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Voters in local communities will be electing mayors, council members and school directors in 2021.
On Monday, the Allegheny County Elections Division announced that nominating petitions for the 2021 primary election are now available.
The first day to circulate nominating petitions is Feb. 16 and the last day to file nominating petitions is March 9.
Among those communities voting for mayors will be Duquesne and White Oak. Three McKeesport city council seats and four White Oak borough council seats are up for election, as are commissioners’ seats in Wards 2, 4 and 6 of North Versailles Twp.
Also up for election are four seats on each of the East Allegheny, Duquesne City and McKeesport Area school boards.
The primary election is May 18. The last day to register to vote in the primary is May 3.
The general election is Nov. 2.
A spokesperson said other offices for which nomination petitions may be filed include county sheriff; county council, including District 9, which includes McKeesport, Duquesne and North Versailles; several magisterial district judges, constables, and judge and inspector of elections.
Nominating petitions may be obtained by visiting the Elections Division in room 601 of the County Office Building, 542 Forbes Ave., in downtown Pittsburgh between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or by visiting the division’s website.
Candidates for the offices of Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge of the Superior Court, Judge of the Commonwealth Court, and Judge of the Court of Common Pleas may obtain nominating petitions by contacting the Commonwealth’s Bureau of Commissions, Elections & Legislation via phone at 1-877-868-3772, or online.
Originally published February 08, 2021.