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Opinion: Four ways to make Pennsylvania’s elections better right now

BY: - September 15, 2023

By Jeff Greenburg We are heading into a second presidential election cycle since the enactment of Act 77, the no-excuse mail voting law, and very basic election issues remain unaddressed by the General Assembly. That is unconscionable. Four relatively easy fixes would benefit all county election officials and thousands of voters in our Commonwealth. Forcing […]

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Everything you need to know to vote in the Nov. 7 general election

BY: - September 6, 2023

The November general election is 10 weeks away.  To help voters prepare to cast their ballots, the Capital-Star has compiled this guide of deadlines and helpful resources.  How do I register to vote? New voters can register one of four ways — online, by mail, at a PennDOT driver’s license center, or at your county […]

Lawmakers focus on election, licensing issues in Pa. Department of State budget hearing

BY: - March 29, 2023

Questions about Pennsylvania’s election readiness and slow constituent services dominated a state House Appropriations Committee hearing on Wednesday as lawmakers examined the Department of State’s $35 million budget request. Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Al Schmidt told lawmakers that the department is in the process of modernizing its online election administration infrastructure and developing new […]

What to do to make sure your mail-in, absentee ballot counts on Election Day

BY: - November 1, 2022

County election offices must receive mail-in and absentee ballots by 8 p.m. on Nov. 8 for them to count toward final results.

Coverage to help you prepare for the general election | Five for the Weekend

BY: - October 8, 2022

Our "Election 2022" landing page contains election-related deadlines and coverage to help you prepare for election day.

What to know about mail-in voting ahead of Pa. Nov. 8 general election

BY: - September 27, 2022

Election Day is six weeks away, and mail-in ballots are already arriving for Pennsylvania voters ahead of the Nov. 8 election.

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).

Lehigh County spurns lawsuit’s demand for monitors at ballot drop boxes

BY: - September 15, 2022

Hearing on suit filed by Stephen Miller and Mark Meadows set for Oct. 7.

Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law survives constitutional challenge by GOP lawmakers

BY: - August 2, 2022

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the General Assembly did not exceed its authority when it passed the law that allows voting by mail without an excuse.


Lehigh Co. DA’s prosecution threats over drop-boxes could disenfranchise disabled voters | Opinion

BY: - May 4, 2022

People living with disabilities often need someone to drop off their ballots for them. And they're allowed that help.


Democracy is all of us. We need to work together to affirm our commitment to elections | Opinion

BY: - March 29, 2022

Lawmakers should increase funding for elections at both the state and local levels. This is the year to do it.

Decline in federal grant funding for local elections criticized by advocates

BY: - March 18, 2022

Voters in many states, including Pa., have also come to expect such pandemic conveniences as increased options for voting by mail.


Why do Pa. courts have a say on mail-in voting? They probably shouldn’t | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - February 10, 2022

The Commonwealth Court decision striking down mail-in voting for the 2022 election is probably unconstitutional