PA 2021 Primary Election Information 

May 18, 2021 is Pennsylvania’s municipal primary, when registered voters across the state will cast ballots for their party’s favored candidates to run in November’s general election.


May 3: Deadline to register to vote

May 11, 5 p.m.: Last day to request mail - in  ballots

May 18: Primary election

May 18, 8 p.m.: Deadline to return mail - in ballots

Nov. 3: General Election 

PA Constitutional Ballot Questions 

In addition to local, municipal, and judicial elections on the ballot, Pennsylvania voters can expect four ballot questions — three of which have the potential to amend the state constitution.

The three proposed constitutional amendments will determine the future of Disaster Emergency Declarations, a Governor’s disaster declaration power and denial of equal rights based on race or ethnicity.

The fourth ballot question is a budget referendum that will determine if Pa. voters approve of making municipal fire companies with paid personnel and EMS companies eligible for loans, ultimately expanding the state’s loan applicant qualifications.

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