Elections

Pennsylvania to Pilot Cutting-edge Election Security Measure

The Department of State, along with election officials in Mercer County and Philadelphia, are preparing a November post-election pilot of a cutting-edge security measure,...

Pennsylvania Urges Voters to Request Absentee Ballots Early

Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar encouraged Pennsylvanians to submit requests for absentee ballots well before the October 29 deadline. State law requires applications for absentee...

Voter Registration Deadline for November Election Is Oct. 7 in PA

Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reminded Pennsylvanians they have one week left to register to vote in the Nov. 5 municipal election. She...

National Voter Registration Day Marked with Roundtable Discussion at Carlisle High...

Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar celebrated National Voter Registration Day by participating in a voter registration event and roundtable discussion with students at Carlisle...

Thousands of Voters Use New Online Absentee Ballot Application in First...

Pennsylvania’s newest voting innovation – online absentee ballot applications at votesPA.com/ApplyAbsentee – had nearly 4,300 voters using the system in the first week. “The success...

Pennsylvania’s New Online Absentee Ballot Application now Available

Pennsylvania voters have a new option to apply online for their absentee ballot, Governor Tom Wolf announced. The mobile-friendly application site is at votesPA.com/ApplyAbsentee. Voters...

Pennsylvania to Launch Online Application for Absentee Ballots

As part of Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to making voting more convenient, Pennsylvania is launching a new option for voters to apply online for...

U.S. Presidential Candidates’ Positions on Mental Health and Addiction

Mental Health for US released survey responses from the top presidential candidates concerning our nation's growing mental health and addiction crises. The survey, which...

Senate Approves Boscola’s Bill to Eliminate Straight Party Voting

The state Senate voted 30 to 20 in favor of Sen. Lisa Boscola’s Senate bill 421, which would do away with straight party voting. “Straight-ticket...

Senate, House Members Unveil Election Reform Proposals

State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Rep. Sara Innamorato (D-Pittsburgh) led House and Senate Democrats in announcing several voting reform proposals in the Main...

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