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Senate Memo


Act 77 (SB421)


Commonwealth Court Opinion

By Judge Leavitt, January 28, 2022

“For these reasons, we grant summary relief to McLinko and declare that Act 77 violates Article VII, Section 1 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, PA. VII, §1.”

On January 29, 2019, more than a year before COVID, Senate Memo titled “Constitutional Amendment – Absentee Ballots” was issued introducing SB421 (Act 77).  This memo states in part:

“Pennsylvania’s current Constitution restricts voters wanting to vote by absentee ballot to [enumerated] situations... We propose to amend the Constitution to eliminate these limitations, empowering voters to request and submit absentee ballots for any reason – allowing them to vote early and by mail.”

​Constitutional amendments must be approved in two consecutive legislative sessions and be voted on by YOU during an election.  John Lawrence and his colleagues robbed us of this right.   

Furthermore, Act 77 gave the county board of elections the authority to determine the methods by which mail-in ballots may be returned.  This resulted in the use of ballot drop boxes throughout our county.

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