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Voting & Elections 10.19.2020

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Pennsylvania Election Case, Leaving Later Mail Ballot Deadline Intact

"Our democracy is stronger when every vote – whether it is cast in person or by mail – is counted. Today’s decision is a win for voters and for our democracy. But it’s important to know that by extending the deadline to receive voted mail in ballots, we will need to be even more patient in waiting for the results. It’s important that every single vote is counted as long as it is received by the deadline."

Voting & Elections 10.14.2020

PA Election Protection Coalition Working with Allegheny County Voters Affected by Midwest Direct Mailing

The Pennsylvania Election Protection Coalition --- a nonpartisan effort to ensure that every eligible voter can vote and that counties have the tools and policies in place to ensure a smooth election Nov. 3 --- today said their volunteers are available to help registered voters who are affected by the ballot image mapping error in Allegheny County.

Voting & Elections 10.10.2020

Federal Court Blocks Trump Campaign Efforts to Remove Ballot Drop Boxes in Pennsylvania

"Today’s decision is a ‘win’ for voters — and for a government ‘by the people’ — because it ensures Pennsylvania’s voters have clear choices about how to vote during this pandemic. People will be able to vote in-person on Election Day, vote-by-mail, or deposit their voted ballot in a drop box...."

Voting & Elections 10.7.2020

Voting Rights Groups Join Pennsylvania Supreme Court Action to Protect Mail Ballots from Rejection on Unauthorized Grounds

Common Cause Pennsylvania and other voting rights groups today filed an answer in state Supreme Court supporting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar’s application to prevent mail ballots from being rejected solely on the basis of a perceived signature inconsistency.

Voting & Elections 09.25.2020

Pennsylvania’s ‘Election Protection 2020’ Launched

The Pennsylvania Election Protection Coalition announces the launch of Election Protection 2020, a nonpartisan effort to ensure that every eligible voter can vote and that counties have the tools and policies in place to ensure that the Keystone State experiences a smooth election in November. 

Voting & Elections 09.17.2020

Statement of Voting Rights Advocates in Response to Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ruling

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled today that state law allows county bureaus of elections to set up drop boxes and satellite offices to accept mail and absentee ballots. The Court also found that, because of problems documented with the postal service, ballots that arrive by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 6, will be counted, provided there is no evidence that the ballots were mailed after Election Day.

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