Nomination Petitions

A nomination petition is the method in which a registered democrat or republican get their name on a primary ballot. Petitions are typically available in our office approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the circulation period. (Third party candidates have a different process in which to have their name appear on the ballot. Please contact our office for further information, 717.240.6385.)

The Cumberland County Bureau of Elections will be accepting nomination petitions from candidates for the 2022 General Primary for democratic committeeperson and republican committeeman & committeewoman.


The FIRST DAY for candidates to circulate and file petitions is FEBRUARY 15, 2022.
The LAST DAY for candidates to circulate and file petitions is MARCH 8, 2022.
(These dates are subject to change without notice.)


Circulating a Nomination Petition?


To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, you are encouraged to follow these Best Practices for Circulating Petitions when collecting signatures.


​Online Petition Information


Nomination petitions can be printed from our website. Please see below for complete details.

BEFORE USING THE NOMINATION PETITIONS AVAILABLE ONLINE, PLEASE NOTE: NOMINATION PETITIONS MUST BE PRINTED AS DUPLEX (TWO-SIDED, FRONT AND BACK, HEAD TO HEAD) ON PLAIN WHITE 8 1/2 x 11" (LETTER SIZE) PAPER. THIS REQUIREMENT CANNOT BE SATISFIED BY PRINTING EACH SIDE OF THE NOMINATION PETITION ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF 8 1/2 x 11" PAPER AND AFFIXING THE TWO SHEETS TOGETHER WITH A STAPLE OR PAPER CLIP.

If you are not able to satisfy these printing requirements, you MUST obtain paper copies of petitions from our office.

FAILURE TO REPRODUCE THE NOMINATION PETITION FORMS CORRECTLY WILL RESULT IN THE REJECTION OF THESE FORMS!

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED WITH THE NOMINATION PETITIONS PRIOR TO CIRCULATION. If you have any questions or are unsure whether you have correctly printed any of the forms, please contact the Cumberland County Bureau of Elections at 717-240-6385.

For a complete set of petition instructions, click HERE

To print a fillable petition, click HERE

To print a Candidate's Affidavit, click HERE

For a list of 2022 Important Dates, click HERE

Place and Time of Filing


Petitions for school, local and county offices must be filed with the Cumberland County Bureau of Elections, 1601 Ritner Highway, Suite 201, Carlisle by the end of regular business hours, 4:30 pm, on the last day to circulate. 

Our office is currently open but appointments for petitions is recommended. Please click HERE or call our office at 717-240-6385 to schedule an appointment.