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

French Ambassador joins pupils to mark Sports Day in Accra

first_imgThe French Ambassador to Ghana, Madam Anne Sophie Ave on Wednesday, September 25 joined pupils of French-accredited schools in Ghana to mark their Sports Day at the Lycée Français d’Accra.The Ambassador addressed the students, observed and took part in activities such as sack race, gymnastics, musical chairs among others.In her address, Madam Anne Sophie Ave said the event forms part of a publicity campaign dubbed ‘Generation 2024’ which seeks to inculcate in the pupils a love for sports and spirit of competitiveness.She also reiterated the French government’s commitment to using sports as a means of strengthening their relationship with Ghana.“The whole event is making children play sports, it’s about them getting acquainted with sports. This is also in line with the kind of cooperation we want with Ghana. It’s in line with our President’s expression in Ouagadougou that we need to corporate in fields that we did not explore so far like sports, youth, environment and education. With the 2024 Olympics Games set to be staged in the French capital of Paris, the French government has embarked on brand awareness and publicity campaign to generate attention, interest and also highlight the benefits that come with hosting the world’s biggest sporting festival.The campaign is targeted at the youth who according to the French government are the major benefactors of an Olympic and Paralympic Games.last_img read more