Third Party Nomination Paperwork
*IMPORTANT FILING INFORMATION*
2023 NOMINATION PAPER FILING PERIOD: MARCH 8-AUGUST 1, 2023
- Please download a copy of the nomination paper filing instructions here (PDF).
- You must file with your nomination paper a completed and notarized Candidate's Affidavit. You may download it here (PDF).
- If you do not have your Candidate's Affidavit notarized, then you will need to complete and attach an Unsworn Declaration to the Candidate's Affidavit. You may download it here (PDF).
- You must file nomination paper page(s) with the required number of signatures for the office you are seeking. You may download them here (PDF).
- You must file with your nomination paper a copy of your Statement of Financial Interests, if applicable (not required for Federal offices). The form is available here.
- The original Statement of Financial Interests must be filed with the State Ethics Commission on or before the nomination paper filing deadline.
- You must submit with your nomination paper a certified check or money order in the appropriate amount payable to the 'Commonwealth of Pennsylvania' (personal checks and cash cannot be accepted).
- Signature Requirements for offices available for election this year can be found here (PDF).
- Papers must be printed 2-sided on 8 1/2 x 14" paper, head-to-head.
- Paper pages that are not printed 2-sided will not be accepted.
- Duplicate copies of nomination papers and Candidate's Affidavits will not be accepted. You must file originals of these documents.
- Signatures can be gathered only during the nomination paper circulation and filing period.
- Signatures that are dated before the first day to circulate or after the last day to circulate will not be counted.
The deadline to file nomination papers is August 1, 2023.
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.
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