Tourist Bureau

Tourist Bureau

The Armstrong County Tourist Bureau is a resource for anyone planning a visit to our region. Weather it be Hiking, Fishing, camping or busness related we have information for you.

Economic Develop.

Economic Development

The Armstrong County Department of Economic Development provides staff to the Armstrong County Industrial Development Council (IDC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit economic development corporation.  By providing tools such as financing, site selection, workforce development assistance and more, the IDC's goals are to improve Armstrong County’s business environment through retention and expansion of existing businesses and attraction of new investment. Click here for more Information.

Conservation Dist.

Conservation District

The Armstrong Conservation District works to restore degraded watersheds, promote sustainable farms, healthy forests, and growing vibrant and sustainable communities. The District will work with many private and public partners for the betterment of our natural resources and the citizens of Armstrong County. The District provides technical, administrative, and financial support through many programs such as the dirt, gravel, low volume roads program; the agricultural lands preservation program; the erosion and sediment pollution control program; the watershed protection and restoration program; and many other outreach efforts of the District



The Armstrong County Jail, which opened in August of 2003, has a capacity of 158 inmates. The facility grants a safe environment to the Armstrong County community by providing the care and control of the jail's residents.


Belmont Complex

For over 50 years, the Belmont Complex has been a recreational facility that draws over 40,000 residents and visitors alike to the arena, pool and banquet facilities yearly.

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Nomination Petitions


2018 Important Dates
Event Date
First day to circulate and file nominations petitions February 13
Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions March 6
First day to circulate and file nomination papers
(independent candidates)
March 7
Last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitions March 21
Last day to Register to Vote before the primary April 16
Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot May 8
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots May 11
GENERAL Primary May 15
First day to Register to Vote after primary election May 16
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots
(must be submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 PM on May 14)
May 22
Last day to circulate and file nomination papers August 1
Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated by nomination papers August 8
Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primary August 13
Last day to Register to Vote before the November Election October 9
Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot October 30
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots November 2
GENERAL Election November 6
First day to Register to Vote after the November Election November 7
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots
(must be submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 PM on November 5)
November 13


All dates are subject to change without notice.
Signature Requirements/Filing fees


Office Number of Signatures Filing Fee
President of the United States* 000 $200.00
United States Senator* 2000 $200.00
Attorney General* 2000 $200.00
Auditor General* 2000 $200.00
State Treasurer* 2000 $200.00
Representative in Congress* 1000 $150.00
Senator in the General Assembly* 500 $100.00
Representative in the General Assembly* 300 $100.00
Delegate/Alternate Delegate to National Convention* 250 $25.00
State Committee* 100 $25.00
Judge of Court of Common Pleas (may cross file)* 250 $100.00
County Commissioner 100 $100.00
County Controller 100 $100.00
County Coroner 100 $100.00
County District Attorney 100 $100.00
County Jury Commissioner 100 $100.00
Prothonotary & Clerk of Courts 100 $100.00
Register & Recorder & Clerk of Orphans Court 100 $100.00
County Sheriff 100 $100.00
County Treasurer 100 $100.00
District Justice (may cross file) 100 $50.00
School Director (may cross file) 10 NONE
Committeeperson 10 NONE
Assessor 10 NONE
Auditor 10 NONE
Constable 10 $10.00
Councilmember 10 NONE
Mayor 10 NONE
Supervisor 10 NONE
Tax Collector 10 NONE
Judge of Election 10 NONE
Inspector of Election 10 NONE
* File Petitions with the Department of State 10  


General Instructions
Each signer may sign petitions for as many candidates for each office as he/she is permitted to vote for and no more.
No nominating petition requiring a filing fee will be accepted for filing unless it is accompanied by the filing fee.
The top portion of the petition must be filled out prior to obtaining any signatures.
Type or print the name of the candidate on the face of the petitions exactly as you wish it to appear on the official ballot. If a married woman is proposed as a candidate her first name must be used on the petition; e.g., Mary Jones and not Mrs. John Jones. Nicknames are allowed only if they are a derivative of the legal name given. If you wish to have your name printed on the ballot other than your given name, you must have completed an Affidavit for Ballot Name Change Request, have it notarized and attached to your petition.
Make certain that each signer and circulator of a petition is a Registered and Enrolled Member of the Party Referred to in the Petition.
Each signer must personally insert the information concerning residence and date of signing. Each signer should list his/her address exactly as it appears on his/her registration affidavit. In the case of those electors having a rural route or RD number, the township must be listed. The date of signing may be expressed in numbers or words; e.g., February 17, 2015 or 2/17/2015. The given name of a married woman must be used by signer; e.g., Mary Jones not Mrs. John Jones. A candidate may sign his own petition.
No ditto marks are permitted on petitions. Any signature containing ditto marks will be disallowed.
Be sure the proper office title is set forth in your petition, including the term of office.
The candidate's affidavits that appear on the back of the petition must be signed and notarized. The circulator's affidavit must not be signed and notarized until after the petition has been circulated. A candidate may circulate his own petition.
Candidates for School Director who choose to cross file cannot have the same person circulate both party petitions. The circulator must be an enrolled member of the party indicated on the front of the petition.
Different petitions must be used for signers who reside in different counties.
Petitions are to be filed with the County Board of Elections by 4:30 pm on February 16, 2016 unless otherwise noted.
A petition for offices requiring a statement of financial interest will not be accepted unless a copy has been attached to the petition. A copy of this form must also be filed with the governing authority of the political subdivision in which his/she is a candidate on or before February 16, 2016.
Questions about nomination petitions or elections should be directed to 724-548-3222, 8:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.