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Election Dates
2016 Pennsylvania Elections

Important Dates to Remember

Event

Date

First day to circulate and file nomination petitions

January 26

Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions

February 16

First day to circulate and file nomination papers

February 17

Last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitions

March 2

Last day to REGISTER TO VOTE before the primary

March 28

Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot

April 19

Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots

April 22

GENERAL PRIMARY

April 26

First day to REGISTER after primary

April 27

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 April 25)

May 3

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 15

Last day to REGISTER TO VOTE before the NOVEMBER election

October 11

Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot

November 1

Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots

November 4

GENERAL ELECTION

November 8

First day to REGISTER after November election

November 9

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 7)

November 15