Election Calendar

2017 PENNSYLVANIA ELECTIONS IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA – DEPARTMENT OF STATE
BUREAU OF COMMISSIONS, ELECTIONS AND LEGISLATION

First day to circulate and file nomination petitions … ……………………………………….February 14

Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions ……………………………………………March 7

First day to circulate and file nomination papers ………………………………………………March 8

Last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitions ……………….March 22

Last day to REGISTER before the primary ……………………………………………………….April 17

Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot……………………………………………………May 9

Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted civilian

absentee ballots ……………………………………………………………………………………………May 12

MUNICIPAL PRIMARY ……………………………………………………………………………May 16

First day to REGISTER after primary ……………………………………………………………..May 17

Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted military and overseas

absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M. on May 15) ……..May 23

Last day to circulate and file nomination papers ………………………………………………August 1

Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated by nomination papers …………..August 8

Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primary ………………………August 14

Last day to REGISTER before the November election ………………………………………October 10

Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot………………………………………………….October 31

Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian

absentee ballots …………………………………………………………………………………………….November 3

MUNICIPAL ELECTION …………………………………………………………………………..November 7

First day to REGISTER after November election ……………………………………………..November 8

Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted military and overseas

absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M. on November 6) .November 14

Note: All dates in this calendar are subject to change without notice.