Sweeping changes to Pennsylvania election law could make early voting a norm


A new state election law that allows, among other things, no-excuse mail-in balloting 50 days before an election, coupled with the introduction of new voting machines in 22 counties, including Allegheny and Westmoreland, could prove the perfect storm this spring. A coalition — including All Voting is Local, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, the ACLU of Pennsylvania, Protect Democracy and the Campaign Legal Center — offered to assist county election officials in eight of the state’s largest counties, including Allegheny and Philadelphia, with messaging. 

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