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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: December 12, 2022 01:53 PM
From: Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr.
To: All Senate members
Subject: Ensuring Election Fairness
In the near future, I plan to re-introduce legislation (SB 1292) to amend the Election Code to prohibit a member of a county board of elections from serving as a State party officer of a political party.

Our election process prescribes very specific roles for a State party officer of a political party and a member of a county board of elections. These roles are diametrically opposed as each furthers a quantifiable motive. State party officers further the interests of respective candidates, while members of election boards must ensure all eligible voters have the opportunity to vote.

Being a State party officer while serving as a member of a county board of elections is a clear conflict of interest and will cast doubt on the electoral process.  This legislation will protect our elections.
This legislation unanimously passed the Senate State Government Committee. Previous co-sponsors to this legislation were: Pittman, Bartolotta, Hutchinson, Stefano, Laughlin, and Vogel.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this common-sense, good government piece of legislation.

Introduced as SB127