Pennsylvania

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 13:21, 22 October 2008 by Swp (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

Pennsylvania has had five constitutions during its statehood: 1776, 1790, 1838, 1874, and 1968. Prior to that, the province of Pennsylvania was governed for a century by a Frame of Government, of which there were four versions: 1682, 1683, 1696, and 1701.

Ballot measures

Vote fraud

Initiative, Referendum and Recall

Statewide

  • Initiative and Referendum Law
    • Currently there is no initiative or referendum available in Pennsylvania. An alternative is Legislative referendum which is possible in all states (here for list), is when the state legislatures, an elected official, state appointed constitutional revision commission or other government agency or department submits propositions (constitutional amendments, statutes, bond issues, etc.) to the people for their approval or rejection. Every state requires that constitutional amendments proposed by the legislature be submitted to the citizenry via legislative referendum for approval or rejection. Legislative amendments (LA) are possible in Pennsylvania, and are constitutional amendments placed on the ballot by the legislature or governmental body. This includes constitutional bond issues and amendments proposed by a constitutional revision commission.
  • History of I & R
  • Finance Laws
  • Campaign Disclosure Project

County

Township

Whitemarsh Township is one township in Pennsylvania that currently has initiative and referenda.

Cities

Abington - Fire Department - Police Department - Public Library - Public Schools
Adams
Alburtis
Allegheny
Allen
Allentown - Chamber of Commerce - CVB - Economic Development Corporation - Public Library
Altoona - Chamber of Commerce - Economic Development Corporation - Housing Authority - Public Library - Public Schools - Water
Ambler - Public Library
Ambridge
Annville Public Library
Antis - Public Library
Antrim
Ardmore Business District Authority
Armstrong
Ashland Public Library
Aspinwall
Aston
Atglen - Public Library
Athens Public Library - Public Schools
Avalon Public Library
Avella Public Schools
Avondale
Baldwin - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Bally
Bangor Public Library - Public Schools
Barrett
Bath
Beaver - Chamber of Commerce - Public Schools
Bedford - Chamber of Commerce - Public Schools
Belle Vernon - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Bellefonte
Bellevue
Bellwood Public Library - Public Schools
Bensalem
Berwick - Chamber of Commerce - Historical Society - Public Library
Bethel
Bethel Park - Public Library - Public Schools
Bethlehem - Chamber of Commerce - CVB - Economic Development Corporation - Public Library - Public Schools
Bethlehem (Township)
Birdsboro
Bloomsburg - Chamber of Commerce - CVB - Public Library
Blossburg - Public Library
Boggs
Brackenridge - Chamber of Commerce
Braddock Public Library
Bradford - Chamber of Commerce - Economic Development Corporation - Public Library
Bradford Woods
Brentwood - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Bridgeport
Bridgeville - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Brighton
Bristol
Brookhaven
Brookville - Chamber of Commerce
Broomall Public Library
Bryn Mawr Fire Department
Buckingham
Burgettstown Public Library
Butler (Butler County) - Public Library - Public Schools
Butler (Luzerne County)
Caernarvon - Public Schools
California Public Library - Public Schools
Caln
Camp Hill - Chamber of Commerce - Public Schools
Canonsburg - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library - Public Schools
Carbondale Public Schools
Carlisle - Chamber of Commerce
Carroll Valley
Carrolltown - Public Library
Castle Shannon
Catasauqua Public Library
Catawissa
Center Fire Department - Police Department - Public Schools
Centre Region Council of Governments
Chadds Ford
- Chambersburg - Chamber of Commerce
Charleroi - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Charlestown
Cheltenham - Public Library - Public Schools
Chester
Chippewa
Christiana - Fire Department
Churchill
Clarion - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library - Public Schools
Clarks Summit
Clearfield - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library - Public Schools
Cleona
Coatesville - Fire Department - Public Library - Public Schools
Cochranton
College
Collegeville - Public Library
Columbia - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Concord
Conemaugh (Cambria County)
Conemaugh (Somerset County)
Conewago
Connellsville Unofficial
Connoquenessing
Conshohocken
Coolbaugh
Cooperstown Public Library
Coplay
Cornwall
Corry - Public Library
Covington
Crafton
Cranberry - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Crescent
Cumru
Dallas
Damascus
Danville - Public Library
Darby Public Library
Daugherty
Delmont Public Library
Derry - Police Department
Dickson City Fire Department
Dillsburg - Chamber of Commerce
Donora Public Library
Dormont - Public Library
Downingtown - Public Library
Doylestown (Borough) - Chamber of Commerce
Doylestown (Township) - Chamber of Commerce
Dublin
Dupont
Dushore
Eagles Mere
East Berlin
East Brandford
East Brandywine
East Coventry
East Hempfield
East Norriton
East Penn
East Pennsboro - Chamber of Commerce
East Rockhill - Chamber of Commerce
East Stroudsburg
East Whiteland
Easton - Chamber of Commerce - CVB - Economic Development Corporation - Police Department - Public Library - Public Schools
Easttown - Public Library - Public Schools
Ebensburg - Public Library
Eddystone
Edinboro
Edgewood - Public Library
Edgeworth
Erie - Chamber of Commerce - CVB
Elizabeth
Elizabethtown
Elk
Ellwood City
Elverson - Public Schools
Emmaus - Public Schools
Ephrata - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Erie - CVB
Etna
Everett Public Library
Exeter - Police Department
Fairless Hills - Chamber of Commerce
Fairfield - Public Schools
Fairview Township (Erie County)
Fairview Township (York County) - Chamber of Commerce
Falls
Fawn Grove
Ferguson
Findlay
Forest City - Public Library
Forest Hills
Fox Chapel
Frackville Public Library
Franconia
Franklin - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Franklin Township
Franklin Park
Franklintown
Fredericktown Public Library
Gettysburg - Chamber of Commerce - CVB - Welcome Center
Girard
Glenolden Fire Department
Glenside - Chamber of Commerce
Greene Township (Franklin County)
Greenfield Fire Department
Greensburg - Chamber of Commerce - Fire Department - Public Library - Public Schools
Green Tree
Grove City - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Hallstead Public Library
Hamlin - Chamber of Commerce
Hampden - Chamber of Commerce - Fire Department
Hampton
Hanover - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Hanover (Lehigh County)
Hanover (Northampton County)
Harborcreek
Harrisburg - Chamber of Commerce - CVB
Harrison
Hastings
Hatboro - Chamber of Commerce
Hatfield (Borough)
Hatfield (Township)
Haverford - Public Library
Hazleton - Chamber of Commerce - Economic Development Corporation - Public Library
Hellertown - Public Library - Public Schools
Hermitage
Hershey Partnership - Public Library
Hilltown - Chamber of Commerce
Hollidaysburg - Public Library
Homer City
Homewood Junction
Honesdale
Horsham - Chamber of Commerce
Houston Public Library
Huntingdon - Chamber of Commerce
Huntingdon Valley Public Library
Indian Lake
Indiana - Chamber of Commerce - CVB - Public Schools - University of Pennsylvania
Indiana Township
Irwin - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Ivyland
Jackson Township (Cambria County)
Jackson Township (Monroe County)
Jeannette Public Library
Jefferson Hills - Public Library
Jenkintown - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library - Public Schools
Jessup
Jim Thorpe - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Johnstown - Chamber of Commerce - CVB - Discover Downtown Partnership - Heritage Association - Police Department - Public Library - Public Schools - Redevelopment Authority
Jones
Jonestown
Kane - Chamber of Commerce
Kennett Square - Public Library
Kennett Township (Chester County)
Kidder
King of Prussia - Chamber of Commerce
Kingston
Kittanning - Chamber of Commerce
Kutztown - Chamber of Commerce
Lackawaxen
Lancaster - Chamber of Commerce
Lancaster Township (Lancaster County)
Langhorne Manor
Lansdale - Public Library
Lansdowne - Chamber of Commerce - Police Department
Latimore
Latrobe - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Laurelton Public Library
Lebanon
Lehighton - Public Library
Lehman
Lemoyne
Lewisburg Downtown Partnership - RA
Lewistown - Chamber of Commerce - CVB - Public Schools
Ligonier - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Limerick Fire Department
Littlestown - Public Schools
Liverpool
Lock Haven - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Lower Allen - Chamber of Commerce
Lower Burrell
Lower Gwynedd - Public Library
Lower Makefield
Lower Merion - Public Library
Lower Milford - Fire Department
Lower Paxton
Lower Pottsgrove
Lower Providence - Public Library
Lower Saucon
Lower Windsor
Macungie
Mahonoy City
Malvern - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Manheim
Manor - Public Library
Mansfield - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Markleysburg
Marshall
Martinsburg
Marysville
McDonald Public Library
McEwensville Public Library
McKeesport - Public Library
Meadville - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Mechanicsburg - Chamber of Commerce
Media - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Mercer - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Mercersburg Public Library
Meyersdale - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library - Public Schools
Middle Smithfield
Middlesex
Middletown (Bucks County)
Middletown (Dauphin County) - Public Library
Middletown (Delaware County)
Mifflinburg Public Library - Fire Department
Milford (Bucks County)
Milford (Pike County) - Chamber of Commerce
Millcreek (Erie County)
Millcreek (Lebanon County)
Miller
Millersville
Milton - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Monaca
Monessen Public Library
Monongahela - Public Library
Monroe - Chamber of Commerce
Monroeton Public Library
Monroeville - Chamber of Commerce
Montgomery
Montoursville
Montrose - Chamber of Commerce
Moon Township - Chamber of Commerce
Moosic - Chamber of Commerce
Morgantown - Chamber of Commerce
Morrisville
Moscow
Mount Jewett - Public Library
Mount Joy - Chamber of Commerce
Mount Lebanon - Chamber of Commerce
Mount Pleasant - Public Library
Mount Pocono
Mount Union
Mountain Home Public Library
Murrysville - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Nanty Glo
Narberth
Nazareth - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library - Public Schools
New Alexandria Public Library
New Bloomfield Public Library
New Brighton - Historical Society - Public Schools
New Britain (Borough)
New Britain (Township)
New Castle
New Cumberland
New Galilee
New Garden
New Hanover
New Kensington - Public Library
New London
Newport Public Library
Newtown (Borough)
Newtown (Township)
Norristown - Public Library - Public Schools
North East - Chamber of Commerce
North Fayette
North Huntingdon - Chamber of Commerce
North Irwin - Chamber of Commerce
North Londonderry
North Middleton
North Wales - Public Library
Northampton
Northumberland - Public Library
O'Hara
Oil City - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library - Public Schools - Tourism
Orwigsburg - Fire Department
Osborne
Oxford
Palmer
Palmerton
Palmyra
Paradise
Parkesburg - Public Library
Parkside
Patterson
Patton - Public Library
Pen Argyl - Public Library
Penn (Perry County)
Penn (Westmoreland County)
Penn (York County)
Penn Hills - Chamber of Commerce
Pennsbury Village
Perkasie - Chamber of Commerce - Police Department
Perry
Peters Township - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library - Public Schools
Philadelphia - Chamber of Commerce - CPC - CVB - Police Department - Public Library - Public Schools - Sheriff
Phoenixville
Pine (Allegheny County)
Pine (Mercer County)
Pittsburgh - Chamber of Commerce - CVB
Pittston - Chamber of Commerce
Plainfield
Pleasant Hills
Plum
Plymouth
Pocono
Pocono Pines Public Library
Pottstown - Chamber of Commerce - Public Schools
Pottsville - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Prospect Park
Punxsutawney - Chamber of Commerce
Quakertown - Chamber of Commerce
Radnor
Reading - Chamber of Commerce
Red Lion - Public Library
Reserve
Richland (Bucks County)
Richland (Cambria County)
Ridley Park
Rimersburg Public Library
Riverside
Roaring Spring Public Library
Rochester
Rose Valley
Ross - Police Department
Saint Marys - Public Library
Saltsburg
Saxton Public Library
Sayre Police Department
Schuylkill
Schuylkill Haven
Schwenksville - Fire Department - Public Library
Scott - Public Library
Scottdale
Scranton - Chamber of Commerce - Parking Authority - Public Library - Public Schools - University of Scranton
Selinsgrove
Sellersville - Fire Department
Sewickley Public Library
Shaler
Shamokin Public Library
Sharon - Chamber of Commerce - CVB - Public Library
Sharon Hill
Sharpsville
Shinglehouse Public Library
Shippensburg - Chamber of Commerce
Shrewsbury (Borough)
Shrewsbury (Township)
Sinking Spring
Skippack
Smethport Public Library
Smith
Smithfield
Somerset - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Somerset Township
South Hanover
South Hills - Chamber of Commerce
South Lebanon
South Middleton
South Strabane
Spring Grove
Springettsbury
Springfield (Delaware County)
Springfield Public Library (Montgomery County)
State College - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Steelton
Stroud
Stroudsburg - Chamber of Commerce
Sugar Grove Public Library
Sunbury Public Library
Susquehanna - Public Library
Swarthmore
Swatara
Swissvale
Telford - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Terre Hill
Thompson
Thornbury (Chester County)
Thornbury (Delaware County)
Throop
Titusville - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Tobyhanna - Public Library
Topton
Towamencin
Towanda - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Trafford
Trappe
Tredyffrin - Public Library
Troy Public Library
Trumbauersville
Tunkhannock
Tyrone - Public Library - Public Schools
Ulster Public Library
Ulysses Public Library
Union City - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library - Public Schools
Uniontown - Chamber of Commerce - Economic Development Corporation - Public Library
Upper Allen - Fire Department
Upper Darby
Upper Dublin - Public Library - Public Schools
Upper Gwynedd
Upper Leacock
Upper Macungie
Upper Makefield
Upper Merion - Public Schools
Upper Moreland - Public Library - Public Schools
Upper Pottsgrove
Upper Providence (Delaware County)
Upper Providence (Montgomery County)
Upper Saint Clair
Upper Saucon
Upper Southampton
Upper Uwchlan
Uwchlan
Vandergrift - Chamber of Commerce
Walker
Wallace
Warminster
Warren - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Warriors Mark
Warwick (Bucks County)
Warwick (Lancaster County)
Washington - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library - Public Schools
Washington Township (Berks County)
Washington Township (Westmoreland County)
Waterford Public Library
Watson
Wayne - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
Waynesboro - Chamber of Commerce
Waynesburg - Chamber of Commerce
Wellsboro - Chamber of Commerce - Parks & Recreation - Public Schools
Wesleyville
West Bradford
West Brandywine
West Caln
West Chester - Chamber of Commerce - Public Library
West Conshohocken
West Deer
West Easton
West Goshen
West Hanover
West Hempfield
West Manchester
West Mifflin - Chamber of Commerce
West Norriton
West Pikeland
West View
West Whiteland
Westmont - Fire Department - Public Schools
Westtown
White Oak - Chamber of Commerce
Whitehall - Chamber of Commerce
Whitehall Township Police Department - Public Library
Whitemarsh
Whitpain - Public Library
Wilkes-Barre - Chamber of Business and Industry - Police Department
Wilkinsburg - Public Library
Williams
Williamsburg Public Library
Williamsport - Bureau of Police - Chamber of Commerce
Willistown
Willow Grove - Chamber of Commerce
Wilson - Public Library
Wind Gap
Windber - Fire Department
Windsor
Wormleysburg - Chamber of Commerce
Wrightstown
Wyalusing Public Library
Wyomissing Public Library
Yardley
Yeadon
York - Chamber of Commerce - Public Schools - Public Schools
York Township
Youngwood
Zelienople - Public Library

Government and City Links

Key Government Officials

News and blogging resources

Portions of this article were taken from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia under the GNU license.