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.

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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.

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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.

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