Abortion-rights victories cement 2024 playbook while opponents scramble for new strategy
Anti-abortion leaders woke up Wednesday to the sobering reality that abortion rights remain the nation’s predominant political issue. Decisive wins in swing and red states in two national election cycles since Roe v. Wade was overturned last year have given momentum to reproductive rights groups, who aggressively campaigned and fundraised in key states across the […]
Zappala wins Allegheny County District Attorney race
Incumbent Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala won reelection as a Republican after losing in the May Democratic primary.
Schmidt: DOS will ‘follow up’ with Northampton County following voting machine issue
Speaking to reporters from the state Capitol on Tuesday night, Secretary of State Al Schmidt, who previously oversaw elections as Philadelphia City Commissioner, said the Commonwealth had conducted a “free, safe and secure election” despite “isolated issues.”
Sara Innamorato elected Allegheny County Executive
Former state representative Sara Innamorato is the new chief executive of Pennsylvania's second-largest county.
Shapiro stumps for McCaffery and other Democratic candidates in Bucks County
Gov. Josh Shapiro rallied support for fellow Democrats Judge Dan McCaffery and County Commissioner candidates Bob Harvie and Diane Marseglia in a campaign stop late Tuesday morning in Bucks County.
Election Day in Pennsylvania starts with delayed polling place openings, malfunctioning voting machines
A spokesperson for the Department of State said they are aware of the issues in Northampton County and are working with local election officials to resolve them.
Pennsylvania election headlines you might have missed | 2023 Election Mailbag
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.
Allegheny County executive race a generational decision between Innamorato, Rockey
Democrat Sara Innamorato and Republican Joe Rockey are vying to be Allegheny County's first new chief executive in 20 years.
Sec. Schmidt answers voting questions ahead of the Nov. 7 general election | 2023 Election Mailbag
With the general election weeks away, Secretary of State Al Schmidt took questions from reporters.
How is secrecy preserved with mail-in ballots? | 2023 Election Mailbag
Welcome to the Capital-Star’s election mailbag: a weekly round-up of voting questions, crowdsourced from you — our readers. Here’s this week’s question and answer: You asked: Article VII Section 4 of the PA constitution requires that secrecy in voting be preserved. How is this done with mail-in ballots? For example, what prevents an overbearing spouse […]
Understanding ID requirements for voters | 2023 Election Mailbag
Welcome to the Capital-Star’s election mailbag: a weekly round-up of voting questions, crowdsourced from you — our readers. Here’s this week’s question and answer: You asked: When is Pa. going to require Photo ID? A: While there have been legislative attempts to require voters to provide identification, Pennsylvania does not generally require a photo ID […]
Your election questions answered | 2023 Election Mailbag
Why? The Capital-Star’s voters’ guide aims to answer the most commonly asked election questions, but we recognize that our guides might not answer every question readers have about the election or the voting process in Pennsylvania.