Stories tagged: "mail-in ballots"


A voter drops off their mail-in ballot prior to the primary election, in Willow Grove, Montgomery County, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PA Republicans Are Waging a War on Voting. The For the People Act Could Be the Solution.

As the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Legislature works to pass voter suppression laws, Democrats in Congress have one chance to stop the assault on voting rights.

election officials prepare mail-in ballots for the Jan 5. election that saw 75,000 new voters registered in Georgia
75,000 Voters Registered Ahead of GA Runoffs. The GOP Wants to Make It Harder to Count Their Ballots.

As of Wednesday, Georgia voters cast more than 914,000 ballots. Meanwhile, the GOP forges ahead with three lawsuits in hopes of challenging their validity.

Election workers count ballots on November 04, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Republicans in the state legislature refused to allow early processing of ballots, leading to delays in counting. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
The Real Reason for PA Delay? The State’s GOP Put the Brakes on Early Counting.

Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania refused to allow mail-in ballots to be processed ahead of time, causing delays that have left the result of the 2020 presidential election in limbo.

Chester County, Pa., election workers check mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 General Election in the United States at West Chester University, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in West Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
With More Than 1.4 Million PA Mail-in Ballots to Be Counted, Races Still Too Close to Call

Twenty-one counties (almost a third of the state's 67 counties) did not even start counting mail-in ballots until this morning.

Philadelphia resident Priscilla Bennett receives her mail-in ballot at the opening of a satellite election office at Temple University's Liacouras Center, on Sept. 29, 2020, in Philadelphia.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
PA Elections Officials Are Scrambling to Make Sure Every Vote Counts

Election officials across the state say they are doing all they can to make sure Pennsylvania doesn’t end up like Florida two decades ago, when the last drawn-out presidential tally ended before the US Supreme Court.

Mail-In Ballot Mix-Ups: Here’s How Much You Should Really Worry

There are questions about how often mix-ups occur and whether they could affect this year's presidential election. This is what the experts say.

This May 26, 2020 file photo shows an Official Democratic General Primary mail-in ballot and secrecy envelope, for the Pennsylvania primary in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar/File; Graphic by Denzel Boyd/COURIER)
How to Make Sure Your Pennsylvania Mail-in Ballot Isn’t ‘Naked’

A "naked ballot" is one that is not enclosed in a secrecy envelope before it is put in the mailing envelope. Elections officials have been ordered to throw out any "naked ballots."