Voter registration update: Republicans enjoy a strong year ahead of Election 2023

BY: - October 29, 2023

Off-years, or odd-numbered years, tend to be favorable for the party out of the White House, and 2023 looks to be no exception. Since my last voter registration update in October 2022, Pennsylvania Republicans saw impressive gains all across the Commonwealth. Back then, the statewide Democratic margin was 549,288, a lead that’s since been whittled […]

Pennsylvania voters’ personal info was not shared with election research group, state officials say

BY: - October 25, 2023

Secretary of State Al Schmidt said voters' and motorists' personal data is safe with multi-state election integrity clearinghouse ERIC.

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Pennsylvania adds automatic voter registration

BY: - September 19, 2023

Pennsylvania will now automatically register eligible residents to vote when they renew their driver’s licenses or ID cards at PennDOT driver and photo license centers, Gov. Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday. “When running for governor, I made a commitment to bring automatic voter registration to Pennsylvania,” Shapiro said in a statement, noting it was National Voter […]

A group of U.S. Senate Democrats is pressing the Biden administration to make it easier for the millions of Americans who sign up each year for health insurance through a federal website to register to vote. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images).

Federal health insurance website lags in voter registration assistance, Democrats charge

BY: - July 4, 2023

The government has made progress -- but can do more, Democratic senators, led by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. argue

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In Philadelphia, local organizations help voters with housing insecurity

BY: - May 14, 2023

A significant issue that housing insecure voters face is that a permanent address is required for voter registration.

A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

Federal agencies lag in registering voters despite Biden executive order, advocates say

BY: - April 12, 2023

Within weeks of taking office in 2021, President Joe Biden issued an executive order — hailed by voter advocates as potentially transformative — that for the first time committed the U.S. government to registering new voters at federal agencies. But just over two years later, most of the 10 agencies examined in a recent report had made […]

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Red-state elections officials balk at voter registration outreach

BY: - April 1, 2023

GOP-led states are leaving an interstate compact aimed at helping states keep clean voter rolls.

Key: Navy - D+5,000 or more, Blue - D+1,001 to D+4,999, Light Skyblue - D+1 to D+1,000. Light Salmon - R+1 to R+1,000, Red - R+1,001 to R+4,999, Maroon - R+5,000 or more. (Map by Nick Field via Dave’s Redistricting)

Voter Registration Update: On the eve of critical midterms, Dems show signs of life 

BY: - November 3, 2022

Much can change in just five months -- and it has. Here's a look at the state play and its impact on Pa.'s key races.

Jahan Dotson #5 of the Penn State Nittany Lions catches a pass for a touchdown against the Auburn Tigers during the first half at Beaver Stadium on 9/18/21 in State College, Pa. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

First and vote: Dems to make registration play at PSU, Pitt games | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 23, 2022

The DNC will fly banners around Beaver Stadium and Acrisure Stadium on Saturday.

Wolf signs executive order expanding access to voter registration information

BY: - September 7, 2022

The order designates seven state agencies and programs as "Voter Registration Distribution Agencies," the administration said.

NJ joins. Pa, others in multi-state effort to clean up voter rolls | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 16, 2022

This week, New Jersey became the latest state to join the Electronic Registration Information Center, a nonprofit operated by representatives from member states.

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GOP continues to erode Democrats’ voter edge in 7th Congressional District

BY: - August 9, 2022

Republicans have 188,245 registered voters in the bellwether district – a  gain of 4,793 since a March release of numbers.