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2021 Campaign Finance Reporting Dates 

Please note: All candidates and committees for local office must file with the Bucks County Board of Elections, 55 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.

Municipal Primary --- May 18, 2021
Municipal Election --- November 2, 2021

Printable Version: Campaign Finance Reporting Dates

2020 Annual Report Deadline

Type of Report

Complete As of

Filing Deadline **

2020 Annual Report

Thursday, 
December 31, 2020

Monday, February 1, 2021

2021 Municipal Primary Campaign Finance Report Deadlines

Type of Report

Complete As of

Filing Deadline**

*Sixth (6th) Tuesday 
Pre-Primary

*Monday, March 29, 2021

*Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Second (2nd) Friday 
Pre-Primary

Monday, May 3, 2021

Friday, May 7, 2021

24-Hour Reporting: Daily
Begins: 
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Ends/Includes:
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Thirty (30) Day 
Post-Primary

Monday, June 7, 2021

Thursday, June 17, 2021

2021 Municipal Election Campaign Finance 
Report Deadlines

Type of Report

Complete As of

Filing Deadline**

*Sixth (6th) Tuesday 
Pre-Election

*Monday, 
September 13, 2021

*Tuesday, 
September 21, 2021

Second (2nd) Friday 
Pre-Election

Monday, 
October 18, 2021

Friday, 
October 22, 2021

24 -Hour Reporting: Daily
Begins:
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Ends/Includes:
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Thirty (30) Day 
Post-Election

Monday, 
November 22, 2021

Thursday, 
December 2, 2021

2021 Annual Report Deadline

Type of Report

Complete As of

Filing Deadline

2021 Annual Report

Friday, 
December 31, 2021

Monday,
January 31, 2022

**Postmarks are acceptable as proof of timely filing when the report is postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service no later than the day prior to the filing deadline.

*SIXTH TUESDAY PRE-PRIMARY / ELECTION REPORTS are required to be filed only by candidates for statewide office , their authorized candidate committees, and any political committee or lobbyist that has made an expenditure to influence the election of a statewide candidate.

Political committees/lobbyists that have not made an expenditure to influence the election of a candidate for statewide office need not file the Sixth Tuesday Pre-Primary / Election report.

SECOND FRIDAY PRE and THIRTY DAY POST-PRIMARY / ELECTION REPORTS are required to be filed by all candidates appearing on the ballot and all political committee and lobbyists that have made expenditures to influence the election of such candidates.

ANNUAL REPORTS must be filed by all candidates, political committees and contributing lobbyists that have not filed a termination report.

PENALTIES - In accordance with the Campaign Finance Reporting Law, those who file required reports after the filing deadline are assessed a late filing fee of $20 per day for the first six days that a report is late, and $10 per day thereafter, up to a maximum penalty of $250.

SPECIAL ELECTION - In the event of any special election, candidates and committees should contact this bureau regarding reporting requirements and filing deadlines.

POLITICAL COMMITTEE TREASURERS - It is the treasurer's responsibility to file required committee reports. Keep this schedule available for reference prior to each reporting deadline. If you need a reporting form, you may print one from the Department of State's web site (www.dos.state.pa.us) or request one from the Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation. You may also file your report online. From the state web site, link to Campaign Finance and then to Online Filing for more information. Please remember that all reports must include your filer identification number on the cover page.

QUESTIONS? If you have any questions about Pennsylvania's Campaign Finance Reporting Law or reporting requirements, please direct them to the Campaign Finance Division of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation at 717-787-5280 or contact the Bucks County Board of Elections at 267-880-5060 or elections@buckscounty.org.

NOTE: All dates are subject to change without notice in the event of passage of any amendatory legislation.


Bucks County Board of Elections 
55 E. Court St. 
Doylestown, PA 18901 
Board of Elections - 215-348-6154 
elections@buckscounty.org
Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

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Municipal Primary Portal 2021

Absentee/Mail-In Ballot Drop Box Locations

The Upper Bucks Government Services Center
261 California Road
Quakertown, PA 18951

The Bucks County Administration Building
55 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

The Lower Bucks Government Services Center
7321 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19055

Bucks County Free Library
Yardley–Makefield Branch

1080 Edgewood Rd.
Yardley, PA 19067

Absentee/Mail-In Ballot Drop Box Hours
(Hours Subject to Change)
 
May 3-12, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (weekdays only)
May 13 – 14, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
May 15 – 16, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
May 17, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
May 18, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
 

The last day to apply for an Absentee or Mail-in ballot is Tuesday, May 11th.