Open Primaries PA will host a Virtual Advocacy Day on May 26 to highlight the closed presidential primary on June 2 that shuts out more than one million independent and third-party voters from casting ballots for candidates. Read More...

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Counties across Pennsylvania have announced plans for the June 2 primary election that involve hundreds of consolidated election precincts. The state's two most populous counties, Philadelphia and Allegheny, alone are shifting from the more than 2,100 polling places they open in a typical election to fewer than 500 Read More...

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the election landscape, preventing the spread of the virus poses an extraordinary challenge to state and local officials as they work to ensure that elections in 2020 are fair, safe, and secure. Read More...

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Open Primaries PA is launching today an outreach campaign to the more than 1.2 million Pennsylvanians who are registered unaffiliated or with a third-party who cannot vote for candidates in the June 2 primary. Read More...

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On Tuesday, April 28, Philadelphia-based good government group Committee of Seventy will launch WeVote, a statewide campaign to prepare and support organizations and businesses, civic leaders, and elected officials across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to promote a culture of voting in their communities - and specifically, champion statewide vote-by-mail. Read More...

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As we continue to address this current crisis, and ask how we can make voting this election season accessible, safe, and accurate, we must also begin to ask, "What about those of us who can't vote at all?" It is incumbent upon us all to address that critical question in the months to come. Read More...

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The General Assembly passed and Governor Tom Wolf has signed Senate Bill 422, which will shift the primary election from April 28 to June 2 in order to keep voters and poll workers safe amid the escalating health crisis. Pennsylvania now joins a dozen other states that have moved their primary elections, including neighboring Delaware, Maryland and Ohio. Read More...

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We are in the midst of a public health crisis, and an economic crisis, that will test the country like nothing most of us have ever seen... Read More...

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Open Primaries PA, a statewide coalition committed to reforming the closed primary system in Pennsylvania, is calling attention to the stark contrast in voter access between today’s special election in West Philadelphia’s state House District 190 and the upcoming presidential primary on April 28. Read More...

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The Committee of Seventy supports the legislation announced today by Sen. Anthony H. Williams and his colleagues that would bring additional transparency to the appointment of individuals to fill vacancies in Pennsylvania courts. Read More...

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​ City Council today passed Bill 190606-AA which includes a number of significant changes to the current system of vacant land sales that promise greater accessibility, transparency and fairness. Read More...

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Governor Tom Wolf signed into law today Election Code legislation, Senate Bill 421, that includes the most substantial improvements to the code since it was written in 1937. Read More...

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The Committee of Seventy supports the election reform package – amended Senate Bill 421 – that was voted out of the State House Government Committee and promises several significant election upgrades for Pennsylvania voters. Read More...

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The controversy wrapped around the chosen system seems primed to continue, as does the leadership vacuum that has persisted throughout. Read More...

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The bipartisan Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission released a final report today with recommendations to improve the process of creating legislative district boundaries. Governor Wolf signed an executive order last year creating the commission to explore ways Pennsylvania could curb gerrymandering and make redistricting fairer and nonpartisan. Read More...

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