Wolf administration pushes Pa. election reforms

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 6, 2015 2:35 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Many states are updating their election laws to make voting easier, but so far Pennsylvania isn't among them. 

The National Conference of State Legislatures says 21 states allow online voter registration and three others have passed similar laws that have yet to take effect.

Thirty-six states permit all voters to cast ballots before Election Day and 10 allow voters to register and vote on the same day. 

Acting Secretary of State Pedro Cortes said at a recent legislative hearing that online voter registration is already authorized by a 2002 state law and Governor Tom Wolf's spokesman says it's a priority for the administration.

Lawmakers also have introduced bills to proceed with an online system.  

A similar bill was approved by the Senate in 2013 but never reached the House floor.  

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