Election Calendar

2021 Pennsylvania Elections


Important Dates to Remember
February 16 First day to circulate and file nomination petitions
March 9 Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions
March 10 First day to circulate and file nomination papers
March 24 Last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitions
May 3 Last day to REGISTER before the primary
May 11 Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot
May 18 Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8pm)
May 18 Municipal Primary
May 19 First day to REGISTER after the primary
May 25 Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (must be postmarked no later than May 17)
August 2 Last day to circulate and file nomination papers
August 9 Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated by nomination papers
August 9 Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primary
October 18 Last day to REGISTER before the November election
October 26 Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot
November 2 Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots.  (must be received by 8pm)
November 2 Municipal Election
November 3 First day to REGISTER after November election
November 9  Last day for the County Boards of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (must be postmarked no later than November 1)

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


Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8pm)
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8pm)
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8pm)