Democrats continue to far outpace Republicans in Pennsylvania vote by mail signups

PENNSYLVANIA — Today, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party announced that over 1 million Pennsylvania Democrats have now applied for a mail-in ballot.

Since the onset of coronavirus crisis, the PA Dems “Back to Blue” organizing team shifted its efforts to prioritize vote by mail signups — which will allow voters to participate in this year’s elections from the safety of their homes.

Here’s how the team reached this milestone:

  • Hosted over 1,200 participants in online seminars focused on the vote-by-mail process.
  • Held 11 days of action, where thousands of volunteers have been mobilized to contact voters across Pennsylvania to encourage them to apply for a mail-in ballot.
  • Joined with partners including Shapiro for Pennsylvania, the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Attorneys General Association to send over 1 million texts to Pennsylvania voters.
  • Made nearly 750,000 phone calls to Pennsylvania voters.

Meanwhile, only 435,000 Pennsylvania Republicans have applied for a mail-in ballot.

“Our Back to Blue organizing team is one of the best the commonwealth has ever seen, and we’re just getting started,” said Sinceré Harris, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. “Even with COVID-19, we didn’t skip a beat. We immediately re-oriented our program toward remote organizing and encouraging Pennsylvanians to vote safely from home — and we have dominated the GOP in vote by mail signups ever since. This is hard work paying off — from grassroots volunteers to our local, state and national partners. Pennsylvania Democrats are fired up, energized, and ready to go back to blue in November.”