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Pa. House needs to pass bill sending mail-in ballots to all voters | Capital-Star Letters

By: - April 2, 2020 6:30 am

Thank you for passing the historic voting reform package last year. A portion of this package that seems to have arrived just in time is the ability for all Pennsylvanians to vote by mail.

Last week, I took a few minutes to complete the online application for a mail-in ballot. This will be the easiest and the safest way to participate in the upcoming state primary on June 2.

In order to extend this option to all registered voters in the Commonwealth, I urge you to support legislation sponsored by Rep. Kevin J. Boyle, D-Philadelphia, ensuring that every voter in Pennsylvania is mailed a mail-in ballot application. The bill is now before the House State Government Committee.

Boyle’s bill, HB 2367, is crucial for protecting both voters and election workers during the June 2nd Primary. If the Legislature fails to act and does not push VBM as the norm, we will risk losing the progress we will have made flattening the curve through social distancing.

So many aspects of our lives have been affected by the global pandemic. Let us ensure that we still have a robust, competitive, and “well-attended” primary this year by passing HB 2367.


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