2023 Allegheny County Executive Election Voter Guide

Posted on 01/19/23

Allegheny County is governed by an elected County Executive. The primary election for the Allegheny County Executive will take place on Tues., May 16, 2023. The general election will be held on Tues., November 7, 2023.

AARP Pennsylvania is dedicated to making certain that Allegheny County voters 50-plus know how to register to vote, where to vote in person, what the rules are for mail-in, absentee or early voting, and key dates for voting. 

While AARP Pennsylvania strongly encourages people to get out and vote for the candidates of their choice, we do not have a political action committee for donating to candidates, we do not endorse or oppose candidates, nor do we contribute to any candidate or political party.

Our goal for the Allegheny County Executive election is simple: to ensure Allegheny County voters 50+ and their families have all the information necessary to make their vote count.

Key Dates:

  • Last day to register to vote: Monday, May 1, 2023
  • Last day to apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot: Tues., May 9, 2023
  • Last day for the County Board of Elections to receive voted mail-in or absentee ballots: Tues., May 16, 2023 – must be received by 8PM to be counted
  • Primary Election Day: Tues., May 16, 2023 – polls are open 7AM to 8PM

Who are the candidates running for Allegheny County Executive on primary election day?

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, who has been in office since 2011, is term-limited, so he cannot seek reelection to another term and will not be on the primary ballot.  Until the primary election ballot is officially set, those who have declared their candidacy include the following:


  • Michael Lamb, Pittsburgh City Controller
  • Dave Fawcett, Former County Councilman
  • Sara Innamorato, State Representative for Pennsylvania’s 21st House District
  • John Weinstein, County Treasurer
  • Will Parker, CEO of VendSpin, a mobile delivery app
  • Theresa Sciulli Colaizzi, former Pittsburgh Public Schools board member


  • Joe Rockey, Former PNC Executive

Our candidate list will be regularly updated, please check back frequently and stay tuned for more information about the 2023 Allegheny County Executive race and the issues that matter most to Allegheny County residents 50+. County Executive Officer candidates who will appear on the primary ballot will also be posted on the Allegheny County Elections Division webpage.

What other races are on the Allegheny county primary election ballot?

In addition to the County Executive, the May 16, 2023 Municipal Election will decide races for:

  • County Controller
  • District Attorney
  • County Treasurer
  • One open County Council at large seat
  • County Council Districts 2, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 13
  • City of Pittsburgh Controller
  • Members of Pittsburgh City Council in Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9
  • School Directors in Districts 2, 4, 6, and 8
  • Some Magisterial Judges
  • Some local school directors and municipal offices

All candidates for these races can be found on this page once the information is available https://www.alleghenycounty.us/elections/candidates.aspx

How do I contact the Allegheny County Board of Elections & Voter Registration Office?

Allegheny County Elections Division
542 Forbes Ave., Suite 312
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2953
Phone:          (412) 350-4500
Website:       https://www.alleghenycounty.us/

How do I find my neighborhood polling place?

Click here to locate your Allegheny County polling place.

Changes to the official voter registry may not be reflected immediately. For up-to-date, official polling place locations in Allegheny County, contact the Voter Registration Office at (412) 350-4500.

How Do I Return My Mail in Ballot?

To make sure that your vote is counted, be certain to follow the instructions that come with your ballot. 

Don't want to mail it? Consider returning your ballot to the Elections Division, located on the 3rd floor of the County Office Building on the corner of Forbes Avenue and Ross Street downtown. The address is 542 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Where can I find more information on how to vote?

Click here to visit the Pennsylvania Department of State voting and election information site.

Note: Voting rules, procedures and candidates may change before Election Day. We’ll keep this guide updated, so check back before you vote. Voters should also visit the state department's voting and elections page for the latest.

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