Ruling in case brought by disenfranchised primary voters resolves apparent contradiction in law over provisional ballots.
Department of State reaches agreement after advocates raised concerns in 2019 with a new voting machine that glitched and compromised voter privacy in its first year.
In seven states, Trump allies sent electoral votes to Congress despite his loss. Some are facing investigations and criminal charges. But the saga has a twist in the Keystone State.
Act 88 poured $45 million into shoring up counties’ election needs, with a few strings attached. Now counties are designing budgets based on another round.
Philadelphia’s communities of color are disproportionately affected when mail ballots are rejected over small errors
In the city’s May primary, voters whose mail ballots were flagged for a missing or improper date mostly come from heavily nonwhite neighborhoods, according to analysis by Votebeat and Spotlight PA.
Luzerne County’s ballot paper shortage was not as widespread as original reports claimed and involved no malfeasance, the district attorney concludes.
This Pa. county rejected voters’ flawed mail ballots. Then it refused to count their in-person votes, too.
The ACLU is suing Delaware County, arguing that the Board of Elections misread the law and disenfranchised eligible voters in the May primary.
Most election skeptics lost. But in three counties, these candidates will likely hold a majority on their board of election.
Want to vote early? Get a mail ballot? Use a drop box? Here’s how.
How one northeast Pa. county made light work of running “two elections” since the advent of mail voting
Columbia County’s two-person election office could never do it alone. Here’s what happens when the county’s bipartisan, collaborative leadership calls for “all hands on deck.”
Todo lo que necesitas saber para votar en las primarias de Filadelfia de 2023 (y no solamente para elegir el candidato a la alcaldía)
¿Quieres votar temprano? ¿Llenar una papeleta para enviar por correo? ¿Depositar tu voto en un buzón de entrega? Aquí te decimos cómo.
45 candidates running to get control over Pennsylvania elections have spread election misinformation
Votebeat and Spotlight PA examined more than 400 county commissioner and county council candidates to see which ones have alleged fraud or expressed doubts about election security. Here’s what we found.
Despite advances, Philadelphia still falls short of providing equal polling place access to disabled voters
Only about one-third of the city’s precincts vote in buildings that are considered “fully accessible.”
Legislation giving election officials a week to “pre-cavass” ballots would speed up results, but other provisions could make it unpalatable to Senate Republicans.
Local elections have historically low turnout compared to federal or statewide elections. We want to know what might be preventing you from voting for mayor or city council.
The Commonwealth Court dismissed a case brought by the Republican National Committee, arguing that counties allowing voters to fix errors on their ballot had violated state law.
A panel of election experts held a discussion on unequal voting policies in the state and possible solutions.
Republican senator’s record on elections has Democrats, voting advocates worried passing reform will be difficult
Cris Dush, chairman of the state government committee, rejected the results of the 2020 election and led Republicans’ investigation attempt.
Pennsylvania court offers conflicting opinions on requirements for fraud evidence in recount petitions
A higher court would have to determine whether recount petitions require evidence of fraud
Unequal election policies disenfranchised some Pennsylvania voters in 2022. Explore what each county did.
The counties make their own policies on drop boxes, fixing mail ballots, and more. Our maps show the uneven landscape that gives Pennsylvanians additional voting options based on where they live.
Ballot shortages, machine errors, voting disputes: Inside a pattern of election problems in one northeast Pennsylvania county
Luzerne County was singled out by the Department of State as the only county with significant voting problems in the 2022 midterm elections.
Court tells state Senate it has its own authority to enforce subpoenas with the Department of State.
Journalism taught me that local government has a profound impact on voters’ lives. That’s why I’m pursuing the crucial but misunderstood facts about Pennsylvania elections.
Democrats and Republicans have been at odds in recent weeks over which party had the authority to schedule three special elections for the chamber.
Vote totals change slightly but not enough to impact the outcome of any race.
County employees hand counted more than 59,000 ballots in two and a half days, a task resulting from petitions and pressure from election conspiracy activists.
Schmidt, a Republican, famously stood up to former President Trump’s claims of election fraud in 2020
Election experts and advocates say Legislature should update 1927 statute that was written for an era of machine politics.
Here’s what election reforms could come in the next legislative session after power shift in Pa. statehouse
Lawmakers, lobbyists, and voting advocates preview their elections reform wishlists for the next session
A motion to dismiss the Republicans’ subpoena for voter data represents the latest, and possibly the final, twist in a two-year audit attempt.
Election officials and courts forced to resolve more than 140 petitions from right-wing activists, most without evidence of fraud.
Rejecting undated ballots disproportionately impacts communities of color in Pennsylvania, data shows
An analysis of ballots at risk of rejection for lacking or having an incorrect date shows they are more likely to come from non-white communities, among other disparities.
All 67 counties were required for the first time to participate in a “risk-limiting audit,” a statistical method of checking the accuracy of the election outcome.
This Pennsylvania county ran out of ballot paper on Election Day. Now the district attorney is investigating.
One week later, angry voters demand to know why Luzerne County polling places had ballot shortages.
Here’s why some counties tally votes in hours while others take days to tackle a similar number.
Meanwhile, Chester County faces long night of nonstop counting now required by law.
People spreading misinformation on Twitter apparently conflated different pieces of election news, none of which affect the deadline.
Undated mail ballots, Philadelphia counting process could underlie objections and court challenges in the weeks after Election Day.
Everything you need to know about requesting, filling out, and returning your mail ballot in Pennsylvania
While there are still pending legal challenges, casting a ballot by mail is a legal option available in Pennsylvania. Here’s how to do it.
Doug Mastriano’s pledge to “reset” voter registrations ignores the safeguards that already remove hundreds of thousands of ineligible voters.
I have a passion for making sure Pennsylvanians, and communities of color, know their votes count. Here’s why.
People gave me reasons for not participating in the electoral process that had no basis in fact.
Counties couldn’t process mail ballots until Election Day, delaying discovery of a misprint on some Lancaster County ballots.
Whether the counties can report near-complete results on election night depends on how many mail-in ballots need to be counted — and when the counting starts.
Among the proposals is one that would give the legislature more control over the final products.
Lawmakers and courts differed on how — and whether — to define and uphold “partisan fairness” when reviewing electoral maps.
The order clears the way for the use of new state House and Senate maps in the May primary.
The majority highlighted traditional redistricting criteria and partisan fairness.
Congressional map picked by Pennsylvania Supreme Court unlikely to dramatically alter partisan balance
The map closely resembles the current one, with Democrats and Republicans each expected to win roughly half of the state’s 17 districts.
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Michigan bill would ensure people released from prison get crucial information to register as voters
Legislation applauded by voting rights activists would mandate Department of Corrections to provide people who have served their sentences with ID and voter registration materials.
The decision overturns a lower court’s order and means the November elections will be overseen by two other county officials.