GO-TIME: Governor Wolf Announces 250,000 Pennsylvanians Have Registered to Vote Online in Less Than a Year

first_img August 04, 2016 GO-TIME,  Innovation,  Press Release,  Voting & Elections Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that more than a quarter million Pennsylvanians have used the state’s new online voter registration (OVR) application to register to vote in less than a year since the system was launched. OVR is one of multiple projects launched by Governor Wolf to provide commonwealth residents with more online tools that improve customer service and make interacting with state services easier.“The primary goal of online voter registration is reduce the burden of participating in the electoral process and today’s announcement is a testament to the success and popularity of the online voter application launched under my administration,” Governor Wolf said. “Putting more services online has been a priority of my administration as state government must be adaptive to consumer behavior. OVR both makes registering more convenient and reduces costs for county governments.”As of this week, 251,171 Pennsylvanians have used register.votespa.com to register for the first time. A total of 445,475 total applications have been processed since August of last year when voter registration change applications are included.“Back in August 2015 when OVR was launched in Pennsylvania, we were the 23rd state to introduce the online alternative to paper applications. Today, a year later, there are at least 32 jurisdictions including the District of Columbia offering online registration,” Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés said. “OVR has proven to be a faster, more convenient and easier option than traditional paper registration. Whether registering for the first time or updating their voter records, Pennsylvanians are embracing OVR.”The Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME) is working with state agencies to find ways to improve customer service and encourage innovation for state services.  OVR is just one example of new or improved online applications of state services launched under the Wolf Administration, including DCNR’s revamped State Park reservation system, PennDOT’s new plow tracking system, and the Governor’s Goals website.The OVR site, launched in August 2015, can link to electronic signatures on file with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. As of March 2016, registrants can also upload their signature with technology similar to that used by banks for mobile check deposit.Pennsylvania’s OVR system is available in English and Spanish. The latest protocols in data security have been built into the system and are constantly monitored and updated.The deadline to register to vote for the November general election is October 11.To learn more about online voter registration, check the frequently asked questions at www.votesPA.com.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img GO-TIME: Governor Wolf Announces 250,000 Pennsylvanians Have Registered to Vote Online in Less Than a Yearlast_img read more

Late arrival Cleveland is first to IMCA West Coast Nationals finish at Merced

first_imgMERCED, Calif. (Jan. 3) – Duane Cleveland opened his trailer Saturday morning for the first time since racing in Las Vegas two months ago and unloaded the car that won the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature on night two of the West Coast Nationals at Merced Speedway. “At seven this morning, I decided to race today and took the car out of its trailer and scaled it,” Cleveland said from victory lane. “I got to Merced just in time for the show.” The win paid $2,500 and put Cleveland on the ballot for September’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Cleveland took the lead early in the 30-lap feature after battling Oregon traveler Tom Berry Jr. Cleveland was never to be challenged for the rest of the distance. Berry, who had never before raced at Merced, held off Kellen Chadwick until the waning moments of the race. Chadwick took up the chase of Cleveland but time ran out before he could catch him. “It was a good time out there. The track was great,” Cleveland said. “The last time I won here I beat Chris Shannon. This time I won the trophy he donated.” Cleveland shared the spotlight with Fred Ryland, who brought home the Shannon Pump Company trophy and a $1,750 check for the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. Ryland proved untouchable in the 30-lapper. After a first circuit pileup eliminated several cars, Ryland worked his way to the lead on the 10th lap. Nick Spainhoward, who had been in the middle of the pileup, managed to come back to gain second place despite having a damaged car. Right after the pileup, racing resumed with Wayne Dotson and Rick Diaz of taking turns at running down Ryland. Dotson and Diaz tangled in the fourth turn, leaving the path to victory lane clear for Ryland’s next 20 laps. Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Duane Cleveland; 2. Kellen Chadwick; 3. Tom Berry Jr.; 4. Ryan McDaniel; 5. Troy Foulger; 6. Nick DeCarlo; 7. Alex Wilson; 8. Ethan Dotson; 9. Paul Stone; 10. Bill Egleston; 11. Jeremy Richey; 12. Bricen James; 13. John MacDougall; 14. Bryan Clark; 15. Jerry Movrich; 16. Cody Laney; 17. Chris Clark; 18. Collen Winebarger. Northern SportMods – 1. Fred Ryland; 2. Nick Spainhoward; 3. Neil Barcellos; 4. Megan Ponciano; 5. Josh Hensley; 6. Matt Mayo; 7. Al Johnson; 8. Wayne Dotson; 9. Rick Diaz; 10. Ryan Larimer; 11. Richard Mueller; 12. Alan Pace; 13. Jeremy Hoff; 14. Tim Elias; 15. Chris Ray; 16. Anthony Gulianni; 17. Keith Brown; 18. Bruce Nelson; 19. Chris Falkenberg.last_img read more

Mikel Joins Trabzonspor on Two-year Deal

first_imgJohn Mikel Obi, Super Eagles Captain, John Obi Mikel has joined Turkish Super Lig club Trabzonspor on a two-year deal with the option of an additional one year.The Turkish club announced the news of Mikel’s switch on their website Monday afternoon.The 32-year-old former Chelsea midfielder who won the UEFA Champions League with the Blues in 2012, was a free agent after leaving Championship side Middlesbrough in May. Mikel, who has made two appearances for his country at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, has previously played in Norway and China, but achieved success in England with Chelsea.“A two-year and an additional year agreement was signed with the free captain of the Nigerian national team,” the Turkish club announced on their website.The midfielder made 249 Premier League appearances for Chelsea in an 11-year spell, which ended when he left Stamford Bridge two years ago.He also won two league titles, three FA Cups and the Europa League in 2013.The Black Sea Storm already have compatriots Ogenyi Onazi and Anthony Nwakaeme in their squad and will compete in next season’s Europa League after finishing fourth in 2018-19 season.Mikel has won a total of 89 caps for Nigeria, playing for them in the past two World Cups and helping the Super Eagles win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.He was also one of Nigeria’s three over-age players as the African side won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more