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Voting & Elections 05.14.2022

Tuesday, May 17 is Primary Day in Pennsylvania

"Pennsylvania’s voters have heard a lot of disinformation and political rhetoric lately. We owe it to each other to vote in this election, anyway."

Voting & Elections 05.6.2022

Pennsylvania Primary Day is May 17

“In a ‘government by the people’ – we owe it to each other to make sure we all vote” -- Voters Urged to Learn the Rules and Deadline Dates -- With Primary Day just over a week away, Common Cause Pennsylvania Executive Director Khalif Ali is urging Keystone State voters to “learn the rules and deadline dates – and make a plan to vote.”

Voting & Elections 04.13.2022

Senate to Vote today on Bill to Prohibit Private Grants to Elections Offices

“There’s a clear solution: the Legislature can fully fund our elections system, if it doesn’t want counties to resort to private grant funding.”

Media & Democracy 03.31.2022

Senate Intergovernmental Operations Considers Ballot Dropboxes

It’s unfortunate that our Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee is spending time and resources on this, today. There are so many other things that Pennsylvania voters are concerned about – continuing access to telehealth services, help with housing needs, the economy and better jobs.

Voting & Elections 03.1.2022

PA Supreme Court Rules that Act 77 will remain in effect as it considers challenge to mail voting law

Common Cause Pennsylvania welcomes the news that Act 77 remains in effect during the Supreme Court proceedings. Almost 40% of Pennsylvanians who voted in the 2020 General Election used a mail ballot to cast their vote.

Commonwealth Court Ruling on Vote-By-Mail – Statement of Common Cause Pennsylvania

The constitutionality of Act 77, including the vote-by-mail provisions, was already thoroughly tested and found valid by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2020. We believe that this decision is wrong, and we hope and expect the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will take this important case up quickly.

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