Registering to vote and voting itself could be easier under proposals introduced at the state Capitol. Lawmakers are looking for ways to address poor voter turnout and concerns that too many voters feel like their votes don’t matter.
Fewer than 22 percent of Pennsylvania’s registered voters turned out to vote in last month’s primary, said Wanda Murren, a spokeswoman for the state Department of State. The House state government committee convened a meeting Tuesday morning to air out more than a dozen bills that would reform the way the state runs its elections.
There’s additional legislation aimed at changing the way the state draws the political boundaries for state and federal legislative districts, said state Rep. Garth Everett, R-Lycoming, the chairman of the state government committee. Redistricting proposals will be considered separately, he said.
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