Important Dates

 

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

2018 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 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 TO VOTE before the primary   April 16
Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot   May 8
Last day for County Boards 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 TO VOTE 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
(must be submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M. on November 5)
  November 13