Candidate Resources

Allegheny County Elections Division

  542 Forbes Ave., Suite 601, 15219


This is the office that oversees every aspect of elections in the county. The website doesn’t answer anything close to everything, so call with specific questions.

2019 Election Calendar 

Running for Office in Pa: First Steps

A 13-part to-do list from Run for Something, a national non-profit that recruits and supports young progressive candidates:

online Democratic training

How to Run for School Board - A Guide for Candidates in Pa

Union Printers List

Democrats should use union printers. Be sure campaign materials include a “union bug” (it can be small as long as it’s there).

 Print & Copy Center

731 Allegheny River Blvd.

Verona, PA 15147


Killeen Printing Co.

537 E. Carson St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Raff Printing, Inc. 

Joe Lapaglia, Acct Mgr

2201 Mary Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Phone 412-431-4044 x 109

National Democratic Training Committee Courses

We want you to win–that’s why we’ve created 18 courses to guide you through every step of your campaign. In less than 90 minutes, you can go from novice to knowledgeable on essential campaign topics–like fundraising in Raising Money, or Digital Communications in Digital 101, or running top-notch canvassing and phone banking programs in ​Field Tactics.

Take our courses anytime, anywhere—they’re all available on-demand 24/7 so you can take them all in one weekend or spread one over the course of a week, depending on what works for your schedule.

You must register to use them.


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PA Campaign Finance Reporting law (pdf)


State Ethics Commission (pdf)


CampaignFinanceFAQ (pdf)


Campaign finance requirements in Pennsylvania - Ballotpedia (pdf)