Running for office
may easily create nomination petitions forms online using
Candidate Petition Form webpage offer several benefits, including the
· These nomination petition forms are designed to streamline the
login and petition review conducted at the Department of State, which will
reduce the amount of time candidates spend waiting in line.
· A candidate may save an electronic copy of their personalized nomination
petition forms for efficient distribution to volunteers.
· These nomination petition forms virtually eliminate the possibility of printing errors by campaign volunteers and/or data entry errors
by Department personnel.
have questions about the Candidate Petition Form webpage,
please contact the
Department of State toll-free at 1-877-868-3772.
You Will Need” Checklist when Submitting Petitions
A completed and notarized Candidate’s Affidavit
Nomination petition page(s) with the required number of signatures
A copy of your Statement of Financial Interests
*Not required for Federal or Political Party Offices
A certified check or money order payable to the Commonwealth of
Petitions must be printed 2-sided on 8 ½ x 11” paper,
head to head
Each petition page must be notarized after signatures are gathered
Remember to click the link on the petition form webpage to
obtain the Statement
of Financial Interests form.
QUALIFICATIONS OF JUSTICES AND JUDGES
AS PROVIDED BY
ARTICLE V, SECTION 12(a OF THE CONSTITUTION OF PENNSYLVANIA
Justices, judges and justices of the peace shall be
citizens of the Commonwealth. Justices
and judges shall be members of the bar of the Supreme Court. Justices and judges of statewide courts, for
a period of one year preceding their election or appointment and during their
continuance in office, shall reside within the Commonwealth. Other judges and justices of the peace, for a
period of one year preceding their election or appointment and during their
continuance in office, shall reside within their respective districts, except as
provided in this article for temporary assignments.
State-level Offices Eligible for Election in 2017
- Justice of the Supreme Court
- Judge of the Superior Court
- Judge of the Commonwealth Court
- Judge of the Court of Common Pleas
- Judge of the Municipal Court (Philadelphia)
or call 717-787-5280.