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Calls for reforming Pennsylvania's primary system have continued to grow over the past year, with polls scheduled to open for another closed primary on Tuesday. A new statewide coalition, Open Primaries PA, launched last month to support legislation in the General Assembly that would allow the state’s nearly 800,000 independent voters to choose a party primary to vote in. Read More...

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The Committee of Seventy is encouraged by the decision made today by the Philadelphia City Commissioners because it ensures that city voters will be using a new and secure election system starting with the November 2019 election. But the Commissioners and other city officials will need to do much more in the next few months to help voters understand why the decision was made and how it will affect their voting experience. Read More...

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The Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania’s Election Security released its final report today, urging the replacement of vulnerable voting machines with systems using voter-marked paper ballots. This top-line recommendation was one of 11 issued by the independent and bipartisan commission of civic and government leaders, including cyber security and law enforcement professionals from around the Commonwealth. Read More...

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The last of five voting system expos hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of State will take place in Doylestown this Thursday, December 13. The Better Philadelphia Elections Coalition encourages local media, voting rights advocates and the general public to attend and learn about prospective voting systems that could be installed in their county. According to the Department, attendees will be welcome to observe voting machine demonstrations and ask questions of voting system vendors and state officials. Read More...

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The Better Philadelphia Elections Coalition will not be endorsing any candidates for City Commissioner in 2019 but will be promoting an agenda around critical issues in local elections, including voting system technology and election security, poll worker recruitment and preparation, disability access and support for limited English proficiency voters. Read More...

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