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More Counties Transitioning to New Voting Systems with a Paper Record

Pennsylvania counties continue to make great progress transitioning to more secure and accessible voting systems with paper records that voters can verify before casting their ballot.

Philadelphia and Mercer to Implement New Post-Election Audits for November 2019 Election

Philadelphia and Mercer counties will be the first counties in the commonwealth to do enhanced audits of election results using recommendations from experts.

Philadelphia Becomes Latest County to Approve Purchase of New Voting System

With a vote by city commissioners Wednesday, Philadelphia became the latest Pennsylvania county to select a new voting system under updated standards for security, auditability and accessibility.

Governor Wolf Proposes $75 Million in State Funding for New Voting Systems

Governor Wolf’s 2019-20 budget proposes a minimum of $15 million each year for the next five years, for a combined total of at least $75 million, in state funding for new voting systems.

Expo in Erie to Demonstrate New Voting Systems with Advanced Security and Paper Trail

The Department of State is inviting the public to view several new voting systems that offer 21st-century advanced security and a paper trail.  The expo is 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Erie County Blasco Memorial Library, 160 East Front Street.

Department of State Certifies Fourth New Voting System with Paper Trail and Advanced Security

A fourth voting system that provides a paper trail has been certified by the secretary of state.

Secretary of State Encourages Pennsylvanians to Request Absentee Ballots Early

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres today encouraged Pennsylvanians to submit requests for absentee ballots before the October 30 deadline.

Department of State Initiates New Procedures for Overseas Absentee Voters

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres today announced new procedures for some overseas voters who request ballots by electronic delivery for the November 6 election.

Secretary of State: Voter Registration Deadline is October 9

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres today reminded Pennsylvanians they have one week left to register to vote in the November 6 election.

State and County Officials Train for Election Day Preparedness

Pennsylvania’s Inter-Agency Election Preparedness and Security Workgroup and county officials from across the commonwealth participated in a tabletop exercise today to train on hypothetical situations when environmental or weather-caused issues could potentially impact voting on election day.

Secretary of State: Pennsylvanians Can Verify Voter Registration, Check Congressional District in One Step

As the October 9 voter registration deadline approaches, Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres today reminded Pennsylvanians to check their registration status at, which now includes voting district information that reflects the new congressional district boundaries.

Susquehanna Becomes First County to Update Voting System Under New State Standard

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres and Chairman of the Susquehanna County Commissioners Alan Hall announced today that Susquehanna has become the first Pennsylvania county to purchase a voting system under the new standards for security, auditability and accessibility set by the Department of State earlier this year.

Department of State Launches 2018-19 Governor’s Civic Engagement Award Program to Promote Student-Led Voter Registration

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres launched today, during National Voter Registration Month, the second year of the Governor’s Civic Engagement Award (GCEA) Program for Pennsylvania high schools.
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