Fixing one problem with Pa.’s elections could bolster public confidence, Democrats say

BY: - September 15, 2022

As Pennsylvania heads toward an election the nation will be watching, state lawmakers have proposed dozens of changes to the state Election Code aimed at improving ballot access, security, and modernizing the process.  Among those bills, Democratic state representatives said Wednesday, is one that would fix a legislative oversight leading to delays in counting mail-in […]

Pa.’s top election official, Wolf administration stress participation in Nov. 8 general election

BY: - September 13, 2022

Members of the Wolf administration urged eligible Pennsylvanians to participate in the upcoming November general election, reminding individuals that the right to vote should not be taken for granted.

Sounding the alarm on extremism, Biden says ‘MAGA Republicans’ pose threat to democracy

BY: - September 1, 2022

President Joe Biden issued a warning against extremist threats to the nation, reminding Americans that democracy is not guaranteed.

Mary Jacobs and Susan Curley of Montgomery County before a campaign event for Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022.

Mastriano’s religious values resonate with supporters, but poll shows him down among Republicans

BY: - August 25, 2022

'I like his stance on biblical issues. He's pro-life,' state Senate candidate Todd Johnson said.

Democratic U.S. Senate nominee John Fetterman (L) and Republican U.S. Senate nominee Mehmet Oz (R) Campaign file photos

From crudité to swipes over an allowance, trolling has become a U.S. Senate campaign staple

BY: - August 23, 2022

The Democratic and Republican nominees in Pennsylvania’s race have had no problems going head-to-head online, using their online platforms to promote policy, troll, and fundraise. But their approaches have different results in the race to replace retiring GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey.

Jewish and Democratic leaders in Florida urge DeSantis to cancel Mastriano rally appearance

BY: - August 18, 2022

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' alliance with Doug Mastriano would be an endorsement of anti-Semitism, Sunshine State leaders say.

State officials encourage Pennsylvanians to serve as poll workers ahead of November election

BY: - August 16, 2022

In Pennsylvania, poll workers are paid for their time working on Election Day and counties provide the training necessary for the poll workers to perform their duties. 

Davis campaigns in Allegheny County touting education, economy, and safety

BY: - August 8, 2022

Davis, 32, was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2018. He would become Pennsylvania's first Black lieutenant governor if he wins his statewide race in November.

While GOP lawmaker amplifies call for election reform, state officials push back on misinformation

BY: - July 24, 2022

Three lawsuits and a GOP lawmaker's calls for election reform have state officials reassuring the public that their votes will be heard in November.


Scrutiny of youthful social media posts, such as Austin Davis’, likely to feature in campaigns

BY: - July 21, 2022

As digital natives, who grew up with the internet, begin to run for higher office, they're likely to face scrutiny of their youthful social media posts.

Commonwealth Court orders counties to count segregated undated ballots, report two tallies to Department of State

BY: - June 3, 2022

Undated ballots that arrived on time in the Pennsylvania 2022 primary election will count toward official tallies in the narrow Republican U.S. Senate race. But a Commonwealth Court judge has ordered counties to track how many there are.

Your Capital-Star voting resources for the May 17 primary election | Five for the Weekend

BY: - April 23, 2022

May 2 is the deadline to register to vote, if you are not already registered.