District 37 candidates debate the issues

District 37 candidates debate the issues

After a season marked by contentious ads and sparring for District 37 senate seat Pam Iovino and Raja met at Robert Morris University to debate the issues. After an hour of audience-led questions on guns, abortion, and health, although the debate was civil, it’s clear the two candidates both believe they’re the best person to replace the recently resigned Guy Reschenthaler.
Thursday, March 21, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Tags: Elections
Rep. Matzie hopes to ensure every county uses paper ballots for elections

Rep. Matzie hopes to ensure every county uses paper ballots for elections

Rep. Robert Matzie (D-Beaver) spoke with The PLS Reporter about his bill to require every county to use paper ballots for elections. 

House Bill 765 isn't a new idea for Rep. Matzie, who introduced similar legislation during last session. But he stated he has more support this session and he hopes the bill will be seen more shortly. 

Monday, March 18, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Williams, Stack considering running for Philadelphia offices

Williams, Stack considering running for Philadelphia offices

Two big names in Harrisburg with ties to Philadelphia have added their names to growing fields of candidates in the 2019 elections.

Former Lt. Gov. Mike Stack announced his candidacy for City Council last week at a major fundraiser. Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams might enter the Democratic primary for mayor. Both have filed petitions with the Board of Elections, which opened the nomination and petition-signing period last Tuesday.

While he hasn’t formally announced yet, Williams described his decision as “imminent” on Monday afternoon. He cites Philadelphia’s struggle to make progress on major quality of life issues like crime, homicide rates, and small business growth in his decision to consider running.

Monday, February 25, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Auditor General: Officials in 18 counties accepted gifts from voting machine manufacturers

Auditor General: Officials in 18 counties accepted gifts from voting machine manufacturers

As counties across the state work to comply with a mandate from the governor requiring new voting machines, the state auditor general announced Friday at least 18 counties reported accepting gifts from election equipment vendors dating back to 2013. 

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said the report found four companies feted county election officials with gifts ranging from travel to amusement park tickets to free food and drink. The inquiry was launched after it was revealed last year that the top elections official in Luzerne County accepted a Las Vegas trip from manufacturer Election Systems and Software.
Friday, February 22, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Philadelphia City Commissioners select new voting machines

Philadelphia City Commissioners select new voting machines

Philadelphia election officials Wednesday announced their selections for new voting machines and electronic sign-in books for city voting centers.

The three-member board of city commissioners chose the ExpressVote XL model from Election Systems and Software as the new voting machines for the city, and KNOWiNK as the new vendor for electronic sign-in books.

Thursday, February 21, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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