Voting


Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman gives notice that she will order a statutorily required statewide recount in the May 17 Republican primary race for a U.S. Senate seat, in Harrisburg, PA on May 25, 2022. (PACast)
Recount Officially Announced for Oz, McCormick Primary Race

Dr. Mehmet Oz is ahead of former hedge fund CEO David McCormick by 0.07% points. A recount is triggered when the margin is within 0.5% points.

A voter arrives to cast their mail-in ballot at the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh Monday, May 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
PA Dem Introduces Bill to Make Ballot Drop-Off Easier

While Republican lawmakers continue to fight mail-in voting and ballot drop boxes, a Democratic state lawmaker has introduced a bill allowing a spouse or relative to return a voter’s ballot.

Shown is a Delaware County secured drop box for the return of vote-by-mail ballots in Newtown Square, Pa., Monday, May 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PA Secretary of State, ACLU to Lehigh County DA: Don’t Intimidate Voters

Acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman, the state ACLU, and other like-minded organizations wrote Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin, confronting him over plans to monitor dropboxes ahead of the primary.

An official mail-in  ballot for the 2020 General Election in the United States is shown, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in Marple Township, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
More Than 664,000 Pennsylvanians Have Requested Mail-In Ballots. There’s Still Time to Get Yours.

"For those who either cannot physically get to their polling place on Election Day or prefer not to do so, voting by mail is a secure, accessible option."

Shown is a new map of congressional districts provided by the Supreme Court Of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. Pennsylvania's highest court is breaking a partisan deadlock over a new map of congressional districts by selecting boundaries that broadly adhere to the current outlines of the state's districts. (Supreme Court Of Pennsylvania via AP)
US Supreme Court Rejects PA GOP Congressional Redistricting Plan

The congressional redistricting map selected by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will be in effect for the upcoming 2022 elections.

This is a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, County of Allegheny Official Mail-in General Election Ballot in Pittsburgh on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
PA Supreme Court Keeps Mail-In Voting Law in Place, At Least For Now

The justices vacated an order that would have ended mail-in voting in two weeks so they could give themselves more time to consider litigation about the issue.

Shown is a new map of congressional districts provided by the Supreme Court Of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. Pennsylvania's highest court is breaking a partisan deadlock over a new map of congressional districts by selecting boundaries that broadly adhere to the current outlines of the state's districts. (Supreme Court Of Pennsylvania via AP)
Why Judges Matter: Court Sets Pennsylvania’s New Congressional District Boundaries

According to analysis, the new 17-district map gives Pennsylvania eight Republican-leaning districts, six Democratic-leaning districts, and three highly competitive districts.