House State Government Committee hopes to find consensus on election reform

House State Government Committee hopes to find consensus on election reform

First adopted in 1937, the Pennsylvania Election Code requires polling locations to be illuminated with a lantern — or a proper substitute — to make sure voters are able to read ballot labels. State lawmakers point to that provision as a prime example of why the state needs to update its election code.

 

Fortunately, there is no shortage of proposals. The House State Government Committee reviewed close to 30 bills on Tuesday, and committee chairman Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) said he sees a path forward for a bipartisan, omnibus election reform bill.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Did You Get The Memo? Censuring Brian Sims, mail-in voting, and vehicle emissions reforms

Did You Get The Memo? Censuring Brian Sims, mail-in voting, and vehicle emissions reforms

Amid all the floor debates, press conferences and committee hearings, the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s newest co-sponsorship memos can get lost in the shuffle. That’s why The PLS Reporter rounds up some of the most noteworthy co-sponsorship memos each week — so you can stay informed of what’s going on in the Capitol.

 

In this week’s feature are memos for proposals that would censure Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) for recent conduct, reform vehicle emissions testing in Pennsylvania and replace in-person voting with mail-in voting.

Friday, May 31, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Public comments on new voting systems in Philadelphia

Public comments on new voting systems in Philadelphia

Philadelphia citizens attended a public comment session Thursday to discuss new voting machines considered by the city for future elections.

While there was no consensus on which method works best, Dennis Lee best summed up the existing frustrations.

“What we pick will be better than what we have,” Lee said.

Monday, January 14, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: Philadelphia
VIDEO: Rain or shine, nothing kept voters away on Tuesday

VIDEO: Rain or shine, nothing kept voters away on Tuesday

On November 6th Pennsylvanians, like the rest of the country, were headed out to their nearest polling locations to vote.

When it comes to change, Pennsylvania saw a few firsts, a few historic moments and some things remained exactly the same in Harrisburg. Check out the video to find out more from Pennsylvania's midterm elections.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
DePasquale announces new audit to gauge voting security

DePasquale announces new audit to gauge voting security

On Monday morning, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale stood with Secretary of State Robert Torres and Senators Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) and Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) to announce that he will be conducting an audit of the state's voter registration system to assess voting security before the 2020 elections. 

Monday, June 11, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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