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Although the Capitol Complex is open to the public the Department of State is not open for visitors to enter NOB offices. Those constituents who wish to drop of materials for the Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations or the Bureau of Elections should be advised to utilize the drop box across the street at the entrance of the Keystone Complex.

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Notice: PA CHARITY EXTENSION DEADLINE AND LATE FEE REFUND NOTICE DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY

Notice: COVID-19 Notary Public FAQs

Notice: Pennsylvania Gives Some Businesses More Time to File Corrected Paperwork During Coronavirus Emergency


Counting Status & Returns

We expect there will be delays in vote counting due to the unprecedented number of mail-in ballots. While counties are committed to counting votes as early as they can, their priority is and must be to accurately and securely count every vote.

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Voting & Elections

Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation oversees the Commonwealth’s electoral process as well as Campaign Finance, Voter Registration, Office of Notary Public, Commissions and Legislation.

Pennsylvania 2020 Primary Election Act 35 of 2020 Report