Pennsylvania county jails do not have a universal process for voter registration, voting-by-mail, or voter education—effectively disenfranchising eligible voters in jail throughout the state.
New Legislation Calling for Hearings on Election Reform is a Critical Step in Ensuring the Freedom to Vote for Philadelphians
PHILADELPHIA — All Voting is Local Pennsylvania State Director Scott Seeborg issued the following statement in response to the introduction of Resolution 210657, which calls for hearings on election reform, an important step forward for the Philadelphia City Council to ensure free, fair elections:
MILWAUKEE — All Voting is Local, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, and the ACLU of Wisconsin today released Ballots for All: Ensuring Eligible Wisconsinites in Jail Have Equal Access to Voting — an update to the July 2020 report, Ballots for All: Ensuring Eligible Wisconsin Voters in Jail Have Equal Access to Voting. The new report found that many jail administrators have taken small, but important, steps to increase ballot access for individuals in their care. However, troubling voting barriers persist for the approximately 13,000 people incarcerated in Wisconsin’s jails at any given time.
Advisory: New Report Underscores Unnecessary Hurdles Incarcerated Individuals Still Face During Election Times
MILWAUKEE — All Voting is Local, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin and the ACLU of Wisconsin, will host a press briefing at 10 a.m. CT/11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, to discuss findings from their latest report entitled “Ballots for All: Ensuring Eligible Wisconsinites in Jail Have Equal Access to Voting.”
Alex Gulotta, from the All Voting is Local Campaign, Arizona, recalls that many of these state laws to limit the vote come just after the November 2020 election, which registered participation records, despite the pandemic: “for example barriers to voter registration that happened in Florida; purging the vote-by-mail list that happened in Arizona and Florida, banning or limiting mailboxes, as Georgia and Florida have done and is being considered in other states, restricting early voting in Georgia, basically undermining all the things that led us To have a historic turnout in the 2020 elections, they are being made illegal in many states, not in all places, but a great effort is being made to make this happen, ”said Gulotta.
Talking Points Memo: AZ GOPers Target Dem SoS Hobbs—And Hobbs Only—In Mad Dash To Rewrite Election Rules
In recent days, several other elections bills have picked up steam, as part of the horse-trading that is happening to get a budget passed, according to Alex Gulotta, the Arizona state director of the voting rights group All Voting Is Local.
“There are a small minority of people that are trying to deliver voter restriction bills,” he said. That’s led to election measures being unveiled and advanced at the last minute, during the budget negotiating process.