HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Legislation heading toward a vote in Pennsylvania would overhaul some aspects of how voters cast ballots while delivering much of the money counties need to buy voting machines ahead of next year’s presidential election.
A measure that emerged Monday from closed-door negotiations would eliminate the ballot option for straight party-ticket voting, let any voter mail in a ballot and move the voter registration deadline closer to the election.READ MORE: Irwin Man Chosen To Compete For Team USA In 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games
It’s part of a deal to approve $90 million in aid for voting machines that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf wanted counties to buy.READ MORE: Toddler In Critical Condition After Fall From 2nd-Floor Window In Carrick
The new bill doesn’t deliver all of Wolf’s election-reform priorities.
Republicans wanted to eliminate the straight-party voting option, amid worries that suburban Republican lawmakers will suffer from a voter backlash against President Donald Trump next year.MORE NEWS: Cleanup Efforts Underway After Storms Bring Down Trees And Damage Homes
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