HARRISBURG, Pa. – “The announcement that Pennsylvania will begin utilizing PennDot as a means to automatically register more voters is welcomed news on National Voter Registration Day. The New Pennsylvania Project (NPP) is grateful that Governor Shapiro has taken these steps to increase Pennsylvanian’s access to the ballot box. With more than 1.2 million people eligible to vote but unregistered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, today’s announcement will undoubtedly help to close the voter registration gap, especially in communities of color where the gap is the most pronounced. NPP looks forward to continuing our year round work of civic education, voter registration, mobilization, and advocating for additional necessary steps to improve Pennsylvanian’s access to democracy such as same-day voter registration and true early voting, and eliminating any unnecessary barriers to the ballot box.”
The New Pennsylvania Project (NPP) is a voting rights organization with a year-round primary focus on voter registration, civic education and mobilization. NPP centers historically disenfranchised and often neglected Black, Indigenous and other people of color, immigrant communities and the youth in our work. Through civic engagement, we ensure all eligible voters feel compelled to exercise their freedom to vote in the Commonwealth.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 19, 2023
Contact: Eric Leisure
Director of Strategic Communications