2017 ELECTION CALENDAR

February 14 First day to circulate and file nomination petitions before the Primary Election for candidates from major political parties
March 7 Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions before the Primary Election
March 8 First day to circulate nomination papers
March 22 Last day for candidates who have filed nomination petitions to withdraw
April 17 Last day to register, change party, or change name or address before the Primary Election **
May 9 Last day to apply for an absentee ballot
May 12 5 p.m. deadline for county election board to receive absentee ballots
May 16 MUNICIPAL PRIMARY ELECTION. Polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 17 First day to register to vote after Primary Election
August 1 Last day to circulate and file nomination papers for independent candidates
August 8 Last day for independent candidates to withdraw
August 14 Last day for candidates nominated in the Primary Election to withdraw
October 10 Last day to register to vote before the General Election **
October 31 Last day to apply for an absentee ballot
November 3 5 p.m. deadline for county election board to receive absentee ballots
November 7 MUNICIPAL ELECTION. Polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
November 8 First day to register to vote after November election

Note: Dates in this calendar are subject to change without notice.

(PDF version, from the Pennsylvania Dept. of State)

** Remember that you can now register to vote online at www.register.votespa.com

Lehigh County Voter Registration Office — 610-782-3194

Northampton County Voter Registration Office — 610-559-3055

League of Women Voters, Lehigh County — 610-432-1456

League of Women Voters, Northampton County — 610-252-1339

LWVPA HOTLINE: 1-800-692-7281

www.votespa.com for state election information

HOW TO VOTE

To be eligible to vote in Pennsylvania

 

You may register to vote

By mail by obtaining a mail-in form from

 

 You must re-register to vote if 

Where do you vote?

 

 In person at the polling place in your election district. The precinct is noted on your registration card. If you need instructions on how to use the voting machines, an election official will help you. Directions may be previewed on the Lehigh County Voter Registration website (click on Touch Screen Voter System). Voters must show an acceptable form of identification before voting for the first time in a polling place.

 By absentee ballot if you will be absent from the municipality where you reside because of occupation, business, or duties; or if you are unable to go to the polls due to illness or disability. Absentee ballot request forms are available online at www.votespa.com, at your County Voter Registration Office, at municipal and legislators’ offices, and from the League of Women Voters.