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Archive: Voter Education

Voter Registration Access is Expanded, Thanks to Governor Wolf’s Executive Order

By Paul Fedore / September 16, 2022
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On September 7th, Governor Wolf signed Executive Order 2022-03. This order designates September as Voter Registration Month, and is also an expansion of voter registration opportunities. The order designates seven existing government entities as Voter Registration Distribution Agencies (VRDA). These agencies will be required to provide voter registration literature and services to eligible Pennsylvanians. Following […]

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State Senator aims to increase permissions for poll watchers, penalties for refusal to comply

By Paul Fedore / July 29, 2022
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Last year in April, Senate Bill (“SB”) 573, also known as the Poll Watcher Empowerment Act, was introduced by Senator Doug Mastriano. The State Senate passed this bill after sitting on it for over a year. The House, however, didn’t waste any time on this bill. On June 29th, they voted to send this legislation […]

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Bipartisan bill would open Pennsylvania primary elections

By Paul Fedore / May 20, 2022
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According to a 2020 report to the general assembly of Pennsylvania regarding the Administration of Voter Registration, more than 1.3 million voters were registered as independent or unaffiliated. Therefore, over a million people did not have the opportunity to vote in the primary elections that year, because Pennsylvania is one of only 11 states that […]

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Pennsylvania’s 2022 Redistricting Process is Complete

By Paul Fedore / March 28, 2022
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After months of a very long and confusing redistricting process, the state of Pennsylvania has now approved Congressional, House, and Senate district maps. The interactive maps can be explored at the Pennsylvania Redistricting site and at Redistricting & You: PA. On Wednesday, March 16th, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania entered an Order stating that the Final […]

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