election-reform

COMMENTARY

Bill getting rid of straight ticket voting is an ‘own goal’ for Pa. Gov. Wolf. Here’s why | Opinion

BY: - October 28, 2019

Eliminating straight ticket voting on the eve of this election will hand a significant advantage to Pennsylvania Republicans. 

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As election reform heats up , new poll says Pa. overwhelmingly backs ‘no excuses’ absentee voting | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 23, 2019

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

BY: - October 22, 2019

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

BY: - September 18, 2019

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

BY: - September 9, 2019

Currently, you must apply by mail or in person.

COMMENTARY

These states are expanding (and restricting) ballot access. Here’s what they have in common | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 6, 2019

Like real estate, it's all about location, location, location

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We’re at a pre-9/11 turning point in protecting our elections. We can’t make the same mistake again | Opinion

BY: - August 1, 2019

Those who block electoral security, keep our voting machines outdated, and stonewall investigations of foreign hackers are no different from those who allowed 9/11 to happen.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

BY: and - July 8, 2019

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

BY: - July 5, 2019

“Pennsylvania must secure its elections and provide real reform that makes it easier to vote,” Wolf said in a statement Friday.

COMMENTARY

Real election reform is difficult and painful. No wonder it’s been tough to get | Opinion

BY: - July 2, 2019

I remain committed to meaningful reform – real reform, not blue reform or red reform, purple reform.

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So the thing about straight ticket voting is … | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - June 29, 2019

Lawmakers have passed a bill eliminating straight-ticket voting. Not everyone is thrilled about that.

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How a GOP bill getting rid of straight-ticket voting will silence minority voters | Kadida Kenner

BY: - June 28, 2019

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 […]