Technical mistakes, secrecy envelope errors led to Lehigh Valley mail-in ballots being rejected

BY: - January 23, 2023

The 1,296 rejected ballots were a fraction of the roughly 73K mail-in ballots returned in Lehigh and Northampton counties.

You need to be prepared so you can vote on Election Day. AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Parties challenge ballots as counties keep counting votes in pivotal Pa. House races

BY: - November 14, 2022

Monday proved true what Melissa Cerrato said she told voters on thousands of doorsteps during her campaign for a Pennsylvania House seat in Montgomery County: Every vote counts. Cerrato, the Democratic candidate challenging Republican incumbent state Rep. Todd Stevens in the 151st Legislative District, held on to a 14-vote lead nearly a week after the […]

The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Control of Pa. House comes down to three races in the Philly suburbs

BY: - November 10, 2022

Three state House races in the Philadelphia suburbs that will determine control of the lower chamber are too close to call.

Acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman speaks during a voting rights roundtable sponsored by the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus on Wednesday, 10/26/22 (Screen Capture).

Chapman expresses confidence in local election officials ahead of Election Day

BY: - November 7, 2022

In a statement issued on Sunday, Gov. Tom Wolf said that voters should have the opportunity to fix minor errors on their ballots. 

Pa.’s long-running row over undated ballots is back in federal court as Election Day nears

BY: - November 7, 2022

Days before voters head to the polls, Pennsylvania’s long-running political argument over whether to count undated mail-in ballots has been put in the hands of a federal judge. The suit, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, asks a judge to bar Pennsylvania election officials from rejecting mail-in ballots […]

Pa. elections likely to generate a new round of lawsuits over mail-in ballots, retired judges say

BY: - November 2, 2022

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s evenly divided result in the latest case seeking clarity on vote-by-mail rules is a set up for “utter chaos” after polls close in the midterm elections next week, retired federal Judge John E. Jones said. In a Zoom call with reporters Wednesday, Jones and two more retired federal judges from across […]


This is why we won’t have results on Election Night | Leigh M. Chapman

BY: - October 30, 2022

It takes time to count more than 1.3 million mail ballots. That doesn't mean anything nefarious is happening.

Pa. Supreme Court will consider whether postal ballots without dates should be counted

BY: - October 21, 2022

In a two-page order, it directed Republican Party officials to file briefs by noon on Monday and gave acting Secretary of State Lehigh Chapman until noon on Tuesday to respond. 

A Lehigh County ballot box is seen at the Whitehall Township Municipal building before the May 17 primary (Photo by Donna Fisher/Armchair Lehigh Valley).

Judge: In-person monitoring not required at Lehigh County ballot drop-off boxes

BY: - October 20, 2022

‘No fraud has been detected in Lehigh County with the mail-in ballot process,’ Judge Thomas A. Capehart wrote.

Pa. Dems take ‘Don’t be Caught Naked’ campaign to the skies over Philly

BY: - October 12, 2022

It's part of a tongue in cheek effort to remind Pennsylvanians voting by mail not to forget their secrecy envelopes.

U.S. Supreme Court order could impact narrow Pa. GOP U.S. Senate race

BY: - May 31, 2022

Lawyers for the candidates appeared in Commonwealth Court earlier Tuesday to argue whether timely — yet undated — ballots should count toward final results.

Commonwealth Court hears arguments over counting undated Pa. mail ballots

BY: - May 31, 2022

The legal challenge brought by Dave McCormick aims to close the narrow gap by ensuring that counties count ballots received on time but were missing a date or were incorrectly dated.