Elections Calendar

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

2018 Pennsylvania Elections Important Dates to Remember

First day circulate & file nomination petitions February 13
Last day to circulate & 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
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
MUNICIPAL 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 pm on April 25) 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
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 Board of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots November 2
MUNICIPAL 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 pm on November 7) November 13
 
(NOTE: All dates in this calendar are subject to change without notice)