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Counties confirm Pa.’s General Election went smoothly

Next up for election workers: write-ins and certification.

By Sam Dunklau

Are you mailing your ballot? Here’s what to know about postage

You may have to buy two stamps instead of one in some cases, though if you forget, the Postal Service says it will deliver your ballot anyway.

By Sam Dunklau

Updated: October 6, 2021 | 10:05 am

Senate cuts short voting bill hearing after Wolf aide’s snub

Department of State communications director Wanda Murren said her office provided written comments and offered to respond to any written questions from the committee.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press and Sam Dunklau

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Updated: September 23, 2021 | 6:43 pm

Wolf admin sues Pa. Senate Republicans over bid to collect private voter information

The complaint argues GOP senators are unlawfully pursuing a review based on “a disproven narrative” designed to undermine faith in the results of the 2020 election.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA and Danielle Ohl/Spotlight PA

Election security experts: Pa. GOP trying to play ‘Russian roulette’ with voters’ personal info

Election and data security experts say their methods — and the clear partisan motivation behind them — are concerning.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

Senate panel orders state election officials to hand over troves of voter records

Many are long lists of personal information for millions of Pennsylvania voters, like addresses and Social Security numbers.

By Sam Dunklau

Updated: May 26, 2021 | 6:18 pm

Probe finds no intentional act to derail sex-abuse vote

The Office of Inspector General’s report, released Wednesday, said agents interviewed 22 current and former state employees and reviewed the email accounts of nine state officials for any evidence of outside influence or intentional acts. Rather, it said, Wolf’s Department of State had no internal processes for constitutional amendments.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press and Sam Dunklau

Wolf picks top election adviser to lead Department of State

Veronica Degraffenreid, a former senior election official in North Carolina, became Gov. Tom Wolf’s nominee to head of his Department of State, which oversees elections in Pennsylvania.

By The Associated Press

Updated: February 10, 2021 | 5:46 pm

Wolf administration refuses to release details after failure derails Pa. clergy sex abuse relief

The Department of State disclosed that it had no system in place to prevent such an error, which has devastated clergy sexual abuse survivors.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA