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Acting Secretary of State gives notice of statewide recount in U.S. Senate race

Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman today issued notice that she will order a statutorily required statewide recount in the May 17 Republican primary race for a U.S. Senate seat.

Bucks voters choose their candidates in May 17 Primary Election

100 percent of Bucks County votes were counted in the May 17 Primary Election. Voter turnout was at 32 percent for the 304 districts. See results from the Bucks County Primary races.

Ahead of PA Primary, officials share Election Day tips

Pennsylvania's primary is four days away, and state election officials want to remind people of the different ways they can vote. More than 8.7 million Pennsylvanians are registered to vote. Key races …

Mail ballot applications exceed 893,775 on last day to apply

Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman reminds voters that 5 p.m. today is the deadline to apply for a mail ballot for the primary.

Bucks County Democrats chairman John Cordisco announces he will not seek another term

Bucks County Democratic Committee Chairman John Cordisco issued the following statement: “After 20 fulfilling and challenging years with the Bucks County Democratic Committee, I will not be …

Department of State reminds voters to complete and return mail ballot applications

Harrisburg – Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman reminded Pennsylvanians they can apply for, complete and return mail ballots in-person in one visit to their county board of …

Here’s how to prepare to vote

A critical component of democracy is that our leaders are selected by us – “we the people“, through the act of voting. In principle, every adult citizen has the power to vote.

Ilya Breyman announces campaign for state representative

Ilya Breyman of Holland, Northampton Township, has announced his bid for state representative in the open 178th House District. “I am running for office because I am deeply concerned by the …

Tracy Pennycuick files for Mensch Senate seat

State Rep. Tracy Pennycuick, has filed as a candidate for state Senate in District 24.“Our momentum is building, and I appreciate the amazing support our grassroots army has delivered during …

Sen. Steve Santarsiero seeks reelection

Steve Santarsiero has announced the launching of his campaign for reelection to the Pa. Senate in District 10 (Bucks County). “During this unprecedented pandemic, my office has helped thousands …

Bucks residents asked to work in voting process

While 80% of eligible voters in Bucks County are registered – an admirably high percentage – voter turnout in the Nov 2021 election was 39.4%. That’s only 31.6% of the total number …

Nomination petition forms available for legislative candidates

Harrisburg, PA – Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman announced today that nomination petition forms are now available …

Green Party candidate Michael Bagdes-Canning bids for Lieutenant Governor

Michael Bagdes-Canning will seek the nomination of the Green Party of Pennsylvania for the office of Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. Bagdes-Canning is a husband, father, and grandfather living in …

Conservative Clarice Schillinger qualifies for GOP primary

Clarice Schillinger, candidate for Lieutenant Governor and funder of Back to School PA PAC, has qualified for the May GOP primary ballot. Schillinger submitted thousands of signatures, well clear of …

Dr. Kevin Baumlin qualifies for Primary

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Dr. Kevin Baumlin turned in over 3,000 signed petitions to be officially placed on the May 17 primary ballot for United States Senate. For 30 years, Dr. Baumlin …

Gwen Stoltz wins endorsement for 143rd Democratic State Assembly Committee

Gwen Stoltz, Democratic candidate for the 143rd Assembly District, has earned the unanimous endorsement by the State Assembly District Committee. Pennsylvania’s new 143rd Assembly District in …

Christina “PK” Digiulio announces campaign for governor

Christina “PK” Digiulio has announced her campaign for governor of Pennsylvania on the Green Party ticket. She is a graduate of Lock Haven University and a former analytical chemist for …

Bernie Sauer announces GOP candidacy for 31st House District

Local businessman, community volunteer and lifelong Bucks County resident Bernie Sauer is running for the Republican endorsement for the 31st District in the Pennsylvania House of …

Congressional map unlikely to dramatically alter partisan balance

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has selected a new congressional map that closely resembles the current one, a ruling unlikely to dramatically change the partisan makeup of the state’s delegation.

Jennifer Spillane declares state representative bid

Jennifer Spillane has announced her candidacy to run for the 2022 Pennsylvania House of Representatives for District 31. “After my run for the Pennsbury School Board last year – the …

Rep. Meghan Schroeder announces final term in House

Rep. Meghan Schroeder (R-Bucks) issued the following statement:“Over the past decade I have served the 29th District as both a staff member and a legislator. I can honestly say that it has been …

Todd Polinchock seeks state House reelection

F. Todd Polinchock intends to seek reelection to the 144th District Pennsylvania General Assembly in 2022. “I am running for state representative to continue serving as our community’s …

Council Rock board member Kristin Marcell declares 178th District candidacy

Wrightstown resident and Council Rock graduate Kristin Marcell has announced her intent to run for state representative in the 178th Legislative District of Pennsylvania.

Congressional map choice headed for Pa. Supreme Court

This article is part of a yearlong reporting project focused on redistricting and gerrymandering in Pennsylvania. It is made possible by the support of Spotlight PA members and Votebeat, a project …

20 Pa. residents signed on to be “alternate electors"

The U.S. Justice Department recently released a full list of those who signed documents to be so-called “alternate electors” in the 2020 presidential election.Seven states, including …

Neale Dougherty enters race for 29th District

Former Bucks County Controller Neale Dougherty has announced his run for state representative for the newly proposed 29th House District, a district he carried in his 2021 reelection campaign for …

Doylestown councilman announces bid for state Legislature

Doylestown Borough Council member Tim Brennan has announced his candidacy for the new 29th Legislative District. The district includes Chalfont and New Britain Borough, Doylestown Borough and …

NH-S School Board director Liz Sheehan to run for new 29th District seat

Liz K. Sheehan formally announced her candidacy for the newly drawn 29th district of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Feb. 7, vowing to advocate for working families and education funding …

Westmoreland resident John Ventre joins GOP governor primary slate

John Ventre, a retired multi-state security, crisis management and public affairs executive for UPS, is running for governor of Pennsylvania. He is a Republican Committee member from Westmoreland …

Rep. Tracy Pennycuick announces candidacy for state Senate

State Rep. Tracy Pennycuick, a Republican, has announced her candidacy for state Senate in the 24th District. A U.S. Army veteran from Harleysville, she has been endorced by state Sen. Bob Mensch, …

Brittany Kosin to run for state Senate in District 178

Brittany Kosin is running for state representative in Pennsylvania’s 178th Legislative District. Brittany Kosin of Warwick Township officially announced her candidacy for state Representative …

Bucks GOP leader signs “alternate” election document

More than a dozen Pennsylvania Republicans, including some in Bucks County, joined with other party officials and candidates to sign an “alternate certificate” of election results, in the …

State court rules Pennsylvania mail-in voting law unconstitutional

A state court ruled last week that Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law was unconstitutional. The court ruled that Act 77, allowing residents to vote by mail in Pennsylvania without an excuse, …

Governor vetoes state Assembly' redistricting map; Decision headed to Commonwealth Court

Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed legislation to create new congressional districts for the commonwealth, leaving courts to decide the issue.

Council Rock School Board member Kristin Marcell announces candidacy for Pennsylvania State Representative

Wrightstown resident and Council Rock graduate, Kristin Marcell, today announced her intent to run for state representative in the 178th Legislative District of Pennsylvania.

Bucks County Community College presents voting rights virtual forum

Bucks County Community College invites the public to a free virtual forum in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27.

New voting machines for 2022 in Hunterdon County

Hunterdon County voters will be using new Elections Systems and Software (ESS) ballot verification voting machines during the 2022 elections, following the County Board of Commissioners approval of …

Unofficial election results for local position in the Nov. 2 contests

Following are unofficial election results for local position in the Nov. 2 contests ...

Solebury election pits two Democrats against write-in candidates

Solebury Township candidates are geared up for the Nov. 2 elections hoping to win six-year terms on the board of supervisors. In the race are Democrats incumbent Kevin Morrissey and newcomer Hanna …

Bucks County outlines voting operation for Nov. 2

Election officials in Bucks County are preparing for the Nov. 2 election, the first with additional drop boxes. There are several ways voters can cast their ballots and several additional locations …

Vote by mail, in person by mail ballot or in person at the polls

Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid reminds Pennsylvanians that Oct. 18 was the final date to register to vote in the November municipal election. Pennsylvanians can quickly and easily …

Voter registration deadline looms

Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid reminds Pennsylvanians that they have one week – until Oct. 18 – to register to vote in November. “All eligible Pennsylvanians who …

Voting rights advocates call for more drop boxes in Bucks County

It wasn’t your average political rally.With the rhythm of a brass band providing the backbeat, a parade of people wearing vibrant blue cardboard boxes reading “Mail-In Ballot Drop …

2021 Primary Election Results

Candidates for local positions numbered 1,848 in the May 18 Primary Election. For complete results go to …

Ross McLennan questions school board operation

Ross McLennan of Hilltown is a candidate for Pennridge School Board. McLennan is concerned with the pace of an appointment to fill a vacancy on the board. “As a candidate for Pennridge …

Julia Justine is candidate for mayor of Riegelsville

Julia Justine is a candidate for mayor of Riegelsville, running as a Republican. She is a registered nurse working at St. Luke’s University Health Network Sacred Heart Campus. Her …

League of Women Voters readies for May 18 Primary

Bucks County candidates running on the May 18 ballot for municipal offices, including school director positions, will be contacted by the League of Women Voters of Bucks County.

Tinicum group supports Thomas-Smith for judge

In the May 18 primary election, Democratic voters will have the opportunity to choose a candidate to run on the November ballot for judge of the Court of Common Pleas. It is the court that hears …

CPA enters race for District Judge in Newtown

Mark Zinman CPA has announced his candidacy for judge of the Magisterial District Court 07-2-07, which covers the Borough of Newtown as well as the townships of Newtown, Upper Makefield and …

Perkasie councilman, Scott Bomboy, to run as independent

Perkasie Borough Ward 3 Councilman Scott Bomboy will run for reelection this year as an independent, nonaffiliated candidate. “In 2018, I dropped my party affiliation for several …
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