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Voting & Elections 12.9.2020

While some legislators have promised to honor the law and not interfere with the will of Pennsylvania voters, others have insisted on resisting democracy.

Here in the commonwealth, we pick our leaders. Our leaders do not pick and choose which voices to listen to and which ones to silence. We have spoken. We’ve elected our next president.

Voting & Elections 04.2.2020

Pennsylvania is set to receive more than $14 million in grants from the federal government in the coming weeks to spend on the 2020 elections

Suzanne Almeida, interim director of the voting accessibility advocacy group Common Cause Pennsylvania, said she supports, “in principle,” the sending of mail-in ballot applications to all eligible voters in the state, but wants to make sure it’s accessible to all voters — including those with visual disabilities who would need to vote on a ballot marking device, for example.

Voting & Elections 12.2.2019

Pennsylvania is implementing the biggest changes to its electoral system in decades, including an expansion of absentee ballot access, easier voter registration, the elimination of straight-party voting, and tens of millions of dollars for new voting machines.

“It’s been 80 years since we’ve done something like this,” said Micah Sims, head of the Pennsylvania branch of the good-government group Common Cause. “We can’t allow one particular entity to do it all by themselves. We have to work together.”

Voting & Elections 10.23.2019

Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican lawmakers agreed to fund voting machines, expand ballot access, and remove straight-party voting. Votes in the full House and Senate are awaited.

Micah Sims, head of Common Cause Pennsylvania, said that he supports the entire bill and that removal of the straight-party voting option is a positive one for voters. Invoking civil rights fights is inappropriate, he said.

This Week in Pennsylvania – September 1

Our Executive Director, Micah Sims, was a guest on ABC27's This Week in Pennsylvania. On the program, he spoke about everything from census funding to election protection and more!

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