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November 2016 Election Cycle Calendar
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
July 24th July 25
FISD TRE-Election
Ballot Programing 
July 26th
FISD TRE-Election
Send out ballots for proofing
July 27th
FISD TRE-Election
Ballot Proofs due back 
July 28th
FISD-TRE-Election
L&A Test 10 am
July 29th
NOV GENERAL
Last Day for Entities to contract with Galveston County Elections without incuring a $500 non-refundable fee.
July 30th
July 31st August 1st
FISD TRE-Election
- Mail out ballots
NOV GENERAL
Last Day for Party Chairs to provide list of Judge/Alt. Judge appointees
August 2nd  August 3rd August 4th August 5th Aug. 6th
Aug 7th August 8th August 9th
August 10th
NOV GENERAL Submit agenda and support documents to County Elections Board Members
August 11th
FISD-TRE Election
Last Day to Register to Vote for the TRE Election
August 12th Aug. 13th
Aug 14th August 15th 
Voter Registrar provides Official List of Registered Voters for the FISD TRE Election for use in the poll books
August 16th
NOV GENERAL

County Elections Board Meeting at 11 am
- County Commissioners consider Judge appointments for November Election
August 17th
FISD-TRE Election Start loading poll books with voter Registration information 
August 18th August 19th Aug. 20th
Aug 21st August 22nd August 23rd 
NOV GENERAL
Last day for candidates to file for a place on the local entity ballot
August 24th 
FISD-TRE Election
First day of Early Voting 8:30-4:30 
August 25th
FISD-TRE Election
Early Voting Continues 8:30-4:30
August 26th
FISD-TRE Election
Early Voting Continues 8:30-4:30 
- NOV GENERAL
Last Day for write in candidates to declare intent to run in local entity elections
Aug. 27th
Aug 28th August 29th  
FISD -TRE Election Early Voting Continues 8:30-4:30
NOV GENERAL
Last Day for entities to cancel contract for elections without incurring a $500 fee.
- Ballot Draw for entity elections due
August 30th
FISD-TRE Election Last Day to receive an application for an Absentee Ballot
- NOV GENERAL 
Commissioner's Court considers EVBB & Central Count Appointments 
NOV GENERAL
Elections Division starts to program the Nov General Election Ballot  
August 31st
FISD-TRE Election
Early Voting Continues 8:30-4:30
NOV GENERAL Continue programing the November Ballot  
Sept 1st
FISD-TRE Election
Early Voting Continues 8:30-4:30 NOV GENERAL
Continue programing the November Ballot  
September 2nd
FISD-TRE Election
Early Voting Continues 8:30-4:30
NOV GENERAL
Continue programing the November Ballot
Sept. 3rd
Sept 4th Sept. 5th
County Holiday
Labor Day
 
September 6th
FISD-TRE Election
Last Day of Early Voting   8:30-7:00  FISD - EVBB Meets for Signature Verification
NOV GENERAL
Continue programing the November Ballot
Sept 7th
NOV GENERAL
Continue programing the November Ballot
Sept 8th
NOV GENERAL
Continue programing the November Ballot
Sept. 9th
FISD-TRE Election
Central Count Meets 10 a.m. Process Absentee Ballots
NOV GENERAL

Continue programing the November Ballort
- Entities not contracting with us must submit notice to us of their election.
- Target date for providing absentee ballot info. to entities not contracting with us.
Sept 10th
FISD TRE ELECTION
DAY
7AM-7PM
- EVBB Meets 1 p.m. Signature Verification
- Central Count Meets 5 p.m. Process Absentee Ballots
Sept. 11th Sept. 12th       September 13th  
NOV GENERAL
Election Training in League City PM & Evening -- RESERVED SEATING CALL 409-770-5108
Sept 14th
NOV GENERAL
Election Training in League City AM & PM -- RESERVED SEATING CALL 409-770-5108
Sept 15th
NOV GENERAL 
Ballot Proofs sentto Party Chairs & Candidates for review
September 16th
FISD-TRE Election
Last Day to cure Voter ID-related provisional ballots
NOV GENERAL
Ballot Proofs due back from Party Chairs & Candidates
Sept. 17th
Sept 18th Sept. 19th
FISD-TRE Election   
EVBB meets to consider provisional Ballots
Central Count meets to count accepted provisional ballots 
NOV GENERAL
Election Training in Galveston [PM] RESERVED SEATING CALL 409-770-5108   
September 20th
FISD TRE Election   Canvass Report to FISD
NOV GENERAL
Election Training in Galveston [AM] RESERVED SEATING  CALL 409-770-5108 
Sept 21st
NOV GENERAL Logic & Accuracy Testing [10 a.m.]   
Sept 22nd
NOV GENERAL
Start mailing absentee ballots
EQUIPMENT TEAM START WORK ON ED ZERO TAPES. 
September 23rd
EQUIPMENT TEAM CONTINUES RUNNING ED ZERO TAPES
Sept. 24th NOV GENERAL
MOVE ACT Deadline
Sept 25th Sept. 26th
NOV GENERAL
Election Training in Galveston [AM and PM] RESERVED SEATING  CALL 409-770-5108
EQUIPMENT TEAM COMPLETES RUNNING ED ZERO TAPES
Sept. 27th
NOV GENERAL
Election Training in Galveston [PM & Evening] RESERVED SEATING CALL 409-770-5108
EQUIPMENT TEAM STARTS WORKING ON EV EQUIPMENT
 Sept. 28th

Sept. 29th
NOV GENERAL
Election Training in Galveston [AM & PM] RESERVED SEATING CALL 409-770-5108

Sept. 30th
NOV GENERAL
Election Training in Galveston [AM] RESERVED SEATING  CALL 409-770-5108
Oct. 1st
Oct 2nd October 3rd
NOV GENERAL
Election Training in Galveston [AM and PM] RESERVED SEATING CALL 409-770-5108
EQUIPMENT TEAM CONTINUES WORKING ON EV EQUIPMENT
October 4th
NOV GENERAL
Election Training in Galveston [PM and Evening Judges Special training] RESERVED SEATING  CALL 409-770-5108
October 5th October 6th
NOV GENERAL
Election Training in Galveston [AM & PM] RESERVED SEATING CALL 409-770-5108
October 7th Oct. 8th
NOV GENERAL
Judges Special Election Training in Galveston [9AM] RESERVED SEATING  CALL 409-770-5108
Oct 9th October 10th EQUIPMENT TEAM STARTS WORKING ON ED EQUIPMENT October 11th
NOV GENERAL
Election Training in League City [PM & Evening] RESERVED SEATING CALL 409-770-5108
- Last Day to register to vote in the Nov. 2016 election.
October 12th
NOV GENERAL
Election Training in League City  [AM & PM] RESERVED SEATING CALL 409-770-5108

October 13th
NOV GENERAL
Election Training in League City [PM & Evening Judges Special training] RESERVED SEATING  CALL 409-770-5108

October 14th
NOV GENERAL
Receive OLRV from Voter Registrar
Oct. 15th NOV GENERAL Judges Special Election Training in Galveston [9AM] RESERVED SEATING CALL 409-770-5108
Oct 16th October 17th
NOV GENERAL 

Load EV Poll Books
October 18th
NOV GENERAL
Load EV Poll Books
October 19th
NOV GENERAL 
Deliver Early Voting Equipment
October 20th
NOV GENERAL
Deliver Early Voting Equipment
October 21st
NOV GENERAL
Early Voting Judges pick up Election Kits, JBCs & poll books
Oct. 22nd
Oct 23rd October 24th
NOV GENERAL
First Day of Early Voting 
8-5
October 25th
NOV GENERAL
Early Voting Continues 8-5
October 26th
NOV GENERAL Early Voting Continues 8-5
October 27th
NOV GENERAL 
Early Voting Continues 8-5
October 28th
NOV GENERAL
Early Voting Continues 8-5
- Last Day to receive an absentee ballot application
- EVBB 1-5 P.M.
Oct. 29th NOV GENERAL  Early Voting Continues 7-7
Oct 30th NOV GENERAL Early Voting Continues 1-6 October 31st
NOV GENERAL
Early Voting Continues 7-7 EVBB 1-6 P.M.
November 1st
NOV GENERAL
Early Voting Continues 7-7
Deliver ED Equipment to North County
November 2nd 
NOV GENERAL Early Voting Continues 7-7 EVBB 1-6 EQUIPMENT TEAM WORKS ON ED POLL BOOKS (am)               
November 3rd 
NOV GENERAL 
Early Voting Continues 7-7 EQUIPMENT TEAM WORKS ON ED POLL BOOKS
November 4th
NOV GENERAL
Last Day of Early Voting 7-7 EVBB 1-6 EQUIPMENT TEAM WORKS ON ED POLL BOOKS (am)
Nov. 5th NOV GENERAL Transition poll books to Election Day Mode Central Count meets at 9 a.m.
Nov 6th November 7th
NOV GENERAL
Distribute election equipment to Election Judges Early voting provisional ballots to Voter Registrar COMPLETE DELIVERY OF ED EQUIPMENT RACKS 
November 8th 
ELECTION DAY 
EVBB Meets at 2:30 p.m. to complete signature verification CENTRAL COUNT Meets at 4:30 p.m. to process and resolve absentee ballots.                     
November 9th
NOV GENERAL
Provisional Ballots to Voter Registrar
November 10th November 11th
COUNTY HOLIDAY VETERANS DAY
Nov. 12th
Nov 13th  November 14th Cure Date for Voter ID-Related provisional ballots November 15th Provisional ballots returned by VR; 
EVBB reviews provisional ballots;
Nov. 16th
Central Count adds accepted provisional ballots to the count; and we produce the Canvass Report
Nov. 17th
Proposed day for Commissioner's Court to canvass the November Election
November 18th Nov. 19th