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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: June 11, 2020 04:02 PM
From: Representative Dan Moul
To: All House members
Subject: Election system efficiency
Starting with Act 77 of 2019, the General Assembly has enacted historic reforms to our Election Code, including eliminating straight-ticket voting, allowing for mail-in voting by all eligible voters, and extending the deadline for voter registration.  Since then, the Legislature has continued to fine-tune those changes to make the election system work more efficiently. 

I will be introducing legislation to continue that effort based on feedback I’ve received after the most recent primary election. Specifically, my legislation would make the deadline for applications for absentee and mail-in ballots earlier, permit voters to return voted absentee and mail-in ballots at their polling place on election day, re-establish the 30-day deadline for a voter to change political party affiliation before an election, ensure proper tracking of ballots, allow county boards of election to begin the pre-canvassing of absentee and mail-in ballots prior to election day, and set procedures for a voter’s status on the permanent mail-in ballot lists to expire.

I look forward to working with you on this important legislation to continue to improve the Commonwealth’s election system. 

Introduced as HB2626