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2020 Pennsylvania Elections Important Dates

All dates in this calendar are subject to change without notice.

Date

Event

May 18, 2020
Last day to REGISTER TO VOTE before the primary
May 26, 2020
Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot
June 2, 2020
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8 P.M.)
June 2, 2020 GENERAL PRIMARY Polls are open from 7 A.M. to 8 P.M.
June 3, 2020
First day to REGISTER TO VOTE after primary
June 9, 2020
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M. on June 1)
August 3, 2020
Last day to circulate and file nomination papers
August 10, 2020
Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated by nomination papers
August 10, 2020
Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primary
October 19, 2020
Last day to REGISTER before the November election
October 27, 2020
Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot
November 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION Polls are open from 7 A.M. to 8 P.M.

Deadlines for returning your mail-in or civilian absentee ballot:
By mail: must be postmarked by 8 P.M.
In-person: must be returned to your county board of elections office or other designated location or drop box by 8 P.M.

November 4, 2020
First day to register AFTER November election
November 6, 2020
Mail-in and absentee ballots (postmarked before 8 P.M. on election day) must be received before 5 P.M. by your county election office. The November 6th deadline applies to ballots that have been returned by mail ONLY. Ballots may NOT be delivered in-person to your county board of elections after 8 p.m. on election day, November 3..
November 10, 2020
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M. on November 2)


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