Election Law In Pennsylvania
One of the most exciting, energizing, and fulfilling ways to participate in our democracy’s process of self-government is to run for elective office or to work on the campaign of a candidate for office. That said, it can also be a very stress-filled and nerve-racking experience, especially when dealing with the often-complicated laws and rules that govern running for office. And sometimes, that means you wind up in court, or perhaps you need legal advice in advance on how to avoid winding up in court.
If you are running or seeking to run, for elective office, and you do not strictly comply with all laws governing how to get your name on the ballot for the primary election, or how to conduct your campaign in the general election (or someone claims that you are not complying with the law), you may find yourself in court, on the receiving end of a citizens’ (or another candidate’s) legal challenge to nomination petitions or your candidacy.
You may be that citizen who wishes to exercise your right to file a legal challenge to someone’s candidacy or nomination petitions, and you need legal advice on what your legal rights and options may be, and legal representation if you do decide to file a legal challenge in court.
Or perhaps you’re an aspiring candidate and you find yourself in a situation where strict compliance with certain requirements (such as the number of signatures required on nomination papers or the deadline by which to file nomination papers) has been hampered by extraordinary circumstances beyond anyone’s control (for example, a natural disaster, or the Covid-19 pandemic), in which case you may wish to ask the courts to adjust the requirements to assure a level playing field.
And of course, in this newer era of mail-in ballots, we’re all well aware of legal challenges filed in court about what ballots should or should not be counted.
In any of these situations, you will need the services of an attorney who is well-versed in the intricacies of election law, and attorneys at Rick Stock law have that experience. If you wish for the services of an election lawyer, our attorneys. contact us online or by telephone at 484-272-5133