PA Rolls out new election night results website ahead of TOMORROW’S Primary Election

22 April 2024- Pennsylvania’s Secretary of the Commonwealth Al Schmidt has announced the newly redesigned election night returns (ENR) website will offer up-to-the-minute results from counties after the polls close on April 23. With the Department of State’s revamped interface, voters will be able to navigate between the statewide results and county-level results in a more user-friendly and intuitive manner.

People who visit electionreturns.pa.gov can customize their searches, receive timely updates, view results on mobile devices, use a location-based service through the “My County” link to instantly bring up their county’s election returns, and connect to each county’s election results website. 

“Our election night returns website will provide voters, candidates, and members of the media with a resource to find the most comprehensive picture of how Pennsylvanians voted,” Schmidt said. “The Department will post unofficial results on the site as we receive reports from each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties after the polls close at 8 p.m.”

The Department also implemented enhancements for ENR file processing to improve security and accuracy of the site results on election night. Updates to the file processing and formatting will allow for a smoother, more efficient process for counties across the Commonwealth to report their unofficials results to the Department. These updates were developed and successfully tested in conjunction with all 67 counties.

Schmidt noted that Pennsylvania’s election laws do not currently allow counties to begin pre-canvassing mail-in and absentee ballots before 7 a.m. on Election Day, so the public must be patient as county elections officials diligently count every vote. 

“While we know everyone will be eager to know the results, ensuring each vote is accurately and securely counted is the top priority,” Schmidt added.

As of this morning, county election offices had received back more than 563,000 of the 895,000 mail ballots sent to the eligible voters who requested them.