mail-in-ballots

U.S. Supreme Court order could impact narrow Pa. GOP U.S. Senate race

BY: - May 31, 2022

Lawyers for the candidates appeared in Commonwealth Court earlier Tuesday to argue whether timely — yet undated — ballots should count toward final results.

Commonwealth Court hears arguments over counting undated Pa. mail ballots

BY: - May 31, 2022

The legal challenge brought by Dave McCormick aims to close the narrow gap by ensuring that counties count ballots received on time but were missing a date or were incorrectly dated.

Lehigh Co. DA, Pa. Secretary of State to discuss plan to monitor ballot drop boxes

BY: - May 9, 2022

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said Friday he will continue to have county detectives physically monitor drop-off boxes for mail-in ballots but has agreed to talk on Monday with acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman on the matter. On Thursday, Chapman sent a letter to Martin asking him to stop having county detectives monitor […]

ACLU, disability advocates call on Lehigh Co. DA to halt drop box monitoring plan

BY: - May 6, 2022

District Attorney Jim Martin's plan crosses the line into voter intimidation, they argue

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Poll: Most Pa. voters ‘dissatisfied’ with state’s election system | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 6, 2022

Voters called for Voter ID, and an end to mail-in ballots, according to a new Franklin & Marshall College poll

COMMENTARY

Monday is the deadline register to vote in the May 17 primary. What to know | Monday Coffee

BY: - May 2, 2022

Your complete guide to participating in this very consequential election.

Lehigh County controller: Plan to monitor ballot drop-off boxes would ‘intimidate voters’

BY: - April 29, 2022

Democratic Controller Mark Pinsley is examining whether he can take action on GOP DA Jim Martin's plan.

More than 664K Pa. voters have applied for mail-in ballots ahead of primary election, Pa. says

BY: - April 13, 2022

The 2022 primary election, which will decide each party’s nominees for all 203 state House seats, half of the 50-member state Senate, congressional seats, and the nominees for governor and lieutenant governor in the November general election, is Pennsylvania’s third primary election with the option for no-excuse mail-in ballots.

Lehigh DA: Hundreds illegally dropped off more than one ballot in drop boxes; No prosecutions planned

BY: - April 5, 2022

ALLENTOWN — An investigation by the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office found that there were “likely hundreds of instances” where people deposited more than one ballot in a voting drop box last fall – a violation of state election law. But District Attorney Jim Martin said there will be no prosecutions because it is impossible […]

Little has changed for Pennsylvania election officials, voters heading into 2022

BY: - March 18, 2022

The same challenges, such as limited state funding and limited time to process mail-in ballots, remain unresolved.

Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law has its day in Supreme Court

BY: - March 8, 2022

Roles were reversed in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday, as attorneys argued over the fate of the state’s three-year-old mail-in voting law, with lawyers for Gov. Tom Wolf arguing to protect legislative power, and lawyers for 14 dissident lawmakers arguing to undo a law that 11 of them had voted to approve. The law, […]

GOP lawmakers celebrate Act 77 ruling, though what’s next is unclear

BY: - February 9, 2022

The order, which struck down mail-in ballots, has already been appealed, and further legislative action is on hold.