Policy Analysis | April 2015

Primary Election Formulas of SLC Member States

Mikko Lindberg

State Primary Formula Primary (approx.) Runoff Citation
Alabama June, 1st Tuesday early June 6th Tuesday following the Primary 17-13-3
Arkansas Preferential Primary: Tuesday 3 weeks prior to general primary election; General primary election: second Tuesday in June preceding the general election late May June, 2nd Tuesday (General Primary Election) 7-7-202; 7-7-203
Florida Tuesday, 10 weeks prior to general election mid to late August . . . 100.061
Georgia 24th Tuesday before Nov. General in Even years mid to late May 9th Tuesday after Primary 21-2-150
Kentucky May, 1st Tuesday after 3rd Monday mid to late May 35 days after Primary 118.025
Louisiana October, 2nd to last Saturday late October (odd) 4th Saturday after Primary 18.402
Mississippi August, first Tuesday after first Monday early August (odd) 3rd Tuesday after Primary 23-15-191
Missouri August, first Tuesday after first Monday early August . . . 115.121.1
North Carolina May, first Tuesday after first Monday early May 7 weeks after Primary 163-1
Oklahoma June, last Tuesday late June August, 4th Tuesday 26-1-102
South Carolina June, 2nd Tuesday mid June 2nd Tuesday after Primary 7-13-15
Tennessee August, 1st Thursday early August . . . 2-1-104; 2-13-202
Texas March, 1st Tuesday early March May, 4th Tues after Primary 4-41.0041
Virginia June, 2nd Tuesday mid June (odd) . . . 24.2-515
West Virginia May, 2nd Tuesday mid May . . . 3-5-1