Congressional filing deadlines pass in Maine, Colorado, and Utah

The filing deadlines to run for elected office in Maine, Colorado, and Utah have passed. Maine’s filing deadline was March 16, Colorado’s was March 17, and Utah’s was March 19.

In Maine, prospective candidates filed for the following federal offices:
  • U.S. Senate (1 seat)
  • U.S. House (2 seats)
  • There are no open-seat races since every incumbent filed to run for re-election.
In Colorado, prospective candidates filed for the following federal offices:
  • U.S. Senate (1 seat)
  • U.S. House (7 seats)
  • Note: Federal candidates are not required to file with the Colorado Secretary of State but may be nominated through party assemblies. Ballotpedia will post a complete list of candidates who have qualified for the ballot once it is published by the Colorado Secretary of State.
In Utah, prospective candidates filed for the following federal offices:
  • U.S. House (4 seats)
  • Note: In Utah, federal candidates may be nominated through party conventions that have been postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ballotpedia will post a complete list of candidates who have qualified for the ballot once it is published by the Lieutenant Governor’s Office.

The primary in Maine is scheduled for June 9, 2020, while the primary in both Colorado and Utah is scheduled for June 30. The general election in all three states is scheduled for November 3, 2020.

Maine, Colorado, and Utah’s statewide filing deadlines are the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline is on March 26, 2020, in Virginia.

Maine and Colorado have Democratic state government trifectas, while Utah has a Republican state government trifecta. A trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and majorities in both state legislative chambers.

Additional reading:



About the author

Megan Feeney

Megan Feeney is a staff writer at Ballotpedia. Contact us at editor@ballotpedia.org.

Bitnami