Important Dates

 

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

2017 PENNSYLVANIA ELECTIONS
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

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

Event

Date

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 TO VOTE before the primary

April 17

Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot

May 9

Last day for County Boards 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 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 TO VOTE 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

GENERAL 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 (must be submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M. on November 2)

November 14