REVISED Petition Filing Calendar
for congressional candidates
In accordance with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s order requiring a new congressional redistricting plan for the May 15, 2018 primary election, below are the petition filing adjustments to the election calendar applicable ONLY to the office of Representative in Congress:
- February 27 First day to circulate and file nomination petitions.
- March 20 Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions.
- March 22 Ballot lottery.
- March 27 Last day for withdrawal by candidates who file nomination petitions.
- March 27 Last day to file objections to nomination petitions.
The election calendar will otherwise remain the same except for the adjusted petition filing period for the office of Representative in Congress. The 2018 Election Calendar may be found here.
Candidates for Representative in Congress should check the Department’s website frequently for any updated information. The Department will make nomination petition forms and instructions available for the office of Representative in Congress as soon as possible after a new Congressional Redistricting Plan is approved.
If you have any questions, please call the Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation toll-free at 1-877-868-3772.