Bill getting rid of straight ticket voting is an ‘own goal’ for Pa. Gov. Wolf. Here’s why | Opinion
Eliminating straight ticket voting on the eve of this election will hand a significant advantage to Pennsylvania Republicans.
As election reform heats up , new poll says Pa. overwhelmingly backs ‘no excuses’ absentee voting | Wednesday Morning Coffee
According to Keystone Votes, at least 30 states, red and blue alike, already allow no-excuse absentee balloting.
Amid Democratic dissent, brokered election reform bill advances in the Pa. House
The bill allows voters to register up to 15 days before an election and vote by mail, and — most controversially — ends straight-ticket balloting.
In first hearing in 3 years, activists agree Pa. redistricting needs a fix. They disagree on how to get there
A standing-room-only session revealed differences over the fine details of a plan to draw non-partisan maps that everyone agrees are fair.
Starting Sept. 16, Pennsylvanians can apply for absentee ballots online
Currently, you must apply by mail or in person.
These states are expanding (and restricting) ballot access. Here’s what they have in common | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Like real estate, it's all about location, location, location
We’re at a pre-9/11 turning point in protecting our elections. We can’t make the same mistake again | Opinion
Those who block electoral security, keep our voting machines outdated, and stonewall investigations of foreign hackers are no different from those who allowed 9/11 to happen.
Days after Wolf veto, Bucks County Rep. DiGirolamo floats plan to help counties pay for new voting machines
The Bucks County legislator is looking for co-sponsors for legislation that would float up to $90 million in bonds that would to reimburse counties for the cost of replacing their existing voting machines.
Gov. Wolf vetoes bill that tied voting machine funding to end of straight-ticket ballots
“Pennsylvania must secure its elections and provide real reform that makes it easier to vote,” Wolf said in a statement Friday.
Real election reform is difficult and painful. No wonder it’s been tough to get | Opinion
I remain committed to meaningful reform – real reform, not blue reform or red reform, purple reform.
So the thing about straight ticket voting is … | Editorial Cartoon
Lawmakers have passed a bill eliminating straight-ticket voting. Not everyone is thrilled about that.
How a GOP bill getting rid of straight-ticket voting will silence minority voters | Kadida Kenner
When the Republican-controlled General Assembly in Harrisburg is frothing at the mouth to enact voter reform, it should give everyone in the state pause. After all, it was then-House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, who infamously made remarks months prior to the presidential election of 2012 that newly enacted voter identification legislation, championed by his […]