Voting


In this May 27, 2020 file photo, a worker processes mail-in ballots at the Bucks County Board of Elections office prior to the primary election in Doylestown, Pa. The counting from Pennsylvania's first foray into mass voting by mail took more than a week. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
GOP Takes Pennsylvania’s Ballot Deadline to the US Supreme Court

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and arrive by Nov. 6, but Republicans argue that ruling violates federal law.

Chet Harhut, left, deputy manager, and David Voye, right, division manager of the Allegheny County Division of Elections, take receipt of a dolly loaded with mail-in ballots, at the division of elections offices in downtown Pittsburgh Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The June 2 Pennsylvania primary was a first run for some new paper-record voting systems and the inaugural use of newly legalized mail-in ballots. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
We Asked Candidates in 14 Key State House Races About How They Would Make it Easier to Vote.

Many Republicans support legislation that would move up the deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot and eliminate drop boxes, but Democrats say that would make voting more difficult.

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Puerto Ricans in the US Are Ready To Vote in the Presidential Election, Poll Says

Most of those surveyed, including 200 in Pennsylvania, disapprove of how Trump responded to the pandemic.

In this Oct. 19, 2018 file photo, US Attorney David Freed speaks at a news conference at the Centre County Courthouse Annex in Bellefonte, Pa. Freed's office issued a statement on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, that nine mailed-in military ballots had been "discarded" by the local election office. The announcement was seized on by President Donald Trump and his supporters. The US attorney's announcement of the investigation Thursday provided few details, but did mention the votes were for Trump. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)
‘Discarded’ Ballots Put Luzerne County in the Election Spotlight

President Donald Trump accused Democrats in Luzerne County of "trying to steal the election," but the county is under Republican leadership.

Given the logistics of conducting a general election during the coronavirus pandemic, Election Day is likely to be Election Week or Election Month (Shuttertock/Graphic by COURIER).
Election Day Could Turn Out to Be Election Month. Here’s What You Need to Know.

With a surge of mail-in ballots expected due to unease about voting in-person during the coronavirus pandemic, many states may not be able to declare a winner for days, if not weeks, which means the US.

Catie Jacobson (left), Mitchell Pinsky, and Talia LeVine. Images via subjects; graphic treatment by Denzel Boyd for COURIER
Why Students Organizing to End Gun Violence Are Helping to Register New Voters

Activists with Students Demand Action are working to register 100,000 new young voters before the November election.

In this May 28, 2020, file photo processing work on mail in ballots for the Pennsylvania Primary election is being done at the Butler County Bureau of Elections, in Butler, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
PA Supreme Court Maintains New Mail-in Ballot Deadline

The court, which ruled last week that mail-in ballots can be counted if they arrive at local elections offices by Nov. 6, refused a request from Republicans to put its order on hold.