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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: December 6, 2018 03:34 PM
From: Senator Lisa M. Boscola
To: All Senate members
Subject: Elimination of Straight Ticket/Party Voting in Pennsylvania
In the near future, I intend to introduce legislation to abolish straight ticket/party voting as an option in the Commonwealth. Pennsylvania is in the minority of states that continues to allow this practice during general elections.

​We are one of only seven states that still permit the practice of straight ticket voting outright. As recently as 2017, the states of Texas and Iowa passed laws to abolish the practice. The number of states that offer the option continues to be in steady decline across the country and Pennsylvania should not be last.

​I hope you will join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.

Introduced as SB421