House Democratic Policy Committee to hold virtual hearing on voting issues Thursday

HARRISBURG, Oct. 5 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on voting issues.

The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. The media and public can watch the livestream at

Requested by state Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, the hearing will feature testimony from county and state officials about their preparation for the general election. Testifiers and legislators will speak remotely.

Testifiers will include: 

  • Jonathan Marks, deputy secretary for elections & commission, Pennsylvania Department of State.
  • Bill Turner, acting director, Chester County Voter Services. 
  • Sara Mullen, associate director/director of advocacy & policy, ACLU PA.
  • Lauren Cristella, chief advancement officer, The Committee of Seventy.
  • Carol Kuniholm, vice president of government and social policy, League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania.  

Following the hearing, testimonies and full hearing video will be posted at