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Apr 23, 2018, 12:59 ET Secretary of State Encourages Pennsylvanians to Request Absentee Ballots Early

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres today encouraged Pennsylvanians to submit requests for primary election absentee ballots before the...


Apr 20, 2018, 11:36 ET New Voting Systems Will Be on Display at Vendor Demonstration April 26 at the Farm Show Complex

The Department of State has invited five vendors to exhibit their voter-verifiable paper record voting systems at the Farm Show complex on April 26...


Apr 19, 2018, 11:21 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Takes Action Against Charitable Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State recently ordered four charitable organizations to cease fundraising until they are in compliance with...


Apr 12, 2018, 11:10 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Tells Counties to Have New Voting Systems in Place by End of 2019

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres today informed Pennsylvania's counties to have voter-verifiable paper record voting systems selected no...


Apr 12, 2018, 09:47 ET Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Licensed, Commissioned Professionals and Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 149 licensed or commissioned professionals and notaries public during the...


Apr 09, 2018, 11:37 ET Secretary of State Encourages Pennsylvanians to Use Online Voter Registration as Primary Deadline Approaches

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres today reminded Pennsylvanians that Monday, April 16, is the deadline to register to vote in the May primary...


Apr 02, 2018, 14:39 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Invites Bids on New Paper Record Voting Systems

The Department of State today will take the next step toward modernizing Pennsylvania's elections by issuing an Invitation for Bid (IFB) to voting...


Mar 23, 2018, 11:15 ET PA Department of State Reminds Pennsylvanians About Voter Registration Resources

As voter registration drives gear up before the May 15 primary election, the Department of State reminds Pennsylvanians they can find information...


Mar 22, 2018, 11:00 ET Governor Wolf Signs Executive Order to Extend Deadline for Filing Withdrawal Notices for the Primary Election

With Tuesday's snow storm causing the closure of the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, including the offices of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, and...


Mar 20, 2018, 16:28 ET PA Department of State Prepared for May Primary Under New Map

The Pennsylvania Department of State is prepared for the May 15 primary under the new congressional map, Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres...


Mar 19, 2018, 10:26 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Charitable Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 6 charitable organizations, professional solicitors and professional...


Mar 12, 2018, 13:45 ET Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Licensed, Commissioned Professionals and Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 107 licensed or commissioned professionals and notaries public during the...


Feb 22, 2018, 12:49 ET Wolf Administration Announces Business Fee Exemptions Saved Veterans and Reservists Nearly $200K

Governor Tom Wolf and Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres announced today military veterans and reservists saved almost $200,000 thanks to...


Feb 22, 2018, 11:05 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Charitable Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 9 charitable organizations, professional solicitors and professional...


Feb 21, 2018, 15:31 ET Petition Packets for Pennsylvania Congressional Candidates to be Available Thursday

The Department of State will have nomination petition packets available for congressional candidates on Thursday, February 22, Acting Secretary of...


Feb 21, 2018, 11:42 ET Wolf Administration Helps 2,000 Hurricane Evacuees and Families in Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf and Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres announced today that more than 2,000 people impacted by hurricane destruction in...


Feb 20, 2018, 14:31 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Implementing PA Supreme Court's Remedial Congressional Map

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres today said the Department of State is taking necessary steps to implement the remedial congressional map...


Feb 15, 2018, 14:52 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Releases List of Funeral Homes That Have Not Renewed Licenses

The Department of State today released a list of funeral establishments that have not renewed their facility licenses. The list (PDF) has been...


Feb 09, 2018, 12:02 ET Wolf Administration Directs that New Voting Systems in the Commonwealth Provide Paper Record

The Wolf administration is taking steps to increase the security and auditability of all voting systems used in the commonwealth. Acting Secretary...


Feb 08, 2018, 10:45 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Licensed, Commissioned Professionals and Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 177 licensed or commissioned professionals and notaries public during the...


Jan 18, 2018, 13:03 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Charitable Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against three charitable organizations, professional solicitors and professional...


Jan 11, 2018, 11:19 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Licensed, Commissioned Professionals and Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 86 licensed or commissioned professionals and notaries public during the...


Dec 21, 2017, 10:25 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Charitable Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 10 charitable organizations, professional solicitors and professional...


Dec 20, 2017, 11:38 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Honors Purchase Line High School for Voter Registration Achievement

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres today awarded Purchase Line High School students the Governor's Civic Engagement Award for their efforts to...


Dec 14, 2017, 10:32 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Licensed, Commissioned Professionals and Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 213 licensed or commissioned professionals and notaries public during the...