Elections will take place for the following positions during the May 18th Primary Election (Elected per Ward and District):
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PA Ballot Measures are amendments to the PA constitution (see below). This is your only chance to vote on them.
Additional information regarding the general elections
The ballot wording can be confusing, so remember to vote YES, YES, NO, NO, NO!
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A ‘Yes’ vote means you support the elected representatives of the people having a voice in state government allowing a bipartisan, cooperative response to an emergency.
Empowers the legislature to extend or terminate a emergency declaration by resolution.
Why vote YES to Question #1:
This proposed amendment comes in response to the governor’s veto of House Resolution 836 of 2020, which would have put an end to the COVID-19 disaster declaration and the governor’s unilateral authority to handle it. While state law authorizes the General Assembly to end disaster declarations with a resolution, the governor insisted – and the court agreed – that resolution was subject to his approval or veto. Under this constitutional amendment, a concurrent resolution terminating or extending a disaster emergency declaration need not be presented to the governor for his signature. Read more on question 1
Addresses the governor's emergency powers, including requiring legislative approval to continue beyond 21 days.
Why vote YES to Question #2:
This proposed amendment comes in response to the TWO extended disaster emergency declarations under which we are currently operating. Under this constitutional amendment, disaster declarations would be limited to no more than 21 days, allowing time for the General Assembly to be called into session and meet possible emergency needs. If a governor believes the declaration should last longer, he or she would have to gain approval of the General Assembly by sharing information and data to prove the need for extending the declaration. Under current law, a governor can declare a disaster emergency for a period of up to 90 days and can renew it as often as he or she likes. More on Question 2
VOTE YES to Amendments 1 and 2
Question #3 prohibits denial or abridgement of rights on account of an individual's race or ethnicity.
Why vote No to Question #3:
Discrimination based on race is already unlawful. Adding the word "ethnicity" without defining it invites extreme abuse of the law. This would add an amendment to the PA constitution to guarantee an "individual's", not citizen's, rights under the law based on race or ethnicity. The main concern is this language can be abused to protect and promote illegal migration in PA (example: California, Minnesota, Arizona), including individuals with ties to terrorism.
Making municipal fire and emergency medical services companies eligible for loans
Why vote No to Question #4:
Volunteer fire departments and emergency services are already eligible for these loans, which is different than paid fire and emergency services. Extending the loan to paid departments will allow cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh to borrow more with nobody watching where the money is going, while putting PA deeper in debt. If the load defaults, taxpayers will then pick up the burden.
Allegheny County Specific – Prohibit Solitary Confinement Initiative
Why vote No to Question #5:
This referendum will change the county code to eliminate solitary confinement, shackles and handcuffs for criminals in the county jail. This compromises law and order at the county jail. A local radical left group is responsible for this ballot question.