State Elections

This page contains general information on State Primary and General Elections, which include national, state, and county offices. Go to the “toolkit” for voter information for specific elections.

Statewide and district elections are held in November of even-numbered years.

  • The primary and general elections will include an Early Voting period and vote-by-mail and absentee voting.
  • The ballot will include one U.S. Senator (if applicable), U.S. Representative, State Senator, State Representative, Governor’s Council.
  • Every 4 years, Statewide offices include Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Attorney General, Treasurer, and Auditor.
  • Every 4 years, President and Vice-President will be on the ballot.
  • Also every 4 years, in March, the Presidential Primary and state party committees will be on the ballot.
  • County offices include Sheriff, County Commissioners, District Attorney, Registrer of Deeds, Treasurer, Clerk of the Court, and Register of Probate.
  • In addition, ballot questions may be on the ballot.
  • Local ballot questions may also be included at the same time as a state election.
  • The last day to register to vote or change party affiliation is 10 days before the election.

For complete information on state elections, including dates, visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website for Elections Division.