• Election Dates

    2017 Pennsylvania Elections

    Important Dates to Remember

    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

    GENERAL 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 
    (must be postmarked no later than 11:59 P.M. on May 15)

    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 postmarked no later than 11:59 P.M. on November 6)

    November 14


    NOTE: All dates in this calendar are subject to change without notice.