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Petition Signing Schedule

February 19 - March 8


2019 Pennsylvania Election Calendar

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

Municipal Primary – May 21, 2019

First day to obtain signatures for candidates’ nomination petitions. February 19
County Board of Elections shall publish Primary Election Proclamation. February 26
Last day to circulate and file petitions. March 12
First legal date for Political Bodies and Minor Political Parties to obtain signatures to candidates’ nomination papers. March 13
Last day candidate who has filed nomination petition may withdraw. March 27
Last day to register to vote for the Primary. April 22
As soon as possible after ballots are printed and in no event later than this day, County Boards of Elections must begin to deliver or mail all absentee ballots for the Primary Election. May 7
Last day before the Primary absentee ballot applications for civilian absentee ballots shall be received in the office of the County Board of Elections at any time prior to 5:00 pm from certain persons. May 14
All civilian absentee ballots must be received by the County Board of Elections no later than 5:00 pm of this date to be valid. May 17
Municipal Primary – Polls to remain open continuously between the hours of 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. May 21
First day to register to vote after the Primary. May 22
County Return Board meets at 9:00 am to compute and canvass the returns of the Primary. May 24
By this date, County Return Board to certify the result of the Primary to the Secretary of the Commonwealthand other such authorities as may be provided by law. June 10
Last day to circulate and file nomination papers nominating independent candidates or Minor Political Party candidates. August 1


February 19
March 8