2021 Nomination Petitions

​For 2021, the Dauphin County Bureau of Registration and Elections will be accepting nomination petitions from candidates for the Dauphin County Democratic and Republican nominations for county, city, borough, township and school district offices.  For a complete listing of the offices to appear on the May 18, 2021 Primary, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

The FIRST DAY for candidates to circulate and file petitions is FEBRUARY 16, 2021.

The LAST DAY for candidates to circulate and file petitions is MARCH 9, 2021.

BEFORE COPYING THE NOMINATION PETITIONS, PLEASE NOTE: NOMINATION PETITIONS MUST BE COPIED AS DUPLEX (TWO-SIDED, FRONT AND BACK, HEAD TO HEAD) ON PLAIN WHITE 8 1/2 X 11” (LETTER SIZE) PAPER. THIS REQUIREMENT CANNOT BE SATISFIED BY PRINTING EACH SIDE OF THE DUPLEX NOMINATION PETITION ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF 8 1/2 x 11” PAPER AND AFFIXING THE TWO SHEETS TOGETHER WITH A STAPLE OR PAPER CLIP.

FAILURE TO REPRODUCE THE NOMINATION PETITION FORMS CORRECTLY WILL RESULT IN THE REJECTION OF THOSE FORMS!

PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED FOR THE NOMINATION PETITIONS PRIOR TO CIRCULATION. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR ARE UNSURE WHETHER YOU HAVE CORRECTLY REPRODUCED ANY OF THE FORMS, PLEASE CONTACT THE DAUPHIN COUNTY BUREAU OF REGISTRATIONS AND ELECTIONS OFFICE AT 717-780-6360.

For a complete set of petition instructions, except for Judges of Election and Inspectors of Election, click HERE

For petition instructions for Judges of Election and Inspectors of Election, click HERE

To complete a fill-in petition, click HERE 

To complete a fill-in Candidate Affidavit, click HERE

To print out a copy of the Statement of Financial Interest (filed with petitions and with governing body), click here for a link to the State Ethics Commission document

To complete a fill-in Waiver of Expense Reporting Affidavit, click HERE 

For a list of 2021 Important Dates, click HERE 

For a list of 2021 Campaign Finance Reporting Dates, click HERE 

List of County, City, Township, Borough and School District Offices to appear on the May 18, 2021 Municipal Primary

List of Magisterial District Judge Offices to appear on the May 18, 2021 Municipal Primary

List of Constable Offices to appear on the May 18, 2021 Municipal Primary

List of Judge and Inspector of Election to appear on the May 18, 2021 Municipal Primary