Upcoming filing deadlines for independent presidential candidates from August 17 to August 23

Although there is no formal, national deadline to file to run for president of the United States, independent presidential candidates must keep a close eye on the election calendar as each state has its own filing requirements and deadline to qualify to appear on the general election ballot.

These requirements may include submitting a petition with a certain number of signatures or paying a filing fee.

Filing deadlines for independent presidential candidates have already passed in 32 states.

In the week of August 17, there are seven filing deadlines:

• Utah (August 17)
• Minnesota (August 18)
• Montana (August 19)
• Alabama (August 20)
• Tennessee (August 20)
• Louisiana (August 21)

• Virginia (August 21)

There are four filing deadlines the following week.

• Idaho (August 24)
• Massachusetts (August 25)
• Oregon (August 25)

• Wyoming (August 25)

The following chart shows how many days are left until each remaining state’s filing deadline passes:

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