Senate Special Committee on Election Integrity and Reform Begins Bipartisan Review

(HARRISBURG) – The bi-partisan Pennsylvania Senate Special Committee on Election Integrity and Reform will hold a hearing on Monday, March 15, at 10:00 a.m. in Harrisburg, according to Senator Lisa Baker (R-20).

“For the last several months, ensuring the integrity of our elections is a topic that has been at the forefront of priority issues, and continues to gain a great amount of attention in Harrisburg,” Senator Baker said.  “As we look towards the future, it is imperative that we engage in a thoughtful dialogue and examination of the ways that we can improve the election process, learning from past mistakes, challenges and concerns.”

The purpose of the Special Committee on Election Integrity and Reform is to focus on the review of the 2020 General Election. Members of the bipartisan Special Committee were appointed by President Pro Tempore Senator Jake Corman (R-34) in consultation with the Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-43).  Members of the Special Committee include Chairman Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), Senator Lisa Boscola (D-18), Senator John Gordner (R-27), Senator Mike Regan (R-31), Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10), Senator Sharif Street (D-3), Senator Lindsey Williams (D-38) and Senate Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-34) as ex-officio.

The hearing on March 15 will be streamed live on the Special Committee’s website:  The hearing will focus on ‘A Review of Best Practices of Election Integrity and Security from Other States’. 

“In this hearing, the committee will have the opportunity to hear from clerks and election officials not only from Pennsylvania, but also from numerous other states, which will allow us to better understand any shortcomings of Pennsylvania ‘s voting process,” Baker explained. “A vast number of men and women from our community, as well as from across Pennsylvania, have reached out regarding election concerns and the need for reforms.  I encourage anyone with input or information regarding election matters to submit comments through the online form on the Special Committee website.”

In addition, a second hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 23 at 9:00 a.m., with an agenda to be announced in the near future. 

The Special Committee is anticipated to produce a report that will be presented to the General Assembly and standing committees covering areas of legislative recommendations for swift action, as directed in the Senate Motion establishing the Special Committee.

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