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Secretary of State Boockvar Calls for End to Lies About 2020 Election

01/21/2021
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar testified today before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ State Government Committee that it is time to end the assault on the November election and our democratic process. She called for unity and leadership at this critical moment in American history.

Department of State Releases COVID-19 Enforcement Actions, Jan. 10-17

01/19/2021
The Department of State's Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) today released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Jan. 10 through Jan. 17.

Pennsylvania Allows Pharmacies to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine, Bolstering Fight To Stop The Virus

01/14/2021
As part of the Wolf Administration’s effort to rollout the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Tom Wolf has approved a temporary waiver allowing pharmacists licensed by the Department of State to order and administer COVID-19 vaccines without a physician’s order when vaccines are available to the public. Adding pharmacists to the health care professionals administering COVID-19 vaccines expands options for Pennsylvanians to be immunized once the vaccine is widely available from the federal government.

Department of State Releases COVID-19 Enforcement Actions, Jan. 3-10

01/12/2021
The Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) today released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Jan. 3 through Jan. 10.

Department of State Releases COVID-19 Enforcement Actions, Dec. 27-Jan. 3

01/05/2021
The Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) today released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Dec. 27 through Jan. 3.

Department of State Releases COVID-19 Enforcement Actions, Dec. 20-27

12/29/2020
The Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) today released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Dec. 20 through Dec. 27.

Department of State Releases COVID-19 Enforcement Actions, Dec. 13 – Dec. 20

12/22/2020
The Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) today released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Dec. 13 through Dec. 20.

Pennsylvania Cuts Red Tape Again to Help Health Care Professionals Fight COVID-19

Extends license renewal deadline for State Board of Medicine, reactivations for retirees and temporary practice permits for out-of-state healthcare professionals

12/22/2020
Pennsylvania today announced that it will extend the license renewal deadline for healthcare professionals licensed under the State Board of Medicine, will extend emergency temporary licenses granted to licensed practitioners in other states and jurisdictions and will extend reactivated licenses for retired and inactive Pennsylvania-licensed practitioners.

Department of State Releases COVID-19 Enforcement Actions, Dec. 6 – Dec. 13

12/17/2020
The Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) today released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Dec. 6 through Dec. 13.

Pennsylvania Electoral College Casts Ballots for President and Vice President of the United States

12/14/2020
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar presided over the 59th Pennsylvania Electoral College meeting at noon today, during which the commonwealth’s 20 electors unanimously voted for Joseph R. Biden for president and Kamala D. Harris for vice president of the United States, in accordance with Pennsylvania’s popular vote results in the Nov. 3 election.

Department of State Releases COVID-19 Enforcement Actions, Nov. 29 – Dec. 6

12/10/2020
The Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) today released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Nov. 29 through Dec. 6.

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.
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