Lehigh County Election Calendar

Election Calendar

April 28, 2020 - General Primary
November 3, 2020 - General Election

January 31 2019 Annual report due locally in office by 4:00 PM
January 21 First day to obtain petition packets
January 28 First day to secure signatures for nomination petitions
February 18 Last day to file nomination petitions
February 19 First day to circulate and file nomination papers, nominating Minor Party/Body candidates
February 26 Drawing lots for position on ballot - 10:00 AM Conference Room 43B Government Center
March 4 Last day to withdraw nominating petitions
March 9 First day to receive Official Absentee or Mail-In Ballot Applications
March 17 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 13 Last day an elector may register to vote or make any changes to their voting record to be eligible for the  Primary Election (must be received in the office, no postmarks will be accepted)
April 17 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
April 21 Last day, under certain conditions, to file Applications for Official Absentee or Mail-In Ballot
due in the County Board of Elections by 5:00 PM
April 23 Sample ballots available for inspection
April 28 Last day to receive Official Absentee and Mail-In Ballots in County Board of Elections by 8:00 PM
April 28 PRIMARY - 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
April 29 First day to register after Primary
May 1 Official Computation begins at 9:00 AM
May 15 At 12:00 Noon cast lots in case of tie votes ....Location TBA
May 28 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 3 Last day to circulate and file nomination papers nominating Minor Party/Body candidates
August 10 Last day for candidates who have filed nomination papers to withdraw
August 10 Last day for candidates nominated at the Primary to withdraw
August 20 Last day to file substituted nominations
September 14 First day to receive Official Absentee or Mail-In Ballot Applications
September 22 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 19 Last day an elector may register to vote or make change to their voting record to be eligible for the General Election (must be received in the office, no postmarks can be accepted)           
October 23 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 27 Last day, under certain conditions, to file Application for Official Absentee or Mail-In Ballot due in the County Board of Elections by 5:00 PM
October 29 Sample ballots available for inspection
November 3 Last day to receive Official Absentee and Mail-In Ballots in County Board of Elections by 8:00 PM
November 3 ELECTION - 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
November 4 First day to register after Election
November 6 Official Computation starts at 9:00 AM
November 20 At 12:00 noon cast lots in case of tie votes....Location TBA
December 3 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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