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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: December 7, 2016 10:48 AM
From: Senator Patrick J. Stefano
To: All Senate members
Subject: Electronic Absentee Ballot Return for Military and Overseas Voters
 
In the near future, I plan to reintroduce Senate Bill 1052, legislation requiring the Pennsylvania Department of State to develop a secure online system for military and overseas voters to return their absentee ballot electronically.

The federal Military and Overseas Voters Empowerment Act (MOVE), passed in 2009, requires states to provide blank absentee ballots to military and overseas voters in at least one electronic format. Unfortunately, these Pennsylvania voters are still required to print out their ballot; fill it out by hand; and return it by mail. My proposed legislation will give them the option of returning their ballots by secure electronic means.

Currently, 31 states and the District of Columbia offer electronic ballot return for military and overseas voters. I ask you to please join me in offering this group of voters the ease and accessibility of electronic ballot return by cosponsoring this important piece of legislation.

Previous co-sponsors of this legislation include: GORDNER, MENSCH, PILEGGI, EICHELBERGER, GREENLEAF, VOGEL, BAKER, WARD, HUTCHINSON, RAFFERTY, VULAKOVICH, BARTOLOTTA, COSTA, SCHWANK, DINNIMAN, YUDICHAK, FONTANA, TARTAGLIONE, FARNESE, TEPLITZ, SABATINA, KITCHEN, AUMENT AND BROWNE

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact Mark Fetzko (mfetzko@pasen.gov) of my office.


Introduced as SB563