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Pennsylvania Announces Pilot Program for Students Enrolled in Cosmetology and Barbering Career and Technical Education Programs

11/25/2020
The Pennsylvania Departments of State and Education today announced that they are launching a pilot program to provide additional opportunities for students in cosmetology and barber Career and Technical Center (CTC) programs to earn educational hours and practical experience.

Department of State Certifies Presidential Election Results

11/24/2020
Following certifications of the presidential vote submitted by all 67 counties late Monday, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today certified the results of the November 3 election in Pennsylvania for president and vice president of the United States.

Pennsylvania Announces Record Turnout for Nov. 3 Election 

11/17/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reported today that turnout in the Nov. 3 election set an apparent record, exceeding turnout in every presidential election since at least 1960, with more than 6.9 million Pennsylvanians voting by mail ballot or in person at the polls.

Department of State Provides Update on Election Results

11/13/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today reported that the canvass by counties of ballots cast in the Nov. 3 general election is nearing completion. 

Majority of Mail Ballots Counted and Provisional Ballot Count Has Begun in Pennsylvania

11/06/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today reported that the overwhelming majority of mail-in and absentee ballots in Pennsylvania have been counted and the process of counting provisional ballots has begun.

Governor Wolf and Secretary of State Boockvar Issue Election Night Report

11/03/2020
Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reported that today’s presidential election in Pennsylvania saw no widespread significant problems amid high turnout at the polls and more than 2.5 million mail ballots cast.

Department of State’s Election Returns Website and Dashboard Offer Extensive Data on Pennsylvania’s Vote Count, Including Mail Ballots

11/02/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today announced a refresh of the Pennsylvania Department of State’s display of election-returns data, including an update to the Department’s website cataloging votes cast by mail and in person, as well as the creation of a supplemental dashboard to show the progress of ballots cast that have not yet been counted, broken down by county. 

PA Voters Who Did Not Receive Their Mail Ballot Should Vote at the Polls

11/02/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today alerted Pennsylvania voters who applied for but have not received their mail ballot that they can vote by provisional ballot at their polling place on Election Day.

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

10/31/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today encouraged Pennsylvania voters to educate themselves about their rights before they vote in person on election day, November 3.

Commonwealth, Law-Enforcement Officials Collaborate to Ensure Safe, Secure Election in Pennsylvania

10/30/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and members of the commonwealth’s Interagency Election Security and Preparedness Workgroup today reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring the integrity of the Nov. 3 general election and protecting Pennsylvanians’ unobstructed right to vote.

Secretary of State Boockvar Urges All Counties to Begin Processing Mail Ballots on Election Day

10/30/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today called on all Pennsylvania counties to begin pre-canvassing mail-in and absentee ballots on November 3, as close to 7 a.m. as possible, the earliest time they can do so.

COVID-19 Precautions Will Be in Place at Polls on Election Day

10/30/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today assured Pennsylvanians that rigorous precautions will be taken at polling places on Nov. 3 to keep voters, poll workers and election officials safe.

Pennsylvania Urges Voters to Hand-Deliver Ballots Immediately

10/29/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today urged Pennsylvania voters to hand-deliver their mail ballots to their county election office, drop box or other designated location as soon as possible.

Pennsylvania Reminds Voters How to Safely Cast Their Ballots on Election Day

10/29/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today reminded Pennsylvanians to make a plan to vote and to stay safe if they will be voting at their polling place on election day.

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.
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