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Pennsylvania Automates Voter Registration; Lindsay Powell Wins Election, Keeping PA House Blue

HeadlineSep 20, 2023

Pennsylvania Democratic Governor Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday his state will now automatically register eligible voters when they obtain or renew driver’s licenses or ID cards.

Gov. Josh Shapiro: “We’ll save taxpayers time and money, reduce the number of costly paper registrations and streamline voter registration for Pennsylvanians. Look, this is common sense. You already provide proof of identity, residency, age and citizenship at the DMV — all the information you need to register to vote.”

Pennsylvania joins 23 mostly Democratic states and Washington, D.C., in having some form of automatic voter registration.

Meanwhile, Democrat Lindsay Powell easily won a special election Tuesday in Pittsburgh, restoring the Democrats’ one-seat majority in the Pennsylvania House. She is the first Black woman to represent the predominantly white 21st District in Allegheny County.

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