Municipal and Judicial Primary Election May 16, 2023
Tuesday February 14 through Tuesday March 7, 2023 – NOMINATING PETITIONS. Candidates may circulate nominating petitions; Petitions are due by 5:00 PM on March 7. Candidates must successfully complete this step in order to be on the ballot; some candidates do not, which changes the field.
Monday March 27, 2023 – MAIL IN BALLOTS MAY BE READY (50 days before Election Day) – Counties must begin processing vote by mail requests; this means voters may start receiving and casting their mail in ballots (except if pending court actions about ballot issues delay this process)
Monday May 1, 2023 – VOTER REGISTRATION UPDATES DUE (15 days before Election Day) – DEADLINE to make any updates to voter registration in PA, including address and party affiliation (important for primary). **Also – Recommended EARLY deadline to apply for Mail-In Ballot.
Tuesday May 9, 2023 – MAIL IN BALLOT REQUESTS ARE DUE (7 days before Election Day) – but don’t wait this long!! **Also – Recommended EARLY deadline to put Mail-In Ballots into the US Mail. After this date, hand delivery (NOT mail !) is the best way to return Mail-In Ballots so they are received by 8:00 PM on Election Day (late ballots will not be counted).
Tuesday May 16, 2023 – ELECTION DAY ! POLLS OPEN 7am to 8pm
ALL VOTES MUST BE CAST BY 8:00 PM – voting in person, go to your polling place by 8:00 PM; voting with Mail-In Ballot, all ballots must be received by the County Board of Elections by 8:00 PM (at their office or other drop location, NOT at the polling place).