Friday, May 17, 2013
Tell us which candidates you're backing in the May 21 primary.
Patch published a breakdown in April of who is—and who isn’t—seeking a spot on the Pine-Richland School Board during the May 21 primary election. But now, we want to know: Who are you voting for? And why? Given the lack of candidates in some areas, are you considering a write-in vote? Tell your neighbors in the comments section below who the most qualified people are. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Laws impact fines for underage drinking, reporting child abuse, animal euthanasia, simplifying voting rules for servicemen and women, and more.
New Pennsylvania laws that took effect in the beginning of the new year include: SB 941—The maximum fine for someone under the age of 18 caught drinking increased from $300 to $500 for the first offense, and the penalty is $1,000 on the second offense. SB 1586—The voting rules for people living overseas (servicemen and women, and others) and voting in Pennsylvania was simplified. SB 637—Contractors on public-works projects must verify that their employees are legal residents. SB 1137—Some school employees must be trained on recognizing child abuse, on the legal reporting obligations, and what relationships are appropriate with children. Three hours of training every five years is now mandatory. HB 2630—Aspects of the animal euthanasia law…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Allegheny County Common Pleas Court extends deadline for absentee ballots to be submitted from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. after elections officials receive more requests than expected.
Over and over, visitors to the Allegheny County Election Division heard the same refrain Tuesday morning: “Elections division, how may I help you?” "Elections division, please hold." From their headquarters Downtown, that constant jangle was the only way elections division workers could gauge that Tuesday was shaping up to be a busy Election Day around Allegheny County, Division Manager Mark Wolosik said. “You hear the phones ringing off the hook,” he said. The most-frequent questions? Most callers asked to confirm if they were registered to vote or where their polling places were located, he said. By mid-morning, division workers had fielded enough questions to prompt Wolosik to issue the office’s prediction: It would be a brisk voting …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Pennsylvanians who intend to vote in the upcoming general election by filing absentee ballots must apply by Oct. 30.
Pennsylvania voters who intend to cast absentee ballots in the upcoming general election Nov. 6 must apply to obtain those ballots before 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30. Absentee ballots are available to registered voters who will be away from their community or cannot vote due to illness or physical disability. In Allegheny County, voters may obtain absentee ballots by visiting or contacting the county elections division, 601 County Office Building, 542 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Eligible voters may also obtain an application by visiting www.votespa.com or calling the elections divions at 412-350-4520. Registered voters are encouraged to request absentee ballot applications as soon as possible. Those voting by absentee ballot will be …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Life gets busy. Deadlines creep up on us all. Patch helps you to remember—before it's too late.
Welcome to Last Chance, a Patch series reminding you of deadlines you don't want to miss. This week's dates to remember? 1. Pennsylvania voters who plan to vote in the upcoming primary election April 24 must be registered by the end of the day today. 2.) Business owners have until Saturday, March 31 to help the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank by claiming their listing in our Patch Places directories. For every claimed listing, Patch will donate $5 in advertising to the food bank. Not sure how? Watch the video, then take advantage of your free listing's benefits. Do you know about an important deadline coming up? Share it in the comments below, and we’ll consider including it in our next Last Chance feature.