On May 11th, 2022, representatives from more than 70 political activism groups met in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital, to sign a declaration calling for state legislation to return to in-person voting, with the exceptions noted in the election code before the implementation of Act 77. Act 77, enacted in 2019, allowed mail-in voting in the state.
The declaration that was signed was called the “election integrity declaration” and asked that legislators repeal no-excuse mail-in voting as well as require voters to provide photo identification and proof of U.S. citizenship in addition to verbalizing their residency status when voting. Additionally the groups asked for legislators to require the use of hardcopy paper ballots.
Multiple groups have been asking for a return to in-person voting for multiple months.
The declaration, after it was signed, was distributed to the office of every Pennsylvania state lawmaker. Attorney Greg Stapp signed the declaration and was present in Harrisburg for the meeting.