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Pennsylvania’s risk-limiting election audit, explained.

Pennsylvania is one of 15 states that is checking midterm election results using that style of audit.
By Sam Dunklau

Updated: November 8, 2022 | 12:53 pm

Pennsylvania’s midterm election results may not be known on Election Night. Here are the facts.

Counties and the Department of State say ballot processing and due diligence take time to do properly.
By Sam Dunklau

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Latest Pa. voter registration numbers show what could happen in November

The data suggests voters are not giving either major party a clear advantage over the other – and may be willing to split their tickets among candidates.
By Sam Dunklau

Pennsylvania sues 3 counties over counting mail-in ballots

Pennsylvania’s elections agency is suing three Republican-controlled county governments to force their election boards to report primary results to include ballots with undated exterior envelopes.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Pennsylvania Department of State addresses three Election Day issues, including two in midstate counties

Polling places in Lancaster County, Allegheny County, and Berks County reported problems that were subsequently resolved.
By Robby Brod

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

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