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February 13 First day to circulate and file nomination petitions before the Primary Election for candidates from major political parties
March 6 Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions before the Primary Election
March 7 First day to circulate nomination papers
March 21 Last day for candidates who have filed nomination petitions to withdraw
March 26 First day to apply for an absentee ballot
April 16 Last day to register, change party, or change name or address before the Primary Election **
May 8 Last day to apply for an absentee ballot
May 11 5 p.m. deadline for county election board to receive absentee ballots
May 15 PRIMARY ELECTION. Polls open 7 a.m.to 8p.m.
May 16 First day to register to vote after Primary Election
August 1 Last day to circulate and file nomination papers for independent candidates
August 8 Last day for independent candidates to withdraw
August 13 Last day for candidates nominated in the Primary Election to withdraw
September 17 First day to apply for an absentee ballot
October 9 Last day to register to vote before the General Election **
October 25 Congressional Candidates Forum at Gracedale, Nazareth. 7:00 P.M.
October 30 Last day to apply for an absentee ballot
November 2, 5 p.m. deadline for county election board to receive absentee ballots
November 6 GENERAL ELECTION.Polls open 7a.m. 8p.m.
November 7 First day to register to vote.
November 17 Workshop How to Run for Local Office Northampton Community College Kiva Hall 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.