Lehigh County Election Calendar

Election Calendar

April 26, 2016 - General Primary
November 8, 2016 - General Election

February 1 2014 Annual report due locally in office by 4:00 PM
January 19 First day to obtain petition packets
January 26 First day to secure signatures for nomination petitions
February 16 Last day to file nomination petitions
February 17 First day to circulate and file nomination papers, nominating Minor Party/Body candidates
February 24 Drawing lots for position on ballot - 10:00 AM Public Hearing Room Government Center
March 2 Last day to withdraw nominating petitions
March 7 First day to receive Official Absentee Ballot Applications
March 15 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
March 28 Last day an elector may register to vote or make any changes to their voting record to be eligible for the  Primary Election
April 15 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 19 Last day, under certain conditions, to file Application for Official Absentee Ballot
April 21 Sample ballots available for inspection
April 22 Last day to receive Official Absentee Ballot in County Board of Elections by 5:00 PM
April 26 PRIMARY - 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
April 27 First day to register after Primary
April 29 Official Computation begins at 9:00 AM
May 13 At 12:00 Noon cast lots in case of tie votes
May 26 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 15 Last day for candidates nominated at the Primary to withdraw
August 25 Last day to file substituted nominations
September 19 First day to receive Official Absentee Ballot Applications
September 27 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 11

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

October 28 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
November 1 Last day, under certain conditions, to file Application for Official Absentee Ballot
November 3 Sample ballots available for inspection
November 4 Last day to receive Official Absentee Ballots in County Board of Elections by 5:00 PM
November 8 ELECTION - 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
November 9 First day to register after Election
November 14 Official Computation starts at 9:00 AM
November 28 At 12:00 noon cast lots in case of tie votes
December 8 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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