Nomination petition forms are available for congressional and statewide candidates seeking to be on the May 17 primary election ballot.
“The Department of State is prepared to begin accepting petitions from congressional and statewide candidates,” said Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman. “The department will continue to provide timely updates concerning candidates for the Pennsylvania General Assembly as orders are issued by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.”
The window for congressional and statewide candidates to begin circulating and filing the nomination petition forms is now open. The last day to circulate and file petitions is Tuesday, March 15.
The petition forms, which include generic forms with no pre-printed district information for district-level candidates, are available for candidates for Representative in Congress and for statewide candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and U.S. Senator. Candidates for Representative in Congress will have to insert the district number and county of signers at the top of each nomination petition page prior to circulating.
All candidates seeking office in the Commonwealth are encouraged to monitor the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s website for any changes to the deadlines. Other important election dates can be found on the department’s website.