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Pennsylvania election headlines you might have missed | 2023 Election Mailbag

By: - October 27, 2023 1:24 pm

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The Nov. 7 general election is now just 11 days away. 

In lieu of reader questions this week, the Capital-Star has compiled a few important election-related articles that you might have missed from across the Commonwealth. 

Pennsylvanians Are About to Decide Who Will Oversee the 2024 Elections. From Bolts: “Where you live shouldn’t determine if your ballot counts, but in Pennsylvania county officials have wide discretion over drop boxes and mail voting. They’re on the ballot on Nov. 7.”

Pennsylvania’s voting law is filled with obsolete provisions, troublesome conflicts. From Votebeat and SpotlightPA: “The state’s Election Code dates to 1937, containing sections that contradict one another and don’t address key legal precedents.”

Allegheny County executive race a generational decision between Innamorato, Rockey. From Public Source: “Sara Innamorato aims to continue a rapid rise through local politics and cement progressives’ grip on local power. Joe Rockey wants to be the first Republican in charge of county government in 20 years.”

Looking for more on the 2023 general election? From personal data sharing to how to cast your ballot, the Capital-Star team has it covered. 

Capital-Star Coverage:

Everything you need to know to vote in the Nov. 7 general election.

Bills to improve voting access for incarcerated individuals draw support. Lawmakers and advocates are calling for legislation to better inform incarcerated Pennsylvanians about their right to vote and permit them to vote via absentee ballot. 

Pennsylvania voters’ personal info was not shared with election research group, state officials say. Pennsylvania Secretary of State Al Schmidt last month circulated a letter saying that Pennsylvania would no longer allow the information that it provides to the Electronic Registration Information Center —  known as ERIC — to be shared with third parties. But he added that when the data was shared with an election research firm in the past, no personally identifiable voter information was released.

Pennsylvania’s judicial elections matter. Here’s why. Pennsylvania’s three appeals courts make the law of the land, but voter turnout is generally low

Philadelphia mayoral candidates talk public safety, schooling, and Sixers arena in lone debate. Cherelle Parker and David Oh are vying to be the city’s 100th mayor.

We have one edition of the 2023 Election Mailbag left on Nov. 3. If you have any lingering questions about the election or voting process, submit them here or send them to [email protected] with the subject “election mail.”

Then, check back here for the answers. 

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Cassie Miller
Cassie Miller

A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry.