Voter Registration http://wesa.fm en Civil Rights Group Holds Hearing On Voter Issues http://wesa.fm/post/civil-rights-group-holds-hearing-voter-issues <p>As primary elections draw near, the National Commission on Voting Rights has been holding a series of hearings across the country to address issues such as voter registration, voting discrimination and ballot accessibility for those with disabilities.</p><p>Voters and voting rights activists gathered in Philadelphia last week to share their experiences and the challenges they face when going to the polls.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 24301 at http://wesa.fm Bipartisan Coalition Pushing Online Voter Registration in PA http://wesa.fm/post/bipartisan-coalition-pushing-online-voter-registration-pa <p>A bipartisan array of groups wants registering to vote to be as simple as a few clicks and an Internet connection. Their members urged state House lawmakers Tuesday to advance a proposal allowing online voter registration in Pennsylvania.<br /><br />It&#39;s already legal in 17 states and available in 11.<br /><br />In Pennsylvania, the state Senate unanimously approved an online voter registration measure. It is now before the House State Government Committee.<br /> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:30:03 +0000 Mary Wilson 17509 at http://wesa.fm PA to Join 23 Other States in Voter Cross-Check Program http://wesa.fm/post/pa-join-23-other-states-voter-cross-check-program <p>The agency in charge of overseeing elections in Pennsylvania is joining 23 other states that swap voter registration rolls to check for duplicates.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br>The commonwealth’s Department of State is looking to have the cross-check running by next year’s gubernatorial primary election.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br>Spokesman Ron Ruman said participating states’ voter databases will be compared for duplicates, and when one is found, it’ll be sent to local election officials.<br> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:08:58 +0000 Mary Wilson 15158 at http://wesa.fm