Lehigh Co. DA, Pa. Secretary of State to discuss plan to monitor ballot drop boxes
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said Friday he will continue to have county detectives physically monitor drop-off boxes for mail-in ballots but has agreed to talk on Monday with acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman on the matter. On Thursday, Chapman sent a letter to Martin asking him to stop having county detectives monitor […]
ACLU, disability advocates call on Lehigh Co. DA to halt drop box monitoring plan
District Attorney Jim Martin's plan crosses the line into voter intimidation, they argue
Poll: Most Pa. voters ‘dissatisfied’ with state’s election system | Friday Morning Coffee
Voters called for Voter ID, and an end to mail-in ballots, according to a new Franklin & Marshall College poll
Monday is the deadline register to vote in the May 17 primary. What to know | Monday Coffee
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Lehigh County controller: Plan to monitor ballot drop-off boxes would ‘intimidate voters’
Democratic Controller Mark Pinsley is examining whether he can take action on GOP DA Jim Martin's plan.
More than 664K Pa. voters have applied for mail-in ballots ahead of primary election, Pa. says
The 2022 primary election, which will decide each party’s nominees for all 203 state House seats, half of the 50-member state Senate, congressional seats, and the nominees for governor and lieutenant governor in the November general election, is Pennsylvania’s third primary election with the option for no-excuse mail-in ballots.
Lehigh DA: Hundreds illegally dropped off more than one ballot in drop boxes; No prosecutions planned
ALLENTOWN — An investigation by the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office found that there were “likely hundreds of instances” where people deposited more than one ballot in a voting drop box last fall – a violation of state election law. But District Attorney Jim Martin said there will be no prosecutions because it is impossible […]
Little has changed for Pennsylvania election officials, voters heading into 2022
The same challenges, such as limited state funding and limited time to process mail-in ballots, remain unresolved.
Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law has its day in Supreme Court
Roles were reversed in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday, as attorneys argued over the fate of the state’s three-year-old mail-in voting law, with lawyers for Gov. Tom Wolf arguing to protect legislative power, and lawyers for 14 dissident lawmakers arguing to undo a law that 11 of them had voted to approve. The law, […]
GOP lawmakers celebrate Act 77 ruling, though what’s next is unclear
The order, which struck down mail-in ballots, has already been appealed, and further legislative action is on hold.
States, including Pa., target ballot drop boxes in fight over voting rights | Analysis
In the November 2020 general election, nearly 40 states had ballot drop boxes available and more voters used drop boxes than in any election in U.S. history.
Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law unconstitutional, state court says; Wolf admin appeals
Fourteen Republican lawmakers filed the challenge last September.