Wolf Administration Announces More Pennsylvanians Using Online Voter Registration Than Paper Forms

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 13, 2017 Wolf Administration Announces More Pennsylvanians Using Online Voter Registration Than Paper Formscenter_img Efficiency,  Government That Works,  Innovation,  Press Release,  Voting & Elections Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés announced today that 100,000 more new applicants used the state’s online voter registration (OVR) than applied with the traditional paper form in 2016.“OVR has made registration convenient, accurate and secure,” Governor Wolf said. “It just made sense that online registration should be the first step as we began our work to bring about much needed election reforms.”Secretary Cortés added that OVR is a hit with the public, attracting 5,000 users in its first week and more than 950,000 since its launch in August 2015.“Encouraging voter participation is one of the most important things I do as secretary of the commonwealth,” Secretary Cortés said. “With more than 858,000 users in 2016 alone, it is clear that Pennsylvania citizens recognize and welcome the ease of OVR.”The 2016 annual voter registration report (PDF) shows there were 8,646,238 registered voters as of Dec. 31, 2016, compared to 8,098,304 at the end of 2015.Secretary Cortés also commended the election offices in Pennsylvania’s 67 counties for their efforts to process voter registration applications, both electronic and paper.“It was a very busy year for election workers in every county,” he said. “They put forth great effort and successfully handled the challenge that comes with every presidential election.”The annual report, in addition to county and party breakdowns, also provides details of voter list maintenance activities during 2016 and outlines the department’s collaboration with other commonwealth agencies designated under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA).last_img read more

Gayle becomes first 10,000-run T20 batsman in RCB win

first_imgRAJKOT, India (CMC) – West Indies superstar Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score 10 000 runs in Twenty20s, when he belted a typically bellicose half-century to fire Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 21-run win over Dwayne Smith’s Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League here yesterday.The veteran left-hander, who has not played for West Indies in 12 months, hit a sparkling 38-ball 77 – his first half-century in 17 T20 innings – as RCB, sent in at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, raced to 213 for two off their 20 overs.In reply, Lions made a good fist of it but were restricted to 192 for seven off their 20 overs, with Smith failing at the top of the order with one.New Zealander Brendon McCullum pummelled 72 from 44 deliveries but lacked support in the top order.The headlines, however, were all about the sensational Gayle who with 32, six and 22 in his three previous innings in the tournament, entered the game just three shy of the 10 000-run mark.And he achieved the mark in the fourth over of the innings and in his 290th T20 game when he edged seamer Basil Thampi to third man.The 37-year-old then unleashed his full powers, blasting five fours and seven sixes as he raced to his 61st T20 half-century off just 23 balls, launching left-arm spinner Shivil Kaushik for his fifth six to raise the landmark.Gayle featured in a up-tempo 122-run stand for the first wicket with captain Virat Kohli who punched 64 from 50 deliveries.The Jamaican eventually perished in the 13th over when he was lbw to leg-stump yorker from Thampi.Gayle now has 10 074 runs, well ahead of McCullum who is second on the run-getters list with 7 596, with Australian Brad Hodge third on 7 338 and West Indies power-hitting Kieron Pollard fourth with 7 087.last_img read more