Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 8:50 PM
By MARK SCOLFORO for AP
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters would be able to vote in primaries even if they aren’t Democrats or Republicans and have easier absentee ballot deadlines under election law changes being considered by the Legislature.
Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 8:46 PM
written by Bill Cotterell for Tallahassee Democrat
It won’t happen in time for next year’s elections — if ever — but the idea of opening up the political primary system seems to be gaining attention among Florida Democrats.
Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 8:37 PM
By Fred W. Thiele Jr. for Times Union
There are 213 members of the New York Assembly. I am the only one who is not a member of one of the two major parties. That means that, like my colleagues, I can vote on legislation that will affect the daily life of every New Yorker, but I couldn't vote in New York's presidential primary election in 2016.
Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 8:22 PM
Without question, election reform is in the air in Pennsylvania.
Legislation that would open up Pennsylvania’s Republican and Democratic primary elections to unaffiliated voters won approval on Tuesday of the Senate State Government Committee, along with several other bills to make changes to the state’s electoral process.
Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 8:17 PM
Pennsylvania has done little to change the way it runs its elections for decades but that may soon change. Interest is at an all-time high in the General Assembly in reforming the election process to engage more voter participation.
Posted by Russell Daniels on June 10, 2019 at 6:03 PM
written by Sam Cahnman for Herald & Review
Congrats to the Illinois legislature on voting to let Illinois taxpayers decide in the November 2020 election whether to amend our state constitution to allow for a progressive or graduated income tax.
Posted by Russell Daniels on June 10, 2019 at 5:42 PM
Thirty-seven percent of Florida voters are registered Democrats. That’s a steep drop from 54 percent in 1990.
Republican voter registration has also plummeted, from 41 percent 20 years ago to 35 percent today.
Where are all these voters going?
Posted by Russell Daniels on June 10, 2019 at 5:36 PM
written by Shawn M. Griffiths for IVN
The biggest story happening right now nationwide that is not getting any attention from the mainstream media are the campaigns, ballot proposals, signature drives, and legislative efforts going on RIGHT NOW to give voters an election system that protects their right to a meaningful and equal vote in the taxpayer-funded election process — from the primary to the general election.
Posted by Russell Daniels on June 10, 2019 at 5:31 PM
written by Jill Greene for The Sentinel
On Tuesday, some of Pennsylvania’s voters will participate in our electoral process by casting their vote in the 2019 Primary Election. These voters will decide which candidates’ names will appear on the ballot in the November General Election.
Posted by Russell Daniels on June 10, 2019 at 5:29 PM
written by John Finnerty for NCNewsonline
HARRISBURG — As voters head to the polls today for the primary election, more than 786,000 voters unaffiliated with a major political party will have few, if any, choices to make.