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Pennsylvania 2017 Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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  • Ballot Questions
    November,8,2016
    Topic
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary
    Elections | Judiciary

    Ballot Question: Mandatory Retirement Age Amendment

    This amendment to the mandatory retirement age would be applicable to all judges and justices in the Commonwealth, including the justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, judges of the Commonwealth Court, Superior Court, county courts of common pleas, community courts, municipal courts in the City of Philadelphia, and magisterial district judges. The ballot question is limited in that it would not amend any other provisions of the Pennsylvania Constitution related to the qualification, election, tenure, or compensation of the justices, judges or magisterial district judges. The effect of the ballot question would be to allow all justices, judges, and magisterial district judges to remain in office until the last day of the calendar year in which they attain the age of 75 years. This would permit all justices, judges, and magisterial district judges to serve an additional five years beyond the current required retirement age.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes2,471,14350.9 %
    No2,379,15949.1 %
    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President Of The United States -
    Attorney - Pennsylvania will hold an election for attorney general on November 8, 2016
    Legislative Branch
    State House - All 203 seats in the chamber are up for election in 2016
    State Senate - A total of 25 seats out of the chamber's 50 seats are up for election in 2016
    US House - Voters will elect 18 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 18 congressional districts.
    US Senate - Voters in Pennsylvania will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 8, 2016.
    Candidates
    Pennsylvania Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? Yes
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? No

    Pennsylvania do not require write-in candidates to file paperwork in advance of the election. Voters may write in the names of candidates on the Pennsylvania general ballot.

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    Pennsylvania Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(203)
    (81)(122)
    State Senators(50)
    (16)(34)
    US Representatives(18)
    (5)(13)
    US Senators(2)
    (1)(1)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    When's The Next Election?

    UPCOMING DATES
    May 16, 2017
    Pennsylvania : MUNICIPAL PRIMARY ELECTION
    November 7, 2017
    Pennsylvania : MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION
    November 6, 2018
    Pennsylvania : General election Day