ACLU-PA Position: Opposes
SB 1018 would amend Title 25 (Elections) to implement certain recommendations proposed in the Pennsylvania Auditor General's 2019 performance audit report of the SURE system (Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors).
While the ACLU-PA supports policies that prioritize making the voter registration system as secure and accurate as possible, SB 1018 falls short of this goal because the bill:
- Includes provisions that are vague, unfunded, present security risks, and/or violate state and federal law.
- Mandates changes that are already operational; and
- Fails to account for changes made to the SURE system made since the release of the Auditor General’s report in 2019.
Check the bill's status here.