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2007 Political Calendar

Jan. 24-26
Jan. 30
Deadline for candidates running this year for governor of Kentucky to file qualifying documents with state elections officials.
Jan. 31
Feb. 1-3
Feb. 5
Feb. 21
Feb. 27
The mayoral primary in Chicago. All candidates, including incumbent Democratic Mayor Richard M. Daley, will run on the same ballot. Any candidate who receives a majority vote will be deemed the outright winner. If that does not occur, a runoff between the top two vote-getters will be held April 3.
March 1
Deadline for candidates running this year for governor of Mississippi to file qualifying paperwork with state election officials.
March 1-3
March 6
Deadline for candidates running this year for mayor of Philadelphia to file qualifying paperwork with city election officials.
* Also the deadline for candidates in this year’s special election for mayor of Pittsburgh to file qualifying paperwork with city election officials.
March 10
March 15
March 24
April 4-5
April 9 (Mon.):
Deadline for candidates running this year for state Assembly or state Senate in New Jersey to file qualifying paperwork with state election officials.All 80 Assembly seats and 40 Senate seats are up for election, with Democrats defending majorities in both chambers.
April 12-15 (Thurs.-Sun.):
April 17
Chicago mayoral runoff (if necessary).
April 26
May 15
The Philadelphia mayoral primary will be held this date, as will the special mayoral primary in Pittsburgh.
May 22
Primary election for governor of Kentucky.
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June 5:
Primary election for the state Senate and Assembly in New Jersey.
Aug. 7
Primary election for governor of Mississippi.
Aug. 30-Sept. 2
Sept. 4-6
The qualifying period for candidates running this year for governor of Louisiana.
Oct. 20
Louisiana’s primary election for governor. Under the state’s unique system, all candidates, regardless of party, will run on the same ballot. Should any candidate win a majority vote, she or he will be deemed the outright winner. If no candidate receives a majority, the top two vote-getters, again regardless of party, will move on to a Nov. 17 runoff.
Nov. 2
Nov. 6
General elections for governor in Mississippi and Kentucky, and for mayor in Philadelphia.
*This also is the date for the special mayoral general election in Pittsburgh, and the elections for state Senate and Assembly in New Jersey.
Nov. 17
Louisiana’s runoff election for governor (if necessary).

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