Key GOP lawmaker eyes photo ID, signature matching as Pa. considers voting changes
The Pennsylvania House State Government Committee recently concluded a series of meetings on election oversight. Election workers are hoping for reforms that will afford them more time to prepare before election day. These include pushing back the deadline to register to vote and allowing for mail-in ballots to be processed early. However, Committee Chair Seth Grove is also considering proposals to subject more voters to photo ID requirements and to implement a system to compare signatures on mail-in ballots with those on registration records. Democratic Governor Tom Wolf is expected to oppose such measures.
Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to cast a ballot this fall.
A voting initiative started by several Black athletes and artists combatting systemic and racist voter suppression. This initiative aims at educating, energizing, and protecting the Black community’s right to vote.