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Pennsylvania Officials Discuss Election Security With U.S. Attorneys and FBI Agents

10/28/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and Pennsylvania Director of Homeland Security Marcus Brown recently met with Pennsylvania’s three United States Attorneys and FBI agents from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh to review security and preparations for the Nov. 3 general election.

VotesPA.com Provides Comprehensive Voting Information for Nov. 3 Election

10/26/2020
In preparation for the upcoming general election, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reminded Pennsylvanians to visit votesPA.com for trusted election resources. On votesPA.com, voters can find out where to drop off their mail ballot, confirm their registration status, locate their polling place and much more.  

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Reminds Voters About Drop Box Locations Ahead of Nov. 3 Election

10/23/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today reminded Pennsylvania voters that they can drop off their mail-in or absentee ballots at drop box locations, at their county election office or at another officially designated location until 8 p.m. on election day, Tuesday, November 3.

Pennsylvanians Urged to Complete and Return Their Mail Ballot This Weekend

10/22/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today urged Pennsylvanians who plan to vote by mail in the Nov. 3 election to complete and return their mail ballot over the weekend.

Pennsylvanians Can Vote Early by Mail Ballot at County Election Office Locations Through Oct. 27

10/22/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today reviewed how to vote early in person by mail ballot at county election offices and satellite election offices, one of three voting options available to Pennsylvanians for the Nov. 3 election.

Pennsylvania Deadline for Mail Ballot Application, In-Person Early Voting By Mail Ballot is One Week Away

10/20/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today reminded Pennsylvanians that they have one week left to apply to vote by mail or to vote early in-person by mail ballot at their county election office.

Secretary of State Reminds Pennsylvanians to Make a Plan to Vote

10/19/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today reminded Pennsylvanians to make a plan now for how they are going to cast their ballot in the November 3 general election.

Pennsylvania Reminds Mail Ballot Voters to Dress Naked Ballots

10/16/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today reminded mail ballot voters that they must seal their ballot in both the white inner secrecy envelope and the pre-addressed outer return envelope for their ballot to count. 

Pennsylvania Reminds Voters About the Annual Mail Ballot List

10/14/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reminded Pennsylvania voters today that they may receive a mail ballot because they opted to be put on the annual mail ballot list when they applied for a mail ballot for the June primary. When voters choose to be added to the annual mail ballot list, they automatically will receive a ballot for all elections in that calendar year.

Voter Registration and Mail Ballot Application Deadlines Approaching for November Election

10/12/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today reminded Pennsylvanians that they have one week left to register to vote and 15 days left to apply for a mail ballot for the Nov. 3 election.

Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar Votes Using New Option of Voting Early In Person by Mail Ballot

10/09/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar cast her ballot today in the Nov. 3 election by voting early in person by mail ballot at the Bucks County Election Office.

Pennsylvanians Can Vote Early by Mail Ballot at County Election Offices and Satellite Locations

10/08/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today reminded Pennsylvanians that, in addition to voting by mail now and at the polls on election day, Nov. 3, they have a third option: voting early in person by mail ballot at county election offices and satellite election offices.

Pennsylvanians Reminded to Register to Vote Before Oct. 19 Deadline

10/06/2020
As the voter registration deadline approaches for the Nov. 3 presidential election, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today urged Pennsylvanians to check their voter registration status at votesPA.com.

Pennsylvania Online Voter Services Restored

10/05/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of State announced this morning that online voter services and election applications are fully operational following an outage that began late Saturday.

Mail Voting Steps for the Nov. 3 General Election Explained

10/01/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today outlined the steps for Pennsylvanians to vote by mail and urged voters planning on this option to apply now for their ballot.

PA High Schools Compete in Voter Registration Challenge

09/22/2020
In celebration of National Voter Registration Day, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reminded Pennsylvanians that the fourth annual Governor's Civic Engagement Award (GCEA) Program for high schools is underway. The program promotes student-led voter registration efforts and recognizes schools that register at least 65 percent of their eligible students.

Eagles, Steelers and Nittany Lions Carry the Ball for Mail-in Voting in New Ad

09/18/2020
The Philadelphia Eagles and 76ers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Penn State Nittany Lions urge Pennsylvanians to vote in the Nov. 3 general election in a new video ad that is part of a collaboration among the teams and the Department of State to encourage civic engagement.

Thousands of Pennsylvanians Recruited to Serve as Poll Workers For General Election

09/16/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today announced that since the primary election on June 2, more than 35,000 Pennsylvanians have signed up to be considered to serve as poll workers during the general election on November 3. In addition, the Secretary announced that for the first time, certain professional licensees will receive continuing education credits for serving as poll workers on election day.

Pennsylvania Department of State, Philadelphia County and Philadelphia 76ers Tip Off Partnership on Voting Initiatives

09/09/2020
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today announced a slam dunk collaboration among the Department of State, Philadelphia County and the Philadelphia 76ers that will boost voter participation and assist election administration for the November election.

Pennsylvanians Warned About Robocalls Spreading Disinformation and Seeking to Suppress Voting in November Election

09/08/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and Attorney General Josh Shapiro assured Pennsylvanians today that voting by mail-in ballot is safe and secure and that information about voters will not be shared, despite false claims made in recent robocalls.

Wolf Administration Encourages Pennsylvanians to Get Involved on National Poll Worker Recruitment Day

09/01/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today encouraged all eligible Pennsylvanians to sign up to serve as poll workers in honor of National Poll Worker Recruitment Day.

Pennsylvania’s First Enhanced Statewide Election Audit Confirms Presidential Primary Outcome

08/26/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar announced today Pennsylvania’s first statewide enhanced post-election audit overwhelmingly confirmed the outcome of both the Democratic and Republican Presidential Primary races.

Pennsylvania Announces Online Ballot Applications Available in Spanish

08/12/2020
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar announced today that the state’s online application for mail-in and absentee ballots is now available in Spanish.

Pensilvania anuncia que la solicitud en línea de la papeleta de voto por correo está disponible en español

08/12/2020
La Secretaria de Estado de Pensilvania, Kathy Boockvar, anunció hoy que la solicitud por internet de las papeletas de voto por correo y en ausencia del estado de Pensilvania ya están disponibles en español.

Pittsburgh Penguins Team Up with Pennsylvania Department of State and Allegheny County on Voting Initiatives

08/10/2020
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today announced a championship collaboration among the Department of State, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Allegheny County, in a spirited initiative to boost voter participation and assist election administration for the November election.

Pennsylvania Will Provide Postage-Paid Return Envelopes with Mail and Absentee Ballots

07/31/2020
Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar announced today that the Pennsylvania Department of State will provide funding for postage so all eligible voters can return their mail-in and absentee ballots at no cost to the voter for the 2020 general election.

Secretary of State: Disaster Declaration Helps Pennsylvanians Get Needed Services During COVID-19

06/19/2020
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar outlined today the benefits to Pennsylvanians of the governor’s disaster declaration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

High School Civic Engagement Award Program Sees Significant Growth in 2020

06/16/2020
The Pennsylvania Departments of State and Education announced today that 42 high schools in the commonwealth won Governor’s Civic Engagement Awards (GCEA) for registering to vote 4,035 eligible students in the 2019-20 school year. Nearly 160 schools participated in the program.

Secretary of State Reports Smooth Election Amid Historic Circumstances

06/02/2020
An hour after polling places closed, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reported that today’s primary election in Pennsylvania ran remarkably smoothly despite unprecedented challenges in the weeks and months before the voting.
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