Senate ‘Election Reform’ Review Begins Monday

The Senate chamber (at top) in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG PA – What went wrong, or right, with Pennsylvania’s state elections in 2020? A Senate panel not only hopes you have an opinion on the subject, but are willing to share your thoughts publicly, as it attempts to make what it describes as “legislative recommendations” for future elections.

A Pennsylvania Senate “Special Committee on Election Integrity and Reform,” labeled as bi-partisan and consisting of five Republicans and four Democrats, will hold its first meeting Monday (March 15, 2021) with an eye toward producing a report for the General Assembly that reviews the 2020 general election and makes suggestions for potential improvements in later ones. Meetings will be live-streamed, here.

State residents are being asked to submit comments through an online form, here. Separate responses are sought from those who voted in person or by mail-in ballots.

Members of the Special Committee include Chairman Wayne Langerholc Jr. (Republican, 35th District), Senator Lisa Baker (R, 20), Senator Lisa Boscola (D, 18), Senator John Gordner (R, 27), Senator Mike Regan (R, 31), Senator Steve Santarsiero (D, 10), Senator Sharif Street (D, 3), Senator Lindsey Williams (D, 38), and Senator Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R, 34) as ex-officio.

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