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VOTE COUNT 2020: Continuous coverage from the Pennsylvania Capital-Star

BY: - November 4, 2020

This is your destination for continuous coverage of the vote count across Pennsylvania today. Check back all day for updates.

Pa.’s new election dashboard will show progress of mail-in ballot count alongside early returns

BY: - October 30, 2020

Pennsylvanians who plan to spend Tuesday night glued to the news will find some changes to the state’s website for reporting preliminary election results. 

‘Don’t wait’: Wolf, Boockvar urge Pa. voters to deliver mail-in ballots as soon as they can

BY: - October 27, 2020

Registered voters in Pennsylvania have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct 27 to request mail-in ballots online or at their county election office or at a satellite voting site.

So you want to be a poll worker: What you need to know to work the polls on Election Day

BY: - September 14, 2020

Hit by the one-two punch of the pandemic and an aging workforce, election officials across the commonwealth and nationwide are racing to deal with a shortage of polling place volunteers on Election Day. And with two months to go before the polls open, time is running out.

League of Women Voters files federal lawsuit to force Pa. to come up with uniform procedure to authenticate mail-in ballots

BY: - August 7, 2020

Pennsylvania election law does not outline a uniform standard for verifying mail-in ballots or notifying voters of problems. 

Voting rights’ advocates warn of bumpy fall unless Pa. addresses primary day glitches

BY: - June 3, 2020

Voting in this November’s general election could be disastrous if the state does not take measures to reform the model used for the primary election, a voter watchdog coalition warned Wednesday.

Wolf, Boockvar urge Pennsylvanians to ‘apply today’ for mail-in ballots for June 2 primary

BY: - May 4, 2020

Pennsylvanians have until May 18 to register to vote in Pennsylvania’s June 2 primary is May 18. The deadline to request a mail-in ballot for the primary is May 26 by 5 p.m. 

Senate Committee throws support behind Wolf’s Secretary of State nominee

BY: - November 18, 2019

The nomination of Kathy Boockvar, who's served as acting Secretary of State since January, now goes to the full Senate without a recommendation on her confirmation.

Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar speaks at the PEMA headquarters on May 21.

‘These are key elections’: State officials pledge safe and secure voting on Pennsylvania primary day

BY: - May 21, 2019

Polling places across Pennsylvania saw modest voter turnout but no major issues in the early hours of the May 21 primary, the state’s top election official said Tuesday.

One-third of Pennsylvania counties taking action to replace voting systems by 2020

BY: - March 27, 2019

Counties across Pennsylvania are on track to replace their voting machines ahead of the 2020 primary elections, but some local officials still have concerns about how they’ll pay for them. Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar told a Senate committee Tuesday that a third of Pennsylvania’s counties have taken action to upgrade their voting systems […]