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Ohio Secretary of State LaRose Must Create Consistent Standards for Collecting Election Data Across Counties
CLEVELAND--The Ohio Voter Rights Coalition called on Secretary of State Frank LaRose to require universal standards for how Ohio’s 88 counties collect election data, a move that is critical in bolstering public confidence in the state’s election system.
Voting Rights Advocates Call on Georgia Counties to Prioritize COVID-19 and Emergency Preparedness Plans
ATLANTA — All Voting is Local Georgia, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and Fair Fight Action, urged all county commissioners in Georgia to work with county elections officials to draft and publicly release COVID-19 preparedness plans.
TALLAHASSEE - All Voting is Local Florida and leading voting rights advocates from League of Women Voters of Florida, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Common Cause Florida in a telephone press briefing once again urged Gov. Ron DeSantis to issue an executive order to increase the use of ballot drop boxes, allow more time for mail-in ballots to be counted, and to expand early voting. Advocates also pressed Gov. DeSantis to expand voter registration outreach efforts, which is especially critical during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Advisory: Advocates Implore Florida Gov. DeSantis to Expand Voter Registration Outreach, Voting Options
TALLAHASSEE - All Voting is Local Florida and leading voting rights advocates will host a telephone press briefing on Thursday, September 17, at 10 am ET and urge Gov. Ron DeSantis to issue an executive order to increase the use of ballot drop boxes, allow more time for mail-in ballots to be counted, and to expand early voting. Advocates will also press Gov. DeSantis to expand voter registration outreach efforts, which is especially critical during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pennsylvania Elected Leaders, Advocates Urge Allegheny County Officials to Expand Voting Access for General Election
Pittsburgh, PA-- This afternoon, All Voting is Local, SEIU Healthcare PA, SEIU 32BJ, Pittsburgh United, Casa San Jose, Just Harvest, and Circles Greater Pittsburgh held a virtual press briefing to call on Allegheny County officials to adopt satellite county election offices, ballot drop boxes, hazard pay for poll workers, and enough polling places for voters on Election Day. A recording of today’s press briefing can be found here.
Commonwealth Must Provide Resources for Philadelphia to Protect the Sanctity of Its General Election
PHILADELPHIA - All Voting is Local Pennsylvania State Director Scott Seeborg issued the following statement in response to Philadelphia City Commissioners’ call for $6 million in additional state funding and legislation to help the city manage the November election amid COVID-19: