Voting rights advocates applaud Wolf administration for new online voter registration in PA


Beginning today, eligible Pennsylvania residents can register to vote online at

PITTSBURGH, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced this morning that eligible Pennsylvanians can register to vote online starting today. New Voices Pittsburgh, a Reproductive Justice organization that advocates for voting rights for Black women, applauds the Wolf administration for eliminating barriers to voter registration. The Wolf administration launched the new webpage,, as the portal for online voter registration in PA.
“Online voter registration is a monumental step to increase access to the Civil Right and Human Right to vote, elect public officials and participate in our American democracy,” says La’Tasha D. Mayes, Executive Director of New Voices Pittsburgh. Across the country, 22 states have implemented online voter registration using available technologies to make the administrative process more efficient, accurate and convenient. “For the Black women and women of color we serve who are leading the New American Majority, online voter registration resonates with the millennial generation and the 84% of adults who are online today, ” remarks Mayes.
Governor Wolf discussed the many benefits of online voter registration including greater privacy, accuracy and integrity of voting rolls that would increase voter participation. PA Secretary of State Pedro Cortes worked closely with members of Pennsylvania Voice to make online voter registration a reality. New Voices Pittsburgh reaches voters through our non-partisan Integrated Voter Engagement (IVE) program called the Voice Your Vote! Project™ that makes 50,000 contacts a year to Black women ages 18-49 in Allegheny County. “Our Integrated Voter Engagement efforts connect disenfranchised communities to critical voter information, education and registration while promoting civic engagement,” says Julia Johnson, Community Organizer at New Voices Pittsburgh.
Since 2004, New Voices Pittsburgh has advocated for voting rights in Pennsylvania for Black women, women of color, low-income people, young people and LGBTQ people. From voter registration to voter turnout, New Voices Pittsburgh is an emerging Integrate Voter Engagement force in PA. New Voices Pittsburgh continues the Voice Your Vote! Project™ with the General Election on November 3, 2015. “With the great success of our Integrated Voter Engagement work, we will replicate the Voice Your Vote Project™ across Pennsylvania and in Ohio,” says Mayes. For more information about new online voter registration, call New Voices Pittsburgh at 412.363.4500.

About Post Author


From the Web

Skip to content