Task D Three: Creating an Election Calendar

A number of preliminary steps must be taken in order for an election to be held. These steps are: collecting signatures on a petition (if a petition is required), presenting these petitions to the county commissioners, notifying the public of a hearing held by the county commissioners, the hearing itself, issuing an order by the county commissioners, publicizing an election notice by the county clerk, and the election itself.

Each of these steps must be taken within a certain time frame, so if you carry out any steps too early or too late, you could jeopardize the election. Create an election calendar that lists the timeline for each step in the process. [SeeDecision Phase Form B: Election Calendar at the end of this section.]