HARRISBURG, Pa. – Today’s decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to uphold Pennsylvania’s mail ballot law is a major win for the Commonwealth’s electorate. In a 5-2 decision released Tuesday, the Justices rejected the GOP argument that the legislature did not have the power under the state constitution to allow Pennsylvanians to vote by mail without an excuse.
Kadida Kenner, CEO of the New Pennsylvania Project made the following statement:
Today’s decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is a major win for Pennsylvania’s electorate. Confirming that making the ballot more accessible by expanding the ways in which every day citizens can vote is worthy of celebration. There’s 1.7 million Pennsylvanians not registered to vote, or inconsistently voting who have more options to access and cast their ballot in every election. Voting by mail is secure, legal, popular— and here to stay.
Our independent judiciary matters and the PA Supreme Court should be thanked for ruling in favor of We the People. #CourtsMatter
The voter registration deadline for eligible voters to vote in the November 8th election is Monday, October 24. Registered voters have until 5 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2022, to apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot. Completed ballots must be received local county election office by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
The New Pennsylvania Project (NPP) was founded in May 2021 to expand Pennsylvania’s electorate, so it reflects the Commonwealth’s demographically changing population. In the next three years, NPP will engage and empower young residents and those living in underrepresented and often neglected communities of color and immigrant communities. We will register Pennsylvanians to vote, provide civic education about the issues that matter in ourneighborhoods, and mobilize people to vote in every election – twice a year.