Important Election Dates

January 312020 Annual report due locally in office by 4:00 PM
February 1First day to obtain petition packets
February 16First day to secure signatures for nomination petitions
March 9Last day to file nomination petitions
March 10First day to circulate and file nomination papers, nominating Minor Party/Body candidates
March 17Drawing lots for position on ballot – 10:00 AM Conference Room 43B Government Center
March 24Last day to withdraw nominating petitions
March 29First day to receive Official Absentee or Mail-In Ballot Applications
April 6Last day for candidates for statewide offices, treasurers of political committees and lobbyists to file pre-election expense reports in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
May 3Last day an elector may register to vote or make any changes to their voting record to be eligible for the  Primary Election (must be received in the office, no postmarks will be accepted)
May 7Last day for ALL candidates, treasurers of political committees and lobbyists to file pre-election expense reports in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth and/or the County Board of Elections, as the case may be, locally in office by 4:00 PM
May 11Last day, under certain conditions, to file Applications for Official Absentee or Mail-In Ballot
due in the County Board of Elections by 5:00 PM
May 13Sample ballots available for inspection
May 18Last day to receive Official Absentee and Mail-In Ballots in County Board of Elections by 8:00 PM
May 18PRIMARY – 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
May 19First day to register after Primary
May 21Official Computation begins at 9:00 AM
May 28At 11:00AM cast lots in case of tie votes ….Location Public Hearing Room, Government Center
June 17Last day for ALL candidates, treasurers of political committees and lobbyists to file post-election expense reports in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth and/or the County Bard of Elections as the case may be, locally in office by 4:00 PM 
August 2Last day to circulate and file nomination papers nominating Minor Party/Body candidates
August 9Last day for candidates who have filed nomination papers to withdraw
August 9Last day for candidates nominated at the Primary to withdraw
August 19Last day to file substituted nominations
September 13First day to receive Official Absentee or Mail-In Ballot Applications
September 21Last day for candidates for statewide offices, treasurers of political committees and lobbyists to file pre-election expense reports in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
October 18Last day an elector may register to vote or make change to their voting record to be eligible for the General Election (must be received in the office, no postmarks can be accepted)           
October 22Last day for ALL candidates, treasurers of political committees and lobbyists to file pre-election expense reports in the office of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and/or the County Board of Elections, as the case may be, locally in office by 4:00 PM
October 26Last day, under certain conditions, to file Application for Official Absentee or Mail-In Ballot due in the County Board of Elections by 5:00 PM
October 28Sample ballots available for inspection
November 2Last day to receive Official Absentee and Mail-In Ballots in County Board of Elections by 8:00 PM
November 2ELECTION – 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
November 3First day to register after Election
November 5Official Computation starts at 9:00 AM
November 12At 12:00 noon cast lots in case of tie votes….Location TBA
December 2Last day for ALL candidates, treasurers of political committees and lobbyists to file post-election expense reports in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth and/or the County Board of Elections as the case may be, locally in office by 4:00 PM