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Upcoming Elections

May 17, 2022 is the Primary Election

November 8, 2022 is the General Election

A List of Upcoming Special Elections


Important Dates for the 2022 Pennsylvania Elections

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

Date

Event

February 25, 2022 First day to circulate and file nomination petitions for Representative in Congress and statewide offices (U.S. Senator, Governor, and Lt. Governor)
March 15, 2022
Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions for Congressional and statewide offices
March 16, 2022
First day to circulate and file nomination papers for Congressional and statewide offices
March 18, 2022 
First day to circulate and file nomination petitions for Senator in the General Assembly, Representative in the General Assembly, and Member of State Committee 
March 22, 2022
Last day to file objections to nomination petitions for Congressional and statewide offices
March 23, 2022
Last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitions for Congressional and statewide offices
March 25, 2022  Last day that may be fixed by the Commonwealth Court for hearings on objections that have been filed to nomination petitions for Congressional and statewide offices
March 28, 2022
Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions for Senator in the General Assembly, Representative in the General Assembly, and Member of State Committee 
March 29, 2022 First day to circulate and file nomination papers for Senator in the General Assembly, Representative in the General Assembly, and Member of State Committee
March 29, 2022
Last day for the Commonwealth Court to render decisions in cases involving objections that have been filed to nomination petitions for Congressional and statewide offices 
March 30, 2022
Ballot Position Lottery for candidates appearing on the primary ballot
March 31, 2022 Last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitions for Senator in the General Assembly, or Representative in the General Assembly, and Member of State Committee 
April 2, 2022
Last day for the County Boards of Elections to send all remote and non-remote military and overseas ballots
April 4, 2022
Last day to file objections to nomination petitions for Senator in the General Assembly, Representative in the General Assembly, and Member of State Committee
April 7, 2022
Last day that may be fixed by the Commonwealth Court for hearing on objections that have been filed to nomination petitions for Senator in the General Assembly, Representative in the General Assembly, and Member of State Committee
April 12, 2022
Last day for the Commonwealth Court to render decisions in cases involving objections that have been filed to nomination petitions for Senator in the General Assembly, Representative in the General Assembly, and Member of State Committee
May 2, 2022
Last day to REGISTER before the primary
May 10, 2022
Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot
May 17, 2022
Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8:00 P.M.) 
May 17, 2022 GENERAL PRIMARY 
May 18, 2022
First day to REGISTER after primary
May 24, 2022
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 May 16) 
August 1, 2022
Last day to circulate and file nomination papers
August 8, 2022
Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated by nomination papers
August 15, 2022
Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primary 
October 24, 2022
Last day to REGISTER before the November election
November 1, 2022
Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot
November 8, 2022
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 8, 2022 GENERAL ELECTION
November 9, 2022
First day to REGISTER after November election 
November 15, 2022
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 7) 


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