HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court will take up the question of whether counties should count mail-in ballots when a voter’s signature doesn’t necessarily match the one on their registration.
In its order Wednesday, the state Supreme Court said it will decide the matter after Friday’s filings deadline in the case.READ MORE: Street Closures Coming To Downtown Pittsburgh On Tuesday And Wednesday For Filming Of Movie
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, a Democrat, says state law doesn’t require or permit counties to reject a mail-in ballot solely over a perceived signature inconsistency.READ MORE: Lou Barletta Signs Anti-Tax Pledge In GOP Campaign For Governor Of Pennsylvania
Republican lawmakers oppose Boockvar’s guidance to counties, saying it would “rewrite existing law.”
A surge in mail-in voting is spurring concerns that tens of thousands of mail-in ballots will be discarded in the presidential election over a variety of technicalities.MORE NEWS: Lawrenceville Church Vandalized With Graffiti
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