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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: April 1, 2020 10:03 AM
From: Representative Garth D. Everett
To: All House members
Subject: Simplifying Notices on Absentee and Mail-In Ballots
Please join me as a co-sponsor of legislation to amend the Pennsylvania Election Code to simplify the notices that are required to be printed on absentee ballots and mail-in ballots.
Current law requires that the absentee ballots and mail-in ballots contain an official notice explaining the procedure for voting in person if the absentee ballot or mail-in ballot is not timely received by the county board of elections.  The language of this notice is legalistic and hard to understand.
My legislation would allow the Secretary of the Commonwealth to prescribe the text and the manner by which the notice is to be printed on absentee and mail-in ballots. This will allow for more flexibility on the printing of the absentee and mail-in ballots, while ensuring that the required notice is more understandable.
I look forward to working with you on this important legislation.
Contact Chanin Zwing with any questions at 787-5270 or via e-mail at czwing@pahousegop.com

Introduced as HB2407