To appear on the ballot for elected office requires a certain number of signatures, and can sometimes require a filing fee or other base requirements be met.

The following information details ballot access requirements for local offices Allegheny County and statewide offices throughout Pennsylvania.

The table can be sorted, filtered, printed, or saved to excel. Please note that the state and county can change these requirements at any time and while Think Big makes efforts to keep this page up to date you should always consult with the state and the county for the most up to date and accurate information.

Last updated: 12/2/2018

 


 

Ballot Order Office District Detail # Signers SIgner Detail Filing Fee File Petition Term Age Eligibility
1 President 2.000 0,00 Harrisburg 4 35 14 years in U.S. Continuous Residence Natural Born Citizen
2 U.S. Senator 2.000 0,00 Harrisburg 6 30 9 years Citizen /Inhabitant of State
3 U.S. Congress 1.000 in the Congressional District 0,00 Harrisburg 2 25 7 years Citizen /Inhabitant of State
4 Governor 2.000 100 in each of at least 10 counties 0,00 Harrisburg 4 30 7 years in PA / Citzen of U.S.
5 Lieutenant Governor 1.000 100 in each of at least 5 counties 0,00 Harrisburg 4 30 7 years in PA / Citzen of U.S.
6 State Treasurer 1.000 100 in each of at least 5 counties 0,00 Harrisburg 4 18 No requirements
7 Auditor General 1.000 100 in each of at least 5 counties 0,00 Harrisburg 4 18 No requirements
8 Attorney General 1.000 100 in each of at least 5 counties 0,00 Harrisburg 4 30 7 years in PA / Citzen of U.S. / Member of Bar
9 State Senator 500 in Senatorial District 0,00 Harrisburg 4 25 4 years in PA / 1 year in District
10 State Legislator 300 in Legislative District 0,00 Harrisburg 2 21 4 years in PA / 1 year in District
11 Justice of the Supreme Court State 1.000 100 in each of at least 5 counties 0,00 Harrisburg 10 0 1 year in PA / Member of Bar
12 Judge of the Superior Court 1.000 100 in each of at least 5 counties 0,00 Harrisburg 10 0 1 year in PA / Member of Bar
13 Judge of the Commonwealth Court 1.000 100 in each of at least 5 counties 0,00 Harrisburg 10 0 1 year in PA / Member of Bar
14 Judge of Common Pleas Court 500 0,00 Harrisburg 10 0 1 year in Distrct / Member of Bar
15 Magisterial District Judge 100 0,00 Pittsburgh 6 0 1 year in District / Member of Bar or shall complete a course of instruction as provided by law
16 Constable 10 0,00 Pittsburgh 6 18 Resident of District
17 County Chief Executive 500 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 25 1 year in County / Registered Voter
18 County Council (At-Large) 500 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 1 year in County / Registered Voter
19 County Council (By District) 250 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 1 year in County / Registered Voter
20 County Controller 500 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 1 year in County / Registered Voter
21 District Attorney 500 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 2 years in County
22 County Treasurer 500 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 1 year in County / U.S. Citizen
23 County Sheriff 500 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 1 year in County / U.S. Citizen
24 Mayor Pittsburgh 250 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 25 3 years in City
25 Council Pittsburgh 100 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 1 year Resident of District
26 Controller Pittsburgh 250 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 2 years in City
27 School Director Pittsburgh 10 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 1 year Resident of District
28 Mayor Borough 10 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 Registered Elector / 1 year Resident
29 Council Borough 10 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 Registered Elector / 1 year Resident
30 Tax Collector Borough 10 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 Registered Elector / 1 year Resident
31 Auditor Borough 10 0,00 Pittsburgh 6 18 Registered Elector / 1 year Resident
32 Controller Borough 10 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 Competent Acct./Registered Elector of Borough for 4 years
33 School Director Boroughs and Townships 10 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 1 year Resident of District
34 Commissioner 1st Class Township (By Ward) 10 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 Registered Elector of the Township / 1 year Resident of Ward
35 Commissioner 1st Class Township (At Large) 10 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 Registered Elector of the Township / 1 year Resident
36 Tax Collector 1st Class Township 10 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 Registered Elector
37 Auditor 1st Class Township 10 0,00 Pittsburgh 6 18 Registered Elector
38 Controller 1st Class Township 10 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 Competent Acct. / Registered Elector
39 Supervisor 2nd Class Township 10 0,00 Pittsburgh 6 18 Registered Elector / 1 year Resident
40 Tax Collector 2nd Class Township 10 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 Registered Elector / 1 year Resident
41 Auditor 2nd Class Township 10 0,00 Pittsburgh 6 18 Registered Elector / 1 year Resident
42 Mayor 3rd Class City 100 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 21 1 year Resident
43 Council 3rd Class City 100 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 21 1 year Resident
44 Teasurer 3rd Class City 100 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 21 Competent Acct. / 1 year Resident
45 Controller 3rd Class City 100 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 21 Competent Acct. / 1 year Resident
46 School Director 3rd Class City 100 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 1 year Resident
47 Judge of Election 10 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 Registered Elector of District
48 Inspector of Election 5 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 Registered Elector of District
49 State Committee Member 100 in the Senatorial District 0,00 Harrisburg 4 18 Dem Registered in Party (2 years Rep Registered in Party
50 Committee People 10 in Election District of Party 0,00 Pittsburgh 4 18 Registered Elector of Party in District
51 Delegate or Alternative to National Party Convention 250 0,00 Harrisburg 0 18
Ballot Order Office District Detail # Signers SIgner Detail Filing Fee File Petition Term Age Eligibility