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Plan to improve Pennsylvania’s voting and licensing databases met with skepticism 

House and Senate lawmakers crafting next year’s state budget are questioning whether a multi-million dollar funding increase will help the Department of State finish plans to replace those systems
By Sam Dunklau

Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro targets state license and permit bottlenecks in latest executive order

Pros and business alike have complained processing times are sometimes slow – to the point where people can’t work and things can’t get built.
By Sam Dunklau

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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: 2022-11-08 12:53:24

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

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