Election Dates

2020 Pennsylvania Elections

Important Dates to Remember

EventDate
First day to circulate and file nomination petitionsJanuary 28
Last day to circulate and file nomination petitionsFebruary 18
First day to circulate and file nomination papersFebruary 19
Last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitionsMarch 4
Last day to REGISTER before the primaryApril 13
Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballotApril 21
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8:00 PM)April 28
GENERAL PRIMARYApril 28
First day to REGISTER after primaryApril 29
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 27)
May 5
Last day to circulate and file nomination papersAugust 3
Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated by nomination papersAugust 10
Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primaryAugust 10
Last day to REGISTER before the NOVEMBER electionOctober 19
Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballotOctober 27
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8:00 P.M.)November 3
GENERAL ELECTIONNovember 3
First day to REGISTER after November electionNovember 4
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 November 4)November 10

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