Stories tagged: "voting"


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.

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Quiz: What Type of Voter Are You?

Swing voter? Casual voter? Dedicated voter? Take our quiz to find out.

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Need A Ride to the Polls? Lyft is Offering 50% Off on Election Day

The rideshare company is once again making sure more people can exercise their right to vote.

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)
Election Results May Take a Few Days in Pennsylvania. Here’s Why.

With the midterm election almost here, counties in Pennsylvania are gearing up for the vote counting process. With close to 9 million registered voters in the state, and almost one million mail-in ballots already returned, it could take some time before we know the winners.

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)
ALERT: If You’re Voting by Mail in Pennsylvania, You Must Date Your Ballot Due to New State Supreme Court Ruling

Bottom line after Tuesday’s ruling: If you want your mail-in ballot to count, make sure there’s an accurate, handwritten date on the return envelope.

(L-R) Keystone managing editor Patrick Berkery, state Rep. Melissa Shusterman, state Sen. Katie Muth, state Sen. Malcolm Kenyatta, and Lancaster City Council President Izzy Smith-Wade-El during the Keystone candidate forum at the Bok Building in Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 2022 (Photo: the Keystone).
‘They Aren’t Listening to You and They Don’t Care About Your Values’: PA Democrats Say Republicans in Harrisburg Are Hurting Pennsylvanians

At the Keystone’s candidate forum in Philadelphia, state Democrats cited Republican efforts to ban abortion and their hypocrisy on the issue of public safety as examples of how the GOP-majority are attempting to take away the rights of Pennsylvanians.

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.