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Deadline to Register to Vote in May 18 Primary Fast Approaching

Voting by mail remains extremely popular with Pennsylvanians More than 660,000 voters already have applied for mail-in or absentee ballots

04/19/2021
Acting Secretary of State Veronica W. Degraffenreid today reminded eligible Pennsylvanians that the deadline to register to vote in the May 18 primary is just two weeks away.

Department of State: Disaster Declaration Enables Pandemic-Related Waivers to Allow More Licensees to Provide Vital Care

Waivers allow temporary expansion of telemedicine and for more healthcare professionals to administer COVID-19 vaccines

04/16/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of State today outlined various COVID-19-related waivers made possible by the governor’s disaster declaration that have enabled more healthcare professionals to provide needed services during the pandemic.

Department of State Releases COVID-19 Enforcement Actions, April 4-11

04/13/2021
The Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) today released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from April 4-11.

Department of State Outlines Procedure and Deadlines for Voting by Mail in May 18 Primary

04/13/2021
Acting Secretary of State Veronica W. Degraffenreid today urged Pennsylvanians who plan to vote by mail in the May 18 municipal primary to apply for their ballot well in advance of the May 11 deadline.

More Than 600K Pennsylvania Voters Apply for Mail Ballots Ahead of May 18 Municipal Primary

04/12/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of State today announced that more than 587,000 voters already have applied for mail-in ballots for the May 18 municipal primary election, and more than 18,000 voters have applied for absentee ballots.

Survey Reveals Occupational Licensing Challenges for Veterans and Military Spouses

04/08/2021
Nearly 60 percent of respondents to a Department of State survey of veterans and military spouses with occupational licenses reported they were able to find employment within three months of their transition to civilian life in Pennsylvania, but they spent between $200 and $500 for initial licensing expenses in the commonwealth.

Department of State Releases COVID-19 Enforcement Actions, March 28-April 4

04/06/2021
The Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) today released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from March 28-April 4.

UPDATE: Pennsylvanians Reminded to Register to Vote by May 3 for Primary Election

04/05/2021
With the May 18 municipal primary election fast approaching, Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid reminds eligible Pennsylvanians that the deadline to register to vote is May 3.

Department of State Releases COVID-19 Enforcement Actions, March 21-28

03/30/2021
The Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) today released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from March 21-28.

Department of State Releases COVID-19 Enforcement Actions, March 14-21

03/23/2021
The Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) today released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from March 14-21.

Department of State Releases COVID-19 Enforcement Actions, Feb. 28-March 7

03/09/2021
The Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) today released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Feb.28-March 7.

State Board of Medicine Releases Statement to Pennsylvanians in Support of COVID-19 Vaccination

03/08/2021
The State Board of Medicine today released a statement encouraging Pennsylvanians to stay informed and get vaccinated against COVID-19 when they are eligible.

Department of State Releases COVID-19 Enforcement Actions, Feb. 21-28

03/02/2021
The Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) today released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Feb. 21-28.

Department of State Releases COVID-19 Enforcement Actions, Feb. 14-21

02/23/2021
The Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) today released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Feb. 14-21.

Department of State Releases COVID-19 Enforcement Actions, Feb. 7-14

02/16/2021
The Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) today released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Feb. 7-14

El Departamento de Estado pregunta a los nuevos residentes de Pennsylvania sobre sus experiencias con la licencia profesional

02/10/2021
Como parte del compromiso continuo de la administración Wolf de eliminar los obstáculos en la obtención de licencias profesionales, el Departamento de Estado (Department of State, DOS) de Pennsylvania lanzó una encuesta para los nuevos residentes de Pennsylvania, a fin de comprender mejor sus experiencias en la obtención de licencias profesionales del estado y reducir los obstáculos innecesarios para obtenerlas en el futuro.

Department of State Asks New Pennsylvanians About Experiences with Professional Licensure

02/10/2021
As part of the Wolf Administration’s ongoing commitment to remove barriers to professional licensing, the Pennsylvania Department of State (DOS) has launched a survey for new Pennsylvanians to better understand their experiences in gaining professional licensure in the commonwealth and to reduce unnecessary roadblocks to licensure in the future.

Department of State Releases COVID-19 Enforcement Actions, Jan. 31-Feb. 7

02/09/2021
The Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) today released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Jan. 31-Feb. 7.

Risk-Limiting Audit Pilot of November 2020 Presidential Election Finds Strong Evidence of Accurate Count 

02/05/2021
 Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar announced today that Pennsylvania has completed a statewide risk-limiting audit pilot of the November 2020 presidential election and the results provided strong evidence of the accuracy of the count of votes cast in the November 2020 presidential election. 

Department of State Releases COVID-19 Enforcement Actions, Jan. 24-31

02/02/2021
The Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) today released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Jan. 24 through Jan. 31.

Pennsylvania Extends Deadline for Annual Campaign Finance Reports Due to Severe Winter Storm

02/01/2021
The deadline, which by statute is January 31, will be extended one additional day for each business day, or part of a business day, this week that the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office and county election offices are closed.

Department of State Apologizes for its Failure to Properly Advertise Proposed Constitutional Amendment, HB 963

02/01/2021
The Department of State today apologized for failing to advertise a proposed constitutional amendment first passed by the legislature in November 2019, HB 963, which could have been considered this month for second consideration.  

Department of State Releases COVID-19 Enforcement Actions, Jan. 17-24

01/26/2021
The Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) today released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Jan. 17 through Jan. 24.

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.
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