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Pennsylvania signature requirements

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In Pennsylvania, all candidates filing nomination papers (minor political party and political body candidates) must obtain signatures from qualified registered electors of the district in an amount equal to at least 2% of the largest entire vote cast for an elected candidate at the last election within the district. The number of signatures required may not be less than the number of signatures required for party candidates for the same office.

Additionally, Pennsylvania write-in primary candidates must pay the candidate filing fee after their primary election victory in order to remain on the general election ballot.[1]

Federal offices

U.S. Senate

In 2012, Candidates are required to submit a $200.00 filing fee and 2,000 signatures.

U.S. House

In 2012, Candidates are required to submit a $150.00 filing fee and 1,000 signatures.

Filing deadlines

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections

In 2012, the last day to circulate and file nomination petitions for U.S. Senate and U.S. House was February 14.[2]

State offices

State Senate

In 2012, candidates are required to submit a $100.00 filing fee and 500 signatures.

State House

In 2012, candidates are required to submit a $100.00 filing fee and 300 signatures.

Filing deadlines

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state government elections

In 2012, the last day to circulate and file nomination petitions for State Senate and State House was February 14.[2]

Ballot measures

Pennsylvania ballot measures come in one variety;

Pennsylvania is one of the 24 states that do not have initiative and referendum.

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