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Nomination Petitions (information provided by the Cumberland Co. Bureau of Elections)

A nomination petition is the method in which a registered Democrat or Republican get their name on a primary ballot. Petitions are typically available in our office approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the circulation period. (Third party candidates have a different process in which to have their name appear on the ballot. Please contact our office for further information, 717.240.6385). The Cumberland County Bureau of Elections will be accepting nomination petitions from candidates for the 2022 General Primary for Democratic and Republican precinct committeeman & committeewoman (aka PCPs, Precinct Committee Persons). Full information: Nomination Petitions | Cumberland County, PA - Official Website (

The FIRST DAY for candidates to circulate and file petitions is

FEBRUARY 15, 2022.

The LAST DAY for candidates to circulate and file petitions is

MARCH 8, 2022.

(These dates are subject to change without notice.)


For precincts in the Big Spring Area, we have openings for Committee Persons in ALL jurisdictions except Newville's South Borough. We can elect two Democratic Precinct Committee Persons (PCPs) for each of our 12 precincts. The term is four years. Serving as a Democratic PCP is an easy way to help the County Committee support and elect Democratic candidates.

In addition to providing information to voters in your precinct, you can also help out on County subcommittees, such as Communications, Fundraising, Building, Voter Registration, Candidate Recruitment, and more. PCPs are voting members of the Cumberland County Democratic Committee. The western end of the County is currently severely under-represented. Please help us engage Big Spring voters! For more information, please email us at