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.
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.
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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.
The state Supreme Court agreed to take over the process in early February following hearings held by a lower appellate judge.
The data on compactness, contiguity, minimal splits, and equal population.
The state Supreme Court will take up the recommendation but is not required to follow it. Oral arguments are scheduled for later this month.
Though Republicans retain an advantage, the maps could substantially alter the balance of power in Harrisburg and one will likely be challenged in court.
It’s now up to the state courts to determine the next district lines.
Officials in charge of drawing congressional and legislative maps have blown the Wolf administration’s Jan. 24 deadline for final versions.
The chair of the committee in charge of drawing the legislative maps said it will be “challenging” to finish them in under 30 days.
Proposed congressional map advances in Pa. legislature as Wolf, top lawmakers prepare for court battle
The governor and top lawmakers are facing a Jan. 30 deadline to complete the congressional map, or the state courts will take over.
If Gov. Wolf and the legislature do not agree on a plan by Jan. 30, Commonwealth Court says it will take over the process.
Pennsylvania state lawmakers would get final say over their own political districts under a new proposal moving through the legislature.
Anticipating that the Democratic governor and GOP lawmakers won’t be able to agree on a map, concerned citizens and redistricting advocates are lobbying the state Supreme Court to intervene.
The proposal — rejected by Republicans — improves on fairness metrics as mandated by the state constitution, while creating more districts that could be won by Democrats.
The proposals advanced Thursday would give Democrats a path to victory in the state House, while the Senate would be a toss-up, with a possible edge to the GOP.
Lack of compact districts and clear advantage for Republicans will likely be key sticking points.
The task of reshaping Pennsylvania’s political maps falls to a small group of legislative insiders, a system that critics worry facilitates backroom deals.
Pa. redistricting panel rolls back new policy to count incarcerated people in home districts, not state prisons
An additional 3,000 people will be excluded from a rule that ends “prison gerrymandering” in Pennsylvania’s state House and Senate maps.
Why a pre-canvassing measure would make a world of difference in Pennsylvania.
Experts say Pa.’s 2021 primary was typical, but GOP lawmakers are seizing on issues to call for changes
Routine poll issues, some mail ballot snafus, and low turnout were all par for the course of a normal election.
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In Maricopa County, residents lash out at supervisors and dismiss explanations of Election Day problems. In Cochise, supervisors postpone certification again.
After last-minute challenge from attorney general, county commissioners agree to certify those provisional votes in time for canvassing deadline.
Two counties have postponed until the last minute, but election lawyers say the courts will force the certification by the deadline no matter what.
Allegations of intentional partisan disenfranchisement are easier to believe than absurd conspiracy theories, but what should matter most is showing the proof.
The Republican supervisors are asking a judge to compel the elections director to expand the hand count audit of ballots in the midterm election.
The state’s biggest county has no central system for tracking problems, so it still can’t say how many polling places opened late, ran out of paper, or worked just fine.
Turnout surged at University of Michigan–Ann Arbor and Michigan State, with hundreds waiting until Election Day to register and causing five-hour lines.
Maricopa County is researching these provisional ballots from voters who left an original location and tried to vote elsewhere.
In the face of their suspicions and threats, Heider Garcia didn’t fight back. He welcomed them in and listened.
The fullest explanation the county has made so far about what went wrong.
There were isolated problems, including in Arizona and Texas, but the election was otherwise smooth.