Pennsylvania 2021 ballot measures

As of March 16, 2021, three statewide ballot measures were certified to appear on the ballot on May 18, 2021, in Pennsylvania.


  • At the primary election on May 18, voters will decide two constitutional amendments on the governor’s emergency powers, which have been a point of conflict between the Republican-controlled Legislature and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf during the coronavirus pandemic.
Title Description
Equal Rights Regardless of Race or Ethnicity Amendment Prohibits denial or abridgement of rights on account of an individual’s race or ethnicity
Emergency Declarations Amendment Addresses the governor’s emergency powers, including requiring legislative approval to continue beyond 21 days
Legislative Resolution to Extend or Terminate Emergency Declaration Amendment Empowers the legislature to extend or terminate a emergency declaration by resolution

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