Dauphin County Bureau of Registration and Elections to hold open house in northern Dauphin

HARRISBURG, PA (January 16, 2019) - The Dauphin County Bureau of Registration and Elections will hold office hours on two dates at the Northern Dauphin Human Services Center (NDHSC), 295 State Dr., Elizabethville, to better serve those residents from the northern end of the county seeking to be candidates in the 2019 municipal election cycle.

The 2019 petition process is the first step for individuals to have their names appear as candidates for either the Democratic and Republican party nominations during the Municipal Primary, which will be held Tuesday, May 21.  Those who win their party nomination will have their names appear on the Municipal Election ballot, which will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5.

With the first day to circulate petitions set for Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Bureau will hold office hours to distribute candidate petition packages on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

All candidate petition packages must be filed with the Bureau no later than Tuesday, March 12, so staff will again hold office hours to review and accept petitions on Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. 

Candidates can circulate petitions starting Tuesday, Feb. 19, and all petitions and accompanying materials must be submitted to the Bureau of Registration and Elections no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12; postmarks will not be accepted. If a candidate’s petitions are not completed properly, the submissions could be rejected. The bureau’s office hours will give candidates the opportunity to ask questions in person.

In 2019, Dauphin County voters will nominate and elect candidates for the statewide Superior Court; the Dauphin County Board of Commissioners, District Attorney, Sheriff, Clerk of Courts, Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans Court, Recorder of Deeds, County Treasurer and County Controller; three seats on the City of Harrisburg Council and City Treasurer; as well as various offices for the 16 boroughs, 23 townships and all 12 school districts that comprise Dauphin County. 

The Bureau also will have voter registration applications and absentee ballot applications available, as well as a voting machine to enable first-time voters to practice.

To contact the Dauphin County Bureau of Voter Registration and Elections, call 717-780-6360 or visit www.DauphinCounty.org for more information.