Published 04.02.2021, Revised 04.13.2021
Primary Ballot Questions
The ballot for the May 18th 2021 Primary will have 4 questions on it. 3 are asking you to vote on whether or not to change the Consitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 1 is a Statewide Referendum.
We recommend the following votes (in ballot order)
VOTE NO: ARTICLE III, SECTION 9 RELATING TO TERMINATION OR EXTENSION OF DISASTER EMERGENCY DECLARATIONS
VOTE NO: ARTICLE IV -- DISASTER EMERGENCY DECLARATION AND MANAGEMENT
VOTE YES: ARTICLE I -- PROHIBITION AGAINST DENIAL OR ABRIDGEMENT OF EQUALITY OF RIGHTS BECAUSE OF RACE OR ETHNICITY
VOTE YES: STATEWIDE REFERENDUM - ACT 2020-91 -- ALLOWING MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SERVICES TO APPLY FOR LOANS THROUGH AN EXISTING STATE PROGRAM
Flatten the Ballot Curve
You can help us avoid problems in November by joining the initiative to Flatten the Ballot Curve in Delco. By applying to vote by mail as early as possible, you’ll make it easier to mail back your own ballot by Election Day and reduce the “spike” in last-minute applications. A flattened curve means last-minute requests for a ballot can go out the following day — rather than Election Day
Why Can’t the Moderate Republicans in the State Legislature Get Anything Done?
Harrisburg is mired in a stalemate. Former leader Mike Turzai refused to bring important legislation to the floor for a vote. As a result, there were 374 bills sitting in the House Judiciary Committee when the Republican chair left the position, many of them stalled since June 2019.