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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: March 26, 2019 03:27 PM
From: Representative Jim Cox
To: All House members
Subject: Election Law Updates
In the near future I intend to introduce legislation that will improve the electoral process in Pennsylvania. This legislation is based on recommendations made in a study conducted by the Joint State Government Commission. My legislation will do the following:‚Äč
  • Increase the financial incentive for poll workers to attend training to twenty dollars (currently it is five dollars). It is important that we properly compensate people for the time they take to invest in the electoral process in the Commonwealth.
  • Change criteria for printing paper ballots. This will allow counties to conduct elections more efficiently by taking into account actual voter participation levels when determining how many ballots to print, instead of the number of registered voters.
  • Add language in the Election Code to make it clear that the Pennsylvania Secretary of State shall only certify voting equipment that is secure, auditable, and transparent.
I believe that this legislation is crucial to ensuring that Pennsylvania’s elections are conducted in a fair and efficient manner. Please join me in cosponsoring this legislation.

Introduced as HB1111