Allegheny County leads state in mail-in balloting; more expected in November

By: Deb Erdley

Faced with the coronavirus pandemic and the prospect of long lines at sharply reduced polling places, Allegheny County voters led the state in embracing Pennsylvania’s new mail-in voting option.

A new report by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania found nearly one in three Allegheny County voters requested a mail-in ballot for the June 2 primary. The county led the state with 31.2% of voters requesting mail-in ballots. Montgomery, Luzerne and Chester counties were close at 27.1%, 25.2% and 24.9%, respectively.

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An Election Day like never before: Mail-in balloting, new voting machines, multi-day counts for Pa.’s primary

By: Charles Thompson

It’s going to be an election like we’ve never had in a year we’ll never forget.

Many Pennsylvanians have already voted by mail for the first time; others will be voting on new machines for the first time; and – importantly – no one’s likely to have final results for several days after the polls close.

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