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More Counties Transitioning to New Voting Systems with a Paper Record

03/18/2019
Pennsylvania counties continue to make great progress transitioning to more secure and accessible voting systems with paper records that voters can verify before casting their ballot.

Philadelphia and Mercer to Implement New Post-Election Audits for November 2019 Election

02/27/2019
Philadelphia and Mercer counties will be the first counties in the commonwealth to do enhanced audits of election results using recommendations from experts.

Philadelphia Becomes Latest County to Approve Purchase of New Voting System

02/21/2019
With a vote by city commissioners Wednesday, Philadelphia became the latest Pennsylvania county to select a new voting system under updated standards for security, auditability and accessibility.

Governor Wolf Proposes $75 Million in State Funding for New Voting Systems

02/06/2019
Governor Wolf’s 2019-20 budget proposes a minimum of $15 million each year for the next five years, for a combined total of at least $75 million, in state funding for new voting systems.

Expo in Erie to Demonstrate New Voting Systems with Advanced Security and Paper Trail

01/28/2019
The Department of State is inviting the public to view several new voting systems that offer 21st-century advanced security and a paper trail.  The expo is 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Erie County Blasco Memorial Library, 160 East Front Street.

Department of State Certifies Fourth New Voting System with Paper Trail and Advanced Security

01/18/2019
A fourth voting system that provides a paper trail has been certified by the secretary of state.

Secretary of State Encourages Pennsylvanians to Request Absentee Ballots Early

10/17/2018
Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres today encouraged Pennsylvanians to submit requests for absentee ballots before the October 30 deadline.

Department of State Initiates New Procedures for Overseas Absentee Voters

10/03/2018
Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres today announced new procedures for some overseas voters who request ballots by electronic delivery for the November 6 election.

Secretary of State: Voter Registration Deadline is October 9

10/02/2018
Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres today reminded Pennsylvanians they have one week left to register to vote in the November 6 election.

State and County Officials Train for Election Day Preparedness

09/26/2018
Pennsylvania’s Inter-Agency Election Preparedness and Security Workgroup and county officials from across the commonwealth participated in a tabletop exercise today to train on hypothetical situations when environmental or weather-caused issues could potentially impact voting on election day.

Secretary of State: Pennsylvanians Can Verify Voter Registration, Check Congressional District in One Step

09/26/2018
As the October 9 voter registration deadline approaches, Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres today reminded Pennsylvanians to check their registration status at votesPA.com, which now includes voting district information that reflects the new congressional district boundaries.

Susquehanna Becomes First County to Update Voting System Under New State Standard

09/20/2018
Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres and Chairman of the Susquehanna County Commissioners Alan Hall announced today that Susquehanna has become the first Pennsylvania county to purchase a voting system under the new standards for security, auditability and accessibility set by the Department of State earlier this year.

Department of State Launches 2018-19 Governor’s Civic Engagement Award Program to Promote Student-Led Voter Registration

09/07/2018
Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres launched today, during National Voter Registration Month, the second year of the Governor’s Civic Engagement Award (GCEA) Program for Pennsylvania high schools.
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