Voting


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Registering for Democracy: Why Your Vote Matters

September 20 is National Voter Registration Day. In an op-ed, Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, the president and executive director of NextGen America, highlights the growing importance of young voters.

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at an event in Mechanicsburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
Ahead of Pivotal November Election, Gov. Wolf Expands Access to Voter Registration Information

Wolf’s executive order builds on the requirements of a federal voter registration act and will allow those who want to vote to start the process at Farm Show events, state parks, libraries, and more.

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)
Pennsylvania Republican Lawmakers Sue Again to Invalidate the State’s Mail-in Voting Law

In an ongoing saga over Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law, GOP lawmakers in the state filed yet another lawsuit in an attempt to throw out Act 77, the law many of them voted in favor of that allows mail-in 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."