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Under the leadership of the Secretary of State, the Department of State promotes the integrity of the electoral process; provides the initial infrastructure for economic development through corporate organizations and transactions; and protects the health and safety of the public. The Department encourages the highest standards of ethics and competence in elections, campaign finance, notarization, professional and occupational licensure, charitable solicitations and athletics. By maintaining current technology, the agency provides exceptional public service remaining a leader in all regulatory and enforcement policies and practices, protecting every resident of the Commonwealth. Our vision is to become the premier Department of State in the nation by providing Accurate, Courteous and Timely service in elections, corporate and charitable filings and professional licensure. At the Department of State we ACT. Facebook Comment Policy: We encourage the public to comment on this page and welcome all viewpoints. Comments should remain relevant to the topic at hand and participants must treat each other with respect. We review the comments posted to our page on a regular basis and reserve the right to delete comments that contain the following: • Profane and/or vulgar content; • Sexually suggestive or harassing content; • Obscene content; • Nudity in a participant’s profile picture; • Threats of physical or bodily harm; • Defamatory statements; • Disparaging language or hate speech targeting an individual’s race, color, religious creed, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, or disability; • Commercial content promoting or soliciting service or products; • Content promoting political organizations; • Name-calling and/or personal attacks; • Spam, such as the same comment posted repeatedly; • Personally identifying, sensitive and/or private information; • Language or content suggesting or encouraging illegal activity; • Information that could reasonably compromise public safety; and • Other content that the Department of State deems inappropriate. We monitor this page but are not responsible for content generated by users. Comments and content posted on this page may be subject to public disclosure. Communications posted on this page will not be construed as satisfying requirements for legal notice or service, shall not be considered official public comment, and shall not be construed as an official request for records pursuant to the Right-to-Know Law. We reserve the right to modify this policy at any time. Continued use of this page following the posting of any modification signifies acceptance of such modification. Read the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s full Social Media Policy: http://on.pa.gov/social-media-policy

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Make a new year resolution that’s easy to keep: Register to vote at register.votesPA.com #votesPA
01/01/2021

Make a new year resolution that’s easy to keep: Register to vote at register.votesPA.com #votesPA

TODAY, December 31, is the last day for physical therapists to renew their licenses. Renew at www.pals.pa.gov.
12/31/2020

TODAY, December 31, is the last day for physical therapists to renew their licenses. Renew at www.pals.pa.gov.

December 31, 2020 is the renewal deadline for the state board of osteopathic medicine (respiratory therapist, athletic t...
12/31/2020

December 31, 2020 is the renewal deadline for the state board of osteopathic medicine (respiratory therapist, athletic trainer, genetic counselor and perfusionist). Renew at www.pals.pa.gov.

December 31 is the deadline for nurse dietitian-nutritionist (LDN)– to renew their licenses. Get started today at www.pa...
12/30/2020

December 31 is the deadline for nurse dietitian-nutritionist (LDN)– to renew their licenses. Get started today at www.pals.pa.gov.

The Governor’s Civic Engagement Award recognizes high schools for high levels of voter registration among eligible stude...
12/30/2020

The Governor’s Civic Engagement Award recognizes high schools for high levels of voter registration among eligible students. Three schools have earned the Gold Award every year of the program so far. What is the secret to their success? https://dos.pa.gov/simplystated/Pages/Article.aspx?post=43

The Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation released data related to COVID enforcement actions from Dec 20-27. With the ...
12/29/2020

The Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation released data related to COVID enforcement actions from Dec 20-27. With the high number of COVID cases, @PAStateDept is continuing with compliance enforcement as it relates to the regulated boards & commissions. https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/State-details.aspx?newsid=442

Today, December 29, is the last day for pharmacists to renew their licenses: www.pals.pa.gov
12/29/2020

Today, December 29, is the last day for pharmacists to renew their licenses: www.pals.pa.gov

Only a few days until the December 31 deadline for real estate commission promotional property to renew their licenses. ...
12/28/2020

Only a few days until the December 31 deadline for real estate commission promotional property to renew their licenses. Renew here: www.pals.pa.gov

Everyone at the Department of State wishes you a wonderful holiday season.
12/24/2020

Everyone at the Department of State wishes you a wonderful holiday season.

ATTENTION Nurse dietitian-nutritionist - Your professional license will expire on December 31. Start the renewal process...
12/23/2020

ATTENTION Nurse dietitian-nutritionist - Your professional license will expire on December 31. Start the renewal process today at www.pals.pa.com.

The Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Dec 13-20. With C...
12/22/2020

The Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Dec 13-20. With COVID cases increasing, @PAStateDept is continuing with compliance enforcement as it relates to the regulated boards and commissions.
https://www.media.pa.gov/pages/state-details.aspx?newsid=441

PA announced that it will extend the license renewal deadline for some healthcare professionals, will extend some emerge...
12/22/2020

PA announced that it will extend the license renewal deadline for some healthcare professionals, will extend some emergency temporary licenses and will extend reactivated licenses for retired and inactive PA-licensed practitioners. https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/State-details.aspx?newsid=440

#MondayMotivation - More than 160 PA high schools participated in the 2019-20 Governor’s Civic Engagement Award program....
12/21/2020

#MondayMotivation - More than 160 PA high schools participated in the 2019-20 Governor’s Civic Engagement Award program. Students at these schools are registering their eligible classmates to vote. Your school can sign up to participate: votesPA.com/GCEA

The state board of osteopathic medicine’s renewal applications are OPEN and will remain open until December 31, 2020. If...
12/18/2020

The state board of osteopathic medicine’s renewal applications are OPEN and will remain open until December 31, 2020. If you are a respiratory therapist, athletic trainer, genetic counselor or perfusionist, start the renewal process now: www.pals.pa.gov.

REMINDER: December 31 is the last day to renew licenses for real estate commission promotional property. Get started now...
12/17/2020

REMINDER: December 31 is the last day to renew licenses for real estate commission promotional property. Get started now at: www.pals.pa.gov.

The Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Dec 6-13. With CO...
12/17/2020

The Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Dec 6-13. With COVID cases increasing, @PAStateDept is continuing with compliance enforcement as it relates to the regulated boards and commissions.
https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/State-details.aspx?newsid=439

REMINDER: December 31 is the last day for physical therapists to renew their licenses. Get started now at: www.pals.pa.g...
12/16/2020

REMINDER: December 31 is the last day for physical therapists to renew their licenses. Get started now at: www.pals.pa.gov.

Wear a mask 😷Social distance 🚶------ 🚶Stay home when feeling sick 🏠Get tested when showing symptoms 🤒Download the COVID ...
12/16/2020

Wear a mask 😷
Social distance 🚶------ 🚶
Stay home when feeling sick 🏠
Get tested when showing symptoms 🤒
Download the COVID Alert PA app 📱
Help us #StopTheSpread. Learn more: PA.gov/COVID #PAagainstCOVID

Secretary Boockvar presided over the 59th Pennsylvania Electoral College, which met at noon today. The commonwealth’s 20...
12/14/2020

Secretary Boockvar presided over the 59th Pennsylvania Electoral College, which met at noon today. The commonwealth’s 20 electors unanimously voted for Joseph R. Biden for president and Kamala D. Harris for vice president of the United States.
https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/State-details.aspx?newsid=438

12/14/2020
Pennsylvania Electoral College to Convene

The 59th Electoral College in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will convene for the business of casting, certifying and transmitting votes for President and Vice President of the United States.

#DYK Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on December 12, 1787.
12/11/2020

#DYK Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on December 12, 1787.

ATTENTION: PA Pharmacists need to renew their license by December 29. Renew your professional license today: www.pals.pa...
12/10/2020

ATTENTION: PA Pharmacists need to renew their license by December 29. Renew your professional license today: www.pals.pa.gov.

The Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Nov 29-Dec 6. Wit...
12/10/2020

The Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Nov 29-Dec 6. With COVID cases increasing, @PAStateDept is continuing with compliance enforcement as it relates to the regulated boards and commissions. https://www.media.pa.gov/pages/state-details.aspx?newsid=437

The pandemic has been tough. But Pennsylvanians have proven that together we are tougher! 💪 #MaskUpPA to help #StopTheSp...
12/09/2020

The pandemic has been tough. But Pennsylvanians have proven that together we are tougher! 💪 #MaskUpPA to help #StopTheSpread of #COVID19 in our communities. 😷 #PAagainstCOVID PA.gov/COVID

#MondayMotivation - More than 160 PA high schools participated in the 2019-20 Governor’s Civic Engagement Award program....
12/07/2020

#MondayMotivation - More than 160 PA high schools participated in the 2019-20 Governor’s Civic Engagement Award program. Students at these schools are registering their eligible classmates to vote. Learn more: votesPA.com/GCEA #StudentVotesPA

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Welcome to the official Pennsylvania Department of State page. Under the leadership of the Secretary of State, the Department of State promotes the integrity of the electoral process; provides the initial infrastructure for economic development through corporate organizations and transactions; and protects the health and safety of the public. The Department encourages the highest standards of ethics and competence in elections, campaign finance, notarization, professional and occupational licensure, charitable solicitations and athletics. By maintaining current technology, the agency provides exceptional public service remaining a leader in all regulatory and enforcement policies and practices, protecting every resident of the Commonwealth. Our vision is to become the premier Department of State in the nation by providing Accurate, Courteous and Timely service in elections, corporate and charitable filings and professional licensure. At the Department of State we ACT. Facebook Comment Policy: We encourage the public to comment on this page and welcome all viewpoints. Comments should remain relevant to the topic at hand and participants must treat each other with respect. We review the comments posted to our page on a regular basis and reserve the right to delete comments that contain the following: • Profane and/or vulgar content; • Sexually suggestive or harassing content; • Obscene content; • Nudity in a participant’s profile picture; • Threats of physical or bodily harm; • Defamatory statements; • Disparaging language or hate speech targeting an individual’s race, color, religious creed, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, or disability; • Commercial content promoting or soliciting service or products; • Content promoting political organizations; • Name-calling and/or personal attacks; • Spam, such as the same comment posted repeatedly; • Personally identifying, sensitive and/or private information; • Language or content suggesting or encouraging illegal activity; • Information that could reasonably compromise public safety; and • Other content that the Department of State deems inappropriate. We monitor this page but are not responsible for content generated by users. Comments and content posted on this page may be subject to public disclosure. Communications posted on this page will not be construed as satisfying requirements for legal notice or service, shall not be considered official public comment, and shall not be construed as an official request for records pursuant to the Right-to-Know Law. We reserve the right to modify this policy at any time. Continued use of this page following the posting of any modification signifies acceptance of such modification. Read the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s full Social Media Policy: http://on.pa.gov/social-media-policy

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