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HOUSE AMENDED
PRIOR PRINTER'S NOS. 481, 1015
PRINTER'S NO. 1292
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
421
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY BOSCOLA, BROWNE, MENSCH, BARTOLOTTA, KILLION,
LAUGHLIN, SCAVELLO, STEFANO AND PHILLIPS-HILL, MARCH 25, 2019
AS REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT, HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES, AS AMENDED, OCTOBER 22, 2019
AN ACT
Amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), entitled
"An act concerning elections, including general, municipal,
special and primary elections, the nomination of candidates,
primary and election expenses and election contests; creating
and defining membership of county boards of elections;
imposing duties upon the Secretary of the Commonwealth,
courts, county boards of elections, county commissioners;
imposing penalties for violation of the act, and codifying,
revising and consolidating the laws relating thereto; and
repealing certain acts and parts of acts relating to
elections," in ballots, further providing for form of
official election ballot; in voting machines, further
providing for requirements of voting machines and for form of
ballot labels on voting machines; in electronic voting
systems, further providing for requirements of electronic
voting systems, for forms and for election day procedures and
the process of voting; and, in preparation for and conduct of
primaries and elections, further providing for instructions
of voters and manner of voting in districts in which voting
machines are used, for count and return of votes in districts
in which ballots are used and for what ballots shall be
counted, manner of counting and defective ballots.
AMENDING THE ACT OF JUNE 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, NO.320), ENTITLED
"AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTIONS, INCLUDING GENERAL, MUNICIPAL,
SPECIAL AND PRIMARY ELECTIONS, THE NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES,
PRIMARY AND ELECTION EXPENSES AND ELECTION CONTESTS; CREATING
AND DEFINING MEMBERSHIP OF COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTIONS;
IMPOSING DUTIES UPON THE SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH,
COURTS, COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTIONS, COUNTY COMMISSIONERS;
IMPOSING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF THE ACT, AND CODIFYING,
REVISING AND CONSOLIDATING THE LAWS RELATING THERETO; AND
REPEALING CERTAIN ACTS AND PARTS OF ACTS RELATING TO
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ELECTIONS," IN PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS, FURTHER PROVIDING FOR
DEFINITIONS; IN THE SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH, PROVIDING
FOR REQUIREMENTS FOR DISAPPROVAL OR DECERTIFICATION OF VOTING
APPARATUSES; IN ELECTION DISTRICTS AND POLLING PLACES,
FURTHER PROVIDING FOR RESTRICTIONS ON ALTERATION; IN
NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES, FURTHER PROVIDING FOR PETITION MAY
CONSIST OF SEVERAL SHEETS AND AFFIDAVIT OF CIRCULATOR AND FOR
NOMINATIONS BY POLITICAL BODIES; IN BALLOTS, FURTHER
PROVIDING FOR FORM OF OFFICIAL PRIMARY BALLOT, FOR FORM OF
OFFICIAL ELECTION BALLOT AND FOR NUMBER OF BALLOTS TO BE
PRINTED AND SPECIMEN BALLOTS; IN VOTING MACHINES, FURTHER
PROVIDING FOR REQUIREMENTS OF VOTING MACHINES AND FOR FORM OF
BALLOT LABELS ON VOTING MACHINES; IN ELECTRONIC VOTING
SYSTEMS, FURTHER PROVIDING FOR REQUIREMENTS OF ELECTRONIC
VOTING SYSTEMS, FOR FORMS, FOR ELECTION DAY PROCEDURES AND
THE PROCESS OF VOTING AND FOR POST ELECTION PROCEDURES; IN
PREPARATION FOR AND CONDUCT OF PRIMARIES AND ELECTIONS,
FURTHER PROVIDING FOR MANNER OF APPLYING TO VOTE AND PERSONS
ENTITLED TO VOTE AND VOTER'S CERTIFICATES AND ENTRIES TO BE
MADE IN DISTRICT REGISTER AND NUMBERED LISTS OF VOTERS AND
CHALLENGES, FOR METHOD OF MARKING BALLOTS AND DEPOSITING SAME
IN DISTRICTS IN WHICH BALLOTS ARE USED, FOR INSTRUCTIONS OF
VOTERS AND MANNER OF VOTING IN DISTRICTS IN WHICH VOTING
MACHINES ARE USED, FOR COUNT AND RETURN OF VOTES IN DISTRICTS
IN WHICH BALLOTS ARE USED, FOR WHAT BALLOTS SHALL BE COUNTED,
MANNER OF COUNTING AND DEFECTIVE BALLOTS AND FOR CANVASS AND
RETURN OF VOTES IN DISTRICTS IN WHICH VOTING MACHINES ARE
USED AND PROVIDING FOR DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF VALID VOTER
REGISTRATION APPLICATION, FOR APPEALS AND FOR APPEALS TO
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS; IN VOTING BY QUALIFIED ABSENTEE
ELECTORS, FURTHER PROVIDING FOR APPLICATIONS FOR OFFICIAL
ABSENTEE BALLOTS, FOR DATE OF APPLICATION FOR ABSENTEE
BALLOT, FOR APPROVAL OF APPLICATION FOR ABSENTEE BALLOT, FOR
ABSENTEE ELECTORS FILES AND LISTS, FOR OFFICIAL ABSENTEE
VOTERS BALLOTS, FOR DELIVERING OR MAILING BALLOTS, FOR VOTING
BY ABSENTEE ELECTORS, FOR CANVASSING OF OFFICIAL ABSENTEE
BALLOTS AND FOR PUBLIC RECORDS; PROVIDING FOR VOTING BY
QUALIFIED MAIL-IN ELECTORS; IN RETURNS OF PRIMARIES AND
ELECTIONS, FURTHER PROVIDING FOR MANNER OF COMPUTING
IRREGULAR BALLOTS; IN PRIMARY AND ELECTION EXPENSES, FURTHER
PROVIDING FOR REPORTING BY CANDIDATES AND POLITICAL
COMMITTEES AND OTHER PERSONS; PROVIDING FOR DISSEMINATION OF
INFORMATION AND FOR JURISDICTION; AND MAKING RELATED REPEALS.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Sections 1003(a), 1107(b), 1110(h), 1107-A(3),
1109-A(a)(2) and (d), 1112-A(a)(2) and (4), 1216(d) and (f),
1222(a) and (b) and 1223(a) of the act of June 3, 1937
(P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, are
amended to read:
Section 1003. Form of Official Election Ballot.--
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(a) The official ballots for general, municipal and special
elections shall be in substantially the following form:
OFFICIAL BALLOT
....................... District, ........................ Ward,
City of ........................, County of ...................,
State of Pennsylvania ..........................................
Election held on the .......... day of ................, [19]
20.....
A cross (X) or check ( ) mark in the square opposite the name of
any candidate indicates a vote for that candidate.
[To vote a straight party ticket, mark a cross (X) or check
( ) in the square, in the Party Column, opposite the name of the
party of your choice. To vote for an individual candidate of
another party after making a mark in the party square, mark a
cross (X) or check ( ) opposite his name. For an office where
more than one candidate is to be voted for, the voter, after
marking in the party square, may divide his vote by marking a
cross (X) or check ( ) to the right of each candidate for whom
he or she desires to vote. For such office votes shall not be
counted for candidates not individually marked.]
To vote for a person whose name is not on the ballot, write,
print or paste his name in the blank space provided for that
purpose. A cross (X) or check ( ) mark in the square opposite
the names of the candidates of any party for President and Vice-
President of the United States indicates a vote for all the
candidates of that party for presidential elector. To vote for
individual candidates for presidential elector, write, print or
paste their names in the blank spaces provided for that purpose
under the title "Presidential Electors." Mark ballot only in
black lead pencil, indelible pencil or blue, black or blue-black
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ink, in fountain pen or ball point pen; use the same pencil or
pen for all markings you place on the ballot.
Before leaving the voting compartment, fold this ballot,
without displaying the markings thereon, in the same way it was
folded when received, then leave the compartment and exhibit the
ballot to one of the election officers who shall ascertain by an
inspection of the number appearing upon the right hand corner of
the back of the ballot whether the ballot so exhibited to him is
the same ballot which the elector received before entering the
voting compartment. If it is the same, the election officer
shall direct the elector, without unfolding the ballot, to
remove the perforated corner containing the number, and the
elector shall immediately deposit the ballot in the ballot box.
Any ballot deposited in a ballot box at any primary or election
without having the said number torn off shall be void and shall
not be counted.
[Party Column Presidential Electors
To Vote a Straight Party Ticket
Mark a Cross (X) or Check ( ) in
this Column.
(Vote for the candidates of
one party for President and
Vice-President, or insert the
names of candidates.)
Democratic
For
John Stiles
and
Richard Doe,
Democratic ...................
Republican
For
John Doe
and
Richard Roe,
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Republican ...................
Socialist
For
John Smith
and
William Jones,
Socialist ....................
Citizens]
Presidential Electors.
(Vote for the candidates of one party for President and Vice
President, or insert the names of candidates)
For
John Stiles and Richard Doe......................... Democratic
For
John Doe and Richard Roe............................ Republican
For
John Smith and William Jones......................... Socialist
For
........................ Citizens
United States Senator.
(Vote for one)
Richard Roe ......................................... Democratic
John Doe ............................................ Republican
Richard Stiles ....................................... Socialist
Governor.
(Vote for one)
Richard Roe ......................................... Democratic
John Doe ............................................ Republican
Richard Stiles ....................................... Socialist
Representatives in Congress,
....... District.
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(Vote for one)
Richard Roe ......................................... Democratic
John Doe ............................................ Republican
Richard Stiles ....................................... Socialist
Senator in the General Assembly,
....... District.
(Vote for one)
John Doe ............................................ Democratic
Richard Roe ......................................... Republican
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Section 1107. Requirements of Voting Machines.--No voting
machine shall, upon any examination or reexamination, be
approved by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, or by any
examiner appointed by him, unless it shall, at the time, satisfy
the following requirements:
* * *
[(b) It shall permit each voter, at other than primary
elections, to vote a straight political party ticket in one
operation, and, in one operation, to vote for all the candidates
of one political party for presidential electors, and, in one
operation, to vote for all the candidates of one political party
for every office to be voted for, except those offices as to
which he votes for individual candidates.]
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Section 1110. Form of Ballot Labels on Voting Machines.--
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(h) The names of all candidates of a political party shall
appear in the same row or column, and except in cases of names
of presidential commitments of nominees for delegate or
alternate delegate to political party National conventions no
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other names shall appear in the same row or column[, to the left
or top of which shall be a straight party lever, by means of
which an elector may, in one operation, vote for all the
candidates of that political party for every office to be voted
for]. Where the names of the delegate or alternate delegate and
the presidential candidate he is supporting shall both appear,
the print size of the name of the delegate or alternate delegate
shall be equal to the size of the name of the particular
presidential candidate to whom he is committed, or in the case
where he is uncommitted, the word "uncommitted" shall appear in
the same size print. The names of such candidates shall be
arranged under or opposite the title of the office for which
they are candidates, and shall appear in the order of the votes
obtained by the candidate for Governor of the party nominated at
the last gubernatorial election, beginning with the party
obtaining the highest number of votes: Provided, however, That
in the case of parties or bodies not represented on the ballot
at the last gubernatorial election, the names of the candidates
of such parties shall be arranged alphabetically, according to
the party or body name. The names of all candidates of a
political body shall appear in the same row or column, and, if
the number of parties and bodies permits, each political body
shall be entitled exclusively to a separate row or column[, with
a straight party lever]. If, however, the number of political
parties and political bodies renders it impossible or
impracticable to so arrange the political bodies, in such case
said bodies shall not be entitled to a separate row or column
[and a straight party lever], but shall be listed by political
appellations on the first left hand or top row, with the
designating letter and number of the ballot label where their
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candidates may be found, together with the political
appellations of other political bodies, whose candidates may be
interspersed on the same row or column. Subject to the aforesaid
limitations, the form and arrangement of ballot labels, as to
the placing thereon of political bodies, shall be within the
discretion of the county board.
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Section 1107-A. Requirements of Electronic Voting Systems.--
No electronic voting system shall, upon any examination or
reexamination, be approved by the Secretary of the Commonwealth,
or by any examiner appointed by him, unless it shall be
established that such system, at the time of such examination or
reexamination:
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[(3) Permits each voter, at other than primary elections, to
vote a straight political party ticket by one mark or act and,
by one mark or act, to vote for all the candidates of one
political party for presidential electors and, by one mark or
act, to vote for all the candidates of one political party for
every office to be voted for, and every such mark or act shall
be equivalent to and shall be counted as a vote for every
candidate of the political party so marked including its
candidates for presidential electors, except with respect to
those offices as to which the voter has registered a vote for
individual candidates of the same or another political party or
political body, in which case the automatic tabulating equipment
shall credit the vote for that office only for the candidate
individually so selected, notwithstanding the fact that the
voter may not have individually voted for the full number of
candidates for that office for which he was entitled to vote.]
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Section 1109-A. Forms.--(a) * * *
(2) The pages placed on the voting device shall be of
sufficient number to include, following the listing of
particular candidates, the names of candidates for any
nonpartisan offices and any measures for which a voter may be
qualified to vote on a given election day, provided further that
for municipal, general or special elections, the first ballot
page shall list in the order that such political parties are
entitled to priority on the ballot, the names of such political
parties [with designating arrows so as to indicate the voting
square or position on the ballot card where the voter may insert
by one mark or punch the straight party ticket of his choice].
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[(d) In partisan elections the ballot cards shall include a
voting square or position whereby the voter may by one punch or
mark record a straight party ticket vote for all the candidates
of one party or may vote a split ticket for the candidates of
his choice.]
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Section 1112-A. Election Day Procedures and the Process of
Voting.--(a) In an election district which uses an electronic
voting system in which votes are registered electronically, the
following procedures will be applicable for the conduct of the
election at the election district:
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(2) At [primary] all elections, the voter shall be able to
vote for each candidate individually by the means provided. [At
all other elections, he may vote for each candidate
individually, or he may vote a straight political party ticket
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in one operation by operating the straight political party
mechanism of the political party or political body of his
choice. He may also, after having operated the straight party
mechanism and before recording his vote, cancel the vote for any
candidate of such political party or political body and may
thereupon vote for a candidate of another party, or political
body for the same office.] The voter may also vote individually
for or against a question submitted to the vote of the electors.
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(4) At any general election at which presidential electors
are to be chosen, each elector shall be permitted to vote by one
operation for all the presidential electors of a political party
or political body. For each party or body nominating
presidential electors, a ballot label shall be provided
containing only the words "Presidential Electors," preceded by
the names of the party or body and followed by the names of the
candidates thereof for the Office of President and Vice-
President, and the corresponding counter or registering device
shall register votes cast for said electors when thus voted for
collectively. If any elector desires to vote a ticket for
presidential electors made up of the names of persons nominated
by different parties or bodies, or partially of names of persons
so in nomination and partially of names of persons not in
nomination by any party or body, he may write or deposit a paper
ballot prepared by himself in the receptacle provided in or on
the voting device for that purpose, or he may list their names
on the write-in ballot or envelope provided for that purpose.
The voting device shall be so constructed that it will not be
possible for any one voter to vote a straight party ticket for
presidential electors and at the same time to deposit a ballot
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for presidential electors in a receptacle as [hereinabove]
provided in this section. When the votes for presidential
electors are counted, the votes appearing upon the counter or
registering device corresponding to the ballot label containing
the names of the candidates for President and Vice-President of
any party or body shall be counted as votes for each of the
candidates for presidential elector of such party or body, and
thereupon all candidates for presidential elector shall be
credited, in addition, with the votes cast for them upon the
ballots deposited in the machine, as [hereinabove] provided in
this section.
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Section 1216. Instructions of Voters and Manner of Voting in
Districts in Which Voting Machines are Used.--
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(d) At [primaries] all elections, he shall vote for each
candidate individually by operating the key, handle, pointer or
knob, upon or adjacent to which the name of such candidate is
placed. [At elections, he may vote for each candidate
individually by operating the key, handle, pointer or knob, upon
or adjacent to which the names of candidates of his choice are
placed, or he may vote a straight political party ticket in one
operation by operating the straight political party lever of the
political party or political body of his choice, if such machine
has thereon a separate lever for all the candidates of the
political body. He may also, after having operated the straight
party lever, and before recording his vote, cancel the vote for
any candidate of such political party or political body by
replacing the individual key, handle, pointer or knob of such
candidate, and may thereupon vote for a candidate of another
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party, or political body for the same office by operating the
key, handle, pointer or knob, upon or adjacent to which the name
of such candidate appears.] In the case of a question submitted
to the vote of the electors, the elector shall operate the key,
handle, pointer or knob corresponding to the answer which he
desires to give.
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(f) At any general election at which presidential electors
are to be chosen, each elector shall be permitted to vote by one
operation for all the presidential electors of a political party
or political body. For each party or body nominating
presidential electors, a ballot label shall be provided
containing only the words "Presidential Electors," preceded by
the names of the party or body and followed by the names of the
candidates thereof for the office of President and Vice-
President, and the corresponding counter or registering device
shall register votes cast for said electors when thus voted for
collectively. If an elector desires to vote a ticket for
presidential electors made up of the names of persons nominated
by different parties or bodies, or partially of names of persons
so in nomination and partially of names of persons not in
nomination by any party or body, or wholly of names of persons
not in nomination by any party or body, he may write or deposit
a paper ballot prepared by himself in the receptacle provided in
or on the machine for the purpose. The machine shall be so
constructed that it will not be possible for any one voter to
vote a straight party ticket for presidential electors and at
the same time to deposit a ballot for presidential electors in a
receptacle as [hereinabove] provided in this section. When the
votes for presidential electors are counted, the votes appearing
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upon the counter or registering device corresponding to the
ballot label containing the names of the candidates for
President and Vice-President of any party or body shall be
counted as votes for each of the candidates for presidential
elector of such party or body, and thereupon all candidates for
presidential elector shall be credited, in addition, with the
votes cast for them upon the ballots deposited in the machine,
as [hereinabove] provided in this section.
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Section 1222. Count and Return of Votes in Districts in
Which Ballots are Used.--
(a) As soon as all the ballots have been properly accounted
for, and those outside the ballot box, as well as the "Voting
Check List," numbered lists of voters and district register
sealed, the election officers shall forthwith open the ballot
box, and take therefrom all ballots therein, and at primaries,
separate the same according to the party to which they belong.
The ballots shall then be counted one by one, and a record made
of the total number, and at primaries of the total number cast
for each party. Then the judge, under the scrutiny of the
minority inspector, or the minority inspector, under the
scrutiny of the judge, in the presence of the other officers,
clerks, and of the overseers, if any, and within the hearing and
sight of the watchers outside the enclosed space, shall read
aloud the names of the candidates marked or inserted upon each
ballot (at primaries the ballots of each party being read in
sequence), together with the office for which the person named
is a candidate, and the answers contained on the ballots to the
questions submitted, if any, and the majority inspector and
clerks shall carefully enter each vote as read, and keep account
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of the same in ink in triplicate tally papers (triplicate tally
papers for each party at primaries) to be provided by the county
board of elections for that purpose, all three of which shall be
made at the same time.[: Provided, That at all general,
municipal and special elections, in entering each vote received
by candidates at such election, it shall not be necessary to
enter separate tally marks for each vote received by such
candidates upon the ballots containing the same votes for the
same names, commonly known, and in this act designated as
"Straight Party Tickets" for such purpose straight party ticket
votes shall be entered carefully as each straight party ticket
vote is read on the triplicate tally sheets under the heading
"Number of votes received upon
the .............................. straight party tickets." Upon
completing the number of votes received by each straight party
ticket, the number so tallied for each party shall be entered
numerically on the extreme right hand margin of each such tally
paper.] All ballots, after being removed from the box, shall be
kept within the unobstructed view of all persons in the voting
room until replaced in the box. No person while handling the
ballots shall have in his hand any pencil, pen, stamp or other
means of marking or spoiling any ballot. The election officers
shall forthwith proceed to canvass and compute the votes cast,
and shall not adjourn or postpone the canvass or computation
until it shall have been fully completed.
(b) When the vote cast for the different persons named upon
the ballots and upon the questions, if any, appearing thereon,
shall have been fully recorded in the tally papers and counted,
the election officers shall duly certify to the number of votes
cast for each person (upon the respective party tickets at
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primaries), and shall prepare in ink two (2) general returns,
showing, in addition to the entries made thereon as aforesaid,
the total number of ballots received from the county board (the
total of each party at primaries), the number of ballots cast
(the number of each party at primaries), the number of ballots
(of each party at primaries) declared void, and the number of
ballots spoiled and cancelled, and any blank ballots cast, as
well as the votes cast for each candidate. At elections, the
number of votes cast for each candidate by each political party
or political body of which such candidate is a nominee shall be
separately stated.[: Provided, That the number of votes received
by each set of candidates upon "straight party tickets" shall be
entered opposite the names of the respective candidates in a
column immediately adjoining upon the left which column shall be
of convenient width and shall be headed "number of votes
received upon straight party tickets."] In an immediate column
to the left thereto, the number of votes received by each
candidate upon all ballots [other than "straight party tickets"
including all ballots known as "split tickets"] shall be
entered, such column to be of convenient width and shall be
headed "number of votes [received other than upon straight party
tickets." The number of votes received by each candidate as
shown in the column headed "number of votes received upon
straight party tickets" shall then be added, together with the
number of votes received by each candidate as shown in the
column headed "number of votes received other than upon straight
party tickets" and thereupon, the] received." The total number
of votes received by each candidate shall be entered in a column
on the extreme right-hand side of the return sheets, which
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number of votes."
Nothing in this section contained shall be construed to
authorize or permit the canvassing, counting or tallying ballots
with any less degree of strictness than otherwise required by
law.[, the intention of this section being to dispense with the
individual tally marks only so far as the so-called "straight
party tickets" are concerned, and all other operations of
tallying, counting, canvassing and announcing the votes shall
proceed as near as may be in accordance with the other
provisions of this act.]
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Section 1223. What Ballots Shall Be Counted; Manner of
Counting; Defective Ballots.--(a) No ballot which is so marked
as to be capable of identification shall be counted. Any ballot
that is marked in blue, black or blue-black ink, in fountain pen
or ball point pen, or black lead pencil or indelible pencil,
shall be valid and counted: Provided, That all markings on the
ballot are made by the same pen or pencil. Any ballot marked by
any other mark than an (X) or check ( ) in the spaces provided
for that purpose shall be void and not counted: Provided,
however, That no vote recorded thereon shall be declared void
because a cross (X) or check ( ) mark thereon is irregular in
form. [Any erasure, mutilation or defective marking of the
straight party column at November elections shall render the
entire ballot void, unless the voter has properly indicated his
choice for candidates in any office block, in which case the
vote or votes for such candidates only shall be counted.] Any
erasure or mutilation in the vote in any office block shall
render void the vote for any candidates in said block, but shall
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otherwise properly marked. Any ballot indicating a vote for any
person whose name is not printed on the ballot, by writing,
stamping or sticker, shall be counted as a vote for such person,
if placed in the proper space or spaces provided for that
purpose, whether or not an (X) or check ( ) is placed after the
name of such person: Provided, however, That if such writing,
stamping or sticker is placed over the name of a candidate
printed on the ballot, it shall render the entire vote in said
office block void. If an elector shall mark his ballot for more
persons for any office than there are candidates to be voted for
for such office, or if, for any reason, it may be impossible to
determine his choice for any office, his ballot shall not be
counted for such office, but the ballot shall be counted for all
offices for which it is properly marked. Ballots not marked, or
improperly or defectively marked, so that the whole ballot is
void, shall be set aside and shall be preserved with the other
ballots.
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Section 2. This act shall apply to elections held on or
after January 1, 2020.
Section 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
SECTION 1. SECTION 102(Z.5)(3) OF THE ACT OF JUNE 3, 1937
(P.L.1333, NO.320), KNOWN AS THE PENNSYLVANIA ELECTION CODE, IS
AMENDED AND THE SECTION IS AMENDED BY ADDING A SUBSECTION TO
READ:
SECTION 102. DEFINITIONS.--THE FOLLOWING WORDS, WHEN USED IN
THIS ACT, SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS, UNLESS OTHERWISE
CLEARLY APPARENT FROM THE CONTEXT:
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(3) FOR A QUALIFIED ABSENTEE ELECTOR UNDER SECTION 1301 OR A
QUALIFIED MAIL-IN ELECTOR UNDER SECTION 1301-D:
(I) IN THE CASE OF AN ELECTOR WHO HAS BEEN ISSUED A CURRENT
AND VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE, THE ELECTOR'S DRIVER'S LICENSE
NUMBER;
(II) IN THE CASE OF AN ELECTOR WHO HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED A
CURRENT AND VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE, THE LAST FOUR DIGITS OF THE
ELECTOR'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER;
(III) IN THE CASE OF AN ELECTOR WHO HAS A RELIGIOUS
OBJECTION TO BEING PHOTOGRAPHED, A COPY OF A DOCUMENT THAT
SATISFIES PARAGRAPH (1); OR
(IV) IN THE CASE OF AN ELECTOR WHO HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED A
CURRENT AND VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE OR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, A
COPY OF A DOCUMENT THAT SATISFIES PARAGRAPH (2).
(Z.6) THE WORDS "QUALIFIED MAIL-IN ELECTOR" SHALL MEAN A
QUALIFIED ELECTOR WHO IS NOT A QUALIFIED ABSENTEE ELECTOR.
SECTION 2. THE ACT IS AMENDED BY ADDING A SECTION TO READ:
SECTION 207. REQUIREMENTS FOR DISAPPROVAL OR DECERTIFICATION
OF VOTING APPARATUSES.--(A) THE COMMONWEALTH MAY NOT DISAPPROVE
OR DECERTIFY A VOTING APPARATUS IN FIFTY PER CENTUM (50%) OR
MORE COUNTIES UNTIL THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION HAVE BEEN
MET.
(B) IF THE COMMONWEALTH INTENDS TO MAKE A DISAPPROVAL OR
DECERTIFICATION UNDER SUBSECTION (A), THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE
MUST SUBMIT A WRITTEN PLAN TO THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE
SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE
APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE OF THE SENATE, THE APPROPRIATIONS
COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE STATE GOVERNMENT
COMMITTEE OF THE SENATE AND THE STATE GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE OF
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THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY (180)
DAYS PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE REPLACEMENT VOTING
APPARATUSES, CONTAINING ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
(1) THE REASON FOR THE DISAPPROVAL OR DECERTIFICATION.
(2) THE ESTIMATED COST TO REPLACE THE DISAPPROVED OR
DECERTIFIED VOTING APPARATUS AND THE PLAN FOR HOW FUNDING WILL
BE OBTAINED TO COVER THE ESTIMATED COST.
(3) A PLAN FOR REPLACING THE DISAPPROVED OR DECERTIFIED
VOTING APPARATUS.
(4) THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE REPLACEMENT VOTING APPARATUS.
(C) AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING WORDS AND PHRASES
SHALL HAVE THE MEANINGS GIVEN TO THEM IN THIS SUBSECTION UNLESS
THE CONTEXT CLEARLY INDICATES OTHERWISE:
"ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEM" SHALL HAVE THE MEANING GIVEN TO
THE TERM IN SECTION 1101-A.
"VOTING APPARATUS" SHALL MEAN A KIND OR TYPE OF ELECTRONIC
VOTING SYSTEM THAT RECEIVED THE APPROVAL OF THE SECRETARY OF THE
COMMONWEALTH UNDER SECTION 1105-A.
SECTION 3. SECTIONS 536(A) AND (B), 909, 951(D), 1002(A) AND
(B), 1003(A) AND (E), 1007, 1107(B), 1110(H), 1107-A(3), 1109-
A(A)(2) AND (D), 1112-A(A)(2) AND (4) AND (B)(4), 1113-A(D),
1210(A.4)(1) AND (5)(II), 1215(B) AND (C), 1216(D) AND (F),
1222, 1223(A) AND 1227(D) OF THE ACT ARE AMENDED TO READ:
SECTION 536. RESTRICTIONS ON ALTERATION.--(A) EXCEPT AS
PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION (B), THERE SHALL BE NO POWER TO
ESTABLISH, ABOLISH, DIVIDE, CONSOLIDATE OR ALTER IN ANY MANNER
AN ELECTION DISTRICT DURING THE PERIOD [JULY 15, 2009] FROM
DECEMBER 31, 2019, THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, [2012] 2022, OR THROUGH
RESOLUTION OF ALL JUDICIAL APPEALS TO THE [2012] 2022
CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING PLAN, WHICHEVER OCCURS LATER.
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2019, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, [2010] 2020, AN ELECTION DISTRICT MAY
BE DIVIDED OR ELECTION DISTRICTS MAY BE COMBINED IF THE
FOLLOWING ARE MET:
(1) IN THE CASE OF THE DIVISION OF AN ELECTION DISTRICT, THE
BOUNDARY OF EACH RESULTING DISTRICT IS COMPOSED ENTIRELY OF
CLEARLY VISIBLE PHYSICAL FEATURES CONFORMING WITH THE CENSUS
BLOCK LINES OR PORTIONS OF THE ORIGINAL BOUNDARY OF THE ELECTION
DISTRICT WHICH WAS DIVIDED.
(2) IN THE CASE OF THE COMBINATION OF ELECTION DISTRICTS,
THE BOUNDARY OF EACH RESULTING DISTRICT IS COMPOSED ENTIRELY OF
PORTIONS OF THE ORIGINAL BOUNDARIES OF THE ELECTION DISTRICTS
WHICH WERE COMBINED.
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SECTION 909. PETITION MAY CONSIST OF SEVERAL SHEETS;
[AFFIDAVIT] STATEMENT OF CIRCULATOR.--SAID NOMINATION PETITION
MAY BE ON ONE OR MORE SHEETS, AND DIFFERENT SHEETS MUST BE USED
FOR SIGNERS RESIDENT IN DIFFERENT COUNTIES. IF MORE THAN ONE
SHEET IS USED, THEY SHALL BE BOUND TOGETHER WHEN OFFERED FOR
FILING IF THEY ARE INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE ONE PETITION, AND EACH
SHEET SHALL BE NUMBERED CONSECUTIVELY BEGINNING WITH NUMBER ONE,
AT THE FOOT OF EACH PAGE. IN CASES OF PETITIONS FOR DELEGATE OR
ALTERNATE DELEGATE TO NATIONAL CONVENTIONS, EACH SHEET SHALL
CONTAIN A NOTATION INDICATING THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TO WHOM
HE IS COMMITTED OR THE TERM "UNCOMMITTED." EACH SHEET SHALL HAVE
APPENDED THERETO THE [AFFIDAVIT] STATEMENT OF THE CIRCULATOR OF
EACH SHEET, SETTING FORTH, SUBJECT TO THE PENALTIES OF 18
PA.C.S. § 4904 (RELATING TO UNSWORN FALSIFICATION TO
AUTHORITIES)--(A) THAT HE OR SHE IS A QUALIFIED ELECTOR OF THE
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DISTRICT, AS THE CASE MAY BE, REFERRED TO] PARTY DESIGNATED IN
SAID PETITION, UNLESS SAID PETITION RELATES TO THE NOMINATION OF
A CANDIDATE FOR A COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, FOR THE PHILADELPHIA
MUNICIPAL COURT OR FOR THE TRAFFIC COURT OF PHILADELPHIA OR FOR
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, IN WHICH EVENT THE CIRCULATOR NEED NOT BE
A DULY REGISTERED AND ENROLLED MEMBER OF THE DESIGNATED PARTY;
(B) HIS RESIDENCE, GIVING CITY, BOROUGH OR TOWNSHIP, WITH STREET
AND NUMBER, IF ANY; (C) THAT THE SIGNERS THERETO SIGNED WITH
FULL KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENTS OF THE PETITION; (D) THAT THEIR
RESPECTIVE RESIDENCES ARE CORRECTLY STATED THEREIN; (E) THAT
THEY ALL RESIDE IN THE COUNTY NAMED IN THE [AFFIDAVIT]
STATEMENT; (F) THAT EACH SIGNED ON THE DATE SET OPPOSITE HIS
NAME; AND (G) THAT, TO THE BEST OF [AFFIANT'S] THE CIRCULATOR'S
KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF, THE SIGNERS ARE QUALIFIED ELECTORS AND
DULY REGISTERED AND ENROLLED MEMBERS OF THE DESIGNATED PARTY OF
THE STATE, OR OF THE POLITICAL DISTRICT, AS THE CASE MAY BE.
SECTION 951. NOMINATIONS BY POLITICAL BODIES.--* * *
(D) NOMINATION PAPERS MAY BE ON ONE OR MORE SHEETS AND
DIFFERENT SHEETS MUST BE USED FOR SIGNERS RESIDENT IN DIFFERENT
COUNTIES. IF MORE THAN ONE SHEET IS USED, THEY SHALL BE BOUND
TOGETHER WHEN OFFERED FOR FILING IF THEY ARE INTENDED TO
CONSTITUTE ONE NOMINATION PAPER, AND EACH SHEET SHALL BE
NUMBERED CONSECUTIVELY, BEGINNING WITH NUMBER ONE (1) AT THE
FOOT OF EACH PAGE. EACH SHEET SHALL HAVE APPENDED THERETO THE
[AFFIDAVIT] STATEMENT OF SOME PERSON, NOT NECESSARILY A SIGNER,
AND NOT NECESSARILY THE SAME PERSON ON EACH SHEET, SETTING
FORTH, SUBJECT TO THE PENALTIES OF 18 PA.C.S. § 4904 (RELATING
TO UNSWORN FALSIFICATION TO AUTHORITIES)--[(1) THAT THE AFFIANT
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DISTRICT, AS THE CASE MAY BE, REFERRED TO IN THE NOMINATION
PAPER;] (2) [HIS] THE PERSON'S RESIDENCE, GIVING CITY, BOROUGH
OR TOWNSHIP WITH STREET AND NUMBER, IF ANY; (3) THAT THE SIGNERS
SIGNED WITH FULL KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENTS OF THE NOMINATION
PAPER; (4) THAT THEIR RESPECTIVE RESIDENCES ARE CORRECTLY STATED
THEREIN; (5) THAT THEY ALL RESIDE IN THE COUNTY NAMED IN THE
[AFFIDAVIT] STATEMENT; (6) THAT EACH SIGNED ON THE DATE SET
OPPOSITE HIS NAME; AND (7) THAT, TO THE BEST OF [AFFIANT'S] THE
PERSON'S KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF, THE SIGNERS ARE QUALIFIED
ELECTORS OF THE STATE, OR OF THE ELECTORAL DISTRICT, AS THE CASE
MAY BE.
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SECTION 1002. FORM OF OFFICIAL PRIMARY BALLOT.--(A) AT
PRIMARIES SEPARATE OFFICIAL BALLOTS SHALL BE PREPARED FOR EACH
PARTY WHICH SHALL BE IN SUBSTANTIALLY THE FOLLOWING FORM:
OFFICIAL............................... PRIMARY BALLOT.
(NAME OF PARTY)
........DISTRICT,........WARD, CITY OF........................,
COUNTY OF..............................., STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA
........PRIMARY ELECTION HELD ON THE.....DAY OF........., 19...
MAKE A CROSS (X) OR CHECK ( ) IN THE SQUARE TO THE RIGHT OF
EACH CANDIDATE FOR WHOM YOU WISH TO VOTE. IF YOU DESIRE TO VOTE
FOR A PERSON WHOSE NAME IS NOT ON THE BALLOT, WRITE[, PRINT OR
PASTE] OR STAMP HIS NAME IN THE BLANK SPACE PROVIDED FOR THAT
PURPOSE. MARK BALLOT ONLY IN BLACK LEAD PENCIL, INDELIBLE PENCIL
OR BLUE, BLACK OR BLUE-BLACK INK IN FOUNTAIN PEN OR BALL POINT
PEN. USE THE SAME PENCIL OR PEN FOR ALL MARKINGS YOU PLACE ON
THE BALLOT.
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
(VOTE FOR ONE)
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RICHARD ROE
JOHN STILES
UNITED STATES SENATOR.
(VOTE FOR ONE)
JOHN DOE
RICHARD ROE
JOHN STILES
GOVERNOR.
(VOTE FOR ONE)
JOHN DOE
RICHARD ROE
JOHN STILES
REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS.....DISTRICT.
(VOTE FOR ONE)
JOHN DOE
RICHARD ROE
JOHN STILES
DELEGATES AT LARGE TO NATIONAL CONVENTION.
(VOTE FOR.....)
JOHN DOE
(COMMITTED TO JEREMIAH SMITH)
JOHN STILES
(UNCOMMITTED)
DELEGATE TO NATIONAL CONVENTION.....DISTRICT.
(VOTE FOR.....)
JOHN DOE
(COMMITTED TO JEREMIAH SMITH)
JOHN STILES
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SENATOR IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.....DISTRICT.
(VOTE FOR ONE)
JOHN DOE
RICHARD ROE
JOHN STILES
MEMBER OF STATE COMMITTEE.
(VOTE FOR ONE)
JOHN DOE
RICHARD ROE
JOHN STILES
PARTY COMMITTEEMEN.
(VOTE FOR.....)
JOHN DOE
RICHARD ROE
JOHN STILES
(B) ON THE BACK OF EACH BALLOT SHALL BE PRINTED IN PROMINENT
TYPE THE WORDS "OFFICIAL PRIMARY BALLOT OF ........PARTY FOR"
FOLLOWED BY THE DESIGNATION OF THE ELECTION DISTRICT FOR WHICH
IT IS PREPARED, THE DATE OF THE PRIMARY AND THE FACSIMILE
SIGNATURES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. THE
NAMES OF CANDIDATES SHALL IN ALL CASES BE ARRANGED UNDER THE
TITLE OF THE OFFICE FOR WHICH THEY ARE CANDIDATES, AND BE
PRINTED THEREUNDER IN THE ORDER DETERMINED BY THE CASTING OF
LOTS AS PROVIDED BY THIS ACT. UNDER THE TITLE OF SUCH OFFICES
WHERE MORE THAN ONE CANDIDATE IS TO BE VOTED FOR, SHALL BE
PRINTED "VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN ........" (THE BLANK SPACE TO
INDICATE THE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES TO BE VOTED FOR THE PARTICULAR
OFFICE.) AT THE RIGHT OF THE NAME OF EACH CANDIDATE THERE SHALL
BE A SQUARE OF SUFFICIENT SIZE FOR THE CONVENIENT INSERTION OF A
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THE LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR EACH OFFICE (OR UNDER THE TITLE OF
THE OFFICE ITSELF IN CASE THERE BE NO CANDIDATES WHO HAVE FILED
NOMINATION PETITIONS THEREFOR) AS MANY BLANK SPACES AS THERE ARE
PERSONS TO BE VOTED FOR, FOR SUCH OFFICE, IN WHICH SPACE THE
ELECTOR MAY INSERT, BY WRITING OR STAMPING, THE NAME OF ANY
PERSON WHOSE NAME IS NOT PRINTED ON THE BALLOT AS A CANDIDATE
FOR SUCH OFFICE. OPPOSITE OR UNDER THE NAME OF EACH CANDIDATE,
EXCEPT CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
STATES AND CANDIDATES FOR DELEGATE OR ALTERNATE DELEGATE TO A
NATIONAL PARTY CONVENTION, WHO IS TO BE VOTED FOR BY THE
ELECTORS OF MORE THAN ONE COUNTY, SHALL BE PRINTED THE NAME OF
THE COUNTY IN WHICH SUCH CANDIDATE RESIDES; AND OPPOSITE OR
UNDER THE NAME OF EACH CANDIDATE EXCEPT CANDIDATES FOR DELEGATE
OR ALTERNATE DELEGATE TO A NATIONAL PARTY CONVENTION WHO IS TO
BE VOTED FOR BY THE ELECTORS OF AN ENTIRE COUNTY OR ANY
CONGRESSIONAL, SENATORIAL OR REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT WITHIN THE
COUNTY, SHALL BE PRINTED THE NAME OF THE CITY, BOROUGH, TOWNSHIP
OR WARD, AS THE CASE MAY BE, IN WHICH SUCH CANDIDATE RESIDES.
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SECTION 1003. FORM OF OFFICIAL ELECTION BALLOT.--
(A) THE OFFICIAL BALLOTS FOR GENERAL, MUNICIPAL AND SPECIAL
ELECTIONS SHALL BE IN SUBSTANTIALLY THE FOLLOWING FORM:
OFFICIAL BALLOT
....................... DISTRICT, ........................ WARD,
CITY OF ........................, COUNTY OF ...................,
STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA ..........................................
ELECTION HELD ON THE .......... DAY OF ................, [19]
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A CROSS (X) OR CHECK ( ) MARK IN THE SQUARE OPPOSITE THE NAME OF
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[TO VOTE A STRAIGHT PARTY TICKET, MARK A CROSS (X) OR CHECK
( ) IN THE SQUARE, IN THE PARTY COLUMN, OPPOSITE THE NAME OF THE
PARTY OF YOUR CHOICE. TO VOTE FOR AN INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATE OF
ANOTHER PARTY AFTER MAKING A MARK IN THE PARTY SQUARE, MARK A
CROSS (X) OR CHECK ( ) OPPOSITE HIS NAME. FOR AN OFFICE WHERE
MORE THAN ONE CANDIDATE IS TO BE VOTED FOR, THE VOTER, AFTER
MARKING IN THE PARTY SQUARE, MAY DIVIDE HIS VOTE BY MARKING A
CROSS (X) OR CHECK ( ) TO THE RIGHT OF EACH CANDIDATE FOR WHOM
HE OR SHE DESIRES TO VOTE. FOR SUCH OFFICE VOTES SHALL NOT BE
COUNTED FOR CANDIDATES NOT INDIVIDUALLY MARKED.]
TO VOTE FOR A PERSON WHOSE NAME IS NOT ON THE BALLOT, WRITE[,
PRINT OR PASTE] OR STAMP HIS NAME IN THE BLANK SPACE PROVIDED
FOR THAT PURPOSE. A CROSS (X) OR CHECK ( ) MARK IN THE SQUARE
OPPOSITE THE NAMES OF THE CANDIDATES OF ANY PARTY FOR PRESIDENT
AND VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES INDICATES A VOTE FOR ALL
THE CANDIDATES OF THAT PARTY FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTOR. TO VOTE
FOR INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTOR, WRITE[,
PRINT OR PASTE] OR STAMP THEIR NAMES IN THE BLANK SPACES
PROVIDED FOR THAT PURPOSE UNDER THE TITLE "PRESIDENTIAL
ELECTORS." MARK BALLOT ONLY IN BLACK LEAD PENCIL, INDELIBLE
PENCIL OR BLUE, BLACK OR BLUE-BLACK INK, IN FOUNTAIN PEN OR BALL
POINT PEN; USE THE SAME PENCIL OR PEN FOR ALL MARKINGS YOU PLACE
ON THE BALLOT.
BEFORE LEAVING THE VOTING COMPARTMENT, FOLD THIS BALLOT,
WITHOUT DISPLAYING THE MARKINGS THEREON, IN THE SAME WAY IT WAS
FOLDED WHEN RECEIVED, THEN LEAVE THE COMPARTMENT AND EXHIBIT THE
BALLOT TO ONE OF THE ELECTION OFFICERS WHO SHALL ASCERTAIN BY AN
INSPECTION OF THE NUMBER APPEARING UPON THE RIGHT HAND CORNER OF
THE BACK OF THE BALLOT WHETHER THE BALLOT SO EXHIBITED TO HIM IS
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SHALL DIRECT THE ELECTOR, WITHOUT UNFOLDING THE BALLOT, TO
REMOVE THE PERFORATED CORNER CONTAINING THE NUMBER, AND THE
ELECTOR SHALL IMMEDIATELY DEPOSIT THE BALLOT IN THE BALLOT BOX.
ANY BALLOT DEPOSITED IN A BALLOT BOX AT ANY PRIMARY OR ELECTION
WITHOUT HAVING THE SAID NUMBER TORN OFF SHALL BE VOID AND SHALL
NOT BE COUNTED.
[PARTY COLUMN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS
TO VOTE A STRAIGHT PARTY TICKET
MARK A CROSS (X) OR CHECK ( ) IN
THIS COLUMN.
(VOTE FOR THE CANDIDATES OF
ONE PARTY FOR PRESIDENT AND
VICE-PRESIDENT, OR INSERT THE
NAMES OF CANDIDATES.)
DEMOCRATIC
FOR
JOHN STILES
AND
RICHARD DOE,
DEMOCRATIC ...................
REPUBLICAN
FOR
JOHN DOE
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RICHARD ROE,
REPUBLICAN ...................
SOCIALIST
FOR
JOHN SMITH
AND
WILLIAM JONES,
SOCIALIST ....................
CITIZENS]
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS.
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PRESIDENT, OR INSERT THE NAMES OF CANDIDATES)
FOR
JOHN STILES AND RICHARD DOE......................... DEMOCRATIC
FOR
JOHN DOE AND RICHARD ROE............................ REPUBLICAN
FOR
JOHN SMITH AND WILLIAM JONES......................... SOCIALIST
FOR
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UNITED STATES SENATOR.
(VOTE FOR ONE)
RICHARD ROE ......................................... DEMOCRATIC
JOHN DOE ............................................ REPUBLICAN
RICHARD STILES ....................................... SOCIALIST
GOVERNOR.
(VOTE FOR ONE)
RICHARD ROE ......................................... DEMOCRATIC
JOHN DOE ............................................ REPUBLICAN
RICHARD STILES ....................................... SOCIALIST
REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS,
....... DISTRICT.
(VOTE FOR ONE)
RICHARD ROE ......................................... DEMOCRATIC
JOHN DOE ............................................ REPUBLICAN
RICHARD STILES ....................................... SOCIALIST
SENATOR IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
....... DISTRICT.
(VOTE FOR ONE)
JOHN DOE ............................................ DEMOCRATIC
RICHARD ROE ......................................... REPUBLICAN
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(E) THERE SHALL BE LEFT AT THE END OF THE GROUP OF
CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
UNDER THE TITLE "PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS," AS MANY BLANK SPACES AS
THERE ARE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS TO BE ELECTED, IN WHICH SPACES
THE ELECTOR MAY INSERT, BY WRITING OR STAMPING, THE NAMES OF ANY
INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS FOR WHOM HE
DESIRES TO VOTE. THERE SHALL ALSO BE LEFT AT THE END OF EACH
GROUP OF CANDIDATES FOR EACH OTHER OFFICE (OR UNDER THE TITLE OF
THE OFFICE ITSELF IN CASE NO CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN NOMINATED
THEREFOR), AS MANY BLANK SPACES AS THERE ARE PERSONS TO BE VOTED
FOR FOR SUCH OFFICE, IN WHICH SPACE THE ELECTOR MAY INSERT THE
NAME OF ANY PERSON OR PERSONS WHOSE NAME IS NOT PRINTED ON THE
BALLOT AS A CANDIDATE FOR SUCH OFFICE.
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SECTION 1007. NUMBER OF BALLOTS TO BE PRINTED; SPECIMEN
BALLOTS.--(A) THE COUNTY BOARD OF EACH COUNTY SHALL PROVIDE FOR
EACH ELECTION DISTRICT [IN WHICH A PRIMARY IS TO BE HELD, ONE
BOOK OF FIFTY OFFICIAL BALLOTS OF EACH PARTY FOR EVERY FORTY-
FIVE REGISTERED AND ENROLLED ELECTORS OF SUCH PARTY AND FRACTION
THEREOF, APPEARING UPON THE DISTRICT REGISTER, AND SHALL PROVIDE
FOR EACH ELECTION DISTRICT IN WHICH AN ELECTION IS TO BE HELD
ONE BOOK OF FIFTY OFFICIAL BALLOTS FOR EVERY FORTY-FIVE
REGISTERED ELECTORS AND FRACTION THEREOF APPEARING UPON THE
DISTRICT REGISTER. THEY] A SUPPLY OF OFFICIAL ELECTION BALLOTS
FOR:
(1) THE GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION HELD IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS
IN WHICH CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
STATES ARE NOT NOMINATED IN AN AMOUNT OF AT LEAST TEN PER CENTUM
GREATER THAN THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF BALLOTS CAST IN THE ELECTION
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AT WHICH CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
STATES WERE NOT NOMINATED;
(2) THE GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION HELD IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS
IN WHICH CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
STATES ARE NOMINATED IN AN AMOUNT OF AT LEAST FIFTEEN PER CENTUM
GREATER THAN THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF BALLOTS CAST IN THE ELECTION
DISTRICT IN ANY OF THE PREVIOUS THREE GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTIONS
AT WHICH CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
STATES WERE NOMINATED;
(3) THE MUNICIPAL PRIMARY ELECTION HELD IN ODD-NUMBERED
YEARS IN AN AMOUNT OF AT LEAST TEN PER CENTUM GREATER THAN THE
HIGHEST NUMBER OF BALLOTS CAST IN ANY OF THE PREVIOUS THREE
MUNICIPAL PRIMARY ELECTIONS IN THE ELECTION DISTRICT;
(4) THE GENERAL ELECTION HELD IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS IN
WHICH CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
STATES ARE NOT ELECTED IN AN AMOUNT OF AT LEAST TEN PER CENTUM
GREATER THAN THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF BALLOTS CAST IN THE ELECTION
DISTRICT IN ANY OF THE PREVIOUS THREE GENERAL ELECTIONS AT WHICH
CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WERE
NOT ELECTED;
(5) THE GENERAL ELECTION HELD IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS IN
WHICH CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
STATES ARE ELECTED IN AN AMOUNT OF AT LEAST FIFTEEN PER CENTUM
GREATER THAN THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF BALLOTS CAST IN THE ELECTION
DISTRICTS IN ANY OF THE PREVIOUS THREE GENERAL ELECTIONS AT
WHICH CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
STATES WERE ELECTED; AND
(6) THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION HELD IN ODD-NUMBERED YEARS IN AN
AMOUNT OF AT LEAST TEN PER CENTUM GREATER THAN THE HIGHEST
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NUMBER OF BALLOTS CAST IN ANY OF THE PREVIOUS THREE MUNICIPAL
ELECTIONS IN THE ELECTION DISTRICT.
(B) THE COUNTY BOARD OF EACH COUNTY SHALL ALSO, IN ADDITION
TO THE NUMBER OF BALLOTS REQUIRED TO BE PRINTED FOR GENERAL
DISTRIBUTION, MAINTAIN A SUFFICIENT SUPPLY OF SUCH BALLOTS AT
THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY BOARD FOR THE USE OF ABSENTEE ELECTORS
OR MAIL-IN ELECTORS AND FOR THE USE OF ANY DISTRICT, THE BALLOTS
FOR WHICH MAY BE LOST, DESTROYED OR STOLEN. THEY SHALL ALSO
CAUSE TO BE PRINTED ON TINTED PAPER, AND WITHOUT THE FACSIMILE
ENDORSEMENTS, PERMANENT BINDING OR STUBS, COPIES OF THE FORM OF
BALLOTS PROVIDED FOR EACH POLLING PLACE AT EACH PRIMARY OR
ELECTION THEREIN, WHICH SHALL BE CALLED SPECIMEN BALLOTS, AND
WHICH SHALL BE OF THE SAME SIZE AND FORM AS THE OFFICIAL
BALLOTS, AND AT EACH ELECTION THEY SHALL DELIVER TO THE ELECTION
OFFICERS, IN ADDITION TO THE OFFICIAL BALLOTS TO BE USED AT SUCH
ELECTION, A SUITABLE SUPPLY OF SPECIMEN BALLOTS FOR THE USE OF
THE ELECTORS. AT EACH PRIMARY, A SUITABLE SUPPLY OF SPECIMEN
BALLOTS OF EACH PARTY SHALL BE FURNISHED.
SECTION 1107. REQUIREMENTS OF VOTING MACHINES.--NO VOTING
MACHINE SHALL, UPON ANY EXAMINATION OR REEXAMINATION, BE
APPROVED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH, OR BY ANY
EXAMINER APPOINTED BY HIM, UNLESS IT SHALL, AT THE TIME, SATISFY
THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
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[(B) IT SHALL PERMIT EACH VOTER, AT OTHER THAN PRIMARY
ELECTIONS, TO VOTE A STRAIGHT POLITICAL PARTY TICKET IN ONE
OPERATION, AND, IN ONE OPERATION, TO VOTE FOR ALL THE CANDIDATES
OF ONE POLITICAL PARTY FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS, AND, IN ONE
OPERATION, TO VOTE FOR ALL THE CANDIDATES OF ONE POLITICAL PARTY
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SECTION 1110. FORM OF BALLOT LABELS ON VOTING MACHINES.--
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(H) THE NAMES OF ALL CANDIDATES OF A POLITICAL PARTY SHALL
APPEAR IN THE SAME ROW OR COLUMN, AND EXCEPT IN CASES OF NAMES
OF PRESIDENTIAL COMMITMENTS OF NOMINEES FOR DELEGATE OR
ALTERNATE DELEGATE TO POLITICAL PARTY NATIONAL CONVENTIONS NO
OTHER NAMES SHALL APPEAR IN THE SAME ROW OR COLUMN[, TO THE LEFT
OR TOP OF WHICH SHALL BE A STRAIGHT PARTY LEVER, BY MEANS OF
WHICH AN ELECTOR MAY, IN ONE OPERATION, VOTE FOR ALL THE
CANDIDATES OF THAT POLITICAL PARTY FOR EVERY OFFICE TO BE VOTED
FOR]. WHERE THE NAMES OF THE DELEGATE OR ALTERNATE DELEGATE AND
THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HE IS SUPPORTING SHALL BOTH APPEAR,
THE PRINT SIZE OF THE NAME OF THE DELEGATE OR ALTERNATE DELEGATE
SHALL BE EQUAL TO THE SIZE OF THE NAME OF THE PARTICULAR
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TO WHOM HE IS COMMITTED, OR IN THE CASE
WHERE HE IS UNCOMMITTED, THE WORD "UNCOMMITTED" SHALL APPEAR IN
THE SAME SIZE PRINT. THE NAMES OF SUCH CANDIDATES SHALL BE
ARRANGED UNDER OR OPPOSITE THE TITLE OF THE OFFICE FOR WHICH
THEY ARE CANDIDATES, AND SHALL APPEAR IN THE ORDER OF THE VOTES
OBTAINED BY THE CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR OF THE PARTY NOMINATED AT
THE LAST GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION, BEGINNING WITH THE PARTY
OBTAINING THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES: PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT
IN THE CASE OF PARTIES OR BODIES NOT REPRESENTED ON THE BALLOT
AT THE LAST GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION, THE NAMES OF THE CANDIDATES
OF SUCH PARTIES SHALL BE ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY, ACCORDING TO
THE PARTY OR BODY NAME. THE NAMES OF ALL CANDIDATES OF A
POLITICAL BODY SHALL APPEAR IN THE SAME ROW OR COLUMN, AND, IF
THE NUMBER OF PARTIES AND BODIES PERMITS, EACH POLITICAL BODY
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SHALL BE ENTITLED EXCLUSIVELY TO A SEPARATE ROW OR COLUMN[, WITH
A STRAIGHT PARTY LEVER]. IF, HOWEVER, THE NUMBER OF POLITICAL
PARTIES AND POLITICAL BODIES RENDERS IT IMPOSSIBLE OR
IMPRACTICABLE TO SO ARRANGE THE POLITICAL BODIES, IN SUCH CASE
SAID BODIES SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO A SEPARATE ROW OR COLUMN
[AND A STRAIGHT PARTY LEVER], BUT SHALL BE LISTED BY POLITICAL
APPELLATIONS ON THE FIRST LEFT HAND OR TOP ROW, WITH THE
DESIGNATING LETTER AND NUMBER OF THE BALLOT LABEL WHERE THEIR
CANDIDATES MAY BE FOUND, TOGETHER WITH THE POLITICAL
APPELLATIONS OF OTHER POLITICAL BODIES, WHOSE CANDIDATES MAY BE
INTERSPERSED ON THE SAME ROW OR COLUMN. SUBJECT TO THE AFORESAID
LIMITATIONS, THE FORM AND ARRANGEMENT OF BALLOT LABELS, AS TO
THE PLACING THEREON OF POLITICAL BODIES, SHALL BE WITHIN THE
DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY BOARD.
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SECTION 1107-A. REQUIREMENTS OF ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEMS.--
NO ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEM SHALL, UPON ANY EXAMINATION OR
REEXAMINATION, BE APPROVED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH,
OR BY ANY EXAMINER APPOINTED BY HIM, UNLESS IT SHALL BE
ESTABLISHED THAT SUCH SYSTEM, AT THE TIME OF SUCH EXAMINATION OR
REEXAMINATION:
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[(3) PERMITS EACH VOTER, AT OTHER THAN PRIMARY ELECTIONS, TO
VOTE A STRAIGHT POLITICAL PARTY TICKET BY ONE MARK OR ACT AND,
BY ONE MARK OR ACT, TO VOTE FOR ALL THE CANDIDATES OF ONE
POLITICAL PARTY FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS AND, BY ONE MARK OR
ACT, TO VOTE FOR ALL THE CANDIDATES OF ONE POLITICAL PARTY FOR
EVERY OFFICE TO BE VOTED FOR, AND EVERY SUCH MARK OR ACT SHALL
BE EQUIVALENT TO AND SHALL BE COUNTED AS A VOTE FOR EVERY
CANDIDATE OF THE POLITICAL PARTY SO MARKED INCLUDING ITS
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THOSE OFFICES AS TO WHICH THE VOTER HAS REGISTERED A VOTE FOR
INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES OF THE SAME OR ANOTHER POLITICAL PARTY OR
POLITICAL BODY, IN WHICH CASE THE AUTOMATIC TABULATING EQUIPMENT
SHALL CREDIT THE VOTE FOR THAT OFFICE ONLY FOR THE CANDIDATE
INDIVIDUALLY SO SELECTED, NOTWITHSTANDING THE FACT THAT THE
VOTER MAY NOT HAVE INDIVIDUALLY VOTED FOR THE FULL NUMBER OF
CANDIDATES FOR THAT OFFICE FOR WHICH HE WAS ENTITLED TO VOTE.]
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SECTION 1109-A. FORMS.--(A) * * *
(2) THE PAGES PLACED ON THE VOTING DEVICE SHALL BE OF
SUFFICIENT NUMBER TO INCLUDE, FOLLOWING THE LISTING OF
PARTICULAR CANDIDATES, THE NAMES OF CANDIDATES FOR ANY
NONPARTISAN OFFICES AND ANY MEASURES FOR WHICH A VOTER MAY BE
QUALIFIED TO VOTE ON A GIVEN ELECTION DAY, PROVIDED FURTHER THAT
FOR MUNICIPAL, GENERAL OR SPECIAL ELECTIONS, THE FIRST BALLOT
PAGE SHALL LIST IN THE ORDER THAT SUCH POLITICAL PARTIES ARE
ENTITLED TO PRIORITY ON THE BALLOT, THE NAMES OF SUCH POLITICAL
PARTIES [WITH DESIGNATING ARROWS SO AS TO INDICATE THE VOTING
SQUARE OR POSITION ON THE BALLOT CARD WHERE THE VOTER MAY INSERT
BY ONE MARK OR PUNCH THE STRAIGHT PARTY TICKET OF HIS CHOICE].
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[(D) IN PARTISAN ELECTIONS THE BALLOT CARDS SHALL INCLUDE A
VOTING SQUARE OR POSITION WHEREBY THE VOTER MAY BY ONE PUNCH OR
MARK RECORD A STRAIGHT PARTY TICKET VOTE FOR ALL THE CANDIDATES
OF ONE PARTY OR MAY VOTE A SPLIT TICKET FOR THE CANDIDATES OF
HIS CHOICE.]
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VOTING.--(A) IN AN ELECTION DISTRICT WHICH USES AN ELECTRONIC
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VOTING SYSTEM IN WHICH VOTES ARE REGISTERED ELECTRONICALLY, THE
FOLLOWING PROCEDURES WILL BE APPLICABLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE
ELECTION AT THE ELECTION DISTRICT:
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(2) AT [PRIMARY] ALL ELECTIONS, THE VOTER SHALL BE ABLE TO
VOTE FOR EACH CANDIDATE INDIVIDUALLY BY THE MEANS PROVIDED. [AT
ALL OTHER ELECTIONS, HE MAY VOTE FOR EACH CANDIDATE
INDIVIDUALLY, OR HE MAY VOTE A STRAIGHT POLITICAL PARTY TICKET
IN ONE OPERATION BY OPERATING THE STRAIGHT POLITICAL PARTY
MECHANISM OF THE POLITICAL PARTY OR POLITICAL BODY OF HIS
CHOICE. HE MAY ALSO, AFTER HAVING OPERATED THE STRAIGHT PARTY
MECHANISM AND BEFORE RECORDING HIS VOTE, CANCEL THE VOTE FOR ANY
CANDIDATE OF SUCH POLITICAL PARTY OR POLITICAL BODY AND MAY
THEREUPON VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE OF ANOTHER PARTY, OR POLITICAL
BODY FOR THE SAME OFFICE.] THE VOTER MAY ALSO VOTE INDIVIDUALLY
FOR OR AGAINST A QUESTION SUBMITTED TO THE VOTE OF THE ELECTORS.
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(4) AT ANY GENERAL ELECTION AT WHICH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS
ARE TO BE CHOSEN, EACH ELECTOR SHALL BE PERMITTED TO VOTE BY ONE
OPERATION FOR ALL THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS OF A POLITICAL PARTY
OR POLITICAL BODY. FOR EACH PARTY OR BODY NOMINATING
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS, A BALLOT LABEL SHALL BE PROVIDED
CONTAINING ONLY THE WORDS "PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS," PRECEDED BY
THE NAMES OF THE PARTY OR BODY AND FOLLOWED BY THE NAMES OF THE
CANDIDATES THEREOF FOR THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT AND VICE-
PRESIDENT, AND THE CORRESPONDING COUNTER OR REGISTERING DEVICE
SHALL REGISTER VOTES CAST FOR SAID ELECTORS WHEN THUS VOTED FOR
COLLECTIVELY. IF ANY ELECTOR DESIRES TO VOTE A TICKET FOR
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS MADE UP OF THE NAMES OF PERSONS NOMINATED
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NOMINATION BY ANY PARTY OR BODY, HE MAY WRITE OR DEPOSIT A PAPER
BALLOT PREPARED BY HIMSELF IN THE RECEPTACLE PROVIDED IN OR ON
THE VOTING DEVICE FOR THAT PURPOSE, OR HE MAY LIST THEIR NAMES
ON THE WRITE-IN BALLOT OR ENVELOPE PROVIDED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
THE VOTING DEVICE SHALL BE SO CONSTRUCTED THAT IT WILL NOT BE
POSSIBLE FOR ANY ONE VOTER TO VOTE A STRAIGHT PARTY TICKET FOR
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS AND AT THE SAME TIME TO DEPOSIT A BALLOT
FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS IN A RECEPTACLE AS [HEREINABOVE]
PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION. WHEN THE VOTES FOR PRESIDENTIAL
ELECTORS ARE COUNTED, THE VOTES APPEARING UPON THE COUNTER OR
REGISTERING DEVICE CORRESPONDING TO THE BALLOT LABEL CONTAINING
THE NAMES OF THE CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT OF
ANY PARTY OR BODY SHALL BE COUNTED AS VOTES FOR EACH OF THE
CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTOR OF SUCH PARTY OR BODY, AND
THEREUPON ALL CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTOR SHALL BE
CREDITED, IN ADDITION, WITH THE VOTES CAST FOR THEM UPON THE
BALLOTS DEPOSITED IN THE MACHINE, AS [HEREINABOVE] PROVIDED IN
THIS SECTION.
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(B) IN AN ELECTION DISTRICT WHICH USES AN ELECTRONIC VOTING
SYSTEM WHICH UTILIZES PAPER BALLOTS OR BALLOT CARDS TO REGISTER
THE VOTES, THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES WILL BE APPLICABLE FOR THE
CONDUCT OF THE ELECTION AT THE ELECTION DISTRICT:
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(4) IF THE VOTER DESIRES TO VOTE FOR EVERY CANDIDATE OF A
POLITICAL PARTY OR POLITICAL BODY, EXCEPT ITS CANDIDATES FOR
OFFICES AS TO WHICH HE VOTES FOR INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES IN THE
MANNER HEREINAFTER PROVIDED, HE MAY MAKE A CROSS (X) OR CHECK
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CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS, EXCEPT FOR THOSE OFFICES
AS TO WHICH HE HAS INDICATED A CHOICE FOR INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES
OF THE SAME OR ANOTHER PARTY OR POLITICAL BODY, BY MAKING A
CROSS (X) OR CHECK ( ) OR PUNCH OR MARK SENSE MARK OPPOSITE
THEIR NAMES IN THE MANNER HEREINABOVE PROVIDED, AS TO WHICH
OFFICES HIS BALLOT SHALL BE COUNTED ONLY FOR THE CANDIDATES
WHICH HE HAS THUS INDIVIDUALLY MARKED, NOTWITHSTANDING THE FACT
THAT HE MADE A MARK IN THE PARTY COLUMN, AND EVEN THOUGH IN THE
CASE OF AN OFFICE FOR WHICH MORE THAN ONE CANDIDATE IS TO BE
VOTED FOR, HE HAS NOT INDIVIDUALLY MARKED FOR SUCH OFFICE THE
FULL NUMBER OF CANDIDATES FOR WHICH HE IS ENTITLED TO VOTE. IF
HE DESIRES TO VOTE FOR THE ENTIRE GROUP OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS
NOMINATED BY ANY PARTY OR POLITICAL BODY, HE MAY MAKE A CROSS
(X) OR CHECK ( ) OR PUNCH OR MARK SENSE MARK IN THE APPROPRIATE
SPACE OPPOSITE THE NAMES OF THE CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT AND
VICE-PRESIDENT OF SUCH PARTY OR BODY. IF HE DESIRES TO VOTE A
TICKET FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS MADE UP OF THE NAMES OF PERSONS
NOMINATED BY DIFFERENT PARTIES OR POLITICAL BODIES, OR PARTIALLY
OF NAMES OF PERSONS SO IN NOMINATION AND PARTIALLY OF NAMES OF
PERSONS NOT IN NOMINATION BY ANY PARTY OR POLITICAL BODY, OR
WHOLLY OF NAMES OF PERSONS NOT IN NOMINATION BY ANY PARTY OR
POLITICAL BODY, HE SHALL INSERT, BY WRITING OR STAMPING, THE
NAMES OF THE CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS FOR WHOM HE
DESIRES TO VOTE IN THE BLANK SPACES PROVIDED THEREFOR ON THE
WRITE-IN BALLOT UNDER THE TITLE OF THE OFFICE "PRESIDENTIAL
ELECTORS". IN CASE OF A QUESTION SUBMITTED TO THE VOTE OF THE
ELECTORS, HE MAY MAKE A CROSS (X) OR CHECK ( ) OR PUNCH OR MARK
SENSE MARK IN THE APPROPRIATE SQUARE OPPOSITE THE ANSWER WHICH
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SECTION 1113-A. POST ELECTION PROCEDURES.--* * *
(D) IN RETURNING ANY VOTES CAST FOR ANY PERSON WHOSE NAME IS
NOT PRINTED ON THE OFFICIAL BALLOT, THE ELECTION OFFICERS SHALL
RECORD ANY SUCH NAMES EXACTLY AS THEY WERE WRITTEN[, STAMPED OR
APPLIED TO THE BALLOT BY STICKER] OR STAMPED.
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SECTION 1210. MANNER OF APPLYING TO VOTE; PERSONS ENTITLED
TO VOTE; VOTER'S CERTIFICATES; ENTRIES TO BE MADE IN DISTRICT
REGISTER; NUMBERED LISTS OF VOTERS; CHALLENGES.--* * *
(A.4) (1) AT ALL ELECTIONS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO CLAIMS TO BE
PROPERLY REGISTERED AND ELIGIBLE TO VOTE AT THE ELECTION
DISTRICT BUT WHOSE NAME DOES NOT APPEAR ON THE DISTRICT REGISTER
AND WHOSE REGISTRATION CANNOT BE DETERMINED BY THE INSPECTORS OF
ELECTION OR THE COUNTY ELECTION BOARD SHALL BE PERMITTED TO CAST
A PROVISIONAL BALLOT. INDIVIDUALS WHO APPEAR TO VOTE SHALL BE
REQUIRED TO PRODUCE PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
SUBSECTION (A) AND IF UNABLE TO DO SO SHALL BE PERMITTED TO CAST
A PROVISIONAL BALLOT. AN INDIVIDUAL PRESENTING A JUDICIAL ORDER
TO VOTE SHALL BE PERMITTED TO CAST A PROVISIONAL BALLOT. AN
ELECTOR WHO APPEARS TO VOTE ON ELECTION DAY HAVING REQUESTED AN
ABSENTEE BALLOT OR MAIL-IN BALLOT AND WHO IS NOT SHOWN ON THE
DISTRICT REGISTER AS HAVING VOTED AN ABSENTEE BALLOT OR MAIL-IN
BALLOT SHALL BE PERMITTED TO CAST A PROVISIONAL BALLOT.
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(II) A PROVISIONAL BALLOT SHALL NOT BE COUNTED IF:
(A) EITHER THE PROVISIONAL BALLOT ENVELOPE UNDER CLAUSE (3)
OR THE AFFIDAVIT UNDER CLAUSE (2) IS NOT SIGNED BY THE
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SIGNATURE REQUIRED UNDER CLAUSE (2) ARE EITHER NOT GENUINE OR
ARE NOT EXECUTED BY THE SAME INDIVIDUAL;
(C) A PROVISIONAL BALLOT ENVELOPE DOES NOT CONTAIN A SECRECY
ENVELOPE;
(D) IN THE CASE OF A PROVISIONAL BALLOT THAT WAS CAST UNDER
SUBSECTION (A.2)(1)(I), WITHIN SIX CALENDAR DAYS FOLLOWING THE
ELECTION THE ELECTOR FAILS TO APPEAR BEFORE THE COUNTY BOARD OF
ELECTIONS TO EXECUTE AN AFFIRMATION OR THE COUNTY BOARD OF
ELECTIONS DOES NOT RECEIVE AN ELECTRONIC, FACSIMILE OR PAPER
COPY OF AN AFFIRMATION AFFIRMING, UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY, THAT
THE ELECTOR IS THE SAME INDIVIDUAL WHO PERSONALLY APPEARED
BEFORE THE DISTRICT ELECTION BOARD ON THE DAY OF THE ELECTION
AND CAST A PROVISIONAL BALLOT AND THAT THE ELECTOR IS INDIGENT
AND UNABLE TO OBTAIN PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION WITHOUT THE PAYMENT
OF A FEE; OR
(E) IN THE CASE OF A PROVISIONAL BALLOT THAT WAS CAST UNDER
SUBSECTION (A.2)(1)(II), WITHIN SIX CALENDAR DAYS FOLLOWING THE
ELECTION, THE ELECTOR FAILS TO APPEAR BEFORE THE COUNTY BOARD OF
ELECTIONS TO PRESENT PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION AND EXECUTE AN
AFFIRMATION OR THE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS DOES NOT RECEIVE AN
ELECTRONIC, FACSIMILE OR PAPER COPY OF THE PROOF OF
IDENTIFICATION AND AN AFFIRMATION AFFIRMING, UNDER PENALTY OF
PERJURY, THAT THE ELECTOR IS THE SAME INDIVIDUAL WHO PERSONALLY
APPEARED BEFORE THE DISTRICT ELECTION BOARD ON THE DAY OF THE
ELECTION AND CAST A PROVISIONAL BALLOT.
(F) THE ELECTOR'S ABSENTEE BALLOT OR MAIL-IN BALLOT IS
TIMELY RECEIVED BY A COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS
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(B) AT PRIMARIES, THE ELECTOR SHALL PREPARE HIS BALLOT IN
THE FOLLOWING MANNER: HE SHALL VOTE FOR THE CANDIDATES OF HIS
CHOICE FOR NOMINATION OR ELECTION, ACCORDING TO THE NUMBER OF
PERSONS TO BE VOTED FOR BY HIM, FOR EACH OFFICE, BY MAKING A
CROSS (X) OR CHECK ( ) MARK IN THE SQUARE OPPOSITE THE NAME OF
THE CANDIDATE, OR HE MAY INSERT BY WRITING[,] OR STAMPING [OR
STICKER,] IN THE BLANK SPACE PROVIDED THEREFOR, ANY NAME NOT
ALREADY PRINTED ON THE BALLOT, AND SUCH INSERTION SHALL COUNT AS
A VOTE WITHOUT THE MAKING OF A CROSS (X) OR CHECK ( ) MARK. IN
DISTRICTS IN WHICH PAPER BALLOTS OR BALLOT CARDS ARE
ELECTRONICALLY TABULATED, STICKERS OR LABELS MAY NOT BE USED TO
MARK BALLOTS.
(C) AT ELECTIONS, THE ELECTOR SHALL PREPARE HIS BALLOT IN
THE FOLLOWING MANNER: HE MAY VOTE FOR THE CANDIDATES OF HIS
CHOICE FOR EACH OFFICE TO BE FILLED ACCORDING TO THE NUMBER OF
PERSONS TO BE VOTED FOR BY HIM FOR EACH OFFICE, BY MAKING A
CROSS (X) OR CHECK ( ) MARK IN THE SQUARE OPPOSITE THE NAME OF
THE CANDIDATE, OR HE MAY INSERT BY WRITING[,] OR STAMPING [OR
STICKER,] IN THE BLANK SPACES PROVIDED THEREFOR, ANY NAME NOT
ALREADY PRINTED ON THE BALLOT, AND SUCH INSERTION SHALL COUNT AS
A VOTE WITHOUT THE MAKING OF A CROSS (X) OR CHECK ( ) MARK. IN
DISTRICTS IN WHICH PAPER BALLOTS OR BALLOT CARDS ARE
ELECTRONICALLY TABULATED, STICKERS OR LABELS MAY NOT BE USED TO
MARK BALLOTS. IF HE DESIRES TO VOTE FOR EVERY CANDIDATE OF A
POLITICAL PARTY OR POLITICAL BODY, EXCEPT ITS CANDIDATES FOR
OFFICES AS TO WHICH HE VOTES FOR INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES IN THE
MANNER HEREINAFTER PROVIDED, HE MAY MAKE A CROSS (X) OR CHECK
( ) MARK IN THE SQUARE OPPOSITE THE NAME OF THE PARTY OR
POLITICAL BODY OF HIS CHOICE IN THE PARTY COLUMN ON THE LEFT OF
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