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County Row Offices

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COUNTY ROW OFFICES

GRADE LEVEL / YEAR

DREAM : FUTURE ARTIST

Row offices are often full-time county government positions.  Some counties also elect part-time Jury Commissioners & Auditors.

March

November

August

The # of signatures you need is 2% of the highest vote total for any one candidate in the last comparable county-wide election.  Signers must be eligible to vote for you; they can be from any political party.  

Running for

Must have been resident in the county for at least a year (2 years for DA)

Must be registered as a Green 30 days before the primary

May not hold other elective office

These are part- or full-time positions, usually located  in your county seat

Terms: 4 years

Election Day

A brief campaign finance statement must be filed with the county even if no expenses are incurred. Expenses over $250 must be itemized and regularly reported.

Greens do not run in the April primary, only in the November general election.

Circulate nominating papers

Campaign

Find out what offices will be open & what the highest vote total was for county office in the last election.

ELIGIBILITY

DUTIES

HOURS & PAY

Must file personal financial statement

TIMELINE

December

Jan - Feb

Form an election committee (you will need a chair & a treasurer); develop your theme, message & strategy

Research

Prepare

There are 67 counties in PA & most will elect some row offices in 2019.  Your County Board of Elections can tell you which ones! >>>>>>>

Administer relevant county offices

Salaries & benefits are set by county commissioners

Some positions are purely administrative: eg issuing licenses & permits

Others (D.A., Controller) may require more specialized experience

Jury Commissioner & Auditor posts are particularly good for 3rd party runs!  

Click here to see if your county has Auditors

County Boards of Elections