PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Comparatively tight deadlines for absentee ballots mean Pennsylvania’s mail-in votes arrive too late to be counted far more often than the national average.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that 4.2% of Pennsylvania’s absentee ballots got to voting offices after the deadline to be counted in the November 2018 election, compared with less than 1% nationally.READ MORE: Roof Ripped Off Of Hampton Township Family's Home As A Result Of Thursday's Storms
The newspaper cites data from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission that ranks Pennsylvania second in the rate of missed-deadline rejections, behind only Delaware.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: NWS Confirms Tornadoes Touched Down In Western Pennsylvania On Thursday Night
Pennsylvania’s voters submitted 187,000 absentee ballots in last year’s General Election and 8,700 were rejected, the great majority for missing a deadline.
The Inquirer says the commission figures apparently undercounted the number of Pennsylvania late ballots by at least 1,400.MORE NEWS: Protester Sues City, Three Pittsburgh Police Officers Claiming He Was Injured In Last Year's Protests
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