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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: February 1, 2023 05:26 PM
From: Senator Cris Dush
To: All Senate members
Subject: Eliminating Satellite Offices and Dropboxes
 
Soon, I will be re-introducing SB1200 from last session. This bill was previously sponsored by Senators Aument, K. Ward, Corman, Phillips-Hill, Robinson, Brooks, Hutchinson, Stefano, Gordner, Martin, Argall, J. Ward, Browne, Baker, Gebhard, Bartolotta, Mensch, Yaw, Scavello, Regan, Pittman, Yudichak, Laughlin, Vogel, Mastriano, and Langerholc.
 
                This bill will eliminate ballot stuffing by eliminating satellite offices and drop boxes. This bill will require an elector choosing to submit their ballot in person to do so at the primary office and give it to an employee at that primary office.

                Satellite offices and drop boxes have proven problematic in Pennsylvania elections. There is an overwhelming amount of video evidence showing that ballot stuffing is still a problem in Pennsylvania. Our own governor admitted that he had someone else submit his ballot on his behalf. We have also heard from constituents who have witnessed individuals receiving a ballot, filling it out, and submitting it all from a satellite office. If this is the case, these satellite offices are essentially functioning as polling locations.

                This legislation will not completely prevent ballot harvesting because it will not eliminate mail-in ballots, however, it is a crucial step in the right direction. Please join me in cosponsoring this important legislation.
 



Introduced as SB99