Pa. House vote to reconsider rejected bill keeps hope alive for an early presidential primary

BY: - October 16, 2023

Hope for an early presidential primary in Pennsylvania that avoids a conflict with the Jewish Passover holiday remained alive Monday, after the state House voted to reconsider a bill it rejected earlier this month. House Majority Leader Matt Bradford (D-Montgomery) called for a vote to reconsider Senate legislation that would set March 19, 2024, as […]

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Pennsylvania House rejects voter ID proposal as early primary bill passes to Senate

BY: - October 5, 2023

Lawmakers in the Pennsylvania House resoundingly rejected a package of election reforms on Thursday, including a voter ID requirement added earlier this week to a bill that would have moved the presidential primary to mid-March.  But a clean bill — free of amendments — to move the primary to April 2 passed the House along […]


It’s time for Pennsylvania to open its primary elections to all voters

BY: - September 15, 2023

This article is part of U.S. Democracy Day, a nationwide collaborative on Sept. 15, the International Day of Democracy, in which news organizations cover how democracy works and the threats it faces. To learn more, visit Pennsylvania’s closed primaries keep most voters out of a key part of the decision-making process, namely which candidates […]

According to the Brennan Center for Justice, 21 bills that restrict voting or interfere with election administration were either signed into law, or await the governor’s signature, as of May 29 (Photo via the New Jersey Monitor).

Lawmakers take step to give Pa. voters a bigger voice in presidential primaries

BY: - August 30, 2023

A state Senate committee took the first step on Wednesday toward making Pennsylvania’s presidential primary election earlier in the year, a move that could give voters in this battleground state a bigger voice in choosing the nation’s chief executive. With the 2024 presidential election fast approaching, lawmakers in the state House have also said they […]

Florida, Pennsylvania leaders speak out against DeSantis’ policies ahead of Harrisburg visit

BY: - March 31, 2023

‘We don’t want to see others be inspired by Gov. Ron DeSantis to mimic his behavior,’ Florida state Rep. Anna Eskamani said.

National Dems ready to OK new 2024 primary voting calendar, despite uncertainty in two states

BY: - January 27, 2023

Party bosses will meet Feb. 4 in Philadelphia. But it won’t be the last step in what’s become a contentious process.