Tuesday (Feb. 18) is the first day that candidates for the 2014 elections in Pennsylvania may begin circulating and filing their nomination petitions.
In Pennsylvania this year, the primary elections will be held on May 20, and the general elections are scheduled for November 4.
Hopeful candidates have three weeks with which to work with their petitions, and they may begin the filing of nomination papers on March 12.
Voters are reminded that the final day to register to cast ballots in the primaries is April 21, and October 6 is the last day in which you may register to vote in the general elections. The application for a civilian absentee ballot for the primaries must be made by May 13, and the ballot must be received by your county Board of Elections by May 16. The final day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot for the November elections is October 28, and it must be received by October 31.