Where to find unofficial, real-time results for Pa. primary election

By: - May 17, 2022 8:00 pm

The polls — with at least one hour-long exception in Berks County — have officially closed in Pennsylvania. 

As counties work to tabulate unofficial vote counts, the Department of State will post minute-by-minute results on its returns website.

Visit electionreturns.pa.gov and customize searches to view results as they come in.

But because Pennsylvania election laws prohibit early ballot pre-canvassing — opening and counting mail-in ballots — before 7 a.m. on Election Day, the Department of State and local election officials urge patience as volunteers work to tabulate results.

“While we know voters and candidates will be eager to know the results [on] election night, ensuring each vote is accurately and securely counted is our top priority,” acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman said in a statement.

The Department of State also will host a press conference Tuesday at 9 p.m., with another tentatively scheduled for 11 p.m.

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Marley Parish
Marley Parish

A Pennsylvania native, Marley Parish covers the Senate for the Capital-Star. She previously reported on government, education and community issues for the Centre Daily Times and has a background in writing, editing and design. A graduate of Allegheny College, Marley served as editor of the campus newspaper, where she also covered everything from student government to college sports.

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