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Sign directing voters.
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AP News
September 09, 2019 - 3:02 pm
Pennsylvanians who won't be able to vote in person this fall will be able to apply online for absentee ballots for the first time. Read more here.
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It’s been a week since Pennsylvania’s primary election day, giving Montgomery County officials some time to digest feedback on the new paper-ballot voting machines.
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Pat Loeb
August 15, 2019 - 3:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Board of Elections voted Thursday to keep a $29 million dollar contract with Election Systems & Software (ES&S) for new voting machines. The contract was up for review, after the city controller discovered that the company failed to disclose...
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Election official Mary Wickersham enters selections into a voting machine during a public accuracy testing of Election Day voting machines, Oct. 23, 2018 in Minnesota.
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Pat Loeb
August 14, 2019 - 3:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Board of Elections has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday to consider canceling a $29 million contract with Election Systems & Software, or ES&S, for new voting machines, after the city controller found the company failed to disclose...
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David Madden
July 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — The House in Washington this week approved raising the federal minimum wage over several years to $15 an hour. The measure faces, at best, an uncertain fate in the Senate. New Jersey’s already tackled the issue, with the state minimum at $10 an hour for most affected...
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In this June 13, 2019, photo, Steve Marcinkus, an Investigator with the Office of the City Commissioners, demonstrates the ExpressVote XL voting machine at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia.
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July 13, 2019 - 11:31 am
By Tami Abdollah Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14...
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Election official Mary Wickersham enters selections into a voting machine during a public accuracy testing of Election Day voting machines, Oct. 23, 2018 in Minnesota.
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Tony Romeo
July 05, 2019 - 1:32 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a controversial bill Friday that would have eliminated the straight-party ticket option on voting machines. Senate Bill 48 — passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature in the final days before summer recess — would have provided up to $90...
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Voting booths at Starr Garden Rec Center at Sixth and Lombard streets.
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Tony Romeo
June 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A controversial election reform bill on its way to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk would eliminate the straight-party voting option on Pennsylvania ballots. The bill given final approval in the legislature would authorize borrowing to raise $90 million dollars for counties to...
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In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, voters head to the polls at the Enterprise Library, in Las Vegas.
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June 27, 2019 - 11:21 am
By Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — More than 120 million Americans cast ballots in the 2018 midterm elections, with turnout surging to that of a typical presidential year in some states and the highest percentages of voters in places that have expanded access to the polls,...
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Former Rep. Joe Sestak is running for president.
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Justin Udo
June 23, 2019 - 12:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak has become the latest Democrat to announce a 2020 presidential bid. The retired Navy admiral who calls himself "Admiral Joe" on his campaign website joins a crowded Democratic field seeking the nomination to challenge President Donald...
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Charitable giving
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June 18, 2019 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09, in part because of Republican-backed changes in tax policy, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns. The Giving USA report , released...
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