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2021 MUNICIPAL CALENDAR FOR MAY ELECTIONS

The following is a listing of key dates leading up to the 2021 Municipal Elections in May. (November election calendar here)
This is an abridged version of the FULL calendar, available here. Please check the full calendar for all relevant dates and deadlines.

**Dates subject to legislative revision**

January 5, 2021 to January 19, 2021

NOTICE OF CAUCUS.
Last day to publish notice of endorsement caucus, if caucus is the endorsing authority for municipal office, if caucus is held on January 11, 2020. If the
caucus is held January 19, 2020, then January 13, 2020 is the last day. Notice must be published at least 5 full days before the caucus. Party rules may require earlier notice. (Sec. 9-390)

January 11, 2021 to January 19, 2021

PARTY ENDORSEMENT.
Endorsement by major party for municipal office by town committee, caucus or convention between these days. (Secs. 9-390, 9-391 and 9-2) Warning: Endorsements must be certified to municipal clerk by 4:00 p.m., January 19, 2021.

No party may endorse more candidates for municipal office than the number for which an elector may vote. (Sec. 9-414). See also Sec. 9-204a re. Board of Education.

PRIMARY PETITIONS AVAILABLE.
Petition forms for persons desiring to oppose party-endorsed candidates for municipal office must be available from the registrar of voters beginning on the day following the making of the party’s endorsement of candidates for municipal office or beginning on the day following the final day for the making of such endorsements, whichever comes first. (Secs. 9-372(5) and 9-409)

January 19, 2021 at 4:00 PM

PRIMARY PETITIONS AVAILABLE.
Petition forms for persons desiring to oppose party-endorsed candidates for municipal office must be available from the registrar of voters beginning on the day following the making of the party’s endorsement of candidates for municipal office or beginning on the day following the final day for the making of such endorsements, whichever comes first. (Secs. 9-372(5) and 9-409)

February 2, 2021 at 4:00 PM

PRIMARY PETITIONS — FILING.
Primary petitions for opposition candidates of a major party for municipal offices must be submitted to respective registrars by 4:00 p.m. of this day. Registrars of voters, deputy registrar or assistant registrar must be in their office or office facilities between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to accept petitions. (Secs. 9-405 and 9-406)

March 8, 2021 6am to 8pm Primary Day (Sec. 9-423(b))

May 3, 2021 6am to 8pm Election Day (Sec. 9-164)

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