Centre County Elections

Election Calendar

2022 Pennsylvania Elections Important Dates to Remember – (updated 3/17/2022)

Senate and Legislative Order March 16, 2022 (PDF)

EventDate
First day to circulate and file nomination petitions for Representative in Congress
and statewide offices (U.S. Senator, Governor, and Lt. Governor)
February 25
First day to circulate and file nomination petitions for County CommitteeMarch 2
First day to circulate and file nomination petitions for Senator or Representative in the General AssemblyMarch 18
Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions for Representative in Congress
and statewide offices (U.S. Senator, Governor, and Lt. Governor), and County Committee
March 15
Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions for Senator or Representative in the General AssemblyMarch 28
First day to circulate and file nomination papersMarch 29
Last day for Commonwealth Court to render decisions in cases involving objections to nomination petitionsMarch 29
Last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitionsMarch 31
Last day for the County Boards of Elections to send remote military-overseas
absentee ballots
April 2
Last day for the County Boards of Elections to send all remaining military-overseas
absentee ballots
April 2
Deadline to file objection to nomination petitionsApril 4
Last day that may be fixed by the Commonwealth Court for hearings on objections that have been filed to nomination petitionsApril 7
Last day for the Commonwealth Court to render decisions in cases involving objections to
nomination petitions
April 12
Last day to REGISTER before the primaryMay 2
Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballotMay 10
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian
absentee ballots (must be received by 8:00 PM)
May 17
GENERAL PRIMARYMay 17
First day to REGISTER after primaryMay 18
Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted military and overseas
absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M. on May 16)
May 24
Last day to circulate and file nomination papersAugust 1
Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated by nomination papersAugust 8
Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primaryAugust 15
Last day to REGISTER before the NOVEMBER electionOctober 24
Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballotNovember 1
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and
civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8:00 P.M.)
November 8
GENERAL ELECTIONNovember 8
First day to register AFTER November electionNovember 9
Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted military and
overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M. on November 7)
November 15
NOTE: All dates in this calendar are subject to change without notice.