The Pennsylvania Department of State has rolled out a redesigned election night returns (ENR) website that will offer up-to-the-minute results from counties after the polls close on election night.

The Department of State said the revamped interface will enable voters to navigate between the statewide results and county-level results in a more user-friendly and intuitive manner.

Website users 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,” said Commonwealth Secretary Al Schmidt.

State leaders also said the Department of State has implemented enhancements for ENR file processing to improve security and accuracy of the site results on election night. They said updates to file processing and formatting will allow for a smoother, more efficient process for counties across the commonwealth reporting their election-night returns to the Department of State. These updates were developed and successfully tested in conjunction with all 67 counties in Pennsylvania.

Schmidt did note 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 and said 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.

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