Republican and Democratic candidates can begin circulating their nomination petitions for the May 18 primary on Tuesday, Feb. 16. This is person-to-person politics and it hasn’t been altered in the face of COVID, so it’ll be interesting to see if candidates will have more problems than usual collecting enough valid signatures. For most judicial seats statewide and all Philadelphia citywide offices it’s 1000 signatures; countywide candidates in the suburbs will need 250. Philly voters will choose their DA and Controller, and there’s an array of county and municipal offices up for grabs in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomerycounties. You’ll soon be able to build your own ballot on C70’s ballot tool, and complete information on all the offices and ballot questions will be posted on our 2021 Election Guide.
- Already on the ballot: The emergency-powers Constitutional amendment question won final legislative approval for the May primary. Here’s an explainer from Spotlight PA.
- Be sure you’re registered: Check your registration, and if you’re not registered, do it online. For those on the Annual Mail-in Voting List, look for a renewal application to arrive in your mailbox soon. If you didn’t opt previously to be on this annual list, you’ll simply have to apply for a mail-in ballot for the primary.
from the Committee of Seventy