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GOOD NEWS! Montgomery County voters will be voting on NEW machines in the 2019 Primary. For more information see the HOT TOPICS page.

COMING UP IN 2019. We still have many issues to work on. 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 STATE 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 previous Congressional District 2 is now divided into District 4 and District 5. 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 - the 2018 election ONLY - WHICH IS WHY PA NEEDS A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO GERRYMANDERING AT THE FEDERAL AND STATE LEVELS.