The state’s Democratic Party is battling to keep the Green Party off the ballot. Certification of the November ballot has been delayed due to a pending legal dispute, and as a result, all election officials in Pennsylvania County, who can begin offering absentee or mail-in ballots this year, as well as absentee voting in person . Since 14 September, wears are in a pattern.
Berks County director of elections Debbie Olivieri told CNN, “Right now I only worry because once we get state certification, you have to take some steps.” The county, which includes Reading, remains a battleground. “You just can’t turn it on quickly and everything is ready. It’s going to take some time to do those other steps.”
Olivieri has worked as an election officer for over 30 years. In her county, she typically sees 10,000 to 12,000 absentee ballots during presidential elections. This year, Pennsylvania is offering voters a choice Vote absent from any excuse or use the mail-in ballot without any excuse. Olivieri said he has 50,000 absentee and mail-in ballot applications that have already been approved. She cannot send them the ballot until the state vote is finalized.
Olivieri said, “At the moment, we’re telling everyone in late September, early October” when voters will be ready to send. “We are only guessing until we go ahead with our ballot processing.”
In what may be considered a risky move in an already unprecedented election, Burke County is using new touch screen voting machines for the first time this year. Olivieri said that these machines would have to be tested with an approved ballot before the ballots were sent.
Election officials in the Montgomery, Chester and Lancaster counties told CNN on Friday that they are now processing mail-in and absentee ballots while they wait for the ballot to be finalized.
The delay in finalizing the ballot is a disturbing sign for Pennsylvania, which already marked a primary of a week’s delay in ballot counting.
Repeating the chaos of the primary is a goal for the top Democrats in the state.
Pennsylvania Government. Tom Wolf held a meeting with Philadelphia Democratic officials at the end of the summer to allow the November election to run smoothly. A Democratic operative in the state.
Wolf told officials that he is committed to using the necessary resources, including raising funds and purchasing equipment, to both help the process and open mail-in ballots as the state requests anyone this year Allowing to do.
The governor also emphasized the need for a strong election operation, including a well polling place for election day, satellite locations for people to choose and their ballot boxes to drop, and lots of drop boxes.
The Pennsylvania Democrats have come up with the idea that the state will not have results on election day. Pennsylvania is one of the states that is not legally allowed to open, process, or count mail-in ballots until the morning of election day.
Democrats are pushing Republicans to make changes to election law that would allow mail-in ballots to open three weeks before election day.
State Democrats are also concerned that the president’s message against mail-in voting is echoing across party lines. Trump personally acknowledged the Americans’ vote and expressed doubt, without any evidence, about the legality of voting by mail.
A Democratic operative in Pennsylvania told CNN that the party had a major effort to educate voters in the state about what their options were outside of mail-in voting, as well as to increase the in-person person’s voting abilities. People should decide that in their ballots instead of mail.
The “operatives” (President Trump) have succeeded in making people fear and distrust the post office. There were large swaths of voters who were not sure about the post office already, so people need to understand that they have other options, ”Operative CNN.