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2021 Pennsylvania Elections: Important Dates for Voters

May 2021 Municipal Primary

May 3 Last day to REGISTER before the primary
May 11 Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot
May 18 MUNICIPAL PRIMARY
Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8:00 P.M.)
May 25 Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M. on May 17)

November 2021 Municipal Election

May 19 First day to REGISTER after primary
October 18 Last day to REGISTER before the November election
October 26 Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot
November 2 MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8:00 P.M.)
November 9 Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M. on November 1)

Note: All dates are subject to change without notice.



2021 Pennsylvania Elections: Important Dates for Candidates

May 2021 Municipal Primary

February 16 First day to circulate and file nomination petitions
March 9 Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions
March 10 First day to circulate and file nomination papers
March 24 Last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitions
May 18 Municipal Primary Election Day

November 2021 Municipal Election

August 2 Last day to circulate and file nomination papers
August 9 Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated by nomination papers
August 9 Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primary
November 2 Municipal Election Day

Note: All dates are subject to change without notice.

Download a complete PDF of the 2021 Pennsylvania Elections Important Dates to Remember.



2021 Campaign Finance Reporting Dates

Type of Report Cycle Complete as of Filing Deadline*
2020 Annual Report Cycle 7 December 31, 2020 February 1, 2021
*6th Tuesday Pre-Primary Cycle 1 March 29, 2021 April 6, 2021
2nd Friday Pre-Primary Cycle 2 May 3, 2021 May 7, 2021
24-Hour Reporting (Daily) Cycle 10 Starts May 4, 2021 Through and including May 18, 2021
30 Day Post-Primary Cycle 3 June 7, 2021 June 17, 2021
*6th Tuesday Pre-Election Cycle 4 September 13, 2021 September 21, 2021
2nd Friday Pre-Election Cycle 5 October 18, 2021 October 22, 2021
24-Hour Reporting (Daily) Cycle 11 Starts October 19, 2021 Through and including November 2, 2021
30 Day Post-Election Cycle 6 November 22, 2021 December 2, 2021
2021 Annual Report Cycle 7 December 31, 2021 January 31, 2022

Note: All dates are subject to change without notice.

Download a complete PDF of the 2021 Campaign Finance Reporting Dates.



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