For local officials, the fight against election lies never ends | Analysis
Election officials are working across state and partisan lines to earn back voters’ trust.
Wolf vetoes Republican voting bill; GOP pivots to constitutional referendums
Such measures are approved by the Legislature before they go before voters in a referendum. Governors have no say on their ratification.
An ‘off-year’ election? There’s no such thing for these local officials.
Now, without the pressure of a heated presidential election cycle or the early panic of the COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on county election officials is becoming even more clear: they say they’re saddled with more administrative tasks and deadlines, and some have little confidence that the state legislators who write election laws will meaningfully improve their working conditions.
Map: How Pa. counties plan to count 3.1 million mail-in ballots
The Capital-Star staff surveyed the state’s 67 county election directors to learn how they’ll tackle the mountain of mail-in ballots, which are expected to exceed 3 million statewide.