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2023 MUNICIPAL PRIMARY

 

THE BERKS COUNTY ELECTION SERVICES OFFICE WILL BE ACCEPTING DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE NOMINATION PETITIONS FOR THE 2023 MUNICIPAL PRIMARY FOR COUNTY, CITY, BOROUGH, TOWNSHIP, AND SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICES BEGINNING ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2023.  THE DEADLINE TO FILE NOMINATION PETITIONS IS NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM ON TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2023.  


THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF FILING:

 

       1)     Nomination Petition with the required number of signatures (Petitions must be Double Sided – for further guidance see the          Nomination Petition section below).

 

       2)     A Completed and Notarized Candidate’s Affidavit/Waiver of Expense Reporting Affidavit (Double Sided Form).

 

       3)     A copy of your Statement of Financial Interest (Ethics Form) – If cross filing, include one per party nomination petition.

 

  4)     Filing fee payment in the form of cash, certified check, or money order payable to the "County of Berks".                      Personal  checks will NOT be accepted. 

 

       5)     For Tax Collector -  Non-incumbents filing a nomination petition for the position of Tax Collector must include their criminal          history information from the PSP through the Criminal History Record Information Act with their petition.

 

       6)    For Magisterial District Judge – A sitting Magisterial District Judge elected to the office shall not be required to file a                   nomination petition to run for the office of Magisterial District Judge but may instead file a certificate of nomination for                   reelection specifying the intent to seek reelection to the office. If a sitting Magisterial District Judge files a certificate of                   nomination for reelection, the sitting Magisterial District Judge may not challenge the nominating petition of another                       candidate for Magisterial District Judge.


INSTRUCTIONS, click HERE

PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED FOR THE NOMINATION PETITIONS PRIOR TO CIRCULATION.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR ARE UNSURE WHETHER YOU HAVE CORRECTLY REPRODUCED ANY OF THE FORMS, PLEASE CONTACT THE BERKS COUNTY ELECTION SERVICES OFFICE AT 610-478-6490.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Berks County Election Services office cannot and will not provide legal or accounting advice. All candidates and/or voters are strongly advised to solicit advice from a licensed professional in the appropriate field in advance of statutory deadlines and before filing documents with this office.

These instructions are strictly introductory in scope and should not be construed as legal advice. Candidates and/or voters are responsible for ensuring the correctness and completeness of all documents. The Berks County Election Services office is not responsible for errors and omissions on the part of a candidate and/or voter.​
 
NOMINATION PETITION, click HERE

BEFORE PRINTING THE NOMINATION PETITIONS, PLEASE NOTE: NOMINATION PETITIONS MUST BE PRINTED AS DUPLEX FORMS (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 DUPLEX 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. FAILURE TO REPRODUCE THE NOMINATION PETITION FORMS CORRECTLY WILL RESULT IN THE REJECTION OF THOSE FORMS!


CANDIDATE’S AFFIDAVIT, click HERE


STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL INTEREST (ETHICS FORM), click HERE


INCUMBENT MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT JUDGE CERTIFICATE OF NOMINATION, click HERE


WALKING LIST AND PUBLIC INFORMATION REQUESTS


Candidate Request for Free Walking List

Candidates are entitled to one (1) free list the year they are running for office. Candidates should submit the completed request form to elections@countyofberks.com or fax to 610.478.6218. We encourage you to provide your email address if you wish to receive  the walking list electronically.


Request for Public Information​

Request form to be used for specialized voter registration listings, street listings, labels, databases in electronic format, and other related materials.

 

4 PA Code Public Information Requests