Legal Hotline: 2020 Election Special Edition

State and federal laws govern campaigns and elections in Pennsylvania. The following information addresses common issues faced by journalists and news organization sales professionals including political advertising rates, timing and disclosures; potential liability arising from political ads; and press access to polling places and election materials like voter records and ballots. PNA also provides information on the Pennsylvania Election Code on the PNA website as part of the Newspaper Handbook.

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Legal Hotline: Access to Election Returns

Q: What are the rules regarding public access to election returns? The Pennsylvania Elections Code makes election returns public records. In counties that use electronic voting systems, public access to returns is…

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Legal Hotline: Political Ads – State and Local Elections

Q:  We’re getting a lot of political ads for local and state candidates as we approach Election Day. What are some of the issues we need to consider when reviewing political advertising?…

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