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This Common Cause Maryland testimony which begins, 'Common Cause Maryland supports HB 17, which would allow a qualified voter to both register and vote either during early voting or also on Election Day itself. A_ No eligible voter should be prevented from voting because of his or her name falling off the voter rolls, complex registration rules, or the inability to register to vote on Election Day.' _
This Common Cause Maryland testimony begins, 'Common Cause Maryland supports SB 279, which would expand early voting and allow citizens to register to vote at polling centers. Taken together, these two elements are a critical combination for increasing voter participation in elections. Early voting is proven and popular ? but that measure alone does not guarantee new voters in the process. States that combine same day registration with early voting lead the nation in voter turnout. It is a critical combination.'
Court document which reads, in part, 'Plaintiff, Scott Gessler, the Secretary of State of Colorado (Secretary), filed this action seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against Debra Johnson, the Clerk and Recorder for the City and County of Denver (Denver Clerk), relating to mailing election ballots to a particular class of electors in the November 1, 2011 statewide election.'
Every Pennsylvanian deserves a representative voice in Washington. Unfortunately our congressional delegation does not reflect the citizens of the Commonwealth because of the legislators who drew the maps for purely partisan gain.
Today, Common Cause filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in support of a challenge to the state’s extreme partisan political gerrymander. Despite a roughly equal split in votes between the parties in each election since the 2011 redistricting, Republicans have consistently won 13 of the state’s 18 congressional seats. If successful, the case could result in the Court ordering the redrawing of the districts before the 2018 election.