Election Calendar for 2013

Department of State of Pennsylvania has just released the official 2013 Election Calendar for Pennsylvania. This calendar is subject to change, so it's best to download the latest version from the Department of State website.

Fuller descriptions of the meaning of the various deadlines are in a large pdf document circulated by the Department of State

As of January 2, 2013, the dates are as follows:

First day to circulate and file nomination petitions: February 19
Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions: March 12
First day to circulate and file nomination papers: March 13
Last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitions: March 27
Last day to REGISTER before the primary: April 22
Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot: May 14
Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots: May 17
MUNICIPAL PRIMARY: May 21
First day to REGISTER after primary: May 22
Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (must be postmarked no later than May 20):May 28
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 12
Last day to REGISTER before the NOVEMBER election: October 7
Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot: October 29
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots: November 1
MUNICIPAL ELECTION: November 5
First day to REGISTER after November election: November 6
Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (must be postmarked no later than November 4):  November 12

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

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