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2022 Election Calendar

You can find information on dates, deadlines, and candidate requirements for the 2022 State Primary and Election on this page.

Important dates and deadlines

Description

Deadline date: Party and nonparty candidates
for district and
county offices

Deadline date: Party candidates
for federal and
statewide offices

Deadline date: Non-party
candidates for
federal and
statewide office

Last day for a person running in the state primary to enroll in a party or for a person running only in the state election to unenroll from a party (except newly registered voters) March 1, 2022 March 8, 2022 March 8, 2022
5 p.m., last day and hour to submit nomination papers to Registrars of Voters for certification of signatures May 3, 2022 May 10, 2022 August 2, 2022
5 p.m., last day and hour for Registrars of Voters to complete certification of signatures May 24, 2022 May 31, 2022 August 23, 2022
5 p.m., last day and hour for candidates to apply for review of noncertified signatures May 26, 2022 June 2, 2022 August 25, 2022
5 p.m., last day and hour for Registrars of Voters to complete review of non-certified signatures May 27, 2022 June 6, 2022 August 29, 2022
5 p.m., last day and hour to file nomination papers (including party enrollment or voter registration certificate and Ethics Commission receipt) with the Secretary of the Commonwealth May 31, 2022 June 7, 2022 August 30, 2022
5 p.m., last day and hour to file withdrawals of or objections to nomination papers with the Secretary of the Commonwealth June 3, 2022 June 10, 2022 September 2, 2022
5 p.m., last day and hour to fill vacancies caused by withdrawals June 8, 2022 June 15, 2022 September 8, 2022

Election Deadlines

*Dates and deadlines below are the same for all candidates

Description Deadline
State Primaries Tuesday, September 6, 2022
5 p.m., last day and hour for all write-in or sticker candidates who
won in a state primary to file a written acceptance of the nomination
and receipt from the State Ethics Commission with the Secretary of
the Commonwealth
Thursday, September 8, 2022
12 p.m., last day and hour to file withdrawals of or objections to
nominations made at the state primaries
Friday, September 9, 2022
5 p.m., last day and hour for filling vacancies caused by
withdrawals at the state primaries
Monday, September 12, 2022
State Election Tuesday, November 8, 2022
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