Media, Press Releases, State News / June 28, 2021

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:

Press Releases, State News / January 26, 2021

All Voting is Local State Leaders Urge Voter-Focused Election Reforms During 2021 Legislative Period

WASHINGTON – In op-eds for Talking Points Memo, the Arizona Republic, Cleveland.com, Nevada Independent, Tampa Bay Times - and an accompanying Spanish version in the Orlando Sentinel - All Voting is Local Pennsylvania, Arizona, Ohio, Nevada, and Florida state directors share lessons learned from the 2020 general election—with firsthand accounts of how changes spurred by the pandemic affected voters—and urge officials to fix outdated voting systems and expand access to the ballot.

Press Releases, State News / November 4, 2020

Pennsylvania Must Count Every Vote

HARRISBURG - All Voting is Local Pennsylvania State Director Scott Seeborg issued the following statement reaffirming that every vote must be counted as Pennsylvania is still tabulating their results for the presidential election:
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“With a record number of votes by mail, officials are taking the necessary time to verify ballots, process, and tabulate the results. This is how our democracy works. This election is about more than the candidates; it’s about our communities. Our voices will be heard and our votes counted.

Press Releases, State News / September 30, 2020

Political Interference Has No Place in Pennsylvania’s Elections

HARRISBURG — All Voting is Local Pennsylvania State Director Scott Seeborg issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania House Committee on State Government’s passage, along party lines, of House Resolution 1032:

“This isn’t oversight, it is obstruction. Pennsylvania’s Department of State must be allowed to do its job. Our democracy is sacred and our votes are too important to allow any politically motivated interference in running a free and fair election where all voices are heard.

Media / September 26, 2020

Business Insider: Pennsylvania’s election is in uncharted territory with a new rule that rejects ‘naked’ ballots

“I don’t think the numbers lie, and the difference now is that the state has gone through almost 10 months of public communication on how to securely submit a mail-in ballot,” Scott Seeborg, the Pennsylvania State Director of advocacy group All Voting is Local, told Insider of Deeley’s estimations. “Extensive public education will move the needle downwards on the number of ‘naked ballots’ even as the total volume increases to more than 20 times the 2019 levels, as we saw in the primary.”

Press Releases, State News / September 23, 2020

Philadelphia General Election Vote By Mail Requests Show Stark Disparities By Race

PHILADELPHIA — All Voting is Local Pennsylvania today released two tools to track absentee ballot requests for the 2020 general election across the Commonwealth and in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia tool includes a new analysis that reveals stark disparities in vote by mail requests in predominantly Black and Brown precincts. Although the gap is statewide, it is most stark in Philadelphia. Using Census data we found that in predominantly white precincts, 31% of voters have requested their vote by mail ballots compared to 22% of voters in predominantly Black precincts and 17% in predominantly Latino precincts.

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