Pennsylvania students call on lawmakers to end ‘archaic’ closed primaries
Two bills currently under consideration in the House — HB 979 , sponsored by Philadelphia Democrats Reps. Jared Solomon and Chris Rabb, and HB 976, sponsored by Rep. Marla Brown (R-Lawrence) — would allow unaffiliated voters to cast their ballot in primary elections.
Pennsylvania primary: State House committee advances one bill to change the date, rejects another
The Pennsylvania House’s State Government Committee on Tuesday voted to advance a bill, HB 1634, that would change Pennsylvania’s presidential primary to April 2, 2024. But in the same meeting, the committee voted against a bill approved by the state Senate on Sept. 20 by a vote of 47-2. That legislation, SB 224, would move […]
Delaware County must accept in-person votes from residents whose mail ballots were rejected
This article was originally published by Votebeat, a nonprofit news organization covering local election administration and voting access. A judge has told Delaware County to count ballots cast in person by voters whose mail ballots were rejected during the primary, a ruling the county, even though it lost the case, says it welcomes. Following the May […]
It’s time for Pennsylvania to open its primary elections to all voters
This article is part of U.S. Democracy Day, a nationwide collaborative on Sept. 15, the International Day of Democracy, in which news organizations cover how democracy works and the threats it faces. To learn more, visit usdemocracyday.org Pennsylvania’s closed primaries keep most voters out of a key part of the decision-making process, namely which candidates […]
Schmidt: ‘No discrepancies’ found in audit of Pa. primary election | Five for the Weekend
The first statewide RLA was held in 2020 with the department issuing an order in November 2022, that directs counties to conduct pre-certification RLAs after every election.
Resources to prepare you for Pa.’s primary election | Five for the Weekend
With Pennsylvania's primary election just days away, the Capital-Star compiled a list of voting and coverage resources to help you cast your ballot.
From voter registration to mail-in ballot requests: what to know ahead of the May 16 primary
Pennsylvania voters will cast their ballots in mid-May to fill a vacant state Supreme Court seat and a host of municipal-level seats across the commonwealth.
Waxman wins Democratic primary for Philadelphia’s 182nd House District seat
In the race to fill his seat, Sims endorsed Alvarez, director of community engagement for World Healthcare Infrastructures and the LGBTQ care coordinator for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.
State Rep. Austin Davis wins Democratic nod for Lt. Gov.
Davis beat out fellow state Rep. Brian Sims, D-Philadelphia, and Montgomery County banker and insurance agent Ray Sosa, taking 66.22 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results.
Days before election, Trump endorses Mastriano in Pa.’s GOP governor primary
(*This story was updated at 10:38 a.m. to include comment from Republican governor candidate Lou Barletta. It was updated again at 11:20 am to include comment from Sen. Doug Mastriano.) Former President Donald Trump has endorsed state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Frankin, in Pennsylvania’s high-stakes primary for governor, dealing a potentially fatal blow to establishment Republicans […]
Hart ends gubernatorial bid, endorses Barletta in GOP primary
Melissa Hart, a former state senator and GOP gubernatorial candidate, announced at a press conference in Harrisburg on Friday that she would suspend her campaign and Barletta, a former member of congress and the elected mayor of Hazleton in Luzerne County
Your Capital-Star voting resources for the May 17 primary election | Five for the Weekend
May 2 is the deadline to register to vote, if you are not already registered.