DAY OF ACTION FOR PA VOTERS RECAP
On October 1st, citizens from across Pennsylvania gathered in the State Capitol in Harrisburg to show support for meaningful election reform, specifically urging the PA House of Representatives to pass SB 37, the Online Voter Registration bill. The event was a tremendous success. 54 organizations signed on as endorsers and coalition partners for the Day of Action. 45 constituents traveled to the Capitol, some from as far as Pittsburgh, to lobby their senators and representatives for a total of 93 legislative visits. And the press conference garnered several days of media attention. But there is still work to do!
Event press and photos
2. To view the photos from the press conference and the legislative briefing, visit the CC/PA Facebook page here.
3. For a full list of television, radio, web, and print coverage regarding the Day of Action, click here.
Common Cause/PA Testifies Before thePresidential Commission on Election Administration
September 4, 2013, Philadelphia: Thespecial commission appointed by President Obama to examine and evaluate howAmerican elections are being conducted met in Philadelphia today to hearcomments and recommendations by election experts and the public. Elizabeth Randol, Common Cause/PA’s (CC/PA) elections modernization campaignmanager, described to the commission some of the problems that Pennsylvaniavoters experience while trying to vote, as well as the problems experienced bypublic officials responsible for administering Pennsylvania’selections. Randol noted that “In the 2012 GeneralElection, Pennsylvania generated the second largest number of citizeninquiries and complaints after California with 9,171 calls (via a nationwidehotline) – and that was from those voters who were fortunate enoughto have heard about the election protection hotline or encountered an electionprotection poll monitor after experiencing a problem.” Click here for the full pressrelease.
Prepare for November 5th
2013 Key PA Election Dates
October 7: Last day to Register to Vote
October 29: Last day to apply for an Absentee Ballot
November 1: All Absentee Ballots due at county election office
November 5: ELECTION DAY
Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.