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Acting Secretary of State Chapman Orders Mandatory Statewide Recount in U.S. Senate Primary Race

05/26/2022
Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman today ordered a recount in the May 17 Republican primary race for a U.S. Senate seat.

Acting Secretary of State Reports Successful Primary Election in Pennsylvania

05/17/2022
An hour after polling places in 66 counties closed, Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman reported that today’s midterm primary election in Pennsylvania was successful, with more than 646,000 mail-in ballots already received by midday. 

Department of State Election Returns Website To Provide First Look at Primary Election Results

05/16/2022
Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman today reminded Pennsylvanians of the Pennsylvania Department of State’s election night returns website, which will offer up-to-the-minute results from counties after the polls close at 8 p.m. on May 17.

Department of State Encourages Pennsylvania Voters to Evaluate Sources of Election Information

Voters can find reliable information on voting and elections at vote.pa.gov

05/12/2022
Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman urged Pennsylvania voters today to rely on and share election information only from trusted sources.

Vote.pa.gov Provides One-Stop Voter Information

Mail Ballot Applications Exceed 893,775 on Last Day to Apply

05/10/2022
In preparation for Pennsylvania’s primary election on May 17, Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman reminds Pennsylvanians they can find comprehensive voting information at vote.pa.gov.

Department of State to Roll Back Remaining Professional Licensing Waivers

05/04/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of State today announced that its professional licensing waivers issued under the COVID-19 disaster declaration will begin expiring in phases starting May 23. All waivers will expire by June 30.

Deadline to Apply for a Mail Ballot for the May Primary is May 10

One Week Left to Vote in Person by Mail Ballot

05/02/2022
Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman today urged Pennsylvanians planning to vote by mail ballot in the primary election to apply now, before the May 10 deadline, and return their mail ballot immediately to ensure their vote is counted.

Acting Secretary of State Announces Voter Services Now Available in Chinese

04/27/2022
Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman today announced the Pennsylvania Department of State’s online voter registration (OVR) portal is now available in Chinese.

Department of State Reminds Voters To Complete and Return Mail Ballot Applications

04/26/2022
Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman reminded Pennsylvanians today they can apply for, complete and return mail ballots in-person in one visit to their county board of elections office until May 10, 2022.

May 2 Is the Deadline to Register to Vote

Voters can also check their registration status at vote.pa.gov

04/19/2022
Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman today reminded eligible Pennsylvanians that May 2 is the deadline to register to vote in the May primary.

Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Charitable Organizations

04/18/2022
Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman announced today the Pennsylvania Department of State (DOS) filed 16 disciplinary actions against charitable organizations, professional solicitors and professional fundraising counsel during the month of March.

Acting Secretary of State Reminds Voters the Deadline to Apply for Mail-in and Absentee Ballots Is May 10

04/13/2022
Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman today reminded Pennsylvania voters the deadline to apply to vote by mail for the May primary election is 5 p.m., May 10, 2022.

Acting Secretary of State Reminds Pennsylvanians to Register to Vote

Voters can find information on how to register at vote.pa.gov.

04/04/2022
Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman reminded Pennsylvanians today that the deadline to register to vote in the May 17 primary is four weeks away.

Department of State Announces Additional Day Candidates Can File Nomination Petitions

Petitions Will Be Accepted 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 27

03/22/2022
Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman announced today that the nomination petition-filing location for state legislative candidates and state committee candidates will be open an additional day – from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 2022.

Nomination Petition Forms Available for Legislative Candidates

03/17/2022
Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman announced today that nomination petition forms are now available for candidates for Pennsylvania General Assembly and state party committee candidates seeking to be on the May 17 primary election ballot.

Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Charitable Organizations

03/16/2022
Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman announced today the Pennsylvania Department of State (DOS) filed four disciplinary actions against charitable organizations, professional solicitors, and professional fundraising counsel during the month of February 2022.

Nomination Petition Forms Available for Congressional and Statewide Candidates

02/25/2022
Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman announced today that nomination petition forms are available for congressional and statewide candidates seeking to be on the May 17 primary election ballot, in accordance with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s February 23 order.

Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Charitable Organizations

02/17/2022
Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman announced today the Pennsylvania Department of State (DOS) filed four disciplinary actions against charitable organizations, professional solicitors, and professional fundraising counsel during the month of January 2022.

Department of State Increases Efforts to Help New Pennsylvanians Overcome Professional Licensing Barriers

02/08/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of State is enhancing efforts to help new Pennsylvanians, including immigrants, refugees, and asylees to overcome language, education, and other barriers to get a professional license needed for many jobs in the commonwealth. The Wolf Administration has prioritized occupational licensing reform that cuts red tape and reduces bureaucracy so hardworking people can use their skills and education to get a good job and support their families.

Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Charitable Organizations

01/18/2022
Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman announced today the Pennsylvania Department of State (DOS) filed disciplinary actions against six charitable organizations, professional solicitors and professional fundraising counsel during the month of December 2021. 

Commonwealth Court Recount Confirms Dumas Victory

11/24/2021
Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid announced today that all 67 counties have completed the recount of the Commonwealth Court race and the recount results confirm the original unofficial election results, with Lori A. Dumas winning the second open seat on the court.

Acting Secretary of State Degraffenreid Orders Mandatory Automatic Recount in Commonwealth Court Race

11/11/2021
Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid today ordered a recount in the Commonwealth Court race for two open seats on Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court.

Acting Secretary of State Gives Notice of Statewide Recount in Commonwealth Court Race

11/10/2021
Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid today issued notice that she will order a statutorily required statewide recount in the Nov. 2 race for two open seats on the Commonwealth Court.

Pennsylvania Colleges Recognized for Voter Registration and Civic Engagement Efforts

11/10/2021
Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid today announced award winners and congratulated the colleges and universities that participated in the Department of State’s 2021 PA Campus Voting Challenge Program to increase voter registration and civic engagement among college students in the commonwealth.

Acting Secretary of State Reports Smooth Municipal Election

11/02/2021
An hour after polling places closed, Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid reported that today’s municipal election in Pennsylvania ran smoothly and without major incident.

Election Returns Website Will Provide First Look at Tuesday’s Municipal Election Results

11/01/2021
With Tuesday’s municipal election just one day away, Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid today reminded Pennsylvanians that the Department of State’s election night returns website offers up-to-the-minute results.

Department of State Urges Voters to Know Their Rights at the Polls

Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day

10/28/2021
Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid today encouraged Pennsylvanians to educate themselves about their rights before they vote in person on November 2.

One-Stop Voter Information Is Available at vote.pa.gov

10/27/2021
In preparation for Pennsylvania’s municipal general election on Nov. 2, Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid reminds Pennsylvanians they can find comprehensive voting information at vote.pa.gov.

Mail Ballot Voters Encouraged to Hand-Deliver Ballots Immediately

10/22/2021
Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid today encouraged  Pennsylvanians voting by mail ballot in the Nov. 2 election to hand-deliver their ballots to their county election office, drop box or other designated location as soon as possible.
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