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Sep 02, 2015, 15:29 ET

Secretary Cortes: 5,000 application milestone shows Pennsylvanians welcome online voter registration

Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés today announced that the state's new online voter registration site has tallied nearly 5,000 applications...

Aug 13, 2015, 09:18 ET

Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Licensed, Commissioned Professionals and Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 169 licensed or commissioned professionals and organizations during the...

Aug 04, 2015, 13:39 ET

Secretary Cortes of Pennsylvania appointed to the Council of State Governments by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS)

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés, along with Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, was appointed to the Executive Committee...

Jul 21, 2015, 12:05 ET

State Police Seize Over $27 Million in Heroin and $2.9 Million in Cocaine for the Second Quarter of 2015

Pennsylvania State Police today announced troopers seized over $34 million in heroin, marijuana and other prohibited drugs in the second quarter of...

Jul 14, 2015, 09:39 ET

Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against 100 Licensed, Commissioned Professionals and Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 100 licensed or commissioned professionals and organizations during the...

Jun 29, 2015, 14:14 ET

PennDOT, State Police Partner to Focus on Aggressive and Impaired Driving Enforcement through Independence Day

PennDOT, Pennsylvania State Police and local police are partnering to help decrease impaired driving and aggressive behaviors through the...

Jun 17, 2015, 14:48 ET

Pennsylvania Department of State announces technology improvements in professional licensing area

Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro A. Cortés today announced the addition of online services that will increase government...

Jun 12, 2015, 12:29 ET

Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against 115 Licensed, Commissioned Professionals and Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 115 licensed or commissioned professionals and organizations during the...

May 29, 2015, 12:14 ET

Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth Says No Automatic Recount Triggered By Primary Election

 Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro A. Cortés announced today that the margin of victory in the statewide races did not trigger...

May 18, 2015, 15:30 ET

PennDOT, Police Partnering to Urge Increased Seat Belt Use

PennDOT, state and local police are partnering for nationwide "Click It or Ticket" seat-belt enforcement beginning today and running through June...

May 18, 2015, 12:42 ET

Pennsylvania Department of State Unveils Election Returns Website Redesign

Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro A. Cortés today announced the launch of a redesigned election returns...

May 11, 2015, 12:15 ET

Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against 146 Licensed, Commissioned Professionals and Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State took disciplinary actions against 146 licensed or commissioned professionals and organizations during the...

May 04, 2015, 10:04 ET

Acting Secretary Cortés Reminds Pennsylvanians About Absentee Ballot Deadline

Encouraging all Pennsylvanians to exercise their right to vote, Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro A. Cortés today reminded voters...

Apr 13, 2015, 12:34 ET

Secretary of the Commonwealth Reminds Pennsylvanians of April 20 Voter Registration Deadline

Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro A. Cortés today reminded Pennsylvanians to register to vote for the May 19 primary...

Apr 10, 2015, 11:45 ET

Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against 54 Licensed, Commissioned Professionals and Organizations

The Department of State took disciplinary actions against 54 licensed or commissioned professionals and organizations during the month of March,...

Dec 16, 2014, 14:28 ET

Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Taken Against 81 Licensed, Commissioned Professionals, Organizations

The Department of State took disciplinary actions against 81 licensed or commissioned professionals and organizations during the month of November,...

Dec 15, 2014, 08:51 ET

PA Secretary of Commonwealth Announces List of Candidates and Committees Which Missed Campaign Finance Filing Deadline

 Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele today announced the list of candidates and candidates' authorized committees that failed to file...

Nov 18, 2014, 13:36 ET

Pennsylvania Enhances Voter List Accuracy with National Voter Registration Crosscheck Program

This week Pennsylvania is taking a step toward enhancing the accuracy of its voter registration rolls by participating in the Interstate Voter...

Nov 12, 2014, 11:55 ET

Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Taken Against 92 Licensed, Commissioned Professionals, Organizations

The Department of State took disciplinary actions against 92 licensed or commissioned professionals and organizations during the month of October,...

Oct 21, 2014, 11:41 ET

Department of State Announces Campaign Finance Information Available on Mobile App

Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele today announced the Corbett Administration is for the first time making campaign finance information...