WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) – The state’s top elections official — Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar — met with elections leaders and poll workers in Washington and Beaver counties Wednesday.

They’re considering new voting procedures ahead of our April 28 primary because of coronavirus.

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Bookvar said the state’s new mail-in voting system — which is open to all voters — offers a good alternative to casting your ballot in person.

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“Whether you are somebody who’s ill or vulnerable or not — you just don’t want to — you can vote by mail, and I think that’s really key,” she says. “But for people who are coming to the polling place, there’s going to be precautions — you can see here these disinfectant wipes — that kind of thing.”

“We’re going to be working out with the counties how best to protect voters.”

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Applications for mail-in ballots are now being accepted. You can apply here.