PHILADELPHIA, PA – Leading voting rights advocates thanked Secretary of State Pedro Cortes and the Wolf Administration for offering eligible Pennsylvanians the opportunity to go online to update or complete their voter registration forms. Beginning today, citizens of Pennsylvania can go to register.votesPA.com to register to vote.
On August 12 and 13, the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC) convened a useful national meeting on ways to improve the election data that are collected.
I was honored to participate in one of the panels held during the meeting. My panel was moderated by EAC Chairwoman, Christy McCormick, and addressed two questions. First, in addition to academics, the EAC and certain election officials, are there others who are interested in collecting and using good election administration data? Second, how can election officials be assisted with the data collection process so their data can be improved?
Searching for an internship in Washington, D.C. is no easy task. Any professional living in the D.C. area is familiar with eager students struggling to push themselves onto the metro to walk up the Capitol Hill steps in heavy suits or high heels, or looking awful in the picture on their badges. As thrilling as all of this sounds, I knew I was looking for a different set of characteristics in a summer internship experience.
“It’s key that we communicate the message that voting is accessible and that being a voter is personally empowering,” said Yoel Solís, a recent participant in Project Vote’s new Nonprofit Partners Initiative.