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.
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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.
Teams of county election officials are ensuring all ballots are counted accurately and securely. Their number-one priority is ensuring every eligible vote is counted. Results of some races may not be known on the night of the election.
Election Returns Information
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.