Elections Calendar

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

2017 Pennsylvania Elections Important Dates to Remember

First day circulate & file nomination petitions February 14
Last day to circulate & 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 pm on April 25) 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 Board 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 pm on November 7) November 14
 
(NOTE: All dates in this calendar are subject to change without notice)