The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government.
WELCOME TO THE LEAGUE WEBSITE.
WE VOTED! GREAT!
But it's not over yet. We still have many issues to work on. One critically important issue is the need to make sure our voting machines are secure. The recent election only reinforced the importance of paper verification. See HOT TOPICS, Does Your Vote Count? See the Calendar for a list of upcoming demonstrations of voting machine options.
Other PA voting issues: Long waits to vote are not acceptable; absentee ballots need to be handled better in Montgomery County and redistricting needs to happen to ensure fair elections.
GOOD NEWS ON REDISTRICTING. November 29, Governor Wolf signed an executive order establishing a bipartisan redistricting reform commission to examine ways to improve the state's redistricting process. David Thornburgh, Executive Director of the Committee of Seventy, was named chair of the 15 member commission. The commission will create a plan for redistricting over the next nine months. The commission will hold six public hearings to be held around the state. Governor Wolf said, "This commission will bring together diverse experts and citizens to explore ways that Pennsylvania could use policies, technology and data to curb gerrymandering and ensure fair maps."
REMINDER ABOUT THE NEW CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS. The 2018 "Remedial Congressional Plan" ONLY changes the congressional districts for the upcoming 2018 elections. Your current representative in Congress, Dwight Evans, District Two, will remain in office until January 2019 when the new representatives elected in November 2018 from the NEW Districts Four and Five, take office. Lower Merion and Narberth were previously in District Two but that area is now divided between Four and Five. To see a map of the new districts, go to <https://www.dos.pa.gov> and key in Map of Remedial Congressional Plan and then choose 2018 Remedial Congressional Districts.
THIS REMEDIAL PLAN IS TEMPORARY - 2018 ONLY - WHICH IS WHY PA NEEDS A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO GERRYMANDERING AT THE FEDERAL AND STATE LEVELS.