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Pennsylvania adds automatic voter registration

BY: - September 19, 2023

Pennsylvania will now automatically register eligible residents to vote when they renew their driver’s licenses or ID cards at PennDOT driver and photo license centers, Gov. Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday. “When running for governor, I made a commitment to bring automatic voter registration to Pennsylvania,” Shapiro said in a statement, noting it was National Voter […]

Your election questions answered | 2023 Election Mailbag

BY: - September 15, 2023

Why? The Capital-Star’s voters’ guide aims to answer the most commonly asked election questions, but we recognize that our guides might not answer every question readers have about the election or the voting process in Pennsylvania. 

State officials report more than 910k requests for mail-in, absentee ballots | Five for the Weekend

BY: - May 14, 2022

State election officials are reminding voter who voted or plan to vote via mail-in ballot, to return ballots to their county board of elections as soon as possible.

Your Capital-Star voting resources for the May 17 primary election | Five for the Weekend

BY: - April 23, 2022

May 2 is the deadline to register to vote, if you are not already registered.

Want to vote in the Pa. primary? May 18 is your last day to register

BY: - May 15, 2020

To cast a ballot in Pennsylvania’s June 2 primary, you must register to vote by Monday, May 18. If you don’t know whether you are registered or not, you can check here. If you need to register, you can apply online here.  If you cannot apply online, you can also apply by printing this form […]

What 50 years of voting in Pa. looks like | The Numbers Racket

BY: - February 27, 2020

Over the last half-century, the Keystone State’s population has grown; the number of registered voters has increased, and the number of votes cast has climbed. But there’s more to this data than meets the eye.

Can’t make it to the polls on Election Day? Here’s how to request a new mail-in ballot online

BY: - February 11, 2020

To vote from the comfort of your home, all you need to request a new, mail-in ballot for the April 28 primary is to fill out a form on the Pennsylvania Department of State’s website.

‘Anything but certain’: County election chiefs warn lawmakers of potential hurdles in 2020 election reform

BY: - January 27, 2020

With just three months to go until Pennsylvanians cast ballots in April’s primary elections, the question of who will prevail in the hotly contested Democratic presidential race isn’t the only uncertainty ahead. County officials, who administer state, local and national elections for Pennsylvania voters, are also wondering what bumps they may encounter as they implement […]