Important Election Dates

2021 Pennsylvania Elections Important Dates to Remember

Note: All dates in this calendar are subject to change without notice in the event of passage of amendatory legislation. You may also view and download the 2021 Important Election Dates (PDF).

Election EventDate
First day to circulate and file nomination petitionsFebruary 16
Last day to circulate and file nomination petitionsMarch 9
First day to circulate and file nomination papersMarch 10
Last day to file objections to nomination petitionsMarch 16
Last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitionsMarch 24
Last day to register before the primaryMay 3
Last day to apply for a civilian absentee/mail-in ballotMay 11
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee/mail-in ballots (must be received by 8 pm)May 18

Municipal Primary, May 18th

Municipal Primary EventDate
First day to register after the primaryMay 19
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (must be postmarked no later than May 17)May 25
Last day to circulate and file nomination papersAugust 2
Last day to file objections to nomination papersAugust 9
Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated by nomination papersAugust 9
Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primaryAugust 9
Last day to register before the November electionOctober 18
Last day to apply for a civilian absentee/mail-in ballotOctober 26
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee/mail-in ballots (must be received by 8 pm)November 2

Municipal Election, November 2nd

Municipal Election EventDate
First day to register after November electionNovember 3
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (must be postmarked no later than November 1)November 9