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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.

Voting & Elections 09.8.2020

Common Cause PA and Other Groups File Amicus Brief in Pennsylvania Supreme Court Voting Rights Case

“Elections are the cornerstone of our democracy. It is essential that every eligible Pennsylvania voter has accessible options to return their mail in ballot and ensure that ballot is counted,” said Common Cause interim Executive Director Suzanne Almeida.

Voting & Elections 09.2.2020

PA State House Vote On Election Code House Bill 2626 Opposed By Common Cause Pennsylvania

Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Bill 2626, a cynical attempt to create voter confusion and make it harder for Pennsylvanians to cast their ballot in November.  Every eligible voter should be able to choose whether to cast their vote by mail or in person without fearing for their safety or wondering if their vote will be counted.

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