Election integrity officer residency requirements examined

Election integrity officer residency requirements examined

The current residency requirements for elected and appointed individuals responsible for ensuring the integrity of elections was discussed at a meeting of the House State Government Committee Tuesday, where members heard an operational overview and update briefing from Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro Cortes.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Department of State reassures Pennsylvanians about election integrity

Department of State reassures Pennsylvanians about election integrity

Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro Cortes took to the press Thursday to emphatically reassure Pennsylvania voters about the integrity of Pennsylvania’s voting system and processes.

 

“Some have said that our system lacks integrity and security, some have suggested that fraud is rampant and election officials at the state and local level have ill-intended motives,” he said.

 

“This is not only wrong and uniformed, it is also dangerous.”

Thursday, October 20, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
House committee hears testimony on integrity, security of Pennsylvania’s election process

House committee hears testimony on integrity, security of Pennsylvania’s election process

The House State Government Committee held a public hearing Tuesday to examine the integrity and security of the election process in Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Commonwealth Court allows judicial retirement age ballot question to be considered in November

Commonwealth Court allows judicial retirement age ballot question to be considered in November

The Commonwealth Court Wednesday sided with Respondents Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro Cortes, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson), and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) when it held that the General Assembly used the proper legislative means of delaying ballot question on raising the judicial retirement age from the originally planned April vote to the November General Election.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Proposed office designed to attract and retain new Pennsylvanians comes under Republican scrutiny

Proposed office designed to attract and retain new Pennsylvanians comes under Republican scrutiny

For FY 2016-2017, Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal includes an $877,000 line-item to be dedicated to a new office, called the Office for New Pennsylvanians, whose mission is to attract people to Pennsylvania and keep them in an effort to spur economic development.

At a Monday budget hearing before the House Appropriations Committee, the proposal came under scrutiny from some Republican members who were concerned that the office might be a way to encourage illegal immigrants to come to Pennsylvania.

Monday, February 29, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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