Pennsylvania statewide filing deadline is February 18

The filing deadline to run for elected office in Pennsylvania is on February 18, 2020. In Pennsylvania, prospective candidates may file for the following state offices:

  • U.S. House of Representatives (18 seats)
  • Attorney General
  • Auditor
  • Treasurer
  • State Senate (25 seats)
  • House of Representatives (203 seats)

The primary is scheduled for April 28, and the general election is scheduled for November 3, 2020.

Pennsylvania’s statewide filing deadline is the 13th to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline is on March 2 in Nebraska.

Pennsylvania has a divided government, and no political party holds a state government trifecta. A trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and majorities in both state legislative chambers.

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Additional reading:
United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2020
Pennsylvania state executive official elections, 2020
Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2020
Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2020
Elections calendar
Ballot access for major and minor party candidates