Pa. Senate committee approves Shapiro’s pick for elections chief
Acting Secretary of State Al Schmidt's nomination now goes to the full Senate for a vote.
Red-state elections officials balk at voter registration outreach
GOP-led states are leaving an interstate compact aimed at helping states keep clean voter rolls.
‘The ballots are called mail-in ballots.’ Pa. Senate approves bill eliminating drop boxes
The upper chamber voted 29-20 along party lines to approve a GOP-authored bill that would require voters who don’t return mail-in ballots through the U.S. Postal Service to deliver them to their county elections office instead of depositing them into a drop box.
Legislation eliminating ballot drop boxes advances to Pa. Senate
The Senate State Government Committee voted 7-4 along party lines to approve the bill, which requires mail-in ballots not returned through the postal service to be delivered by voters directly to their local elections office rather than deposited into a drop box.
Fulton County commissioner ‘clarifies’ response to Senate committee investigating Pa. elections
More than a month after appearing before the Pennsylvania Senate committee that’s investigating past elections, Fulton County Commissioner Stuart Ulsh signed an affidavit to “clarify” statements he made during a September hearing. During the Sept. 9, 2021, meeting on guidance issued by the Department of State ahead of the 2020 election, Sen. Steven Santarsiero, D-Bucks, […]
Senate committee investigating Pa. elections holds hearing on ballot drop boxes, Dems walk out
Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia, said Democratic committee members did not have time to prepare for Thursday’s hearing.
Pa. Senate panel approves bill that would call for U.S. Constitutional convention
Seventeen states, primarily in the south where the GOP holds the majority, have called for a convention, meeting the halfway point to trigger the meeting.
From coast to coast, GOP lawmakers are seeking new powers over state elections | Analysis
This year, GOP lawmakers in at least five states are seeking reviews of the 2020 election results.
Pa. Supreme Court delays Fulton County election review
'Dominion welcomes such reviews by accredited elections entities,' the company said in a statement to the Capital-Star. 'We have made this expressly clear to county officials many times, including in legal filings. Unfortunately, this inspection does not comply with existing federal or state requirements.'
Pa. court declines request to quash Senate GOP election investigation subpoena, needs more time for review
Most of the requested information is publicly available. State law, however, prohibits the public release of someone’s driver’s license number and Social Security number.
A year after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, election review and reform efforts continue in Pa.
As GOP members emphasize a lack of voter confidence in the electoral process, Democrats say some of their Republican colleagues’ actions helped feed doubt.
Pa. court weighs legislative subpoena issued as part of Senate election ‘investigation’
If the court grants the challengers’ request, the Department of State, which has election oversight, will not turn the identifying information over to the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee, the majority-Republican panel leading the review.