A Dept. of State review of the primary revealed relatively few problems with new voting machines.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A report by Pennsylvania’s elections agency suggests lawmakers require counties to distribute mail-in ballots earlier for the 2020 General Election and beyond, among other recommendations.

The Department of State’s review of the June 2 primary said there were relatively few problems with new voting machines.

It says lawmakers should allow mail-in ballots to count if they’re postmarked by Election Day and show up in county offices by the following Friday.

The 43-page report says counties should be allowed to begin handling ballots three weeks ahead of Election Day in the “pre-canvass” process.

About 1.3 million people voted in the primary in person, and about 1.5 million voted by mail.

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