Pa. Dept. of State ‘satisfied’ Northampton Co. election results meet code after Election Day voting issues

BY: - November 24, 2023

In a hotly debated 4-5 vote, Northampton County election officials voted to certify the results of the Nov. 7 general election, according to news reports. 

Election Day in Pennsylvania starts with delayed polling place openings, malfunctioning voting machines

BY: - November 7, 2023

A spokesperson for the Department of State said they are aware of the issues in Northampton County and are working with local election officials to resolve them. 

According to the Brennan Center for Justice, 21 bills that restrict voting or interfere with election administration were either signed into law, or await the governor’s signature, as of May 29 (Photo via the New Jersey Monitor).

State Senate votes to move up Pa.’s 2024 primary more than a month to March 19

BY: - September 20, 2023

Pennsylvania’s 2024 presidential primary would be held March 19, more than a month earlier than it is currently scheduled, under legislation passed by the state Senate on Wednesday. The Senate’s 47-2 vote sends Senate Bill 224 to the state House for consideration, where the chairperson of the chamber’s State Government Committee said he would consider […]

People voting early at the Neptune Senior Citizen Center in Neptune, NJ on Oct. 29, 2022. (Daniella Heminghaus for New Jersey Monitor)

In reversal, some states make it harder for people with felony convictions to vote

BY: - August 8, 2023

The year started out strong for advocates trying to make it easier for people with felony convictions to regain their voting rights. In March, the Democratic-led legislatures in Minnesota and New Mexico enacted measures that cleared a pathway for residents serving prison time for felonies to regain their right to vote upon being released. It […]

Little has changed for Pennsylvania election officials, voters heading into 2022

BY: - March 18, 2022

The same challenges, such as limited state funding and limited time to process mail-in ballots, remain unresolved.

GOP lawmakers celebrate Act 77 ruling, though what’s next is unclear

BY: - February 9, 2022

The order, which struck down mail-in ballots, has already been appealed, and further legislative action is on hold.

Capital-Star Q+A: Rep. Seth Grove on election hearings, voter fraud, and the future of reform in Pa.

BY: - April 22, 2021

The Capital-Star sat down with Grove on Tuesday to discuss the hearings, his past actions, and what he expects for the future.

Election season court fights have cost Pa. taxpayers nearly $4M and counting

BY: and - January 31, 2021

Lawyers who netted lucrative contracts with the state include the chairman of the Pennsylvania Republican Party; an attorney who defended a former Senate leader against federal corruption charges, and even Kentucky’s top elections official, who moonlights as a private attorney.

Without dissent, SCOTUS tosses Kelly challenge to Pa. election results, mail-in ballots

BY: - December 8, 2020

The suit sought to have the law itself invalidated and nearly 2.6 million mail-in ballots — disproportionately Democrat — tossed, arguing that the law authorizing them was illegally passed by state lawmakers.

‘We’ve seen more litigation than ever before;’ Pa. election coalition expects legal challenges through election day

BY: - October 29, 2020

In a virtual press conference on Thursday, coalition partners addressed possible issues that voters could face through Nov. 3. They are looking at potential voter intimidation, illegal challenges at polling places, and legal provocations to delay vote counts, according to Walczak.

Western Pa. official claims postal service lost mail-in ballots

BY: - October 28, 2020

The U.S. Postal Service lost an unknown number of mail-in ballots  in a western Pennsylvania county, a local official said Wednesday.

New federal lawsuit challenges extended deadline for mailed ballots

BY: and - October 22, 2020

Republicans have one more shot to overturn a state court ruling that ordered counties to count some mail-in ballots that arrive after Election Day after a GOP congressional hopeful filed a federal lawsuit Thursday.