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Primary features federal, state nominations

Voters will go to the polls in this year’s primary election to cast ballots for candidates seeking their party nominations for U.S. President, Congress and state offices.

All U.S. House seats are up for election this year including the 12th House seat held by U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer, and the 15th House seat of U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard.

Other spots up for election include state House and Senate seats including the 23rd Senate held by Gene Yaw and the 83rd and 84th House seats of Jeff Wheeland and Garth Everett.

Voters will also cast ballots for state attorney general, auditor general and treasurer.

The primary is set for Tuesday, April 28.

Other important dates for voters and candidates to know:

• Jan. 28, first day for candidates to obtain signatures on nomination petitions.

• Feb. 18, last day for candidates to obtain

signatures on nomination petitions.

• March 4, deadline for candidates who filed nomination petitions to withdrawal.

• Feb. 19, first day to file nomination papers by third party candidates.

• April 13, last day to register before the primary.

• April 28, deadline for county board of elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots.

• April 29, first day to register after the primary.

• May 5, last day for county election board to receive military and overseas ballots.

• Aug. 3, deadline to circulate and file nomination papers.

• Aug. 10, last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated by nomination papers.

• Aug. 10, last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primary.

• Oct. 19, last day to register before the November election.

• Oct. 27, last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot.

• Nov. 3, general election.

• Nov. 3, deadline for county election board to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots.

• Nov. 4, first day to register after the election.

• Nov. 10, last day for county board of elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots.

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