Lehigh County Election Calendar

Election Calendar

  

May 15, 2018 - General Primary
November 6, 2018 - General Election

January 31 2017 Annual report due locally in office by 4:00 PM
February 6 First day to obtain petition packets
February 13 First day to secure signatures for nomination petitions
March 6 Last day to file nomination petitions
March 7 First day to circulate and file nomination papers, nominating Minor Party/Body candidates
March 14 Drawing lots for position on ballot - 10:00 AM Public Hearing Room Government Center
March 21 Last day to withdraw nominating petitions
March 26 First day to receive Official Absentee Ballot Applications
April 3 Last day for candidates for statewide offices, treasurers of political committees and lobbyists to file pre-election expense reports in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
April 16 Last day an elector may register to vote or make any changes to their voting record to be eligible for the  Primary Election
May 4 Last day for ALL candidates, treasurers of political committees and lobbyists to file pre-election expense reports in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth and/or the County Board of Elections, as the case may be, locally in office by 4:00 PM
May 8 Last day, under certain conditions, to file Application for Official Absentee Ballot
May 10 Sample ballots available for inspection
May 11 Last day to receive Official Absentee Ballot in County Board of Elections by 5:00 PM
May 15 PRIMARY - 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
May 16 First day to register after Primary
May 18 Official Computation begins at 9:00 AM
June 1 At 12:00 Noon cast lots in case of tie votes ....Location TBA
June 14 Last day for ALL candidates, treasurers of political committees and lobbyists to file post-election expense reports in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth and/or the County Bard of Elections as the case may be, locally in office by 4:00 PM 
August 1 Last day to circulate and file nomination papers nominating Minor Party/Body candidates
August 8 Last day for candidates who have filed nomination papers to withdraw
August 13 Last day for candidates nominated at the Primary to withdraw
August 23 Last day to file substituted nominations
September 17 First day to receive Official Absentee Ballot Applications
September 25 Last day for candidates for statewide offices, treasurers of political committees and lobbyists to file pre-election expense reports in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth

October 9

Last day an elector may register to vote or make change to their voting record to be eligible for the General Election

October 26 Last day for ALL candidates, treasurers of political committees and lobbyists to file pre-election expense reports in the office of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and/or the County Board of Elections, as the case may be, locally in office by 4:00 PM
October 30 Last day, under certain conditions, to file Application for Official Absentee Ballot
November 1 Sample ballots available for inspection
November 2 Last day to receive Official Absentee Ballots in County Board of Elections by 5:00 PM
November 6 ELECTION - 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
November 7 First day to register after Election
November 9 Official Computation starts at 9:00 AM
November 23 At 12:00 noon cast lots in case of tie votes....Location TBA
December 6 Last day for ALL candidates, treasurers of political committees and lobbyists to file post-election expense reports in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth and/or the County Board of Elections as the case may be, locally in office by 4:00 PM 

NOTE: - All dates in this calendar are subject to change without notice in the event of passage of any amendatory legislation

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