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November 2020 General Election: Important Dates for Voters

October 19 Last day to register for the November 2020 General Election
October 27 Last day to apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot
November 3 GENERAL ELECTION DAY
Voted mail-in and absentee ballots must be delivered to the Board of Elections no later than 8:00 PM on the day of the Election*
November 10 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)

* However, per Order of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, ballots returned by mail (as opposed to those returned in person or via an approved ballot drop box) are deemed to have been timely returned if they are postmarked before 8:00 PM on November 3, 2020; under that same court Order, ballots returned by mail that have an illegible or missing postmark are deemed to have been timely returned if they are received by the Board of Elections prior to 5:00 PM on November 6, 2020.

Note: All dates are subject to change without notice.



2020 Pennsylvania Elections: Important Dates for Candidates

June 2020 Primary Election

January 28 First day to circulate and file nomination petitions
February 18 Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions
February 19 First day to circulate and file nomination papers
March 4 Last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitions
June 2 Primary Election Day

November 2020 General Election

August 3 Last day to circulate and file nomination papers
August 10 Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated by nomination papers
August 10 Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primary
November 3 General Election Day

Note: All dates are subject to change without notice.

Download a complete PDF of the 2020 Pennsylvania Elections Important Dates to Remember.



2020 Campaign Finance Reporting Dates

Type of Report Cycle Complete as of Filing Deadline*
2019 Annual Report Cycle 7 December 31, 2019 January 31, 2020
*6th Tuesday Pre-Primary Cycle 1 March 9, 2020 March 17, 2020
2nd Friday Pre-Primary Cycle 2 May 18, 2020 May 22, 2020
24-Hour Reporting (Daily) Cycle 10 Starts May 19, 2020 Through and including June 2, 2020
30 Day Post-Primary Cycle 3 June 22, 2020 July 2, 2020
*6th Tuesday Pre-Election Cycle 4 September 14, 2020 September 22, 2020
2nd Friday Pre-Election Cycle 5 October 19, 2020 October 23, 2020
24-Hour Reporting (Daily) Cycle 11 Starts October 20, 2020 Through and including November 3, 2020
30 Day Post-Election Cycle 6 November 23, 2020 December 3, 2020
2020 Annual Report Cycle 7 December 31, 2020 February 1, 2021

Note: All dates are subject to change without notice.

Download a complete PDF of the 2020 Campaign Finance Reporting Dates.



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