|Posted:||May 28, 2019 03:11 PM|
|From:||Senator Daylin Leach|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Transitioning PA to a Vote-by-Mail System|
|Soon I will introduce legislation to directly address the impediments that exist to free, fair, and accurate elections. My legislation is inspired by election protocols in Oregon, Colorado and Washington, which conduct their elections by mail. Specifically, my legislation would:
Furthermore, the Commonwealth would save millions of dollars by eliminating the cost of establishing polling places, paying staff, and maintaining voting machines. A 2016 study of Colorado from the Pew Charitable Trusts found that mail-in balloting caused costs to decrease an average of 40% in five election administration categories across 46 of Colorado’s 64 counties (those with available cost data).
Finally, mail-in voting protocols enable us to avoid the problems posed by hacked voting machines, machine malfunctions on election day, and hanging chads.
This approach to elections will solve many of our current system’s problems while increasing turnout and saving taxpayers money.
Please join me in supporting this important legislation. If you have questions about this legislation, please don’t hesitate to contact me.