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.
The Department of State is reminding absentee and mail-in voters in Allegheny, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties that their ballots must be postmarked by today and received by mail at their county election office by 5 p.m. on June 9 to be counted. Voters in these counties may also deliver their ballots to county election offices or to designated ballot collection sites by 8 p.m. today.
Harrisburg, PA – Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today reminded Pennsylvania voters of Tuesday’s absentee and mail-in ballot voting deadline and urged those planning to vote at the polls to follow recommended precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
In preparation for Pennsylvania’s presidential primary election on June 2, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reminds Pennsylvanians they can find comprehensive voting information at votesPA.com.
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today reminded all eligible Pennsylvanians to register to vote by the May 18 deadline so they can participate in the June 2 primary election.
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reminded voters today that they have their choice of voting by mail-in ballot or going to their polling place on June 2, primary election day. While in person voting will be available for counties in the red phase of reopening, the Wolf administration is encouraging all voters to apply for a mail-in ballot.
The Pennsylvania Department of State announced today that it has issued 30 licensing waivers since March 17 to allow licensed professionals, facilities and trainees to respond to the COVID-19 disaster declaration.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Department of State is giving nurses, graduate medical trainees, nursing home administrators and other professionals more time to renew their occupational licenses.
Pennsylvania is acting to enable retired health care professionals to assist with the COVID-19 response by waiving certain licensing regulations.
The Wolf administration is removing barriers for pharmacies to provide services for Pennsylvanians in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Governor Wolf has granted a request from the Pennsylvania Department of State to suspend certain pharmacy regulations to enable more flexible and available services during the coronavirus emergency.
The Department of State has waived certain administrative requirements for nurses, including temporarily extending license expiration dates and waiving associated fees during the coronavirus emergency.
Health care professionals licensed under any of the Department of State’s Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) licensing boards can provide services to patients via telemedicine during the coronavirus emergency.
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today reminded voters that if they have concerns about coronavirus and wish not to vote in their polling place during the April 28 primary election, they can instead request a mail-in ballot, the commonwealth’s new voting option that allows voters to vote by mail without having to provide a reason.
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today reminded Pennsylvania high school students that there is still time to participate in the Governor’s Civic Engagement Award (GCEA) program.
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar unveiled today the Pennsylvania Campus Voting Challenge, a statewide, nonpartisan voter turnout competition for colleges designed to increase civic engagement among students.
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar announced today that Pennsylvania voters have a new resource to count on as they prepare to go to the polls. The Department of State has launched 67 new webpages – one for each county – where voters can learn specifics about their county’s voting system and how to use it.
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar announced today that Pennsylvania voters can now apply online to vote by mail-in ballot for the April 28 primary. The deadline for county election offices to receive applications is 5 p.m. on April 21.
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today reminded Pennsylvania high school students they still have time to participate in the Governor’s Civic Engagement Award (GCEA) program by registering their eligible peers to vote in the April 28 primary.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.