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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 […]

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Changes in state election laws have little impact on results, new study finds

BY: - July 17, 2023

'I would like the public discussion of these issues to be less partisan. It’s the only way forward beyond the voting wars,' a Penn prof said.

An analysis by States Newsroom found that eight states had voter turnout rates of below 50 percent when averaged between the last two national elections, and several of those states have since imposed new restrictions that are likely to make voting harder. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

States with low election turnout did little in 2023 to expand voting access

BY: - June 18, 2023

Eight states had turnout rates of below 50% when they were averaged between the last two national elections.

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)

GOP-led states plan new voter data systems to replace one they rejected. Good luck with that

BY: - May 30, 2023

Some states, including Texas and Virginia, have said they plan to create their own data-sharing networks to replace ERIC

COMMENTARY

We’re Pa. college students. Let’s fix the broken primary system we’re inheriting | Opinion

BY: - May 26, 2023

College-aged voters register as unaffiliated voters at disproportionate levels. But we're shut out of the primaries.

A voter checks in at an Ohio polling place. Ohio was one of eight Republican-led states that left an interstate cooperative to keep clean voter rolls (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images).

Why Republican-led states keep leaving a group that verifies voter rolls

BY: - May 23, 2023

Until this year, ERIC was seen as one of the least controversial election programs in the country.

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.

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For local officials, the fight against election lies never ends | Analysis

BY: - March 3, 2023

Election officials are working across state and partisan lines to earn back voters’ trust.

Feds push local election officials to boost security ahead of 2024

BY: - February 28, 2023

Local election offices can be 'target-rich, cyber-poor' entities.

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.

Here’s what election reforms could come in Harrisburg after power shift in Pa. statehouse

BY: - December 30, 2022

Lawmakers, lobbyists, and voting advocates preview their elections reform wishlists for the next session.

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.