Allegheny alone among many Western Pennsylvania counties concerned about in-person voting for primary

By: Julian Routh

As the executive of the state’s second-most populous county warns that in-person voting on June 2 would be a “disaster” plagued by staffing shortages and fear, officials managing elections in many of the more sparsely inhabited counties of Western Pennsylvania say they aren’t as concerned.

While Allegheny County has moved to send mail-in ballot applications to all of its registered voters, Mercer County remains in a “relatively fortunate position” — said elections director Jeff Greenburg, adding, “knock on wood” — and as of Thursday morning, has only come across one precinct of 90 total where no poll workers are willing to work.

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