To the Editor: With Election Day on Nov. 8 and I have been receiving an increasing number of emails and phone calls from my constituents who are concerned about voter intimidation. This issue has made national news among the presidential candidates, and the people who have contacted me fear they may be victims of intimidation when they cast their ballot.
In case someone isn’t aware or has forgotten, voter intimidation is against the law in Pennsylvania. According to Section 1847 of the Pennsylvania Election Code (Act of June 3, 1937, P.L. 1333, No. 320), anyone engaging in the act of voter intimidation shall be subject to up to two years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
Plain and simple, voter intimidation is illegal.
Your right to vote and the power of your vote is the only thing that puts each of us as an EQUAL to the most powerful people in America. Please exercise your power on Nov. 8.