When are offices on the ballot?

Which Offices Are up for Election in a Given Year?

(Open seats may also be filled out of cycle, in general or primary elections. And referendums or constitutional amendments may appear on any ballot.)

Years divisible by 4 (e.g., 2024):

President and Vice-President of the US

US Senate (2 out of 3 even years; 2 seats on a 6-year rotation)

US House of Representatives

PA Attorney General, Auditor General, Treasurer

PA Senate (half, on 4-year cycle)

PA House of Representatives

The year after a presidential year (e.g., 2025):

Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (if there are openings; countywide)

Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge of the Superior Court, and Commonwealth Court (if there are openings; statewide)

Clerk of Courts, Controller, Coroner, and Treasurer (countywide)

School Director (half of school board members)

Magisterial District Judge (1/3 of MDJs; for 6 years)

Mayor (in a Borough or City)

Council (half the members in a Borough or City)

Board of Supervisors (1/3 in non-Council municipalities, on 6-year cycle)

Tax Collector (in most municipalities)

Auditor (1/3, on 6-year cycle)

Judge and Inspector of Elections (in each precinct)

Constable (1/3, on 6-year cycle; in each municipality or precinct)

Years divisible by 2 but not by 4 (e.g., 2022)

Governor

Lieutenant Governor

US Senate (2 out of 3 even years; 2 seats on a 6-year rotation)

PA Senate (half, on 4-year cycle)

PA House of Representatives

Dem Committeepersons (elected in the primary)

Years following Gubernatorial years (e.g., 2023)

Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge of the Superior Court, and Commonwealth Court (if there are openings; statewide)

Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (if there are openings; countywide)

County Commissioner

District Attorney, Prothonotary, Register of Wills, and Sheriff (countywide)

School Director (half of school board members)

Magisterial District Judge (1/3 of MDJs, for 6-year terms)

Council (half the members in a Borough or City)

Board of Supervisors (1/3 in non-Council municipalities, on 6-year cycle)

Tax Collector (in most municipalities)

Auditor (1/3, on 6-year cycle)

Constable (1/3, on 6-year cycle; in each municipality or precinct)

 

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