Every filing with the Court requires an original and a specified number of copies, and may require a specified filing fee. All filings must be properly bound and have proof of service attached. Please provide an additional copy and a self-addressed postage paid envelope if you wish to have a copy returned. All paper filings are scanned by the Court's filing office, so unbound but securely binder clipped originals are accepted and appreciated. In addition to the required paper copies, electronic (.pdf) files on a disk or flash drive are appreciated.
Before filing a brief, make sure all requirements are met. Submitting a brief that does not comply with the rules of procedure may result in the dismissal of the appellate action.
For detailed instructions on how to file a brief and what to include, review the Rules of Appellate Procedure (Title 201). Each filed brief must be submitted to the appropriate location with the required number of copies and fees. The following resources are available to ensure that these brief requirements are met:
The Commonwealth Court has jurisdiction to hear objections to nomination petitions and papers for statewide office. Persons filing and responding to such petitions should consult the relevant materials in the links below. In particular, those filing objections to nomination petitions or papers must comply with the Notice and Order directing use of a spreadsheet when filing such objections. The spreadsheet provided may be downloaded for use in preparing and filing objections in accordance with the Notice and Order. Finally, a sample of the “Scheduling and Case Management Order” that is issued by the Court upon receipt of objections is provided solely for the purpose of providing general information as to how the Court typically proceeds to resolve election matters in an expeditious manner.