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Mail-in ballots were more popular than in-person voting in more than a third of Pa. counties

By: - June 23, 2020 3:52 pm

(Capital-Star photo by Elizabeth Hardison)

The inaugural election for Pennsylvania’s expanded mail-in ballot option has proven to be popular, and in some counties, more popular than voting in-person.

In 23 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, mail-in ballots exceeded the number of in-person votes cast during the state’s June 2 primaries, according to Department of State data.

Note: The estimates from the Department of State are based on the assumption that mail-in voters cast a vote for president.

The 23 counties where mail-in ballots exceeded in-person votes are: Adams, Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Cameron, Centre, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Erie, Forest, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Susquehanna and Westmoreland counties, according to the unofficial results.

The table below shows the number of mail-in ballots and in-person votes cast for each of the 23 counties listed above.

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Cassie Miller
Cassie Miller

A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller has an extensive background in magazine writing, editing and design. She is a graduate of Penn State University where she served as the campus newspaper’s photo editor. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared. Follow her on Twitter: @Wordsby_CassieM.