State’s Election Returns Website Offers First Look at Pennsylvania’s Vote Count

Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reminded Pennsylvanians that the Department of State’s election night returns website will offer up-to-the-minute statewide results on Tuesday night.

“Voters, candidates and the press can find the earliest and most complete picture of the unofficial results of the municipal election at the website,” Secretary Boockvar said. “We collaborate with all 67 county election offices to consolidate and post their results as soon as they are available.”

The portal’s users can customize searches, receive timely updates and view results on mobile devices. The site also provides links to each county’s election results website.

Results will be posted on electionreturns.pa.gov as the department receives reports from the counties after the polls close at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Until then, the site will only show test results.

On November 5, Pennsylvania voters will cast ballots for judges and county and local officials. A proposed constitutional amendment on crime victims’ rights, known as Marsy’s Law, also will be on the ballot. Despite a recent ruling that the ballot question results not be immediately certified, voters can still cast their vote on the question, as the courts could later allow the results to be certified.