Counties Seek Maximum Funding for Voting Equipment
Date Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Last fall the Pennsylvania Department of State (DOS) announced an agreement with the Stein presidential campaign that requires replacement of existing voting systems in Pennsylvania with voter-verifiable paper trail equipment by the April 2020 presidential primary. The agreement is legally binding on the commonwealth – and thus on counties. At this time the intent seems to be for the General Assembly to complete the FY 2019-2020 state budget around mid-June. CCAP is urging counties to immediately contact state legislators in order to gain maximum funding from the state and federal governments for equipment replacement, in a single year, as part of the upcoming state budget process. Any dollars counties spend that do not come from state or federal funds will be property tax dollars. To assist counties, the full set of talking points and FAQs can be found on CCAP’s Legislative Action Center, or by clicking here for the talking points and here for the FAQs.