Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf was right to aim big when he pledged to upgrade the commonwealth’s antiquated voting machines by the 2020 election. Now Wolf, the Department of State, and county officials must work together to launch a commonwealth-wide plan to teach both voters and poll workers about the new voting systems. Voters deserve it, Election Day workers require it, and the integrity of our democratic process depends on it.
A nationwide campaign to increase poll workers scored more than 800 new people for the city.
WILKES-BARRE — During the inaugural year of the Governor’s Civic Engagement Award program for Pennsylvania high schools, 2,955 eligible students from 16 high schools across the state registered to vote.
Every vote counts. But the reality in Pennsylvania is that not every vote is counted. In fact, if past patterns hold, more than 2,000 absentee ballots cast by Pennsylvanians this November won't be tallied — and the voters won't know it.
The Department of State today took the next step toward modernizing Pennsylvania's elections by issuing an Invitation for Bid (IFB) to voting system firms.