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Voter Hall of Fame

Administered by the Department of State's Elections Bureau, the Voter Hall of Fame was established to acknowledge and honor Pennsylvanians who have voted in every November election for at least 50 consecutive years.

The Voter Hall of Fame inductees hold a special place in Pennsylvania history. They bridge generations - from a time of war and depression to one of peace and prosperity - and understand how precious our freedoms truly are. For 50 years, they have placed their responsibilities as citizens of this Commonwealth first. We are grateful for their lifelong commitment to democracy, and we proudly induct them into the Pennsylvania Voter Hall of Fame.

Pennsylvania Voter Hall of Fame applications for membership may be obtained by calling your county voter registration office.  If you are interested in obtaining a Pennsylvania Voter Hall of Fame application, please contact your county elections office or download the application.

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Keystone of Democracy

The Keystone of Democracy is an award granted to a polling place or election worker that has been in service to Pennsylvania voters for at least 50 consecutive years. The program recognizes the determination to highlight the importance of voting, the emphasis placed on registering eligible citizens, and providing an important service to the community.

The Keystone of Democracy designation recognizes unique establishments that play an integral part in their communities and citizens who participate in one of our most important civic responsibilities as Americans. The polling locations and Election Day workers, in conjunction with the voters of Pennsylvania, combine to help form what makes our government work.

The Department of State encourages county election officials to contact us with polling places or election workers in the county that we can recognized and honored with the distinction of joining the Keystone of Democracy. The department can be reached at or 717-783-1621.

If your county’s polling location or someone within your community has been identified as a Keystone of Democracy, the distinction will be recorded at the Department of State and a signed certificate honoring that service will be sent to the appropriate individual(s).