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October 31, 2019 - Harrisburg, PA

Governor Wolf Signs Historic Election Reform Bill Including New Mail-in Voting

Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvania's elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms.

The law creates a new option to vote by mail up to 50 days before an election and be placed on a list to permanently receive a ballot application by mail. It also provides more time to register to vote and authorizes a $90 million bond to help counties fund the purchase of new voting systems with a paper trail that strengthens the security of our elections.



<a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_001.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf signs the Election Reform Bill. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_002.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf speaks at the Election Reform Bill signing.  Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_003.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Micah Sims, Executive Director, Common Cause PA speaks at the Election Reform Bill signing. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_004.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf signs the Election Reform Bill. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_005.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf speaks at the Election Reform Bill signing. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_006.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf speaks at the Election Reform Bill signing. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_007.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Sen. Lisa Boscola speaks at the Election Reform Bill signing. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_008.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf signs the Election Reform Bill. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_009.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA.  Elizabeth Randol, Legislative Director of the ACLU speaking at the bill signing. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_010.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Micah Sims, Executive Director, Common Cause PA speaks at the Election Reform Bill signing. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_011.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar speaks at the Election Reform Bill signing. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_012.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf signs the Election Reform Bill. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_013.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf signs the Election Reform Bill. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_014.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf speaks at the Election Reform Bill signing. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_015.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Sen. Lisa Boscola and Governor Tom Wolf  at the Election Reform Bill signing. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_016.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf speaks at the Election Reform Bill signing. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_017.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf speaks at the Election Reform Bill signing. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_018.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf signs the Election Reform Bill. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_019.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf speaks at the Election Reform Bill signing.  Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_020.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf posing with attendees after the bill signing. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_021.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf posing with attendees after the bill signing. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_022.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf posing with attendees after the bill signing. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_023.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf posing with attendees after the bill signing. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_024.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf posing with attendees after the bill signing. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17554_gov_voter_reform_bill_dz_025.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf posing with attendees after the bill signing. Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvanias elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvania a national leader with voter-friendly election reforms.