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 […]


We can elect better leaders when we make elections more accessible | Opinion

BY: - May 17, 2023

Running for office is hard. But so is living under leadership that doesn’t adequately represent you or your neighbors.

A voting sign in Philadelphia

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.

Pa. House bill could return vote to people serving time for felonies | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 10, 2023

'That piece of humanization can ensure we have a fully participatory democracy,' Rep. Rick Krajewski, D-Philadelphia, said.

A voting sign in Philadelphia

To harness the political power of young voters, teach civics | Opinion

BY: - April 9, 2023

It’s election season now, but civic education should be a year-round priority.

GOP state officials at U.S. House hearing push back against federal election oversight

BY: - March 13, 2023

Some states 'are getting elections right and can share some of the policies and practices that have led to their success,' U.S. Rep. Laurel Lee, R-Fla., said.

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)

As 2024 election looms, state legislatures consider voting changes | Analysis

BY: - January 9, 2023

In Pa., Democratic Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro included protections for election workers in his official platform while running for office.

‘Eyes of the nation are on the Keystone State tonight,’ Chapman says

BY: - November 8, 2022

Just 11 counties have responded to Chapman’s Saturday request that all 67 counties provide a party-by-party count of mail-in ballots with incorrect or missing dates. 

Former President Donald Trump, shown here in a 2016 file photo, is still claiming the 2020 election was "rigged." (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

We have to raise our expectations for election losers | Kathie Obradovich

BY: - November 8, 2022

That job is to accept the election results once the votes are counted, encourage their supporters to do the same, and then step aside.

From early voting to new election result reporting rules, New Jersey's voting systems have undergone a transformation in the last two years. (Daniella Heminghaus for New Jersey Monitor)

Why we need to say no to vigilantism after Election Day too

BY: - November 7, 2022

Pennsylvanians deserve to have every vote calmly counted.

U.S. Supreme Court to consider case that could radically reshape the country’s elections

BY: - October 14, 2022

At issue is the 'independent state legislature' theory, which could give state lawmakers broad latitude to impact elections.

Pa. Dems take ‘Don’t be Caught Naked’ campaign to the skies over Philly

BY: - October 12, 2022

It's part of a tongue in cheek effort to remind Pennsylvanians voting by mail not to forget their secrecy envelopes.