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Democratic Caucus of CCAP opposes repeal of Act 77 of 2019

The Democratic Caucus of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania is opposing a policy resolution that would force the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania to work to overturn Act 77 of 2019.

The resolution, which is being considered for a vote at the CCAP Annual Conference and Trade Show today at the Lancaster Convention Center, circumventing the long-standing policy-making process of the association. If approved by the full membership, the proposed resolution would compel CCAP’s administration to advocate for these changes on behalf of all Pennsylvania counties.

The resolution being proposed asks for the following key points:

¯ Advocates for the full repeal of Act 77 of 2019

¯ Authorizes additional or “different means, methods, manners and/or timing” by which qualified electors may cast their ballots.

¯ Requests a constitutional amendment with consultation from county commissioners, election staff, and Association.

The association utilizes a strict resolution process to develop the association’s Pennsylvania County Platform to guide the CCAP policy team’s legislative priorities. Although the proposed Resolution Supporting the Repeal of Act 77 of 2019 was rejected by the bipartisan CCAP Elections Reform Committee, it was submitted by Republican commissioners who manipulated a loophole in the CCAP bylaws to circumvent the traditional process to place it before the full membership for a vote.

The Democratic Caucus of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania opposes partisan maneuvering to circumvent CCAP’s traditional procedures to push for a change in policy.

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