Election Calendar

2018 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 13

Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions ……………………………………………March 6

First day to circulate and file nomination papers ……………………………………………….March 7

Last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitions ………………..March 21

First day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot……………………………………..March 26

Last day to REGISTER before the primary ………………………………………………………April 16

Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot………………………………………………….May 8

Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted civilian

absentee ballots ……………………………………………………………………………………………May 11

GENERAL PRIMARY ………………………………………………………………………………May 15

First day to REGISTER after primary ……………………………………………………………..May 16

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 14) …………………………………………………………………………………May 22

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 13

First day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot……………………………………..September 17

Last day to REGISTER before the November election ………………………………………October 9

Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot………………………………………………….October 30

Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian

absentee ballots …………………………………………………………………………………………….November 2

GENERAL ELECTION ………………………………………………………………………………November 6

First day to REGISTER after November election ……………………………………………..November 7

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 5) …………………………………………………………………………..November 13

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