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Pennsylvania to Pilot Cutting-edge Election Security Measure

10/16/2019
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.

Department of State Launches Online Guide to Help Workers Applying for Professional Licenses

10/15/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar announced an innovative new license processing guide to help Pennsylvanians know what to expect when applying for a professional license. Guides for Cosmetology, Nursing, and Osteopathic Medicine licenses are online. Additional guides for other boards and licensure types will be added over the coming months.

Pennsylvania Urges Voters to Request Absentee Ballots Early

10/09/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today encouraged Pennsylvanians to submit requests for absentee ballots well before the October 29 deadline.

Voter Registration Deadline for November Election Is Oct. 7

10/02/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today reminded Pennsylvanians they have one week left to register to vote in the Nov. 5 municipal election. She encouraged citizens to take advantage of quick and convenient online voter registration (OVR).

PA Secretary of State Testifies on Election Security Before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee

09/27/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar called on the federal government to provide more funding to states and counties for election security during testimony today before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on the Judiciary. 

Secretary of State Marks National Voter Registration Day with Roundtable Discussion on Voting at Carlisle High School

09/24/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar celebrated National Voter Registration Day today by participating in a voter registration event and roundtable discussion with students at Carlisle High School.

Secretary of State Presents Lehigh County Commissioners with Funding for New Voting System

09/12/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar presented the Lehigh County Commissioners with a $380,868 check today to help pay for the county’s new voting system.

Secretary of State Presents Mercer County Commissioners with Funding for New Voting System

09/05/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar presented the Mercer County Commissioners with a $118,312 check today to help pay for the county’s new voting system.

New Licensure Law Expands Opportunities for Professionals Moving to PA

09/03/2019
The Department of State announced that a new law now in effect will  provide greater flexibility for individuals with professional and occupational licenses from other states and countries who wish to become licensed to practice in Pennsylvania.

Acting Secretary of State Presents Indiana County Commissioners with Funding for New Voting System

05/29/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar presented the Indiana County Commissioners with an $84,792 check today, on her first post-primary visit to a county that has already deployed its new voting system.

Pennsylvanians Can Get First Look at Vote Count at Election Returns Website

05/17/2019
With Tuesday’s municipal primary election just ahead, Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today reminded Pennsylvanians that the Department of State’s election night returns website offers up-to-the-minute results.

VotesPA.com Provides Comprehensive Voting Information

05/14/2019
In preparation for Pennsylvania’s municipal primary election on May 21, Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reminds Pennsylvanians they can find comprehensive voting information at votesPA.com.

Six High Schools in Southwest Pennsylvania Receive Governor’s Civic Engagement Awards

05/07/2019
Six high schools in southwest Pennsylvania received Governor's Civic Engagement Awards (GCEA) today for registering to vote at least 65 percent of their eligible students.

Acting Secretary of State to Commend Pike County at Demo of New Voting Equipment with a Paper Trail

04/24/2019
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar will applaud Pike County’s commitment to election security tonight during a demonstration of a new voting system that includes a paper trail. The event is open to the public and runs from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. at the county Administration Building, 506 Broad St., Milford.

Governor’s Civic Engagement Award to Honor Schools and Students

04/18/2019
Pennsylvania high schools and students who earned the Governor’s Civic Engagement Award (GCEA) for their voter registration efforts this school year will be honored at three regional recognition events.
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