Media, Reports / 09.07.21

Ballots for All: Holding Pennsylvania County Jails Accountable for Providing Ballot Access

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.

Without detailed policies and plans, voters in jail are left with almost no resources to ensure they can participate in elections. Officials must do more to ensure that all of our voices are heard. In our latest report, “Ballots for All: Holding Pennsylvania County Jails Accountable for Providing Ballot Access” we detail our research into 61 Pennsylvania county jails, and the policies that state and local officials must adopt to ensure each eligible voter has an equal opportunity to vote in every election.