election-reform

From early voting to new election result reporting rules, New Jersey's voting systems have undergone a transformation in the last two years. (Daniella Heminghaus for New Jersey Monitor)

New Jersey’s voting systems see repeated reforms since 2020

BY: - September 26, 2022

While New Jersey has been no stranger to election reforms in recent years, some have proven easier to enact than others.

Fixing one problem with Pa.’s elections could bolster public confidence, Democrats say

BY: - September 15, 2022

As Pennsylvania heads toward an election the nation will be watching, state lawmakers have proposed dozens of changes to the state Election Code aimed at improving ballot access, security, and modernizing the process.  Among those bills, Democratic state representatives said Wednesday, is one that would fix a legislative oversight leading to delays in counting mail-in […]

While GOP lawmaker amplifies call for election reform, state officials push back on misinformation

BY: - July 24, 2022

Three lawsuits and a GOP lawmaker's calls for election reform have state officials reassuring the public that their votes will be heard in November.

Election officials risk criminal charges under 31 new GOP-imposed penalties

BY: - July 18, 2022

The new laws are likely to dissuade people from becoming election officials or may lead more current election officials to quit.

Criminalizing the vote: GOP-led states enacted 102 new election penalties after 2020

BY: - July 15, 2022

Since the 2020 election, 26 states have enacted, expanded, or increased the severity of 120 election-related criminal penalties.

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The debate over third-party election funding, explained | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - June 25, 2022

A bill barring third party election funding is making its way through the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Legislature.

GOP-backed effort to expand poll watcher access advances in state House

BY: - June 23, 2022

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, would allow poll watchers to travel to any precinct in the state.

An optimistic Seth Grove looks to begin bipartisan talks on election reforms | Analysis

BY: - June 19, 2022

Gov. Tom Wolf’s office says the GOP House State Government committee boss has ‘no credibility on election issues’

Florida gave voting rights to people with felony convictions. Now some face charges for voting

BY: - April 30, 2022

Eight of the 10 people who were charged for these violations in Alachua County, Fla. were Black men.

Josh Shapiro about to speak a press conference

Capital-Star Q+A: Josh Shapiro on the death penalty, climate and Harrisburg

BY: - April 8, 2022

The only Democratic gubernatorial candidate on the ballot in 2022 says he's here to take on 'big fights.'

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Free and open elections are good for voters – and good for business. This is why | Opinion

BY: - April 7, 2022

Pa.'s business leaders would rather focus on doing their jobs instead of protecting democracy -- especially when so many other needs remain unmet.

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Democracy is all of us. We need to work together to affirm our commitment to elections | Opinion

BY: - March 29, 2022

Lawmakers should increase funding for elections at both the state and local levels. This is the year to do it.