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Department of State Asks Veterans to Complete Survey on Transition to Civilian Employment

11/26/2019
The Department of State (DOS) has launched a Veterans’ Licensure Survey as part of a broader three-year study the department is conducting with St. Francis University’s Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (KCSOR).

Secretary of State Discusses Voting Systems, Election Reforms with County Officials

11/26/2019
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar congratulated county officials on the great progress made in the transition to new voting systems and updated them on the funding available and election reforms being implemented under newly passed Act 77, in an address today at the annual County Commissioners Association of PA (CCAP) fall conference in Hershey.

Pennsylvania Completes Pilot Post-Election Audits Using Cutting-Edge Security Measure

11/22/2019
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar announced today that pilot enhanced post-election audits performed this week in Mercer County and Philadelphia provided valuable insight into how these audits can confirm the outcome of elections in Pennsylvania.

Acting Secretary of State: Superior Court Candidate Waives Right to Recount

11/13/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reported today that candidate Amanda Green-Hawkins, third-place finisher in the Nov. 5 race for two open seats on the Superior Court, has waived her right to a recount.

Acting Secretary of State Issues Election Day Report

11/05/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reported that today’s municipal election saw no widespread problems as 67 percent of Pennsylvania’s counties deployed new voting systems that are more secure, accessible and auditable.

Pennsylvania and Federal Officials Are Closely Monitoring Election Day Cybersecurity

11/05/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and Christopher C. Krebs, director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), assured Pennsylvanians that a sophisticated network of federal, state and local partnerships is safeguarding today’s municipal election.

Department of State’s Election Returns Website Offers First Look at Pennsylvania’s Vote Count

11/04/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today reminded Pennsylvanians that the Department of State’s election night returns website will offer up-to-the-minute statewide results on Tuesday night.

VotesPA.com Provides Comprehensive Voting Information for Nov. 5 Election

10/29/2019
In preparation for the upcoming municipal election, Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar suggests Pennsylvanians visit votesPA.com,  where they can confirm their registration status, verify their voting district, locate their polling place and find much more information.

Secretary of State Presents Northampton County Commissioners with Funding for New Voting System

10/24/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar presented the Northampton County Commissioners with a $341,970 check today to help pay for the county’s new voting system.

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

10/22/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today encouraged Pennsylvania voters to educate themselves about their rights before they go to the polls on November 5.

Pennsylvania to Pilot Cutting-edge Election Security Measure

10/16/2019
The Department of State, along with election officials in Mercer County and Philadelphia, are preparing a November post-election pilot of a cutting-edge security measure, the risk-limiting audit.

Department of State Launches Online Guide to Help Workers Applying for Professional Licenses

10/15/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar announced an innovative new license processing guide to help Pennsylvanians know what to expect when applying for a professional license. Guides for Cosmetology, Nursing, and Osteopathic Medicine licenses are online. Additional guides for other boards and licensure types will be added over the coming months.

Pennsylvania Urges Voters to Request Absentee Ballots Early

10/09/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today encouraged Pennsylvanians to submit requests for absentee ballots well before the October 29 deadline.

Voter Registration Deadline for November Election Is Oct. 7

10/02/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today reminded Pennsylvanians they have one week left to register to vote in the Nov. 5 municipal election. She encouraged citizens to take advantage of quick and convenient online voter registration (OVR).

PA Secretary of State Testifies on Election Security Before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee

09/27/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar called on the federal government to provide more funding to states and counties for election security during testimony today before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on the Judiciary. 

Secretary of State Marks National Voter Registration Day with Roundtable Discussion on Voting at Carlisle High School

09/24/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar celebrated National Voter Registration Day today by participating in a voter registration event and roundtable discussion with students at Carlisle High School.

Secretary of State Presents Lehigh County Commissioners with Funding for New Voting System

09/12/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar presented the Lehigh County Commissioners with a $380,868 check today to help pay for the county’s new voting system.

Secretary of State Presents Mercer County Commissioners with Funding for New Voting System

09/05/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar presented the Mercer County Commissioners with a $118,312 check today to help pay for the county’s new voting system.

New Licensure Law Expands Opportunities for Professionals Moving to PA

09/03/2019
The Department of State announced that a new law now in effect will  provide greater flexibility for individuals with professional and occupational licenses from other states and countries who wish to become licensed to practice in Pennsylvania.

Acting Secretary of State Presents Indiana County Commissioners with Funding for New Voting System

05/29/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar presented the Indiana County Commissioners with an $84,792 check today, on her first post-primary visit to a county that has already deployed its new voting system.
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