PA Fair Elections Groups Call for Improvements in Voting Access

Several Pennsylvania groups are advocating for improvements in the Keystone State’s system of voting system – calling for new options for voters to cast their ballots.

According to a story on WITF.org, Common Cause of Pennsylvania, the state’s League of Women Voters and Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group are rallying for changes in the system that would allow Pennsylvania voters to:

  • cast mail-in ballots
  • cast their ballots early in person
  • mail their ballots in (also known as no-excuse absentee ballots)
  • preregister if they are a teenager not yet of age to vote

The groups said they are hopeful that the movement to improve the way Pennsylvania allows its residents to vote will gain steam because, unlike many other issues confronting the Legislature, it is a nonpartisan one.

If Pennsylvania implemented the suggested changes, it would be among myriad states to increase voter access to the polls.

The news story comes just after the announcement of a new coalition, Keystone Votes (of which Common Cause, The League of Women Voters and Pennsylvanians for Fair Elections are members) announced its plans to work for improvements to Pennsylvania’s election system.

 

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