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UPDATE! The Delaware County Bureau of Elections has posted an updated FAQ for candidates and campaign workers regarding the 2021 nomination petition process. See below. As a reminder, the deadline to submit nomination petitions March 9, 2021. Petitions must be received by 5 p.m. to be considered timely.

Delaware County Information for Candidates

2021 Pennsylvania Elections Important Dates to Remember

Nomination Petitions Filing Packet

Nomination Petitions FAQ

DOS Guide for Candidates and Campaign Workers Regarding 2021 Nomination Petitions

Certificate of Nomination for Incumbent Magisterial District Judge

DOS Campaign Finance Reporting Calendar

DOS Campaign Finance Frequently Asked Questions

Watcher Certificate Instructions & Application for Candidates

Guidance Concerning Poll Watchers and Authorized Representatives

Filing Forms

Campaign Finance Report (DSEB-502)

Campaign Finance Statement (DSEB-503)

Political Committee Registration Statement (DSEB-500)

Authorization of Political Committee to Receive Funds on Behalf of a Candidate (DESB501)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Information for Candidates

Running for Office

Campaign Finance

Campaign Finance Online Filing

Campaign Finance Reporting Law

Lobbying Disclosure

Notice and Order Regarding Objections to Nomination Petitions or Papers

Request for Voter Lists Form

Unsworn Declarations for Campaign Finance [Previously called ‘Unsworn Statements’; updated 1Q 2021]

Municipal Offices Eligible for Election in 2021


Call the Delaware County Bureau of Elections at (610) 891-4673.

You can also contact the Pennsylvania Department of State at or by phone (717) 787-5280.

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Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.

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