Pennsylvania primary: State House committee advances one bill to change the date, rejects another

BY: - October 3, 2023

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 […]


There’s more than just machines behind America’s election system | Opinion

BY: - November 9, 2022

By Amel Ahmed When people think about making elections secure, they often think about voting machines, cybersecurity and mechanical threats. They don’t think about people. Since 2016, when there was evidence of computer hacking that did not affect the election’s results, the federal government has taken significant steps to secure elections, such as declaring election […]

Report: Even with strong protections, gaps in poll worker policy remain | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 19, 2022

Despite attacks, Americans have more reasons to trust the process than to doubt it.

State officials encourage Pennsylvanians to serve as poll workers ahead of November election

BY: - August 16, 2022

In Pennsylvania, poll workers are paid for their time working on Election Day and counties provide the training necessary for the poll workers to perform their duties. 

Election officials risk criminal charges under 31 new GOP-imposed penalties

BY: - July 18, 2022

The new laws are likely to dissuade people from becoming election officials or may lead more current election officials to quit.


Supporting local election officials will help protect our democracy | Opinion

BY: - May 6, 2022

States and the federal government need to step up enforcement of harassment and threats of violence against election officials.

MAP: Despite poll closings nationwide, Pa. polling locations hold steady in 2020

BY: - November 4, 2020

Pennsylvania retained roughly the same amount of general election polling locations over an eight-year period despite implementing several other changes during an especially tumultuous election, a Capital-Star analysis has found. 


Poll workers are essential employees. We need to treat them that way | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - August 20, 2020

Lawmakers need to come back early from their recess to pass changes to make it safer and easier to vote in November.