Pennsylvania: Running for Office

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Qualifications for Pennsylvania State Offices

2005 Petition Filing And General Election Information


2006 Important Dates

  • General election is November 7, 2006
  • Independent candidates and third party candidates need to file nomination papers to the state by August 1, 2006.

2005 Important Dates

NOTE: the following information was excerpted from a file provided at Pennsylvania Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation, and the original contains a disclaimer that dates are subject to change.


Important Dates for Candidates

First day to circulate and file nomination petitions February 15
Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions March 8
First day to circulate and file nomination papers March 9
Last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitions   March 23
MUNICIPAL PRIMARY May 17
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
MUNICIPAL ELECTION November 8


Important Dates for Voters

Last day to REGISTER before the primary April 18
Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot May 10
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted absentee ballots   May 13
MUNICIPAL PRIMARY May 17
First day to REGISTER after primary May 18
Last day to REGISTER 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 absentee ballots November 4
MUNICIPAL ELECTION November 8
First day to REGISTER after November election November 9
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