Voting Rights Groups Question Philly’s Polling Place Changes

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia elections officials have moved 89 polling places for next week’s municipal election — a routine action, but a group of voting rights organizations says it is concerned the changes were made without giving the public enough input and properly publicizing them. The letter was signed by All Voting Is Local, the ACLU of Pennsylvania, Campaign Legal Center, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition, and Pennsylvania Voice. They were particularly concerned about changes close to the election, which they said “increases the risk of confusion and of voters casting provisional ballots at the wrong polling place, which may result in disenfranchisement.”

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