/A
Iowa 03/13/2020 06/02/2020 N/A
Nevada 03/13/2020 06/09/2020 N/A
Maine 03/16/2020 06/09/2020 N/A
Colorado 03/17/2020 06/30/2020 N/A
Utah 03/19/2020 06/23/2020 N/A
Virginia 03/26/2020 06/09/2020 N/A
New Jersey 03/30/2020 06/02/2020 N/A
South Carolina 03/30/2020 06/09/2020 06/23/2020
Missouri 03/31/2020 08/04/2020 N/A
South Dakota 03/31/2020 06/02/2020 08/11/2020
New York 04/02/2020 06/23/2020 N/A
Tennessee 04/02/2020 08/06/2020 N/A
Arizona 04/06/2020 08/04/2020 N/A
North Dakota 04/06/2020 06/09/2020 N/A
Oklahoma 04/10/2020 06/30/2020 08/25/2020
Michigan 04/21/2020 08/04/2020 N/A
Florida 4/24/2020 (congressional and judicial offices) & 6/12/2020 (state legislators) 08/18/2020 N/A
Massachusetts 05/05/2020 (local) & 06/02/2020 (state) 09/15/2020 N/A
Washington 05/15/2020 08/04/2020 N/A
Vermont 05/28/2020 08/11/2020 N/A
Wyoming 05/29/2020 08/18/2020 N/A
Alaska 06/01/2020 08/18/2020 N/A
Kansas 06/01/2020 08/04/2020 N/A
Wisconsin 06/01/2020 08/11/2020 N/A
Hawaii 06/02/2020 08/08/2020 N/A
Minnesota 06/02/2020 08/11/2020 N/A
Connecticut 06/09/2020 08/11/2020 N/A
New Hampshire 06/12/2020 09/08/2020 N/A
Rhode Island 06/24/2020 09/15/2020 N/A
Delaware 07/14/2020 09/15/2020 N/A
Louisiana 07/17/2020 11/03/2020 N/A

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