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The information contained within these pages is intended to provide information and aid candidates.  Dates and information are subject to change.  If there are any questions contact your local or state party leaders and/or this department for clarification.

PETITION SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS AND FILING FEES

OFFICE                                       SIGNATURES                                  FEES

STATE WIDE
Senatorial                                                           500                                                         $100
Legislative                                                           300                                                         $100

STATE PARTY COMMITTEE
Democrat                                                            100                                                          $25
Republican                                                         100                                                          $25

COUNTY PARTY COMMITTEE
Democrat                                                            10                                                            $0
Republican                                                         10                                                            $0

COURT OF COMMON PLEAS                           250                                                          $100
                *May cross file

MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT JUDGE                        100                                                          $50/party
              *May cross file

COUNTY WIDE OFFICES                                    250                                                          $100

CITY OFFICES                                                      100                                                           $25
              *Monongahela & Washington

BOROUGH OFFICES
                                            10                                                            $0

TOWNSHIP  OFFICES                                          10                                                            $0

SCHOOL DIRECTORS
                                           10                                                            $0

               *May cross file

HOME RULE (Peters Township)                       10                                                            $0

CONSTABLE                                                        10                                                           $10

* Candidates are advised that these are MINIMUM signature requirements, and that it would be prudent to collect more than the minimum to withstand any potential challenges.

NOMINATING PAPERS REQUIREMENTS
MINIMUM signatures required are 2% of the total votes cast for the winning candidate on the ballot in the last preceding election for the electoral district in question.  Fees to file are equal to the fees for petitions for the same office.

ITEMS REQUIRED FOR FILING AS A CANDIDATE WITH WASHINGTON COUNTY
 - A Completed and Notarized Candidate's Affidavit
 - A Nomination Petition with the required number of signatures
 - A Certified Check or Money Order made out to Washington County
 - A Copy of your Statement of Financial Interests (Not required for Federal or Political Party Candidates)

IMPORTANT DATES

PA DEPARTMENT OF STATE CANDIDATE'S PAGE


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