Stories tagged: "voting rights"


A poll worker holds a ballot at the Trinity Christian Fellowship Hall polling place in Biglerville, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Proposed Constitutional Amendments on Voter ID, Election Audits, and Governor’s Veto Power Could Make it to Ballots in May

Three proposed amendments to the state constitution are headed to the Senate for a vote after passing through the State Government Committee. If passed by both the Senate and House this month, they could go to voters as early as May.

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)
How Pennsylvania Lawmakers Tried to Help and Hinder Voting in the Past Session

State lawmakers proposed dozens of bills throughout the 2021-22 legislative session aimed at changing the way Pennsylvanians vote, from voter ID requirements to measures focused on bolstering turnout.

WILKES-BARRE, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES - 2022/11/08: A woman drops her ballot into a ballot box in Luzerne County. Election signs in Luzerne county. Mid-day on election day, polling places in Luzerne County started running out of ballot papers. The situation was brought before a judge, and the decision to extend voting for two hours was made. Ballot Papers needed to be ordered from New York and were delivered. (Photo by Aimee Dilger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Luzerne County Election Results Expected to be Certified Wednesday, No Evidence of Voter Fraud

Luzerne County’s Board of Elections is expected to certify election results on Wednesday after failing to meet Monday’s deadline and deadlocking over whether to report the official vote tallies.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 file photo, Chester County election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election in the United States at West Chester University in West Chester. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Here’s What the Supreme Court’s Latest Ruling Means for Mail-in Voting in Pennsylvania

If you plan to vote by mail in Pennsylvania, make sure to date your ballot. While your ballot might still be counted even if you don’t date it, it’s best not to leave it to chance or to the whims of the Supreme Court, which on Tuesday injected confusion into whether undated ballots would be counted in November’s elections.

Signs point the way for voters to cast their ballots at the polling location for the Pennsylvania primary election, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Harmony, Pa., (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Candidates Elected in Pennsylvania This November Could Decide Fate of Abortion and Voting Rights Amendments

Six proposed constitutional amendments about abortion rights, voting, and the balance of executive power in the state government have the potential to make it on the primary ballot in May 2023.

A voter wearing a protective face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus, steps from the voting booth after casting a ballot at a polling place in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Want to Protect Democracy? Here’s How to Become a Poll Worker in Pennsylvania

Poll workers in Pennsylvania are needed every year to assist voters at the polls. As an integral part of the democratic process, the state depends on these workers to run a fair and secure election at over 9,000 polling locations in the commonwealth.

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.