How To Become A Candidate

Want to Become a Candidate?  GREAT!

The Lancaster County Democratic Committee (LCDC) can help.  We provide information, trainings and support.
Call our LCDC Headquarters to talk with our staff about your interests.  We are glad to help.  717-299-5701

Our LCDC Endorsement Convention is February 13.  If you want to attend, please call our LCDC Headquarters – 717-299-5701

If you are interested in running for State Committee, please contact Headquarters at or 717-299-5701.  Each person interested in serving on State Committee will be issued a vetting questionnaire with instructions. We are seeking to endorse a slate of candidates that represents our diversity and reflects geographical balance throughout the county.  The deadline to inform Headquarters of your intent to run for State Committee is Friday, January 12.

Click Here for the 2018 Election Calendar

Signature Requirements and Filing Fees for Upcoming Offices for Election
Year: 2018
Level of Office Office for Election Filing Fee Number of Signatures Where to File
Federal United States Senator $200.00 2,000 Harrisburg
Federal Representative in Congress $150.00 1,000 Harrisburg
Pennsylvania Governor $200.00 2,000 (including at least 100 from each of at least 10 counties) Harrisburg
Pennsylvania Lt. Governor $200.00 1,000 (including at least 100 from each of at least 5 counties) Harrisburg
Pennsylvania Senator in the General Assembly (Even-Numbered Districts) $100.00 500 Harrisburg
Pennsylvania Representative in the General Assembly (All Districts) $100.00 300 Harrisburg
Party Member of Democratic State Committee (3 Female & 3 Male) $25.00 100 Harrisburg
Party Precinct Committee Person (2 Per Precinct, Gender-Neutral) None 10 Lancaster
Municipal Pequea Township Supervisor (5-Year Term) None 10 Lancaster
Municipal Pequea Township Supervisor (3-Year Term) None 10 Lancaster
Filing Location Office Name and Address Office Phone
Harrisburg: Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation, Department of State, 210 North Office Building, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120 717-787-5280
Lancaster: Voter Registration & Board of Elections, 150 N. Queen St., Suite 117, Lancaster, PA 17603-3562 717-299-8293
Questions? Contact the Lancaster County Democratic Committee at or 717-299-5701