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The Pennsylvania Department of State

​The Department protects the public's health and safety by licensing more than one million business and health professionals; promotes the integrity of the electoral process; supports economic development through corporate registrations and transactions; maintains registration and financial information for thousands of charities, and sanctions professional boxing, kick-boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts. More about us ...

The front doors of the North Office building are locked after 3 p.m.  Customers must enter through the Main Capitol building on third street or the East Wing near the fountain on Commonwealth Avenue.

Election Results

While we know there may be a rush to predict the outcome of the today’s primary races, counties are prioritizing accuracy and security above all else as they count ballots. We want PA voters to know that their votes will be accurately counted and verified. Results of some races may not be known on election night.

Election Returns Information

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Important Order From Commonwealth Court; All General Assembly And State Committee Candidates Please Read:



2022 Pennsylvania Redistricting

The Department of State’s role in legislative redistricting is to advertise the information from the preliminary and final reapportionment plans (maps and text descriptions of the new districts) in newspapers throughout the commonwealth and educate candidates and voters via the department’s website and social media platforms. The department also assists county boards of elections as they assign voters to their correct legislative districts in the Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors (SURE), based on the new maps.

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